Reach – [BJ The Chicago Kid] ft. [Afrojack]
From Chance to Casey Veggies, to Kendrick, to K.R.I.T, to Durk, to Wiz, to Gibbs, to Anderson .Paak, BJ The Chicago Kid has an incredible feature resume and is, in my opinion, one of the best feature artists in this game; His soulful vocals always add a special element to whatever he song he graces. Turning the tables for his new album, 1123 (set for a July 23rd release), BJ unveiled the loaded tracklist–featuring Buddy, J.I.D, Anderson .Paak, Rick Ross, Offset, and more– and dropped off the second single “Reach” which, too, hosts an impressive feature in Afrojack. As you might expect from Afrojack, “Reach” has a pop-leaning feel to it thanks to the big, cascading environment the Dutch hit-maker creates. Though definitely different than BJ’s typical R&B-centric style, he still sounds right at home matching the emotional feel of the production, while still showcasing his signature soulful sound. With a star-studded feature list, and a big, exploratory single in “Reach,” that breaks new ground for the singer, it’s clear BJ The Chicago Kid is swinging for the fences on 1123.