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BJ The Chicago Kid Drops Sophomore Album Titled “1123”

BJ The Chicago over the past four years has been a staple in the new era cesspool of upcoming R&B talent. Four Grammynominations, critical acclaim for his debut project In Mind Mind, and collaborations with many elite artist in the industry such as ScHoolboy Qhas BJ on a roll. What’s a better way to continue it then releasing another album with a tour to go along with it? 

1123 drops with heavy anticipation from music fans all over and adding in a 23 city tour titled “The 1123 Tour” is a grand way to keep momentum going, Artists featured on the album are a heavy hitting lineup of Rick Ross, Anderson .PAAK, J.I.D, Afrojack, Offset and Buddy. Add in amazing production from Cool & Dre, Danja, Dre Harris, and longtime collaborator, Jarris “J.Mo” Mozee to the mix and you got yourself all the components for a sophomore album with all of the ingredients to be outstanding. The lead singles are “Time Today”“Worryin’ Bout Me” Feat. Offset, and “Reach” feat. Afrojack and “Close”.  

“The 1123 Tour”  set to kick-off on September 21st in Vancouver, BCwhile stopping by cities such as Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York, Toronto, and will conclude in BJ’s hometown of Chicago. Before the tour, you can catch BJ performing the album on television July 31st on Jimmy Kimmel Live. With the release of a new album and an amazing tour to conclude 2019, 2020 looks to be very promising for BJ The Chicago kidas he ascends in the R&B genre. 1123 is available on all streaming platforms. 

“1123” album cover

Tour Dates and Locations

9/21: Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club

9/23: Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge

9/24: Portland, OR – Star Theater

9/25: Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s

9/27: Oakland, CA – The New Parish

9/30: Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre

10/2: Denver, CO – Marquis Theater

10/4: Dallas, TX – HOB Cambridge Room

10/5: Houston, TX – HOB Bronze Peacock

10/6: Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon

10/9: Orlando, FL – The Social

10/10: Atlanta, GA – Terminal West

10/11: Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre

10/13: Nashville, TN – Exit-In

10/15: Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live

10/16: Boston, MA – Great Scott

10/19: Richmond, VA – The Broadberry

10/20: Baltimore, MD – Soundstage

10/21: New York, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

10/23: Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom

10/24: Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground

11/29: Detroit, MI – El Club

11/30: Chicago, IL – House of Blues

Check out 1123 official track list and stream it below:

01 Feel the Vibe [ft. Anderson .Paak]

02 Champagne

03 Get Away [ft. J.I.D, Buddy and Kent Jamz]

04 Time Today

05 Can’t Wait

06 Back It Up [ft. Eric Bellinger]

07 1123’s Playa’s Intro

08 Playa’s Ball [ft. Rick Ross]

09 Too Good

10 Close

11 Rather Be You

12 Worryin’ Bout Me [ft. Offset]

13 Reach [ft. Afrojack]


24. UMES Alum Fall 2016 and current Bowie State University grad student. Freelance journalist, model, and lover of classic hip hop music. He also works with TheDMVDaily as the CEO, MoBoombox as Head of Website operations, and multiple other brands as a contributor.

August 1, 2019

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