I’ve been a fan of BJ the Chicago Kid even before I knew he was an actual official artist. That was probably 4-5 years ago, but from that point, Pineapple Now Laters has been one of those albums that has been in constant rotation (currently playing it as I write this). He has that sound that is nostalgic, but at the same time, he adds the style of today’s adolescence and makes it enjoyable and soulful. ‘Restoring the feeling’ is an overused term, and I feel like there should be a new feeling that’s even more invigorating when it comes to how we accept our love of music. A feeling is a feeling regardless, but the same way we feel for the new, we won’t feel for the old. Recreate, procreate, and alleviate. BJ has done his part in making sure that R&B doesn’t go the way of the dodo bird, because let’s be honest here…it looks like it’s been heading in that direction over the past few years (damn near a decade). The M.A.F.E Project takes the aggressive & sexy overtones and throws a hint of Midwestern loving that can only be compared to the abundance of food they love to intake in various states. But, not to make you hungry (or myself), indulge in the new hotness that BJ has provided for his fans, and hopefully new ones. Enjoy.