KJ-52 Ft. AJ Jenkins “What Happened Was… The Mixtape”

Multiple Dove Award rapper KJ-52 has released what may be a first for Christian hip hop with the release of “What Happened Was…the Mixtape.” The project contains all 23 chapters of the audiobook version of “What Happened Was,” KJ-52’s recently-released book, with a new remixed score by A.J. Jenkins (producer/songwriter whose credits include Jordin Sparks, Elijah Blake, Jason Derulo, Raven-Symone and others). “What Happened Was…the Mixtape” also contains seven unreleased demos from early in KJ-52’s career, including the artist’s first rap, world record attempt, and more.

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“I’ve never seen a project like this,” says KJ-52. “All of the chapters are scored and we’ve added in original demos. It actually plays out more like an audio drama.”

“What Happened Was…the Mixtape,” the latest in a series of projects for KJ-52 under the “What Happened Was…” banner, can be downloaded or streamed at Spotify, iTunes and other streaming platforms. The flagship products include “What Happened Was…,” an eight-song Christian hip hop/rap collaboration from the artist and producer team KJ52 x Poetics, and a book of the same name that is currently released to all book distributors.

“Have a Good Day,” the debut radio single from the new album currently is playing at Christian CHR, Christian Hip Hop, and Rhythmic radio outlets.

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“Over the 20 years of doing music full time, I’ve accumulated a lot of unique experiences,” KJ-52 says. “My hope and desire with my new book and new album is to share a conversation with you, the audience, about some of my greatest triumphs, joys and failures. ‘What Happened Was…’ is a compilation of true stories from my childhood, music, songs, touring and more. And each story comes with its own soundtrack to help you experience exactly what I was feeling when I was going through that moment.”

KJ-52, who is based in Cape Coral, Florida, 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.”

KJ-52 recently hosted the 2019 Camp Electric, the first interactive worship and rock and roll music camp.

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