Join BJ The Chicago Kid As He Shows You Around His Chicago

“It’s a part of my soul.“

April 04, 2017

“My family’s been in Chicago my whole life,” BJ The Chicago Kid fondly recalled, riding around his city in The Toyota RAV4. “They named this street after us.” The R&B and soul singer-songwriter has deep roots in the city that made him, and an even deeper appreciation for the Chicago communities and institutions that have encouraged him along his musical journey. In a new video produced by The FADER for Toyota, BJ stops by three landmarks that hold a special place in his heart — his childhood home, where he was first introduced to gospel and soul music, his high school, where he’s able to share a few words of wisdom, and Fat Tiger, the beloved shop and meet-up spot that he dubs “the heartbeat of Chicago.”