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  • "Behind The Musik" from Behind The Musik (A Boy Named Jonah)
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  • "Brand New Day" from Dangerous
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  • "Dangerous" from Dangerous
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  • "Dear Slim" from Collaborations
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  • "Do The Bill Cosby (ft. George Moss)" from Dangerous
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  • "Do Yo Thang" from The Yearbook
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  • "End Of My Rope (2:36)" from Five Two Television
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  • "Facemelt" from Dangerous
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  • "Fanmail" from The Yearbook
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  • "Fuego (Ft. Funky) (3:36)" from Five Two Television
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  • "Gameface (2nd Half Edition) ft. KB & Soul Glo Activatur & Flame" from Mental
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  • "He Did That (3:50)" from Five Two Television
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  • "Headline News @ 11 (Co-Starring Braille) (2:16)" from Five Two Television
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  • "I Can Call on You" from Behind The Musik: The Deluxe Edition
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  • "Island Of The Misfit Toys ft. Social Club & SPZRKT " from Mental
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  • "KJ Five Two" from It\'s Pronounced Five-Two
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  • "Life After Death" from Behind The Musik (A Boy Named Jonah)
    Views 2101 Views | Comments 1 Comments
  • "More of You, Less of Me (feat. Whosoever South)" from Jonah
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  • "Revenge Of The Nerds" from Collaborations
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  • "Stuck In The 80s" from The Yearbook
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  • "Swagged Out With Tags Out (4:02)" from Five Two Television
    Views 1312 Views | Comments 0 Comments
  • "That Was My Life (ft. Dre Murray)" from Dangerous
    Views 930 Views | Comments 0 Comments
  • "They Like Me (ft. Lecrae)" from Dangerous
    Views 2807 Views | Comments 0 Comments
  • "Tonight (Single)" from Tonight (Single)
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  • "Tweezy Dance (3:35)" from Five Two Television
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    Latest News
    ​KJ-52 Set to Debut Movie
    (Thursday, August 10, 2017)
    ​KJ-52 Accepts New Pastoral Role In Home Church
    (Monday, July 24, 2017)
    KJ-52 Premieres First Full Length Music Video From Project, 'Jonah'
    (Tuesday, May 02, 2017)
    KJ-52 Announces Winners of 16 Bar Challenge
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017)
    ​KJ-52 Launches New Subscription Service
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017)
    KJ-52 Pays Homage to a CHH DJ Icon
    (Wednesday, December 21, 2016)
    KJ-52 Releases First Independent Project through PledgeMusic
    (Wednesday, November 23, 2016)
    Hands and Feet Project Launches Fantasy Football League
    (Sunday, August 07, 2016)
    Adam Cappa Gets Married
    (Tuesday, September 15, 2015)
    Veridia Reveals New EP Title And Cover
    (Tuesday, September 01, 2015)
    Hawk Nelson Crashes Fan's Wedding
    (Wednesday, July 22, 2015)
    Disciple, KJ-52 and Everfound To Tour This Fall
    (Saturday, July 18, 2015)
    KJ-52 Turns 40
    (Wednesday, July 01, 2015)
    VERIDIA Announces First Headlining Tour
    (Thursday, June 18, 2015)
    Christian Film Makers The Erwin Brothers Seek Fan Funding for Jesus Revolution Film
    (Tuesday, January 20, 2015)
    Tedashii Plans Tour With Moriah Peters, V. Rose, Spec and Speaker Jefferson Bethke
    (Wednesday, January 14, 2015)
    New Year, New Resolutions
    (Monday, January 05, 2015)
    New Year's Resolution Round-Up (2015 Edition)
    (Thursday, January 01, 2015)
    Lecrae Announced As First Creation Fest 2015 Headliner
    (Friday, December 05, 2014)
    KJ-52's "Tonight" Launches As Monday Night Football Theme Song
    (Monday, October 20, 2014)
    KJ-52 Preps Mental for October Release
    (Friday, August 29, 2014)
    KJ-52 & Co. Achieve Guinness World Record
    (Monday, June 09, 2014)
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    Sometimes it takes a fork in the road to help you see who you truly are.  And after sixteen years, hundreds of shows, and hundreds of thousands of lives affected by the music of KJ52, Jonah Sorrentino has emerged with a brand new perspective, sound, and soul.  

    Jonah, KJ52's triumph in candor and personal reflection, is a succinct breeze of raw energy in the form of eight tracks.  That Sorrentino took of the mask of his stage name for this album and chapter is no accident...he has hit the reset button on his career and emerged with a whole new persona: himself.

    "The best way to describe Jonah, is like this: Take an old trusty Macbook Pro (thats me), and add several current software updates.  This album is a transparent look at my life, looking back, looking forward and looking inward.  It's everything my fans love about me in an updated package."

