BJ The Chicago Kid released a video for his “Uncle Marvin” single yesterday, and now he’s back with an unexpected mixtape called The Lost Files: Cuffing Season.
The nine-song project includes production by Dre & Vidal, Uncle Chuck, Harold Lilly, and Dammo Farmer.
When asked about his previously unreleased music BJ stated, “What’s crazy is, I’d lost a hard drive in moving from a previous location and I couldn’t find this hard drive for years. And I worked on these songs with producers Dre & Vidial, Uncle Chuck, Harold Lilly, and Dammo Farmer. It’s been so many guys I’ve had that connection with, and I think we were making some different music than what we’re making now. But in moving, I found this old hard drive that over time I was just like “yo, let me listen to these records and see what’s on here.” Because I know what I was looking for thought it’s not even what we’re actually using on there. I was looking for something else that I’m still looking for. I couldn’t even find what I was looking for. But I found this, and finding these songs just reignited that fire. It reminded me of songs I grew up on. Everything from Mint Condition down to Usher, to R. Kelly, to Dave Hollister. Everything. It reminded me of that feeling. And we had to find a way to give it to you guys. I just thank God that I found this drive because we put so much time into making this music. Whether it was twelve years ago, two years ago, or one day ago, I feel like the effort and the time that we put into music is worth being heard. The Lost Files: Cuffing Season is just attributed to everything I grew up on. It’s the link, the missing link that I lost on that hard drive that I thank God that I found, and I just really hope you guys enjoy it. I just want to say that real music lives forever. Timeless music.”
Stream The Lost Files: Cuffing Season below.