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.

Keithan is the founder/editor-in-chief of Rated R&B

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Macy Gray Announces Tenth Album ‘Ruby’ and Shares New Song ‘Sugar Daddy’

Macy Gray satisfies her sweet tooth on her new single “Sugar Daddy.”

On the sassy trap record, co-written by Meghan Trainor, the raspy vocalist tells her sugar plug to supply her needs in candy; not dollars. “And I know I got it bad, I got a problem,” Gray sings, “But I’ll take them cavities long as I get them from you.”

Along with releasing “Sugar Daddy,” Gray shares its accompanying visual. The Christian Lamb–directed video, which stars Kevin Ross, is an ode the 1972 Billie Holiday biopic Lady Sings the Blues, which starred music icon Diana Ross as the lady of the hour.

“Sugar Daddy” is the lead single off Gray’s new album, Ruby, which is set to arrive on September 7. The album will mark her first release since 2016’s Stripped jazz covers album. In addition to Trainor, the Tommy Park Lumpkins co-produced record will feature Gary Clark Jr., Johan Carlsson and Tommy Brown.

Call on your “Sugar Daddy” below.

Tiffany Evans Reminds Us ‘Money Ain’t Everything’ on New Song

Tiffany Evans is using her beautiful voice to spread a positive message. The singer/actress has released a new track on her Soundcloud called “Money Ain’t Everything.”

Evans revealed she wrote and recorded the song four years ago. “I was in a really vulnerable space in my life,” she said in a statement. “I remember being fed up with the world being so materialistic to the point where we hurt others just to get what we want. I just wanted to spread a message that Money Ain’t Everything. It doesn’t guarantee life or happiness or true love. Inner peace, compassion for others and your purpose is really all that matters in the end. With the way everything is happening in the world right now, I hope this song speaks to every soul out there that is seeking Peace.”

“Money Ain’t Everything” is the first song Evans has released this year. Although the track isn’t an official single it will definitely hold over fans until she drops her new project later this year.

Listen to “Money Ain’t Everything” below.

Jake&Papa Share New Song ‘Back To The Future’ Featuring Quincey White

Jake&Papa aren’t looking to go “Back to the Future” on their new track featuring rapper Quincey White.

On the melodramatic track, produced by Isaac Hayes, the duo put their best foot forward as they look to move on from a dissolved relationship. Quincey White adds a blazing verse, citing “once I love, I love hard.”

Jake&Papa explained the inspiration behind their new track. “‘Back to the Future’ is an ode to a classic movie and a figurative high-step over the classic I-want-that-old-thing-back maneuver,” the said in a statement. “The future that we once built is now the past, but we can’t go back there.”

“Back to the Future” is the first recording we’ve heard from Jake&Papa since their 2017 EP Tattoos&Blues, which included their lead single “Phones.”

Take a listen to “Back to the Future” below.