In 2009, this Chicago kid released his debut mixtape, A Taste of
Chicago, under the moniker BJ the Chicago Kid. Later that year, he
followed up with The New Beginning. In 2011, he released his third
mixtape, titled The Life of Love's Cupid. 
In February 2012, BJ independently released his debut studio album, titled Pineapple Now-Laters. In August 2012, it was announced that BJ signed a recording contract with American record company, Motown. After inking his new deal with the label, Motown Label Services began promoting the Pineapple Now-Laters track "Good Luv'n.” In February 2013, BJ released a track titled "Honey." Sledge's collaboration with American rappers Freddie Gibbs and Problem, titled "Smokin' and Ridin'", is featured on Radio Los Santos in Grand Theft Auto V, the fifth installment in the critically acclaimed video game series. In October 2013, BJ revealed he began working on his major label debut, which was announced to be released sometime in 2014. Later that year, in December 2013, Sledge released a Christmas-themed extended play (EP), titled A Soulful Christmas, for free online.
On April 22, 2014, West Coast rapper Schoolboy Q released "Studio", which features vocals from BJ, as the fourth single from his album Oxymoron. "Studio" acquired BJ Billboard chart placement and went on to chart in the Top 40 of the US Billboard Hot 100. On November 19, 2014, BJ released his fourth mixtape, The M.A.F.E. Project. The mixtape features 12 songs and guest appearances from Freddie Gibbs, Sasha Go Hard, Schoolboy Q and Smoke DZA. On December 23, 2014, Motown Records released a song from the The M.A.F.E. Project titled "It's True", which features a verse from Schoolboy Q, as a single. BJ’s performance and style is undeniable. It’s a privledge to host him at OMF2016.