Karen "Kay Kay" Jenkins

Karen "Kay Kay" Jenkins

 Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Karen has a Inspirational, Neo-Soul, Jazzy, Raspy voice with an R&B feel. Her vocals are unique and undefined . Her style is strickly original. She sings songs from her heart that are uplifting with thought provoking messages introducing you to God's truth and way of life.

Biography

~ Karen “ Kay Kay” Jenkins ~

“I Have Joy”

Based on a long journey of trials and struggles, BOTEAP Entertainment introduces to you a woman of strong faith, courage, and perseverance. Through the album “I Have Joy”, there is a story that must be told which will impact every listening ear……

This alto first arrived on the gospel scene with her local top chart popping single “He’s So Good To Me” in the spring of 2003, which drew immediate attention from her hometown local radio station WXEZ The New Star 94.1 FM. She was recognized on more than one occasion of being Hampton Roads “Rising Gospel Star” on their weekly Thursday competition.

Her songs have their own indescribable hooks and bridges that match her undefined unique vocals. They will take you on and never-ending journey of worship, which will keep you listening further. The catchy sound is guaranteed to become a positive implant in your spirit.

Karen a native of Norfolk, VA is married with two wonderful children. This lovely multi-talented woman resides in Williamsburg, VA where she spends most of her time singing, writing music, and the rest of her time recording when she’s not being Mommy or Baby. She first began playing the piano by ear when she was about 7 years old. This prompted her mother to enroll her in lessons right away to perfect the natural talent that God had already given her.

"I Have Joy” the current project offered by, this laid back soul-stirring vocalist exhibits pure creation and cross blends of riffs, runs and rhythms with melodic vibes and tones that thrive in the inner strength of her lyrical contents.

“There were so many labor pains during the birthing process of this project” said Jenkins. “I Have Joy” joy joy down in my soul, and His love has made me whole…..”

Beginning with the heartwarming track “Count On God” onto the title track “I Have Joy” to the trusting and believing he will meet your needs “Worship Medley” and ending with
the cheerful “Celebration” there is an abundance of thought provoking messages to God’s truth and way of life for the entire Christian community.

Karen’s project reflects her own personal life’s struggles along with the experiences of those whom closely shares in her life. “This project was thirteen years in the making, she stated. “My prayer was that God would allow me just a small glimpse of his blueprints for my journey, so that I could reach the masses of his people telling my story and how he’s been the best ingredient of my life”. “It only takes one to chase a thousand”….

In order to effectively convey her story, she teamed up with three of VA’s finest producers Omega & Alpha’s T. Morton, Independent producer Darryl Woodson Jr., and KR Music’s Kenneth “Keys” Robinson. Every person brought a different savor to the soundboard along with production efforts by Mrs. Jenkins herself on 4 tracks.

Karen is a natural and has music and production running all through her spirit. She has a heart and love for the youth in her church as well as her community. The edgy, raspy, contemporary, neo-soul alto voice she has is expected to take the gospel industry to new heights. Boteap Entertainment presents to you....Ms. “I Love Him” herself.

Lyrics

~ Count On God ~

Written By: Karen Jenkins

~ Count On God ~

Verse One

If you are broken and can’t stand the pain
And you are hurting needing shelter from the rain
I heard of a savior whose heart so very warm
If you call his holy name he’ll protect you from the storm

Hook

There’s a healer that you can call on when you’re in doubt
If you’ve never depended on anyone you call always count on God

Chorus

Count on God
You can always on God
Count on God
You can always count on God
If you believe then you will see
That he will show you your destiny
You can always, always count on God

Verse Two

He won’t forsake you as long as you don’t turn away
But first you must invite him in your life and he’ll direct you all the way When you think it’s too late and you’ve fallen down
He will reach out for you and place your feet on solid ground

Hook

There’s a healer that you can call on when you’re in doubt
If you’ve never depended on anyone you call always count on God

