Thursday, November 20, 2014
Listen to BJ The Chicago Kid's Flashy New Mixtape "The M.A.F.E. Project"
After teasing his fans with random songs from his SoundCloud, BJ The Chicago released an official new project yesterday. Entitled the M.A.F.E. Project, the mixtape features nine previously released singles and three completely new songs. Many of the songs are remixes or covers, such as "Gimme Mo", "Strawberry Bubblegum ;)" and Aaliyah's "One In A Million" (with accompanying music video), but there are also many original songs on the project as well. The project features ScHoolboy Q, Freddie Gibbs, Smoke DZA, and Sasha Go Hard. The project has a more-poppy sound than BJ's previous projects, possibly due to the cover choices. BJ sounds much more confident on the project, singing more like mainstream R&B artists. There is a lot of voice-altering technology on the project, somewhat similar to another Chicago native Kanye West (BJ even samples West's "Hold My Liquor" and "I'm In It". While I really love BJ's unique, Motown-esque sound, the M.A.F.E. Project still sounds as gorgeous and soulful as BJ's previous songs. Make sure to cop the free mixtape, and be on the look out for BJ's first official album through Motown Records in the coming months.