After thriving through the seamless transition between a cutting edge newcomer to one of today's most respected and ambitious rap/hip-hop heroes, KJ-52 continues pushing the musical and lyrical envelope. With his finger planted firmly on the pulse of current trends while simultaneously blazing a trail for the future class to follow, the veteran's eighth career long playerDangerouscould quite possibly be his most alluring and adventurous to date.
"The theme that runs throughout the record is God is calling us to live dangerously for Him," states charismatic KJ-52. "We have to be careful that we don't give in to the world, which is like drinking poison out of a gold cup. But as Christians, we can't go along with the status quo or play it safe. There's no room for laziness or complacency."
As KJ reminiscences about the past decade and change, he can't help but be thankful for such endurance, especially as tastes and trends change practically overnight and many of his previous peers have since tapered out of the spotlight. But rather than have his head swell at the prospect of being a pioneer, he gives all the glory back to God.
"Eleven years is really a lifetime in rap years and now I have guys booking me who say 'I grew up listening to you,'" he suggests. "I think it's a result of a lot of things, in part staying in tune with the fans, listening to them, listening to what's going on musically, always staying on the road and looking to the future. Throughout it all, God's provided and expanded my platform and He'll continue to do that until it's time to move on to whatever's next."