BJ The Chicago Kid is making sure you know his name going into 2016.

Though the crooner’s much-awaited In My Mind LP is still many weeks away – and his single with Big K.R.I.T., “The Resume,” is still getting plenty of replay – BJ took to YouTube this past weekend to remind fans and R&B lovers alike of the power of his voice, dropping a cover of Blackstreet’s classic slow jam “Before I Let You Go.”

’90s R&B covers aren’t new to The Chicago Kid; after all, his The M.A.F.E. Project tape included as a bonus cut, a remake of Aaliyah’s “One In A Million.” But there’s something really special about his version of “Before I Let You Go.” With his friend Jeff V. on acoustic guitar, BJ doesn’t keep the ad-libs of the original but instead infuses the verses with stripped-down soul. It’s not only a reminder of how hard ’90s R&B used to go, but also a reminder that The Chicago Kid’s album is definitely one to keep an eye out for.

Watch BJ The Chicago Kid’s intimate cover of Blackstreet’s “Before I Let You Go” up top.