KJ – 52 Youth Concert

Event details

  • Wednesday | April 10, 2019
  • 7:30 pm
  • 848 Schreur St. P.O. box 1336
  • 989-732-7727

Jonah Sorrentino , aka KJ-52, is a Christian rapper from Tampa, Florida. The “KJ” part of his name refers to his old rap alias, “King J. Mac.  The “52”, which is pronounced “five two”, not “fifty-two”, is a reference to the Biblical story of Jesus feeding the multitude with five loaves and two fish. which is also sung about in his song “Push Up” from The Yearbook and in the “KJ Five Two” on It’s Pronounced ‘Five Two. In 2002, he released his second album, Collaborations. The album’s title referred to the numerous contributions made to the album by guest artists, including PillarJohn Reuben and Thousand Foot Krutch.

Collaborations also represented his first nomination for a Dove Award, for “Rap/Hip Hop/Dance Album of the Year” in 2003.

KJ-52 has won four Dove Awards, three in the “Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year” category. He took the 2004 award for It’s Pronounced Five Two, the 2006 award for Behind the Musik (A Boy Named Jonah), and the 2007 award for Remixed. He received an additional honor in 2007, for “Never Look Away” from Behind the Musik, in the “Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song” category.

On October 2008, he released his album, The Yearbook: The Missing Pages, a re-release of his album, The Yearbook. It comes with the original record with a slip over cover that has a code to download the 13 songs.

2009 Dove Awards was another productive year for KJ-52 as he was awarded with “Rap/Hip Hop Song of the Year” for “Do Yo Thang”.

In 2009, he released “Five-Two Television”, and album covering a variety of themes and rap styles. As usual for KJ-52, the album includes both songs with a strong Christian message and songs that are meant only to entertain.

KJ-52 also rapped in the Newsboys cover of “Jesus Freak” and the TobyMac

remix of the song “One World” on the album Hip-Hope which also includes the KJ-52 remixed song “What You Want”.

In 2017, KJ-52 released his first independent album “Jonah.” Following the release of the album, KJ-52 began working on an independent documentary about his life with filmmaker Denver Bailey. The film was released alongside KJ-52’s second independent album titled “Jonah Pt. 2” on February 15, 2018.