Published on July 23rd, 2015 | by Jameelah "Just Jay" Wilkerson


Bj The Chicago Kid Joins Jill Scott On North American Tour!



BJ The Chicago Kid kicks off his tour supporting Jill Scott on her North American headline tour beginning July 13 in Pittsburgh, PA through August 28 in Phoenix, AZ. Prior to the kick off, the Grammy Award-nominated singer, songwriter, and modern R&B impresario just revealed his latest single “That Girl” [feat. OG Maco]“on Complex.com. Co-produced by BJ and SC, the track sets the stage early for his anxiously awaited full-length debut due out this fall via Motown Records.

BJ The Chicago Kid is no stranger to hits. He teamed up with ScHoolboy Q for the Grammy Award-nominated Gold-certified hit “Studio,”and he’s been tapped by everybody from Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar to Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, Schoolboy Q, Dom Kennedy, Joey Badass, Freddie Gibbs, Ab-Soul, Ty Dolla $ign and Kehlani for collaborations—a credit to his instantly recognizable and inimitable voice and insane range.

After moving to Los Angeles to pursue his dream, BJ the Chicago Kid has gone from relative obscurity to an industry force, having written and performed background vocals for some of the greatest artists of our time, including Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, and Kanye West. Growing up on the south side of Chicago, where nothing is promised and nothing is expected, BJ defied all odds. By developing a soulful sound with a street edge, BJ offers fans the best of both worlds.

Straight outta Chi town, BJ The Chicago Kid went from the city’s infamous South Side to releasing a series of critically acclaimed mixtapes, including 2012’s Pineapple Now-Laters and culminating on last year’s The M.A.F.E. Project. Simultaneously, he became an in-demand voice amongst hip-hop’s elite, making guest appearances for the genres best and brightest. Now, he’s ready to make his city proud, continuing its musical legacy with his forthcoming Motown Records full-length debut out later this year.

Opening dates with Jill Scott:

7/13/15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Hall
7/15/15 – Newark, NJ @ NJ Performing Arts Center, Prudential Hall
7/16/15 – Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre
7/18/15 – Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Pavilion
7/19/15 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
7/22/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
7/23/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
7/25/15 – Cincinnati, OH @ Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati Music Festival)
7/26/15 — Atlantic City

7/29/15 – Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap for the Performing Arts/The Barns
7/30/15 – Durham, NC @ Durham Performing Arts Center
8/1/15 – Birmingham, AL @ BJCC Concert Hall
8/2/15 – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre

8/4/15 – Memphis, TN @ Orpheum Theatre
8/5/15 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
8/8/15 – Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
8/9/15 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Mahaffey Theater
8/11/15 – Jackson, MS @ Thalia Mara Hall
8/12/15 – Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
8/14/15 – Grand Prairie, @ TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
8/15/15 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater
8/19/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
8/22/15 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
8/23/15 – Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery
8/25/15 – San Diego, CA @ Humphrey’s
8/28/15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre

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