BJ The Chicago Kid Releases NSFW Video For D'Angelo Tribute

About a month ago, BJ The Chicago Kid released a tribute in honor of D'Angelo in which he covered three D'Angelo songs. He has now released the visuals for the tribute and it is definitely NSFW lol. He has featured a very beautiful woman to star with him in the video and let's just say she does a very entertaining job of recreating D'Angelo's "Untitled" video.

-AO

BJ The Chicago Kid Covers Three D'Angelo Songs

In honor of the 16th anniversary of D'Angelo's song, "Untitled," one of the most classic R&B songs in the genre, BJ The Chicago Kid decided to put together a mix. He covered D'Angelo's cover of "She's Always In My Hair" by Prince, "Send It On," and "Untitled." BJ did an amazing job and you can check out the mix above.

-AO

D'Angelo & The Vanguard Announce U.S. Run of "The Second Coming" Tour

D'Angelo & The Vanguard are coming off an overseas run of "The Second Coming" tour and now they have announced the U.S. dates. Check them out below and get tickets here. Enjoy.

June 7 — Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
June 8 — Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
June 10 — Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
June 11 — Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
June 13 — Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
June 14 — Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
June 16 — Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory
June 17 — Houston, TX @ The Warehouse
June 20 — Norfolk, VA @ NorVa
June 21 — Forest Hills, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium
June 23 — Philadelphia, PA @ The Keswick
June 25 — Washington, DC @ The Fillmore
June 27 — Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
June 28 — Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

-AO

D'Angelo Announces "The Second Coming" Tour

D'Angelo and his band, The Vanguard, are going on tour to promote his latest album, Black Messiah. Unfortunately, mostly all of the shows are overseas. Maybe he'll announce some dates in the U.S. once he finishes this run, but for now, check out the dates below. Enjoy.

02-07 New York, New York - Apollo Theater
02-11 Zurich, Switzerland - Kaufleuten
02-12 Neu-Isenburg, Germany - Hugenottenhalle
02-14 Berlin, Germany - Columbiahalle
02-16 Paris, France - Palais Des Congres
02-17 Birmingham, England - Academy
02-18 Manchester, England - O2 Apollo
02-20-21 London, England - Eventim Apollo
02-24 Hamburg, Germany - Docks
02-25 Frederiksberg, Denmark - Falconer Salen
02-27 Oslo, Norway - Sentrum Scene
02-28 Stockholm, Sweden - Annexet
03-02-03 Amsterdam, Holland - Paradiso Grote Zaal
03-04 Utrecht, Netherlands - Tivolivredenburg
03-06 Cologne, Germany - Tanzbrunnen
03-07 Brussels, Belgium - Forest National

He will also be performing on Saturday Night Live on January 31st.

-AO

Top 15 Albums/Mixtapes of 2014

It's that time again. 2014 is nearing its end and so I must deliver my list of the top albums and mixtapes from this past year. Last year, I listed ten projects but I could have done a top ten list of R&B albums alone, so this year I decided to increase the list to 15. I must mention that this list does not signify what 15 projects were the absolute best projects of 2014. This list signifies the top 15 projects, in order, that I enjoyed the most in 2014. These are my favorite albums of 2014.

It's hard to be objective when it comes to music because music means something different to everyone that hears it. I can feel something in an album that someone else may not have gotten and that is why I treat this list the way I do. For example, I chose Chance The Rapper's Acid Rap as my favorite project from 2013. 2013 gave us albums from Drake, J. Cole, Kanye, and so much more. But, I'm a Chicago kid and Chance delivered that album from a perspective with which I could completely relate. It was musically brilliant and conceptually amazing. It was not hard to unequivocally choose Acid Rap as my favorite project last year. This year delivered even more solid albums and so now I give you my list.

1. 2014 Forest Hills Drive- J. Cole

2. Cadillactica- Big K.R.I.T.

3. Turn Blue- The Black Keys

4. Days Before Rodeo- Travi$ Scott

5. Oxymoron- ScHoolboy Q

6. Black Messiah- D'Angelo

7. Tough Love- Jessie Ware

8. Cilvia Demo- Isaiah Rashad

9. G  I  R  L- Pharrell Williams

10. Souled Out- Jhené Aiko

11. X- Chris Brown

12. In the Lonely Hour- Sam Smith

13. LP1- FKA twigs

14. The London Sessions- Mary J. Blige

15. Nobody's Smiling- Common

Honorable Mentions: Trigga- Trey Songz, Run The Jewels 2- Run the Jewels, Faces- Mac Miller, Z- SZA

Oh! Shout out to Childish Gambino's Because The Internet. It dropped shortly before I made last year's list and didn't make the cut because I hadn't had the time to truly appreciate it. But it deserved to make the list.

-AO

 

The Liberation Tour

D’Angelo is going on the road again for “The Liberation Tour” and Mary J. Blige will accompany him on select nights. With a great performance at the BET Awards behind him, D’Angelo is ready for a comeback. Enjoy.

07-08 Rotterdam, Netherlands - Ahoy
07-10 Cologne, Germany - E-Werk
07-12 Antibes, France - La Pinede Antibest
07-15 Vienne, France - Theatre Antique Vienne
07-17 Copenhagen, Denmark - Vegas
07-18 Gothenburg, Sweden - Tradgarn
08-18 Virgina Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live *
08-19 Wantagh, NY - Nikon Theatre at Jones Beach *
08-21 Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion *
08-23 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center *
09-01-02 Philadelphia, PA - Made in America
* with Mary J. Blige

-HB