Issue One: Winter 2012
Though BJ the Chicago Kid is beyond up and coming, from his raw music and positive personality we feel he embodies what 77three Magazine is all about.
By Senyo Ador
Draped in a rookie Michael Jordan jersey, some camouflage shorts and a pair of Jordan 3s, BJ the Chicago Kid waltzed casually into sound check with a paper bag of Harold’s Chicken in tow. What image could be considered more South Side of Chicago than that?
If it wasn’t for his powerful voice or highly coveted songwriting talents B.J. would be hardly discernible from any other of mid-20 to 30 something in Chicago. Endowed with a strong sense of musical self and an everyman personality, B.J. is far from your run of the mill Chicago R & B crooner.
After graduating from Percy L. Julian high school BJ entertained a job in retail, working at The Lark, a now closed clothing store in Evergreen Plaza, before moving to L.A. to pursue a career in music.
“You have to do what you have to do until you’re able to make room for what you love to do.”