Verse Three

Though sometimes life’s blows may stun you
And you don’t know where to turn
There’s a fire that’s deep within your heart and you can feel it slowly burn
Broken promises and heartache is what took your joy away
Not understanding what life is all about then you turn and go astray

Bridge

But I know a man whose love can calm any raging sea
Just give him a chance and take him by the hand
He’ll open your eyes to see
Repeat Chorus (1x)

Vamp

You can always, always count you can always, always count (9x)
You can always count on God

~ Rain ~

Written By: Karen Jenkins & T. Morton

~ Rain ~

RAP

During the rain -- I won’t be a umbrella covered sinner – More so they say knowledge is food for thought so how can a blessing make me thinner – Satan’s imps race to the finish line while God’s children pace themselves to become a winner – I need approval only from my father, my beholder, my maker – And not the fascist of you someone who’s known to be a hater – We as people needs to understand this world is so injured – And during satan’s time to shine on earth in the spirit you need JESUS to defend ya.

Verse One

It’s never too late for you to call on a friend
He will be there for you time and time again
There is no limit to the things he can do
He will be right there for you,
He is your strength at times when you’re weak
A rewarder if you diligently seek
Giving you peace in the time of a storm
Joy for the reasons to carry on

Chorus

So let it just rain, rain
Showered blessings fall when it rain
Let it just rain, rain
All of God’s children feel the rain
Let it just rain, rain
Showered blessings fall when it rain
Let it just rain, rain

Verse Two

Allow it to fall on me and never ever stop
Put me in place to feel every single drop
Only your word will remain to be true
I’m proving you now to see what you’ll do
The windows of Heaven Lord open up wide
Give me the access to look inside
Out of your riches continue to pour
No room to receive, But I ask for more

(Repeat Chorus)

Bridge

All you’ll have to do is call his name
Have a little faith and give him praise
He’s always on time
No greater love you’ll ever find
So let it just rain, rain, rain, raaaain
(Repeat 1X)

Vamp

Well let it just fall down on me Jesus
Let your spirit fall like rain
And just rain, rain, rain, rain, Let it rain (Repeat 1X)

(Repeat Chorus until songs fades)

~ Celebration ~

Written By: Karen Jenkins

~ Celebration ~

Intro:
Open with cheerful praises

Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Chorus
Celebrate Jesus Christ come on
Celebrate Jesus Christ come on

Verse

There’s a praise party going on here
A celebration of our savior who’s so dear
So get your Shebach on and your Judah Praise too
We gone celebrate our Savior with, Come on now

Hook

Celebrate Christ (BGV)
We’re going to praise his name and have a blessed time
Celebrate Christ (BGV)
We’re going to praise his name and have a blessed time

Bridge

It’s time for you to get it together
It’s up to you hell or Heaven
Everyone who loves Jesus Christ, come on
Hallelujah

(Repeat Chorus)

Vamp

We’re going to have a praise fest tonight
Cuz we gone stomp the devil down
Come on now
(Repeat 2 X )

(Chorus until fade )

~ What Must I Do ~

Written By: Karen Jenkins

~ What Must I Do ~

Verse One

O’ Lord can I talk to you, Wait a minute Jesus
Let me explain, I don’t want to keep living in sin
I need your help to make a change, I heard I had to come to you
And ask in your name, My life wouldn’t be the same

Chorus

What must I do to get a prayer through Lord
Please let me know what you want me to do
I can’t walk this earthly journey without you
The enemy has my mind confused

Verse Two

I prayed to you once, Then I prayed to you twice
I didn’t get no results, I thought I was gone loose my mind
After all that I’ve been through, Things still didn’t change

Chorus

What must I do to get a prayer through Lord
Please let me know what you want me to do
I can’t walk this earthly journey without you
The enemy has my mind confused

