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Table of Contents

Opening Credits Introduction Chapter 1: How I Got My Name Chapter 2: Insecure Chapter 3: Tron the Racist Dog Chapter 4: I Almost Burned the Island Down Chapter 5: The G-Force Posse Chapter 6: I Almost Became a Mormon Chapter 7: How I Wrote My First Rap Chapter 8: Prophecy Fulfilled Chapter 9: Gunshots on MLK Chapter 10: Booed Off the Stage at Tribe Called Quest Chapter 11: They Put Me on the Gang File Chapter 12: Wedding Day Disaster Chapter 13: How I Was Discovered Chapter 14: Spells, Warlocks, and Skate Kids Chapter 15: Dear Slim Chapter 16: Scribble Jam Chapter 17: The Dove Awards Chapter 18: Christian Rap Beef Chapter 19: Jesus Freak Chapter 20: Bill Cosby's Bathroom Chapter 21: Agree to Disagree Chapter 22: Guinness World Record Holder Chapter 23: Mary Vs Martha Conclusion Closing Credits

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"What Happened Was..." LP

Kj52 x Poetics

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8 song brand new collaborative project between kj52 x poetics (producer) ft. appearances by xay hill, dre murray, dru bex and more!

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"What Happened Was..." 

Over the 20 years of doing music full time I've accumulated a lot of unique experiences, my hope and desire with this book is to have a conversation with you about some of my greatest  triumphs, joys and  failures.  "What Happened Was..." is a compilation of true stories from my childhood, music, songs, touring and more.  

I've lived a charmed life! Picture you and I sitting in a room telling story after story about every aspect of my experiences.  Ever wanted to know the backstory on a song?  Ever wanted to know my perspective on a issue?  Ever wanted to hang out with me for an hour and have me share my knowledge and wisdom I've learned from a life of music and ministry?  This book is for you.  

Each story will come with it's own soundtrack to help you experience exactly what I was feeling when I was going through that moment.  This being my first auto-biographical book I wanted to allow fans the opportunity to leave quotes, pick questions and to have their name in the credits.  

This book/EP is funded by the fans, inspired by the fans and written for the fans! 

Thank you so much for your support throughout the years, you make what I do possible.

Kj52

(not final cover)

SAMPLE CHAPTER: 

TRON THE RACIST DOG

 .... I’ll never forget the day the dog fairy showed up at our studio.  And I mean this literally-one of my dad’s friends dressed up like an actual fairy to deliver our new pooch/monster.  Can you imagine?  Our neighborhood was composed of some characters, to say the least.  This lady was committed to the costume and the character.  When she came in she said, I'm the dog fairy and I'm here to grant you your wishes.  She produced this crossbred German Shepherd-esque pup.  He was  basically a mutt with several different breeds running through him, but I guess he resembled a Shepherd the most.  I remember he was tall.  He grew up to be a very, big dog, and he had gigantic ears.  

            I need to remind you this was the eighties.  And I was a kid who was obsessed with sci-fi.  So, when my dad gave me permission to name the dog, naturally only one name came to mind:

Tron. 

            I loved (and still love) that movie.  Don’t get me wrong, he ended up becoming a great dog, all things considered.  Really, my only memory of him acting out was when, every once in a while, he escaped off his leash and ran to the fish market next door.  He would sneak in the back and roll around in the fish guts, then return to us reeking, drenched in chum. 

            Tron did have one distinctive, “unique” personality trait, however.  We were in a high foot-traffic area, next to a parking lot and on the main drag next to all the shops and businesses.  My dad would chain him up inside the store so his leash would only reach to the doorway and no further.  Again, people of various ethnicities and background walked by the front of the shop all day, day in day out. Most of the day, Tron just hung out inside of the store. But, you have to picture this:  A white dude would walk by, and the dog would just sit there in the store.  A Cuban guy would walk by, and the dog would just sit there. Puerto Rican guy would walk by, and the dog wouldn’t pay him any mind...

