KJ-52 returns with this introspective and autobiographical album that tells the story of KJ-52's life, including his birth into this world and his rebirth in Christ. The album is interlaced with recorded comments by his mother and father describing various life milestones, starting with his dad explaining how KJ-52 was named. The album won the 2006 Dove Award for Rap/Hip Album of the Year.
The album opens with Fivetweezy, which brings the listener up-to-date on KJ-52 while poking fun at pop culture ("I feel like Jessica Simpson, don't know if tuna's fish or chicken"). The song is catchy and clever, with KJ-52 showing his gift of rhyme.
The album continues with a number of compilations featuring popular artists such as Jon Micah of Kutless, Rebecca St. James and Jeremy Camp. One of the best songs on the album is Thank You in which KJ-52 pays tribute to his dad, mom and Jesus, thanking each for what they have done in his life. The tune is catchy and the words are moving.
The Bonus album adds five songs including Napoleon Dynamite, Washed Up (KJ-52's response to being named one of VH-1's "Worst Hip Hop Moments" and bemoaning the fact that Will Smith placed higher on the worst-of list than KJ-52) and Plain White Rapper in a Mini Van.
All together, this is a great album for those looking for an introduction to hip hop. The tunes are catchy, some of the compilations are based on popular songs that are easily recognized, and the rap is not too heavy. Even mom, who doesn't like hip hop, asked to have this put in her car. As KJ-52 says, "this is dedicated to all the soccer moms!"