I have been a fan of KJ for awhile and this CD just cemented it even more. This CD has a good blend of fun upbeat songs, to very serious soul reaching lyrics. It is a mixture of great beats, memorable hooks and even songs that just make you want to praise God for the work he does in our lives. This will be a long review because I am going to break down some of my favorite songs. (not including the interludes)
Track # 2 which has probably one of the most memorable hooks on the CD. The song is to inform all the people that call him KJ 52″ that its pronounced “Five Two”. He also lets us know the thought behind it check out John 6:9 its pretty rad.
Track # 4 called “Dear Slim Pt. 2” is a follow up to his previous hit “Dear Slim.” His reason for writing a “sequal” is because the last single got twisted by the media and a lot of Christians just didn’t get it. A youth pastor even said to him “Boy you sure got that Eminem I hate him” this told KJ that people just were not getting it. My favorite line in this track is “to bad a lot of Christians all they do is hate instead of dropping to the knees and taking the time to pray for” that is an awesome example of how we need to be. He also talks about peoples reaction to the song.
Track # 5 Is all about his love for God and how he came into a relationship with him. It recounts his past and how he sees God was there the whole time. Pretty much his testimony over a funky hip hop beat.
Track # 6 is another one of those goofy tracks. It is about a dream he had walking around in cartoon land. My favorite part is when he gets in an emcee battle with the smurfs. This track is super funny.
Track # 7 is a collaboration with Rob from Pillar. It sounds very similar to KJ’s side project called Peace of Mind. Musically it sounds a little better It’s not my favorite track but its still really good.
Track #8 this was the first track I heard of his new CD “Back in the Day” It is another goofy one (but a true story). Its about back in the day when he used to sport acid washed bugle boy pants lines in his eyebrows and all that. Pretty much about being a “nerdy little dude” The sad thing is a lot of the stuff in this song I relate strongly too. hahaha.
Track # 10 this song is called “47 pop stars” another sequal of “47 emcees” he pretty much talks about Jesus by using secular stars names such as 50 cent Nsync Pink Slipknot Kid Rock etc etc. I love the beat and the hook in this song.
Track # 11 Is a song it kinda has a slow jam vibe to it. It’s an encouragement that God will be there for you through everything you go through. The choice is yours.
Track # 12 (from what I know is a true story) About his child hood. The song talks about his parents finding and ultimatley leading to a divorce and how much it hurt him. It is a song that testifies to the healing power of Christ and how he “brushed away the tears”. This song is awesome I got goosebumps.
Track # 13 Is a plea to the youth of America its all about respecting ourselves. Trying to live a virtuous life keeping away from sexual sin. It is about not believing what you hear everyone say about sex but to know that God’s plan is to wait until marriage. This is another good track
Track # 15 Is a track that just makes me want to fall on my knees and praise God. It is a story (true as far as I know) where he got an e-mail from a suicidal fan. The song is a conversation back and forth between them. The end is a testament of the healing power of Christ this song is amazing.
Track # 16 is a rejoicing song the hook “I feel so Good” just shows the joy that you can have in Christ. This song is just giving everything over to God good stuff.
Track #17 The last serious track on this CD this track is crazy. Its a court trial KJ-52 vs the Son of God in murder 1. It is a track that talks about how our sin is the reason Christ was crucified. The height of this track is when he screams out in desperation “I’m guilty God forive me im guilty I Don’t deserve to live im guilty take me away im guilty im guilty.” But this track ends amazing he is found guilty as charged but after further review of the case prosecution (God) has dropped charges and sets em free.
Track # 18 opens with a phone conversation letting us know that “at the end of the day it all just comes down to Christ who he is and what he can do for you.” The following is a silly song about MDA (Mountain Dew Anonymous.)