Legal name: Bryan James Sledge


Bryan James Sledge, better known by his stage name BJ the Chicago Kid (or simply BJ), is an American singer-songwriter from Chicago, Illinois. Sledge is perhaps best known for frequently collaborating with Top Dawg Entertainment recording artists Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Kendrick Lamar, and Jay Rock. He has also worked with several other prominent rappers, such as Freddie Gibbs, Warren G, Big K.R.I.T., GLC and Kanye West among numerous others.

Sledge's first work in the industry was on a Dave Hollister record in 2001, titled "For You", which he co-wrote alongside Gerald Haddon. Sledge's vocals were first featured on a high-profile single in 2006; a song by Chicago-bred rapper Kanye West titled "Impossible", released in promotion for the 2006 American film Mission: Impossible III. In February 2012, he independently released his debut studio album, Pineapple Now-Laters. Sledge subsequently secured a record deal with Motown, in August 2012. The label then serviced the Pineapple Now-Laters song "Good Luv'n", as Sledge's commercial debut single.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 P I N E A P P L E N O W- L A T E R S B.J. The Chicago Kid 1

Album + Mixtape/Street

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 The M.A.F.E. Project B.J. The Chicago Kid 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 We On (Must Be) Marcus Orelias feat. BJ the Chicago Kid 1

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