Friend to GFM Miss Special is back with another great interview. Miss Special recently interviewed BJ The Chicago Kid before his performance at The Vibe House during SXSW. They spoke about working with Thurz, Pac Div, Fly.Union, a bunch of unreleased tracks with Fly.Union, possibly doing a duet with Kay Cola and his upcoming duets with Joi Starr, Lola, Treasure Davis, etc. They also spoke about the story behind the title “Pineapple Now-Laters”, including the J. Dilla influence, bringing soulful r&b back, the next video from the album from Paris and when to expect it. In addition they spoke about the success of the album, the loss of his friend, the creative process when working with Kendrick Lamar and what’s next for him.

Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.