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List: The Best of November – Top 12 Records

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It’s the week after Thanksgiving and along with the extra weight that we have to drop from over eating, it’s time for another monthly list! Fresh off of the infamous “leftover” weekend, we’re one step closer to closing out 2014 and embarking on a well-anticipated 2015. Coming off of a slow month for music in October, we’re back with some tunes for you to rock with while burning off the pounds from your plates.

Between keeping it real and funk’n you up to smackin’ it in the air, this month had many contributions from artists that we were surprised to hear from. Breaking the internet a few times this month, November’s pickings will find you still giving your thanks for good music.

Ready to dance off all of that Thanksgiving stuffing? Press play and get into our “Best of November – Top 12 Records” list below!

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List: The 10 Artists That We Are Most Thankful For This Year!

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Ahhhh, Thanksgiving. The time of year that we sit around the table, stuff ourselves fat, and watch football all day long! While Thanksgiving gets its rep for the loaded plates that we anticipate all year long, some of us forget the true meaning of the holiday.  Meant to be a reminder of all things that we are thankful for, the Thanksgiving holiday wouldn’t be right for us, if we didn’t give our own spin on it.

This year has brought in a batch of talent fresher than your Granny’s cookies, that have made us find appreciation in 2014 just that much more.  But, don’t think that we’ve forgotten about the veterans that held it down this year too. With contributions from both old, and new artists to the R&B genre, 2014 dropped off some of the most impressive and – in some cases – unfortunately slept on talent that we’ve seen or heard.

From bringing back the true essence of R&B to keeping up with the current progressive sounds, each of these artists gave us a little something that had us looking back on the year with big smiles and wide arms.

So, without any further delay, let’s get into our Thanksgiving list, “10 Artists That We Are Most Thankful For This Year!”

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New Music: BJ The Chicago Kid Releases ‘The M.A.F.E. Project’ and “One In a Million” Video

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BJ The Chicago Kid finally returned with some gems for our speakers this year, and now he continues the gifts into the holiday season with his anticipated new EP ‘The M.A.F.E. Project.’

The EP features 11 original songs with guest appearances from Schoolboy Q, Smoke DZA and Freddie Gibbs, as well as Harold Lilly, Sasha Go Hard, and noted guitarist, Jairus Mozee. The soulful singer/songwriter has also premiered a new video for his bonus track, a ’90s tribute titled “One In a Million,” which not only includes his rendition of Aaliyah’s famed song, but also brilliantly covers R. Kelly’s “R&B Thug” and Jodeci’s “Feenin” over Aaliyah’s hypnotic beat.

“This body of work was a labor of love done especially for my fans,” said BJ. “I am excited for everyone to get a full experience through, The M.A.F.E. Project, and to walk away with a revitalized love of RnB.”

The project takes listeners through a journey of love and loss, happiness and strife. With BJ’s vocals accompanied by deep, sensual beats, and gritty guitar riffs, fans are in for an overall aural experience.

Earlier this year, BJ heated up the airwaves with his smooth hook on Schoolboy Q’s No. 1 single “Studio.”  He is currently finishing up his debut album, which is set to hit stores early next year via Motown Records.

Check out his new EP and video below!

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New Music: BJ The Chicago Kid feat. Freddie Gibs – B.A.M.

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BJ The Chicago Kid continues his campaign of new music almost every week as he preps for the release of a brand new EP, which will be followed by his anticipated major label debut album in 2015.

Today, the soulful singer/songwriter has announced The M.A.F.E. Project, which is expect to be released on Nov. 19, and he drops off the new leak “B.A.M.” featuring rapper Freddie Gibbs. The two mid-west natives toast all the “bad b**ches” of the world and admit how they just can’t resist their temptations.

BJ has big expectations for his upcoming music and says his real competition is the legendary greats of the past. “I want people to walk away after listening to my project and say ‘BJ possesses something that nobody else has,” he told Noisy.

As we await the new project check out BJ’s latest below:

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List: The Best of October – Top 12 Records

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As the year rapidly approaches its closing, we’re still in disbelief that 2015 is right around the corner! Although the year is moving fast, the month of October wasn’t so lucky when it came to music. However, we’re always going to be fans of quality over quantity and that’s exactly what we received from our musical pickings this month.

While Tamar Braxton was busy pleading for more love with Future and Teyana Taylor urged us to not come knockin’ while the bed was rockin’, this month also supplied us with unexpected releases from Adrian Marcel, Brandy, Elijah Blake, and more.

So, before you get ready to celebrate Halloween this weekend, take a moment and check out all the treats this month had to offer with our “Best of October – Top 12 Records” list below!

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New Music: BJ The Chicago Kid – Good Karma

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BJ The Chicago Kid has been impressively consistent with his weekly releases this early fall, but longtime fans of the crooner aren’t surprised. BJ always embodies authenticity with his music and naturally soul stirring vocal.

The Chi-Town native’s latest release is titled “Good Karma” produced by Da Internz (Rihanna, Trey Songz, Tank), and opens with a vintage vinyl sample, setting the tone for BJ to lay his gentleman game down.

“Heard the worlds been getting on your nerves, you had this comin / Well I’m not Mr. Fix The Hurt, I’m just good karma,” he sings.

BJ is gearing up for the release of his new EP ‘The Resume,’ due out later this month, which will be followed by his Motown Records debut album next year.

Take a listen to his latest below:

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New Music: BJ The Chicago Kid – Can’t Hold My Liquor

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BJ The Chicago Kid is making sure to keep fans on their toes, as his new release this week leans toward the dark, alternative side as he offers his own drunken remix of Kanye West’s “Hold My Liquor.”

Releasing the remake along with a equally dark and dazed visual, BJ appears to slip in and out of consciousness as he adds in some quick, aggressive rap lines, before the record is blessed with an intoxicating guitar solo from Jairus “JMo” Mozee.

The Windy City singer is currently prepping for the release of his anticipated debut album, due out soon via Motown Records.

Check out his latest release below:

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List: The Best of September – Top 15 Records

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It’s that time of the month again, so you know we got you with some good ones! While September may be over as well as Summer, that doesn’t mean there wasn’t plenty of hot, feel-good music last month for us to reflect on.

Now, we know August was able to give you a taste of what the Fall would bring with the sounds of Tinashe, Elijah Blake, Usher, Luke James and more, but this past month we promise we had even more. From newcomers to the list such as Richard King and Kevin Ross, to repeat “Best Of” artists like Tinashe and Ne-Yo, we assure you that there will be something on September’s round-up that has you feeling like you dropped the ball when it comes to recent music.

So, open up the sliding glass door, pour your glass of wine, watch the leaves fall, and put the music on blast ’cause it’s time for our “Best of September – Top 15 Records“! I thought I told you that we won’t stop, I thought I told you that we won’t stop?! *Diddy Bops*

Check it out after the jump!

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