BJ the Chicago Kid Shares Tribute EP to D’Angelo’s ‘Untitled’



There’s no arguing that D’Angelo is one of the most prolific neo-soul musicians since his debut album, Brown Sugar, in 1995. Following the release of his second album, Voodoo, in 2000, the singer took time off as he struggled with alcoholism, a writer’s block, and an unsure sense of identity in R&B. However, after 14 years, he made a remarkable return with 2014’s Black Messiah, which is nominated for three Grammys this year including Best R&B Album.

To commemorate his lengthy and decorated career, BJ the Chicago Kid released a three-track EP with covers of some of D’Angelo’s most popular originals, “(She’s) Always In My Hair,” “Send It On,” and “Untitled (How Does It Feel)” The singer lined up the release of the EP with the 16-year anniversary of “Untitled” and Voodoo, which both released 16 years ago this month.

“I had to celebrate his genius by paying homage to his legacy while he continues to kill the game and make great music,” the Chicago native wrote in press release for the EP. “It’s a new year and there’s no better way to start it off than taking it back to where it all began for me. This is real Soul/R&B.”

Stream the EP in its entirety below.

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