    Sorrentino has streamlined his career in every way to embrace the new face of the music industry.  Instead of going the traditional label route, he has joined the legion of artists who are crowdfunding their releases and going it alone.  52 Records, Jonah's own label, is a brand new entity created for the new album and meant to connect more closely with his core audience.  

    He explains, "I'm coming off two years of the hardest choices I've faced financially, spiritually and career-wise.  I feel renewed from a creative stand point and feel like I'm in the best place Ive been in years. My workload has doubled but my passion for what I do is 7000 times higher."

    Musically speaking, there is no filler on this release.  Though the record comes in at a lean thirty minutes even, there are no album tracks.  If only more artists would approach their craft this way; eight singles equates to a much more listenable release than three singles and nine filler tracks.  Truly, audiences will find it difficult to identify one, single weak point on Jonah.  And these songs are as uplifting as they are infectious, as thought-provoking as they are honest.  

    True to the precedent he set very early in his career, KJ presents spiritual truth with clever rhymes, from a unique perspective.  Only this time he does it with a vulnerability previously unheard.  And at the core is one central message: God will go before you, through all stages of life, through every up and down, if you are willing to believe.  And within this overarching, career-spanning theme, he is as diverse as they come in terms of song to song thematics. On "Hold on," KJ addresses his younger self at three different points in his life, offering advice to hold steady and never give up hope: This is all about to change, know there's a better way.  Roll with the punches, you can hold for a better day.  On "Get down, Get Down" Sorrentino addresses some of the more awkward moments in his career:  Pull up to the curb in my '05, got the rims on tens as I roll by.  No Benz, but I've got ten friends in an old ride...fanny pack and strapped for the hole night.  And on "Day Job," Jonah reflects on his decision to pursue music as a career the decade and a half, keeping his eyes on the larger purpose of his music: What if I never quit my day job, just pulled a nine to five trying to get the cake off?  Would the ones that you saved have strayed off?  Always personal, always candid, KJ will have you listening attentively as he spins yarns and spouts humorously.

    Jonah Sorrentino has averaged 150 shows per years every single year of his career.  He tours relentlessly without rest, always maintaining his reputation as one of the most visible hip-hop artists in the industry.  He has shared the stage with everyone from Lecrae to Toby Mac to Andy Mineo.  In support of Jonah, his plan is to take it upon himself to share these songs more fervently than at any point in his career, and to use the past sixteen years of stories to shed true light on others.

    "This album is, when you boil it down, about the things Ive seen God showing me.  It reflects a desire to be very transparent, more so than I ever have. These days, I'm way more comfortable in my own skin.  I've found a balance between what I love about hip hop and what I love about being myself, and I feel this project is the strongest one I've done in years.   Hopefully I can use my personal experiences grab someone's attention and be able to point them to something that has hope, life and so much more."

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    Twitter Updates
    Not counting side projects/deluxe versions/remixes ..which one of my 9 albums is your favorite? https://t.co/XWUyUo1FFZ
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    Today: Manheim, PA - Oct 22 at the Jonah tour pt. 2 https://t.co/WDAOHFWpfl
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    @BoMullett Gone.. played in Hartford city in last night
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    Today: Findlay, OH - Oct 21 at the Jonah tour pt. 2 https://t.co/wDZ0JA5vXp
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    New podcast “why did NF outsell Lecrae” @ https://t.co/eJmspqTLTG https://t.co/AMMKGRRtxz
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    education | Posted October 16, 2017
    An artist is performing quite well for the flow of goods for the humans. The talent of the artist and top essay writing companies has been at the forefront of the activities for the followers of the artist.

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    Music | Posted February 13, 2017
    Great new album (Jonah)

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    Great Pick-me-up music! | Posted October 27, 2014
    Kj's music is super exciting. And his concerts keep you entertained the whole time. Thumbs up KJ. Hus message is great too.

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    Great New Album! | Posted October 15, 2014
    Mental is some of his best sounding music yet!

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    Many Fond Memories- and more to come! | Posted October 14, 2014
    Just such a great artist with great music! He was actually the first (and is still one of the few) rappers I ever listened to or became a fan of. His music has brought lots of laughs, smiles, and many other great things about music to me and my family! He was also one of the few (especially Christian) artists that I enjoyed that my friends at school liked too (or had even heard of). Keep being cool and spreading great music and fun- best wishes!! :^)

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    Alex116 (6)
    Amazing! | Posted October 07, 2014
    New album is amazing! But then again what else would you expect from the guy who holds the world record for the worlds longest freestyle rap:)

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    ndnsinger (22)
    Great video blogs | Posted September 12, 2010
    I love listening to KJ-52's music. I also like the way he always keeps the fans in the loop of what he is working on and what happens at his concerts. His music gets better every album.

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    itzmee (13)
    Skillz | Posted May 23, 2010
    I am such a fan of KJ's music. Not only is his music fun, but it has helped me many times and he never leaves God out of his rhymes. His music always has a message. Love this dude!

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    good | Posted September 07, 2009
    he is pretty good. i love behind the music

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