            But when a black guy would walk by, the dog would lose it’s mind…  

(TO BE CONTINUED)

 

Heres a few chapter title ideas/examples:

-I almost got shot onstage 

-Getting booed offstage 

-I changed my name 

-first dove award 

-Spells, warlocks and skate kids 

-Skinhead fight 

-almost burned the island down 

-Dear slim 

-40 worst moments in hip hop

 

 

 

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Table of Contents

Opening Credits Introduction Chapter 1: How I Got My Name Chapter 2: Insecure Chapter 3: Tron the Racist Dog Chapter 4: I Almost Burned the Island Down Chapter 5: The G-Force Posse Chapter 6: I Almost Became a Mormon Chapter 7: How I Wrote My First Rap Chapter 8: Prophecy Fulfilled Chapter 9: Gunshots on MLK Chapter 10: Booed Off the Stage at Tribe Called Quest Chapter 11: They Put Me on the Gang File Chapter 12: Wedding Day Disaster Chapter 13: How I Was Discovered Chapter 14: Spells, Warlocks, and Skate Kids Chapter 15: Dear Slim Chapter 16: Scribble Jam Chapter 17: The Dove Awards Chapter 18: Christian Rap Beef Chapter 19: Jesus Freak Chapter 20: Bill Cosby's Bathroom Chapter 21: Agree to Disagree Chapter 22: Guinness World Record Holder Chapter 23: Mary Vs Martha Conclusion Closing Credits

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Book + CD
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Book + CD

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-Signed physical copy of "What Happened Was.." book

-CD version of the new EP.

-Ebook version of "What Happened Was..."

-Audiobook download of "What Happened Was.."

-Any contribution toward the making of this project receives a special shout out online and in the credits of the book!

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Book + CD + DVD Movie (BEST VALUE)
  • Book + CD + DVD Movie (BEST VALUE)

Book + CD + DVD Movie (BEST VALUE)

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-Signed physical copy of "What Happened Was.." book

-CD version of the new EP.

-DVD version of the Jonah Movie (kj52 documentary)

-Audiobook download of "What Happened Was.."

-Any contribution toward the making of this project receives a special shout out online and in the credits of the book!

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Book + CD + Blu Ray Movie (BEST VALUE)
  • Book + CD + Blu Ray Movie (BEST VALUE)
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-Signed physical copy of "What Happened Was.." book

-CD version of the new EP.

-Blu-ray version of the Jonah Movie (kj52 documentary)

-Audiobook download of "What Happened Was.."

-Any contribution toward the making of this project receives a special shout out online and in the credits of the book!

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Book + CD + Movie + kj52 art piece
  • Book + CD + Movie + kj52 art piece

Book + CD + Movie + kj52 art piece

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-Signed physical copy of "What Happened Was.." book

-CD version of the new LP.

-Blu-ray edition of "The Jonah movie" (kj52 documentary)

-exclusive painted canvas from kj52

-Audiobook download of "What Happened Was.."

-Any contribution toward the making of this project receives a special shout out online and in the credits of the book!

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Talk to me! (kj52 chat)
  • Talk to me! (kj52 chat)

Talk to me! (kj52 chat)

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-Want to chat? Pick my brain? Debate about wether pineapple should go on pizza or not? This one is for you, we'll connect via phone/skype or carrier pigeon for an hour and have an amazing time!

-Signed physical copy of "What Happened Was.." book

-CD version of the new LP.

-Blu-ray edition of "The Jonah movie" (kj52 documentary)

-3 signed Bonus CD's

-Ebook version of "What Happened Was..."

-Audiobook download of "What Happened Was.."

-Any contribution toward the making of this project receives a special shout out online and in the credits of the book

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Kj52 Guest Feature
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Kj52 Guest Feature

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Ever wanted to get a guest feature for your album/song/project? I'll drop a 16 bar verse exclusively for you! (pending approval of song and/or artist)

-Signed physical copy of "What Happened Was.." book

-CD version of the new LP.

-3 signed Bonus CD's

-Blu-ray edition of "The Jonah movie" (kj52 documentary)

-Audiobook download of "What Happened Was.."

-Any contribution toward the making of this project receives a special shout out online and in the credits of the book

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