KJ-52 "Dangerous" by Kevin Thorson (cmaddict) on 2012-04-04 16:13:21
KJ-52 returns with his latest project "Dangerous", a slightly heavier more serious release. The dark cover is a great representation of the album, not that it's a gloomy or depressing album, it's not at all, just more direct. This hard hitting project comes with a lot of guitar riffs, catchy rhythms, and melodic sections mixed with his refreshingly honest lyrics.
There are several great tracks on the album, the unforgettable "Superhero", the title track "Dangerous", and the heavily synthesized "Go" just to name a few. Song seven presents a dance move KJ-52 calls the "Bill Cosby" and is pretty much the only real light hearted song on the cd.
KJ-52 seems to take "Dangerous" in a somewhat new direction with more of a melodic hip hop tone and less straight rap. The upfront feel and driving concept is very enjoyable to take in. Listening to this album as a whole, cover to cover, is the way "Dangerous" should be consumed. It's one of those releases that you can play over and over again and still find audio treasures all over the place that you missed the first time through.
KJ-52's newest project is dangerously addictive and it's point blank honesty takes this release right at the real issues. This is not at all a good release, it's an excellent release. Pick it up now, you won't be disappointed.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Genre: Hip Hop / Rap
Label: BEC Recordings
Release Date: April 3, 2012
Buy it: Amazon
1. It's Going Down (Feat. Canton Jones) 2:58
2. They Like Me (Feat. Lecrae) 4:15
3. Superhero 4:05
4. Dangerous 3:46
5. Facemelt 2:46
6. Shake Em Up (Feat. This'l) 4:44
7. Do The Bill Cosby (Feat. George Moss) 3:44
8. So Far Apart (Feat. Emily Of Shine Bright Baby) 4:21
9. Brand New Day 3:56
10. Speed That Light (Feat. Rhema Soul) 3:48
11. That Was My Life (Feat. Dre Murray) 4:02
12. Go 4:53