BJ The Chicago Kid Joins JBdaPilot on New Song ‘These Days

It’s been a while since we’ve heard new music from BJ The Chicago Kid. However, the R&B crooner has reemerged on up-and-coming rapper/singer JBdaPilot’s new single “These Days.”

“These days I’m everywhere the money goes / You know I’m everywhere the money goes / I just got a hundred ones, tell em bring a hundred mo’ / And I know it’s coming quick, but just look at how fast the money go,” sings BJ The Chicago Kid.

JBdaPilot exclusively told Rated R&B why he chose to put BJ The Chicago Kid on the track. “It was really a crazy process. I wrote the hook before I had anything else, even the beat,” he revealed. “I never usually do that. By the time it was all recorded, I felt like it was missing something. The more I played it, the more I could hear BJ’s voice  instead of mine. I told myself I wasn’t gonna release the song unless he was on it. As a fan, I knew it wasn’t his typical record, but that’s what made it perfect. When he came to the city for a performance we met at the studio and I played him the record. He laid the vocals on spot, and there you have it.”

“These Days” is lifted from JBdaPilot’s forthcoming project, These Are Dark Times. 

Listen to “These Days” below.

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Chris Brown Releases Deluxe Version of ‘Heartbreak on a Full Moon’

Seriously, how much music does Chris Brown have on his hard drive? After dropping his 45-track album Heartbreak on a Full Moon on Halloween, the Virginia native returns with a deluxe edition.

The updated version includes 12 new songs (a total of 57 tracks) with guest appearances from Ella Mai, Agnez Mo, Trippie Redd and Solo Lucci.

Brown teased fans on Tuesday night with a cryptic message on Twitter.

Stream the deluxe version of Heartbreak on a Full Moon below.

Listen to Grace Carter’s New Single ‘Ashes’

Emerging singer Grace Carter has released her new single called “Ashes.” The song finds Carter singing about the troubles of getting over a past relationship.

“Fighting for my survival / I can’t lay this love to rest / It’s the night when I think of you most,” she sings on the Mike Dean-produced cut.

“It’s a song about the frustration and need to get over someone but not quite having the strength to do so yet,” Carter tells Rated R&B. “Working with someone like Mike Dean who has worked on some of my favourite records was an honor.”

Earlier this year, Carter released her debut single “Silence.” The song made a lot of noise on digital platforms and has garnered over 9 million streams. It was also featured on ABC’s hit series, Grey’s Anatomy. 

Carter is putting finishing touches to her debut EP that is slated to release in spring 2018.

Listen to “Ashes” below.

Stream Guordan Banks’ Debut Album ‘Unpopular’

Guordan Banks has been grinding for years as a singer and a songwriter. After scoring a hit with “Keep You in Mind,” the Philadelphia native has finally released his highly-awaited debut album, Unpopular. Led by the single “I Wanna Be Yours,” which has over 1.3 million stream on Spotify, the album includes guest appearances from Sonya Elise and Tdot illdude.

In a past interview with Rated R&B, Banks shared the inspiration behind Unpopular. “It’s pretty much how, for me, I stuck to who I was. I never tried to conform or fit in or be anyone else. I just stayed true to myself and my sound,” he said. “A lot of the same people who love my music now kind of didn’t understand it then. But it’s OK because that’s how things happen. I just want to send a signal that stay true to yourself, believe in who you are, make the mirror your best friend…that’s how you really get to identify with true love within yourself. One day people will see it and you will inspire someone else to be themselves. I think that’s a short story of why I named it Unpopular.”

Listen to Unpopular below.

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