Earlier this year, BJ the Chicago Kid released his third studio album, 1123. Comprised of 13 tracks, the acclaimed singer-songwriter’s latest LP showcased his unique, signature spin on R&B sounds and contained contributions from Rick Ross, Anderson .Paak, Offset, J.I.D., Buddy, Eric Bellinger, and more. Now, we’re linking up with BJ to receive a deeper, informative look at his recent full-length release, learn about how it was to work with Travis Scott and hear his thoughts on concept of reflection.
“I think its very necessary to reflect; to understand where you are, where you’re going, and make sure your GPS is working,” BJ tells us, sharing his thoughts on the importance of self-reflection. “Reflecting helps you understand that your GPS is really, really working — what you need to do to alter it, whatever the case may be. Reflecting is definitely attention to the GPS system of your life.”
“‘Stop Trying to Be God’ with Travis Scott was probably one of the funnest moments,” BJ adds, opening up about the studio sessions that birthed his high-profile Astroworld collaboration with Travis Scott. “It wasn’t done via computer, via email. He was there, I was there, Mike Dean was there, my man Dame was there — that was it, that was everybody in the room … To see how direct Travis is with him knowing what he wants, him knowing how it should sound, how long you should hold a note. It’s gratifying to know that, even in rap music, people take it that serious … there’s many different ways to do it, but that’s one of them for sure … it was such an amazing moment.”
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For more, revisit HERMITUDE, BJ the Chicago Kid and Buddy’s joint single “OneFourThree.”