Round Up • New Releases From BJ The Chicago Kid, Grade Aplus, Ty Money & More

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Each week the These Days staff comes across great music from Chicago artists that we could not provide individual features for. In an effort to keep our readers up to date with more of our recent favorites, the Round Up segment provides quick summaries and additional noteworthy content. Check out our latest picks below and feel free to submit a comment if you feel we missed something. 

BJ The Chicago Kid • "Woman's World"

There’s no coincidence that BJ The Chicago Kid’s album, In My Mind, was so catchy that it stayed in our minds non-stop since its release this past February. The ever soulful singer provides continues to remind us of the project's greatness with his visual for "Woman’s World", as he pays homage to all the mamas out there on Mother’s Day.

Grade Aplus • "Chief Truck"

Both members of #100trill have really been hard at work putting out solo material in the past few weeks. Grade Aplus is back, this time back around with a new joint called "Chief Truck". Lasting roughly around 2 minutes, the nifty flip of the MF Doom instrumental "Vervain" along with some classic bars is enough to make any hip-hop veteran smile and reflect on the glory days.

TLNTD • "Been"

Continuing his TLDNTDtuesdays series, we find TLNTD boasting his impressive lifestyle (which includes getting high with his accountant) paired with a confident flow to match over a rambunctious beat produced by VintageToyGun in “Been.” Ever since TLNTD stepped back in the scene with a re-branded name and his Who Made It? EP, the emcee has made sure to manifest his hard work through consistently solid releases. This is not the exception, listen below.

Ty Money • Cinco De Money 2

A year after Ty Money’s Cinco De Money mixtape, he’s right on schedule with his sequel project, Cinco De Money 2 hosted by DJ Victorious. The 15 track album is pretty hefty for the short amount of time it was created in. Keep in mind Ty Money just released his other mixtape Hasta Luego only a month ago. Cinco De Money 2 is available to stream for free below or you can download and keep it for $9.99 or roughly 179 pesos.

Young Wolf • "Nothing To Me"

We were first covered Young Wolf back in February as a feature on Snow’s track, "Machu Picchu". Is your memory a little fuzzy? Don’t worry. Introducing Young Wolf, an MC with a knack for eccentric style and lasting impressions. Young Wolf drops a video for his track "Nothing To Me". Be sure to hit play blelow and share with your wolf pack.