Verse Three

O’ Lord are you listening, I’m sorry I don’t mean to complain,
I got issues deep within, I need to get them off my chest,
I don’t know why I’m feeling this pain, Maybe you could explain
Again I ask in your name

Bridge

I’ve given up on all my hopes and dreams
I was told I was nothing, And would never be anything
Not to mention bills are due, Today I lost my job
And Lord my car got repo’d too

Vamp Till Fade

What must I do
What must I do
What must I do
What must I do
What must I do

~ I Have Joy ~

Written By: Karen Jenkins

~ I Have Joy ~

Chorus

I have Joy, Joy, Joy down in my soul
I have Joy, Joy, Joy your love has made me whole
I have Joy, Joy, Joy down in my soul
I have Joy, Joy, Joy your love has made me whole

Verse One

When I awaken in the morning just to see your sunrise
I thank you for your amazing grace and continual peace of mind
Lord I love you and there’s nothing I wouldn’t do
To spread the goodness of your word, your mercy and your truth

Chorus

I have Joy, Joy, Joy down in my soul
I have Joy, Joy, Joy your love has made me whole
I have Joy, Joy, Joy down in my soul
I have Joy, Joy, Joy your love has made me whole

Verse Two

And I will be so ever grateful that you chose to save me
The day you laid down your life and died on Calvary
I exalt you and give your name the highest praise
Worship shall spring from my mouth all of my days

Chorus

I have Joy, Joy, Joy down in my soul
I have Joy, Joy, Joy your love has made me whole
I have Joy, Joy, Joy down in my soul
I have Joy, Joy, Joy your love has made me whole

Breakdown

You give me so much Joy
Deep down in my soul
The world didn’t give
The world can’t take it
They can’t have my Joy
(Repeat 1x)

Repeat Chorus

Repeat Breakdown then go back into chorus until song ends

~ He's So good To Me ~

Written By: Karen Jenkins & Troy Morton

~ He’s So Good 2 Me ~

CHORUS

I love Him, I love Him, I love Him, I love Him, Cuz He’s so good 2 me
I love Him, I love Him, I love Him, I love Him, He died on Calvary
I love Him, I love Him, I love Him, I love Him, To save a wretch like me
I love Him, I love Him, I love Him, I love Him, He’s so good 2 me

VERSE ONE

Did you ever think that you didn’t have friend in this whole wide world
No one to tell your troubles to, No one to help you make it through
Well I have a mighty friend of mine, I think you need to know
He will give you joy and peace of mind, And go everywhere you go

CHORUS

I love Him, I love Him, I love Him, I love Him, Cuz He’s so good 2 me
I love Him, I love Him, I love Him, I love Him, He died on Calvary
I love Him, I love Him, I love Him, I love Him, To save a wretch like me
I love Him, I love Him, I love Him, I love Him, He’s so good 2 me

VERSE TWO

Did you ever think that you didn’t have friend in this whole wide world
No one to tell your troubles to, No one to help you make it through
Well I have a mighty friend of mine, I think you need to know
He will give you joy and peace of mind, And go everywhere you go

(RAP PORTION)

(Repeat Chorus)

BRIDGE

Now that you know, Now that you know, Now that you know, Now that you know
Now that you know, What do you plan to do
He died to save my soul, And he did the same for you
But first you must believe there is power in his name
His word is never void, And his love’s always the same

VAMP TIL SONG FADES

I Love Him, I love Him, I Love Him
He’s So, so, so, good
I Love Him, I love Him, I Love Him
He’s So, sooooo, good
I Love Him, I love Him, I Love Him
He’s so, sooooo, good
I Love Him, I love Him, I Love Him
He’s so, gooood
I Love Him, I love Him, I Love Him
Cuz He’s so good 2 me!

Discography

New Project Slated To Be Released In January 2011.
I Have Joy --- August, 2005
He's So Good To Me -- EP--- 2003

Set List

Setlist depends on what type of event. Sets normally last anywhere from 15 minutes to 1 hour.