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Kj-52 / Mental
Album:Mental Collection:Hip-hop
Artist:Kj-52 Added:12/2014
Label:Bec Recordings 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2015-01-04 Pull Date:2015-03-08 Charts:Hip-Hop
Week Ending:1 Mar22 Feb18 Jan11 Jan
Airplays:1112

Recent Airplay
1.Sun, 06 Aug 17:Daniel of LJH
Lift Jesus Higher Pt 2
4.Sun, 20 Mar 16:Daniel
Lift Jesus Higher Pt 2
2.Sun, 16 Jul 17:Daniel of LJH
Lift Jesus Higher Pt 2
5.Sun, 04 Oct 15:Daniel of LJH
Lift Jesus Higher, Presented by ReJOYce in Jesus Ministries
3.Sun, 04 Dec 16:Daniel of LJH
Lift Jesus Higher Pt 2
6.Sun, 19 Jul 15:Daniel
Lift Jesus Higher Pt 2

Album Review
Daniel
Reviewed 2014-12-21 
KJ-52 is veteran in the CHH genre, one I used to compare to an Eminem in his counterpart genre. But this is the first we're hearing from KJ in a long time and this sound is very Miami as a whole. It's catchy, it's upbeat with a lot of medium to fast tempo-ed jams that you would expect to hear at a party or a club. He mixes things up with more thought-provoking records, which is more what we are used to from him. The only thing missing was the hidden track where he usually does some really funny song about mullets or something equally fun. Overall this album is a good listen. The production is crazy and if you like party music, EDM, trance, or anything along those lines you might enjoy this album, as well. My favorite tracks are: 1, 2, 3, and 5. There are no FCCs on it so it's an easy-listen.

This review was completed by Daniel of LJH.

*1) 3:13 - Medium - Heavy southern style. Rolling hi-hats and synths, clapping sounds, and various other synthesized sounds and digitally manipulated background vocals. A "Slapper." Guest vocalists go hard, too.

*2) 3:24 - Med/Slow - Scratches and an eerie bassline/violin/strings give this song a certain "feel"- gets you pumped up. Great production.

**3) 4:21 - Med/Slow - Vocal Ooh's and a catchy hook carry this joint. Basic hip-hop drums and added effects and a xylophone sound add flavor to the verses. A nice beat-drop/break for the singing part of the hook.

4) 3:51 - Med/Fast - Hard hitting snares and a robotic sine bassline and 808 type kicks, with that "chopped & screwed" hi hat hits. Alarm type synths make this joint just sound crazy!

*5) 3:24 - Slow/Med, then Fast - More trance/dance music with great musical breaks and notational twists and turns that keep your ears engaged. Catchy hook.

6) 3:10 - Med/fast - chopped horns and synths, along with bongo percussion sound elements. Catchy hook. Chopped snares and hi-hats. Nice vocal samples.

*7) 3:20 - Med/Fast - Catchy beat/Miami sound. An analogy using shoes is hard to not enjoy. :) Orchestra style, overlaid with fresh drums and a crazy, hypnotic strings carrying the melody.

8) 3:19 - Fast tempo - Truncated claps and almost a meringue/PitBull-type beat. Very danceable (club-like) rhythms and hook.

9) 3:51 - Med/Fast. EDM sound, with synthesized bass and drum kits. Truncated snares and heavily modulated vocals and sounds. Upbeat.

Track Listing
1.Gameface Ft. Kb, Soul Glow Activatur And Flame 5.Tonight
2.Fight Music Ft. Lecrae And Propaganda 6.Gameface Ft. Kb And Soul Glow Activatur
3.Island Of The Misfit Toys Ft. Social Club And Spzrkt 7.Fresh Kicks On
4.Mental Ft. Tedashi And Soul Glow Activatur 8.Its Going Down Ft. Canton Jones
 9.Brand New Day Ft. Humble Tip And Bethany Jo