It’s been a while since we have heard any new material from Frank Ocean, then yesterday he broke his musical silence with an enchanting cover of The Isley Brothers classic, ‘At Your Best (You Are Love)‘, which he has expressed is a tribute to the late Aaliyah on what would have been her 36th Birthday.

The cover is stripped back, understated and hears Frank Ocean’s vocals sounding hotter than ever. There is no word of any other new recordings from the artist as yet, however he did sign under new management last summer so hopefully we won’t have to wait too long for that much anticipated follow up album to ‘Channel Orange‘.


Frank Ocean – At Your Best

It’s been a big year for the TDE signed singer, songwriter, ‘BJ The Chicago Kid‘, starting with his collaboration on the Schoolboy Q track, ‘Studio‘ he has gone on to drop solo tracks like, ‘Real Love Never Dies‘ and ‘Perfect‘, generating critical acclaim and demand from fans for a new album.

His new E.P ‘The M.A.F.E Project‘, features 12 new tracks, boasting features from Freddie Gibson and Schoolboy Q and production credits from Da Internz and Hip Hop duo Mike & Keys (formerly ‘The Furturistiks’).

The E.P is a perfect blend of RnB and Hip Hop with a bit of Mowtown flava mixed in. BJ The Chicago Kid pays homeage in style and lyrics to the likes of Jodeci, James Brown, Aaliyah and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, whilst maintaining a freshness with his musical style. High points of ‘The M.A.F.E Project‘ are the raw and bluesy, ‘Real Love Never Dies‘ and BJ’s version of the Aaliyah classic ‘One In A Million‘ which he geniusly mixes with Jodeci’sFeenin‘ making the track a must for 90’s RnB fans!

The M.A.F.E Project‘ has something for everyone and is definitley a highlight album of the year, you can download it for FREE via BJ The Chicago Kid’s website, click on the link below and enjoy!!

Carly – ann (@CarlyMond)

BJ The Chicago Kid – ‘One In A Million’




Ssup my R&B famlay,
here’s yet more niceness repping from the UK
After the success of the mixtapes Split Endz Vols 1 & 2 respectively, the lovely NY has a debut album called “Who Is She” on the horizon and “Muisc” is the lead off single produced by new skool studio technician Panther.
Nyomi blessed up my 1xtra R&B show on Monday to break down the new project in detail and hit me up with with a big heavyweight tune from the album featuring legendary reggae artist Sizzla.
Catch the full interview HERE when you’re ready.
In the meantime enjoy the video to “Music”.
Go girl!!

Yesssss R&B fam,
Now this is some haevy s*-t
Hailing from Newark, New Jersey…This is STORi
She delivers this killer cut “Jealousy” flipping Canibus’s joint “How We Roll” and it’s mad nice so enjoy!

When Aaliyah passed away it was definitely a ‘where we you’ moment and I know I remember where I was. Everyone says how differrent the music game would have been if certain entertainers were still alive – Tupac, Biggie and Aaliyah falls into that category.

Today would have been her 32nd birthday and in honour of that here’s a timeless Aaliyah song, in her memory.