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Bj The Chicago Kid


Born, raised, and nurtured on the South Side
of Chicago in the early 80's, BJ's childhood was a fusion of elements from both the streets
and the church. With parents who served as choir directors, and brother/singer Aaron
Sledge alongside of him, his passion and gift for creating beautiful music seemed inevitable.
Balancing out his drummer's skill with a soul- saturated voice and impeccable song writing
ability, BJ moved to Los Angeles to further enhance his craft. As fate would have it, his
new school-old soul musicianship captured the ears of noteworthy artists such as the Grammy
award winning group, Mary Mary who were compelled to give BJ his first stint as a
background vocalist.
Their blessing has allowed BJ to perform all
over the world, including: Rome; Lagos, Nigeria; Johanasberg; London; Paris;
Amsterdam; Sweden, and more!
Having God as his driving force and a hustler-
like-character, BJ's successes have positioned him for stardom. Word for word, note for
note, fans and new listeners can't help but to gravitate towards Bj's intangibly beautiful soul.
The demand for his unique sound & style led to other industry staples such as...
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Kanye West Diddy
Mary J. Blige Chris Brown Snoop Dogg Common
Bust Rhymes Anthony Hamilton 50 Cent
Rick Ross Dom Kennedy
Stevie Wonder Musiq SoulChild Dave Hollister Mario
Jamie Foxx
Big Sean
Jill Scott
Kendrick Lamar
M.F. Doom
SchoolBoy Q
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Kindred The Family Soul
BJ The Chicago Kid has been fortunate to share the stage with...
Anthony Hamilton Usher
Jill Scott
Jamie Foxx Mary Mary Avant
James Brown

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