The new (hi-fi) record by KJ-52 entitled Dangerous is a solid effort, and well worth a listen.
If you are familiar with any previous work from KJ-52, this CD is different; but not in a bad way. His tunes here are all more “groovy,” and generally would be well suited for any dance club. 7 of the 12 tracks (“It’s Goin’ Down,” “They Like Me,” “Shake ‘Em Up,” “Brand New Day,” “Superhero,” “Speed That Light,” and “Go,”) will make you want to jump around and show off your best moves.
The album also includes a song called “Facemelt,” which is a harder rock/rap combo tune (again with a dance bent) where we get strong electric guitars and rock worthy riffs. KJ proves he can slow down the tempo and craft nicely melodic tunes, as well, as evidenced by “So Far Apart” and the title track, “Dangerous.” He also tops himself in silliness with the odd “Do the Bill Cosby.”
Lyrically, this is a great record overall (with exceptions being “Bill Cosby” and “It’s Goin’ Down,” which are basically fun dance tunes anyway.
KJ’s line in “Brand New Day” seems to hold true for this record as well; “I’m not where I want to be, but I’m not where I used to be.” A solid effort with a lot of good tunes. If you like dance/rap, or like any of KJ-52’s previous records, get it!