BJ the Chicago Kid
Bryan James Sledge's government name even sounds like that of an R&B star. He's not an overnight success, but with the rise of the gospel-infused single "Church" — featuring fellow Chicagoan Chance the Rapper — and his record for Schoolboy Q, "Studio," BJ has been making waves. His recently released Motown debut, In My Mind is classic R&B in an un-classic time and BJ is unafraid to go against the grain. He told Rolling Stone: "Cupid is very much busy in the club, rolling up weed, and smoking, and drinking cognac at the bar like everybody else. He's not doing his job like he used to. So I'll call myself the New Cupid."