Christian hip-hop artist KJ-52 is preparing for his upcoming release, Behind the Musik, slated to be on shelves Feb. 1, 2005. This new album debut single "Are U Real", which was selected to be the theme song for 2004-2005 Acquire the Fire events, features Jon Micah Sumrall from Kutless.
This album is KJ's most personal album to date, and reveals how this hip-hop innovator constantly stretches the boundaries of his sound and shape. The tracks include the rapper's humor, but hold onto the pathos of the Lord's suffering and the issues of faith for young people. Joining him in this album are guest artists Jeremy Camp, Rebecca St. James, and Jon Micah.
KJ-52 stands as a role model and encouragement for today's youth, being spokesman of God's work in his life. "If there is anything that is typical in my life, it is not having much but doing the best with what I had," he says. "I wasn't the best rapper. In fact I was horrible, but I got better. I did the best I could and I did it for God. I think He blessed me for that."
Behind the Musik is available now for pre-order through KJ-52's website, www.behindthemusik.com.
Behind the Musik (BEC Recordings)
1. Dad: "that's how you got your name" (intro)
3. Are You Real? Feat. Jon Micah of Kutless
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
10. Right Here feat. Jeremy Camp
11. Video Games
12. Plain White Rapper
13. Dad: "Your City" (interlude)
14. Things I Like feat. Goldinchild
15. Life After Death
16. Never Look Away
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
22. He is All
23. Dad: "It was God working in your life" (outro)