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July 26, 2017

New Music: Young RJ f/ BJ The Chicago Kid “Issues”

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Okayplayer Premiere

“Issues” (We All Have Them!)


Continuing on the road to his solo-debut, Blaq RoyalT, Slum Village’s Young RJ treats fans to his new single, “Issues,” featuring BJ The Chicago Kid; which was exclusively premiered by Okayplayer.


“Issues” is a creative collaboration between two artists that share a similar artistry and background. The pair previously collaborated together on “Expressive,” which was included on Slum Village’s YES album and the duo link up again as RJ delivers thought provoking lyrics with ‪BJ the Chicago Kid finessing the track with his soulful vocals and paint a picture of our current political climate, inner cities, and of course… personal inner demons. “This collaboration could have not come at a better time” Young RJ commented to Okayplayer. “Given the economic struggles in cities like Detroit and Chicago, current police violence and our current political climate.”


Issues is the third single from RJ’s forthcoming, Blaq RoyalT, which is slated to be released on 10-10-17.  It follows “Huh?” which was premiered by XXL and “Wait” featuring Pete Rock & Boldy James which was premiered by Mass Appeal and the video for “Wait” which featured a rare appearance from both of J Dilla’s daughters and was premiered by Hiphopdx.


As always, Young RJ is setting the bar high for himself and the artists which will appear on Blaq RoyalT (BJ The Chicago Kid, Pete Rock, Boldy James, De La Soul, Lucas Joyner etc) and creating his own undeniable wave.


Listen to Young RJ f/ BJ The Chicago Kid “Issues” (Produced by Young RJ, Co-Produced by DAG):

Issues Feat BJ The Chicago Kid by Young RJ

3rd single release “ISSUES” featuring BJ The Chicago Kid off his upcoming LP titled “Blaq RoyalT. Produced by Young RJ and Dag


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