SXSW Record Reviews

BJ the Chicago Kid

In My Mind (Motown)

SXSW Record Reviews

"I love God, but I also love mob movies," says BJ the Chicago Kid in his first verse, leaving no question to the open contradiction between faith and savagery on major label debut In My Mind. The singer hopes he can "go to heaven" on "Church," struggling to make the righteous choice between pleasure and a date with God. The soulful, Kendrick Lamar-assisted "The New Cupid" features the duo addressing and searching for legitimate love in a time of cheapened sexcapades. The MC locates and provides new polish on the lost sex-positivity found in yesteryear. (Fri., 10pm, Bar 96)

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