Brian McKnight Jr. (BMKJR) is a musical renaissance man who is a beacon of true artistry with over 100 million streams.
Singer-songwriter, musician, producer and engineer from a legendary musically gifted family, BMKJR has spent his life playing, creating and perfecting his music.
His music has no boundaries and stems from his true essence. Touring across the United States, Asia, Europe and Africa for seven years, he elevated his craft as a professional performer and entertainer. BMKJR’s music captivates your ears and your heart, then touches the soul more deeply.
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“What inspires my smoke session playlists is most definitely wherever I am in my life – even though it’s constantly changing, you can always expect it to be fresh, and in the moment… Being a singer-songwriter myself, there’s nothing quite like finishing a project, and throwing it into the faded mix as well. I gotta make sure it hits!” -Brian McKnight Jr.
Watch BMKJ live this month at DoubleBlind Mycology festival in California, alongside Nutritious, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Dylan Meek, Overlay and more. Today’s vibey selections include songs from Tears for Fears, Khruangbin and Wiz. Light up and get down!
True Companion – Donald Fagen
Donald Fagen is the master at creating the mood. It’s usually the song that starts my day, and my waking up and cooking. That’s why he’s number one on the list. It’s perfect for putting the spaceship on autopilot and having a drink with an interplanetary lover.
Head Over Heels / Broken – Tears for Fears
This obvious number two is for the Donnie Darko stoner in me.
Something about those na na na na na really takes the high to stellar heights… nothing like magical synths and ethereal buds. I’m sure the bad guys would agree.
Dear Alfred – Khruangbin
On third base we have one of the most amazingly written and phenomenally produced jams by one of the tightest, grooviest and best looking bass players out there, the badass of a frontman Laura Leezy having groups… keeping us in the right tempo to start this climb somewhere a little higher.
I wonder who Alfred is and why he left. Maybe a tear drops, but no sadness. I like to call it a little faded dew.
Mezmorized – Wiz Khalifa
Stealing the base for home is from the next generation Weed King, and self-proclaimed rock star himself.
If you’ve never been in a hot club listening to this jam at absurd levels, do you even really smoke bro?
Will You Sing – Kamasi Washington
And to top it all off, I leave you with some eclectic, hooded, lively vibes from one of the most incredible composers of our time.
This 10-minute tune is sure to take any smoke session to places it won’t usually go; but beware, you risk becoming a fan of futuristic instrument jazz, fueled by black excellence, high class and expensive taste.
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