KJ-52 was born on June 26, 1975, in Tampa, Florida. He entered the Christian hip-hop scene in the late 1990s and gained recognition for his positive and faith-based lyrics. The name "KJ-52" is a combination of "KJ," which stands for his first name (Jonah Kirsten), and "52," which refers to the biblical concept of the five loaves and two fishes (John 6:9).

Throughout his career, KJ-52 released numerous albums, including "7th Avenue" (2000), "Collaborations" (2002), "It's Pronounced Five Two" (2003), "Behind the Musik" (2005), "The Yearbook" (2007), and more. His music often addresses issues of faith, life struggles, and the Christian experience.

In addition to his music career, KJ-52 is known for his work as an author and speaker. He has written books such as "What Happened Was" and "Victory Lap." KJ-52 has also been involved in outreach and ministry, using his platform to connect with young audiences and share his faith.  He is still a Guinness World Record holder for the longest Team freestyle (2014) of 12 hours and 2 minutes.

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