KJ-52, the multiple Dove Award-winning rapper announces the release of a debut single “One Year Ago,” featuring Whosoever South from an album of new material.
The single, from the legendary entertainer’s upcoming musical project of the same name, is being serviced to Christian Hip Hop/Rhythmic, and CHR/Hot AC radio outlets.
“One Year Ago,” written by Jonah Sorrentino (aka KJ-52), Chandler Sherrill, Asaf Fulks and Rowdy Eunice, was produced by Asaf Fulks and Poetics for 52 Recordings.
A video for “A Year Ago” is available on YouTube and can be viewed below.
In January 2020, KJ-52 took an associate pastor position at Christian Life Fellowship in Cape Coral, Fla., officially retiring KJ-52’s 20-year music ministry career, citing burn out and feeling uninspired to write new music.
“Three months into my new position, the quarantine hit and I watched the entire world change while fear and unrest had me staring at a world turned upside down,”KJ-52 says about the spring of 2020.
KJ-52 says his new church position saved him from the fate of most of his peers.
“It was like my career had been on a highway and I took the exit ramp before the inevitable was about to happen,” he says.
“I hope these new tracks speak to you, inspire you and give you hope as we walk through this crazy world. Thank you for sticking with me for this long. The journey is never over is it?”
KJ-52, who is based in Cape Coral, is a Guinness world record holder in freestyling and has garnered six Dove Award wins to-date, including taking home honors for song of the year for “Do Yo Thang” and “Never Look Away” and multiple album of the year wins for “Five-Two Television,” “KJ-52 Remixed,” and “It’s Pronounced Five Two.”
The new collection of music was funded by a Kickstarter campaign. For more information, visit his website.