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  • "All I Had (feat. Datin)" from Jonah Part Two
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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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  • "Get Out My Way" from Mostest Wonderfullest Time of the Year
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  • "Glory To God" from Glory To God (Single)
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  • "Go to Bed" from Mostest Wonderfullest Time of the Year
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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)
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  • "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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  • "Silent Night" from Mostest Wonderfullest Time of the Year
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  • "Stuck in the 80's" from The Missing Pages
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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
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  • "That Was My Life (ft. Dre Murray)" from Dangerous
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  • "They Like Me (ft. Lecrae)" from Dangerous
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  • "Time Alone" from Jonah Part Two
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  • "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 Releases New Single "One Year Ago" To Christian Radio
    (Thursday, February 11, 2021)
    KJ-52 Releases New Single To Christian Radio Today
    (Tuesday, March 31, 2020)
    KJ-52's Book "Victory Lap" Out Now In Multiple Formats
    (Monday, March 02, 2020)
    Jonah Sorrentino Announces Last Project as KJ-52
    (Wednesday, November 06, 2019)
    NewReleaseToday Launches New NRT Now Podcast
    (Monday, August 05, 2019)
    KJ-52 Releases 'What Happened Was...The Mixtape'
    (Tuesday, July 30, 2019)
    New Single from KJ-52 Out to Radio
    (Wednesday, July 10, 2019)
    Rapper KJ-52's Book Release Coincides with 44th Birthday
    (Wednesday, June 26, 2019)
    KJ-52 X Poetics Releases New Album Today
    (Friday, May 17, 2019)
    KJ-52 Celebrates Milestone Anniversary
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018)
    ​KJ-52 Selects Contest Winners
    (Tuesday, March 20, 2018)
    ​KJ-52 Set To Release New Project Loaded With Extras
    (Wednesday, January 17, 2018)
    KJ-52 Fan Pranks With Wikipedia Edits
    (Friday, December 08, 2017)
    ​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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    On his newest release "Jonah pt. 2 ", veteran hip-hop artist KJ-52 finds the common ground with an uncommon style, reaching out to seekers and skeptics alike. 

    "Jonah pt. 2" started as bonus songs that grew into a full blown project.  Featuring appearances by Datin, Zauntee, Canon & more, it introduces 10 taut songs with immediately memorable hooks.  This album gets real, has fun, and goes deep from beat to beat, marking a step forward in an already exemplary urban music career. 

    Miami born, Tampa native KJ-52, (real name Jonah Sorrentino), broke through at a time when rap and religion rarely mixed. With his own mix of sharp wit and lyrical intelligence, he steadily led the genre into the mainstream, making the scene via guest spots on pop records (Newsboys, TobyMac, and Jeremy Camp) and amassing 6 dove awards & 750k career units sold. 

    4 years later he's still in the Guinness Book of World Records for his freestyle skills. That's crazy, right? Not really... this is how he came up.

    "Our world is broken. It's gone nuts," he concludes. "But there's still hope for us all. We can know who God is, help each other out as friends, and seek His purpose for the next steps in life." 

    After thriving through the seamless transition between a cutting edge newcomer at the tip of the 2000's to one of today's most respected and ambitious rap/hip-hop heroes, KJ-52 continues pushing the musical and lyrical envelope. This is his 11th release, and second crowd funded and self released indie project.

    In addition to his latest independent album, KJ-52 has collaborated with Atlanta filmmaker Denver Bailey (TruTV's The Carbonaro Effect, HGTV's Flipping Virgins, and Netflix's Rotten) to produce a documentary about the rapper's life. 

    It all started over a plate of tacos following a performance in Atlanta, Georgia, Jonah and Denver fleshed out what a movie about his life would look like. "We began shooting almost instantly. Jonah called me to let me know his Dad was in town, and this was the prime opportunity to catch an interview with him. I drove down to Tampa, and it all kind of snowballed after that," Denver said. 

    After shooting a majority of the documentary, they launched a Kickstarter campaign - for 52 days. The campaign exceeded the $10,000 goal by 20%, and post production began. The duo set out to make a rap documentary, but they admit there's not a lot of rap in the movie. Somewhere along the way, the documentary became more about the human experience, and the documentary serves as more of an à la carte to KJ-52's music than a behind the scenes. 

    "The Jonah Movie" (Runtime: 52 minutes) will release along side "Jonah pt. 2" on February 16th. It's the story of an unlikely candidate that followed the path God laid out for ghim. The film is an inspirational piece that transcends all demographics and will be enjoyed by any audience. "The Jonah Movie," will be available on DVD, Bluray, and digital outlets starting with Vimeo on February 16th.

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    rbrown13 (223)
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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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    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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    good | Posted September 07, 2009
    he is pretty good. i love behind the music

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