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KJ-52

Raised in a rough-and-tumble suburb of Tampa, FL, KJ-52 (real name: Jonah Sorrentino) was the product of a broken home, and eventually found himself mixed up in drugs, drinking, and chasing skirts. At 15 a family member challenged him to take up Christ, and being born again gave him the strength to move on. But rather than give up hip-hop and its tacit endorsement of sin, KJ poured his faith into his hip-hop. Even his name was a devotional. "KJ" was an abbreviation of his old rap name, but "52" (pronounced "five-two") represented the miracle of the five loaves and two fish. KJ-52 believed he was spreading the word of the Lord in much the same way Jesus shared the food in the story. But his road to Christian hip-hop heaven wasn't easy. While still a teenager, KJ began working in youth ministry at a Florida inner-city church. He also recorded a demo, but it was largely ignored. Christian or not, getting your music noticed is tough. It wasn't until KJ met a young, likeminded rapper named Golden Child that things began to move forward. The two young men formed Sons of Intellect and began performing throughout Florida. Soon Golden Child moved on and the Sons dissolved. But that brief bit of success in the Christian rap game had whet KJ's appetite, and in the summer of 1998 he stepped down from his youth minister position to pursue his Christian rap dream full-time.

A relationship with Gotee Records' Todd Collins led to a deal with Nashville CCM label Essential, and the label released the debut KJ-52 full-length, Seventh Avenue, in April of 2000. The LP featured collaborations with such Christian heavyweights as Cross Movement and Knowdaverbs. Extensive touring followed the release, and KJ-52 found he'd finally established himself as the Christian rapper he always felt he could be. In 2002, KJ-52 dropped Collaborations. The album's title referred to the numerous contributions made to the album by guest artists, including Ill Harmonics, Pillar, and Thousand Foot Krutch. The most interesting track on Collaborations was "Dear Slim." The track presented an open letter to Eminem, taking issue with Em's own song, "Stan," and some of the more extreme opinions expressed in the Detroit star's lyrics. A battle rap of sorts (albeit a warm fuzzy version), the song nicely encapsulated KJ-52' s conversational rapping style, his intricate wordplay, and his devotion to the man upstairs. ~ Johnny Loftus
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Mental

1. Gameface (Feat. KB & Soul Glo Activatur) (1st Half Edition)

2. Fight Music (I Don't Do Black Or White Music) (Feat. Lecrae & Propaganda)

3. Island Of The Misfit Toys (Feat. Social Club & SPZRKT)

4. Mental (Feat. Tedashi & Soul Glo Activatur)

5. Tonight

6. Gameface (Feat. KB, Flame & Soul Glo Activatur) (2nd Half Edition)

7. Fresh Kicks On

8. It's Going Down (Feat. Canton Jones) (Remix)

9. Brand New Day (Feat. Humble Tip & Bethany Jones) (Remix)

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Track List: Triple Pack!

Disc 1

2. Do That

3. The Choice Is Yours

4. Rise Up

5. Dear Slim

6. Nursery Rhymes

7. Sonshine

8. Wait For You

9. Revenge Of The Nerds

10. 5th Element

11. Industry

12. Why

13. 47 Emcees

15. Where Were You

Disc 2

1. Welcome To The Five Two's

2. KJ Five Two

3. Whoop Whoop

4. Dear Slim Pt. 2

5. So In Love With You

6. Cartoon Network

7. Rock On

8. Back In The Day

9. Can I Speak With A Manager? (Interlude)

10. 47 Pop Stars

11. Pick Yourself Up

12. Don't Go

13. Check Yourself

14. Infomercial (Interlude)

15. #1 Fan

16. I Feel So Good

17. I'm Guilty

18. Outro

Disc 3

2. Fivetweezy

3. Are You Real?

4. Rock With It

5. God

6. Behind The Musik

8. Thank You

9. Jesus

10. Right Here

11. Video Games

12. Plain White Rapper

14. Things I Like

15. Life After Death

16. Never Look Away

17. For The Ladies

19. I Can Call On You

20. Cry No More

21. One

22. He Is All

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Track List: The Yearbook

1. Will You Ever Know?

2. Do Yo Thang

3. You'll Never Take Me Down

4. Do You Got That?

5. It Ain't Easy

6. Push Up

7. I Won't Ever Stop

8. Fanmail

9. You Can Still Come Back

10. Can I Be Honest?

11. Pump That

12. 5 Minutes (In The Garden)

13. Daddy's Girl

14. Wake Up

15. Say What You Want

16. You're Gonna Make It

17. You Hang Up First

18. Always Here For You

19. Take Every Part Of Me

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Track List: Remixed

1. Fivetweezy (Disco Mania Remix)

2. Revenge Of The Nerds (Horns A Plenty Remix)

4. 47 Emcees (Plus 18 More Remix)

