BJ The Chicago Kid drops the "M.A.F.E. Project" compilation.

There aren’t many R&B singers left like BJ The Chicago Kid. Over the course of his few years in spotlight, this Chicago singer has earned the ears of fans fed up with the watered down state of modern R&B, by consistently paying homage to his genre and craft, in numerous ways. His latest release, The M.A.F.E. Project, continues to respect his roots and produce music that will cater to those with a grown palate.

Throughout the 12 track EP, BJ reinforces his grown soul sound with versatile songwriting and delivery. Between his dabbles in traditional Motown-esque jams like “Soul Of A Woman” and attempts to revive Teddy Riley’s contemporary talkbox sound on “Wednesday Weekend,” the Windy City vocalist displays both history and range. Add in some gutter love songs like “B.A.M.” with Freddie Gibbs and you’ll see why there are many reasons The Chicago Kid keeps us on our toes with every song.

To soak up the many facets of BJ The Chicago Kid, download The M.A.F.E. Project from his website and check out his video for the oh-so-appropriate single “One In A Million,” which finds him reciting lyrics from Aaliyah, Jodeci and R.Kelly atop a classic Timbo beat.