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Hear BJ the Chicago Kid cover Nipsey Hussle’s ‘Double Up’ to celebrate late rapper’s life

Photo: Courtesy of the publicist
Photo: Courtesy of the publicist

As a way to celebrate Nipsey Hussle’s 36th heavenly birthday, BJ the Chicago Kid released a cover to his record with Dom Kennedy titled, ‘Double Up’. The original record was from his last album, ‘Victory Lap’, nominated at the 61st GRAMMY Awards for Best Rap Album. About the cover, the Illinois-native R&B sensation said, “I wanted to creatively honor my friend, who not just uplifted so many with his music, but was an incredible man who meant the world to the industry as a whole. This is my way of working to continue his legacy through music.”

Stream the heartfelt tribute below from his friend, BJ the Chicago Kid, produced by Naz and The Ghoulie$. If you haven’t, tap into his latest EP, ‘4 AM’ featured on the soundtrack for ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’. Songs from the extended play have also been featured in Lena Waithe’s ‘The Chi’.


Written by Richardine Bartee

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