5. I Can Call On You (Piano Love Remix)

6. Are You Real? (Oregon Trail Remix)

7. Jesus (Reggaeton Remix)

8. Plain White Rapper (Kalimba Remix)

10. Mullet Pride (Country Krunk Remix)

11. For The Ladies (Soulvibe Remix)

12. Things I Like (Timbojones Remix)

14. Run For Cover

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Track List: Behind The Musik

1. Dad: "That's How You Got Your Name" (Intro)

2. Fivetweezy

4. Rock With It

5. God (feat. Rebecca St. James)

6. Behind The Musik (feat. Pee Wee)

7. Mom: "Sitting In The Puddle" (Interlude)

8. Thank You

9. Jesus

10. Right Here (feat. Jeremy Camp)

11. Video Games

12. Plain White Rapper

13. Dad: "Ybor City" (Interlude)

14. Things I Like (feat. Goldinchild)

15. Life After Death

17. For The Ladies (feat. Seth Ready)

18. Mom "I Wanted To Call You Sky" (Interlude)

19. I Can Call On You (feat. Donnie Lewis)

20. Cry No More

21. One

22. He Is All

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Track List: Dangerous

1. It's Going Down

2. They Like Me

3. Superhero

4. Dangerous

5. Facemelt

6. Shake Em Up

7. Do The Bill Cosby

8. So Far Apart

9. Brand New Day

10. Speed That Light

11. That Was My Life

12. Go

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Track List: Five-Two Television

1. Five-Two Television (Intro)

2. Adventures Of Tweezyman

3. End Of My Rope

4. The Chris Carlino Story: Day One (Interlude)

5. Headline News At 5

6. He Did That

7. Let's Go

8. The Chris Carlino Story: Week Two (Interlude)

9. Are You Online?

10. Calling You

11. Headline News At 11

12. Picture

13. Shake It Off

14. Gonna Be Alright (Five Two Television Album Version)

15. Help Me Change

16. Swagged Out With Tags Out

17. The Chris Carlino Story: Week Four (Interlude)

18. Fuego

19. Tweezy Dance

20. Let It Go

21. Firestarter

22. Broken People

23. The Chris Carlino Story: Week Five (Interlude)

24. Dear God

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Track List: Tonight (Single)

1. Tonight

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you suck
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#dabest
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I think I found a new favorite
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Slim shadey
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Who is he talking about
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Don't read this. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Now that you've started reading this don't stop. If your reading this and ignore it you will have bad luck. Post this on 15 different songs in143 minutes. When your done press your space bar and your crushes name will appear in big letters. This is freaky it actually works.
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And kj-52 is awesome!
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Capital kings aren't breaking up
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Does anyone care that capital kings is breaking up?!?!?!?!!? ! ? ? ? ! ? ? ? ? ? ! ? ! ? ? ! ? ? ! ?
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If you like Christian rap listen to Jordan Armstrong
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He has some really funny songs like gimme dat, and cartoon network.
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KJ-25 is a beast and so talanted
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KJ-52 is a wonderful rapper with unique beats and style choice of his rap's as well his lyrics are great.
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Hey KJ 52 this is DèBlessed I was just wondering if DJ official is still doing the best of the submissions and if so how would I drop a submission.
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What is going on Goooddy246? These guys rock!
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KJ-52 is amazing!!!!! !
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you crazy. l have no idea WHAT you are talking about Goooddy 246.
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GAMEFACE
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Hi kj love your songs
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This is the first song of his I have heard. He is really good!
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Metal
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I love his music !!!!!!!!!!
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Love you music :)
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GAME FACE!!!!!!!! ! X <
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The first album i heard/bought from KJ was 52 television and i liked it so much!
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Kj is real with this track.......
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I LOVE DEAR SLIM
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Game face a great song to play before a football game
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He has a really good bio
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ya its great
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Good SONG
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I LOVE THIS SONG I have hard this song a long time ago
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I forgot lyric to this song it's a different song
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Turn up
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I LOVE THIS SONG my sister went to Wal-Mart right before Christmas never go there it's crazy and some people are leave their cart in the middle I'll now that crazy busy at Wal-Mart I wouldn't not go there my dad go there to get filters for the air filter were we can't find them I any were would go to target not busy with wide I'll I like that
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like:)
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LOVE THIS SONG LOVE THIS SONG
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Its going down
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I love leceas songs
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Lecrae is different; not better. There both amazing.
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This song is fantastical! ! Lord bless u for ur amazing song!!
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Amen!! God Bless that man!! Sharing the Word!!
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Lecrae is better ����
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ikr best rapper ever!!!!!!!
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Amazing rapper
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