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Music Releases (more headlines) 08-01-2003

KJ-52 Collaborations Available Now On Uprok Records

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Website: http://www.kj52.com/

KJ-52 is definitely no stranger to the underground scene or to more attentive hip-hop fans across the USA! Winner of the southwestern Florida MPM Spit and Spin battle contest, KJ-52's creatively subversive East Coast style has been an independent phenomenon throughout the 90s. And now KJ-52 continues to expand his fan base through relentless touring, and by signing on with Uprok Records.

Along with playing out on live shows with Wu Tang Clan, Mobb Deep, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Outkast, Das EFX, and many other world famous heads, KJ-52 headlined the "Extreme Event Tour" as well as was featured on the "Extreme Days Tour" with Pax 217, Beanbag, and MG! The Visionary, and appeared at the monumental Flevo Fest in Europe. Now KJ-52 is set to release his first album for Uprok Records.

KJ-52, whose anthem "12 Round KO" was featured in the movie "The Champion," has been involved in hip-hop for several years. He was born Jonah Sorrentino and grew up in a Tampa, Florida ghetto. His first album, "7th Heaven," was devoted to his experiences growing up on that street. "I had a lot of anger, bitterness, and hurt," KJ-52 says about his childhood. He has a heart for the lost in hip-hop and also the young person looking for direction and inspiration in their lives.

KJ-52's last album featured collaborations with members of Grits, Knowdaverbs, and the Cross Movement, and his new album will also feature Grits, as well as ill harmonics, John Reuben, Pigeon John of LA Symphony, Goldinchild, Todd Collins, Mars ILL, and many more to be announced.

Among the producers are Todd Collins, Blake Knight (ill harmonics), DJ Deftone, Flynn of LA Symphony, Goldinchild, Ohmega Watts, and more!

One of the dynamic singles off the record is "The Choice Is Yours," featuring John Reuben, and is produced by Todd Collins. It's a remake of the classic track by Black Sheep.

In the song "5th Element" KJ says that "a story is told about the five elements of hip-hop from the first person perspective of a shell-toe Adidas, a microphone, a turntable, and a spray can. The beat changes up for each perspective." Also featured on the album is "Dance With Me," a collaboration with Pigeon John, produced by Flynn John Atkins. "It's a fun Pigeon John-type song basically talking about growing up and getting turned down by girls, etc."

"ABCs and 123s" features Billy Puddles AKA Suplanta AKA Mickey Cakes, and features the smoothed out production style of Mr. Knight as well.

"Dear Slim," produced by Billy Puddles, is a "Stan" type letter to Eminem from KJ's perspective, "dealing with the whole Slim Shady comparison – basically what I would say to him in a letter."

"Why?' featuring cerebral heads Mars ILL, is produced by Dust, and is an introspective collaboration with soulheir the MANCHILD dealing the issues that make us question reality. "Lighthearted but serious at the same time," KJ-52 promises.

KJ-52s first album for Uprok should be one of the best hip-hop albums available this year. Don't miss it!



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