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Minneapolis, MN | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | MAJOR

Minneapolis, MN | MAJOR
Established on Jan, 2015
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"Concert Photo/Review - KJ"

GraceFest Saturday
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Young Christian hip-hop artist, KJ, gets the crowd pumped up while rapping his songs Saturday afternoon on the Mary B's stage setup at GraceFest 2006.

Katie King

- Pensacola News Journal.com

"KJ = Hip Hop with a positive message"

11 year old, KJ – . full LP – release: spring 2005. This CD is a hot album for the freshman artist. KJ has been featured with national recording artist - Lil IIRocc Williams of EMI Gospel. - One Way Entertainment

"Fan quote!"

KJ is something special!!! I tried so hard to get my children to stop listening to negative rap music like 50 cent etc... and one day at a festival they heard KJ live in concert and it has truely changed their lives forever. All they play is now is " what We Like" by KJ. They even sit down themselves to write positive raps and raps about God now! You have no idea how you have been a strong light to my family Thank you soooo much for you gift.

Sarah Haugen and family! - rondo days

"KJ- 2007 Holy Hip Hop Music Awards"

2007 Holy Hip Hop Week Recap

Holy Hip Hop Artist Showcase & Music Awards

Written By: Ursula D. Frederick-Brown, Urban Gospel Alliance - Atlanta Chapter.

Atlanta. January 17, 2007 -- This past week of festivities was a signal to the world that the holy hip hop genre is moving to higher ground. Fellowship of Holy Hip Hop hosted its 7th Annual Artist Showcase and Music Awards during Holy Hip Hop Week (January 8th – 17th) in Atlanta; the Annual Precursor Event to Dr. M.L. King Week, honoring Ministers of the Gospel world-wide from more than 140 cities, 38 states, and 5 nations. This year’s event was triumphed by appearances of some of Hip-Hop’s old school pioneers coupled with substantial media coverage, and most noted by impacting the lives of the youth.

Holy Hip Hop Week was graced by the likes of Kurtis Blow, DJ Flame, Sparkey D, Grand Master Caz and DJ K-Wiz at Center Stage Arena (ATL), individuals whose talents and contributions were instrumental in giving rise to hip hop from the Bronx. These renowned hip hop pioneers have come full circle and have pledged use their gifts for saving souls and professing Christ. A memorable moment, on Friday night January 12, 2007, was the surprise appearance by Mason Betha, aka "Mase", who walked in unannounced and publicly-apologized, on-stage, directly to Minister eDDie Velez and the entire global Holy Hip Hop community for past statements denouncing Christian hip hop ministry in all forms and simultaneously expressing his deepest respect and support for the movement in humbly acknowledging that holy hip hop music can be used as a tool to win back the lost, expressing that he trusts "God will use him to evangelize in arenas where there are 60,000+ souls present at a time" and then sincerely asked that the global HHH community "Pray for him, to a deafening applause from all present to witness this request."

Over 15 media outlets from around the nation conducted hundreds of video-recorded interviews with Ministers of the Gospel who were in the house. Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN & JCTV), Christian Television Network (CTN), to name a few, and reporters from educational institutions like Columbia University, along with Hp4 Digital Works (Christopher Martin-"Play") were on hand to record the entire program, as a part of plans to air the 2007 Holy Hip Hop Music Awards on Cable Television in the Spring of 2007. And speaking of Chris Martin, it was a major accomplishment to hear him and Kurtis Blow be interviewed on V-103’s Frank and Wanda Morning Show reaching over 100,000 Atlanta residents each morning, where Chris and Kurtis talked about upcoming projects and were able to have played on the airwaves the track titled "Tha Block Iz Hot" from of one of Urban Gospel’s up & coming emcees, Ifeanyi.

Young people were not left out of the equation this year and as a matter of fact they showed up and showed out. Barley even teenagers, young phenoms like KJ, 12-year old from Minneapolis, and Young Prayzr, 10-year old from Atlanta were show stoppers bringing the heat to the place. Yet another area the youth excelled in was at the Altar Call, where a number of lives were transformed by the ministry in the house when salvation was offered following powerful and moving praise and worship by Canton Jones and a stirring and riveting sermon from eDDie Velez, with youth dropping to their knees in the middle of the arena and giving their lives to Christ.

Holy Hip Hop Week was a great success, and perhaps one of the greatest highlights came in the form of a letter endorsement of the event by Mayor Shirley Franklin and the City of Atlanta. More than 100/five minute back-to-back performances (the world's largest showcase of its type) took place during the Friday and Saturday nights. All of the Ministers in the house truly represented Christ on the Mic, to the best of their ability from beginning to end, including all of the free-stylers in the main lobby, who also simultaneously for the 7th year-in-a-row kept the party flowing until 1 A.M. each night combined with the anointed turntables of the Higher Ground and Go Ye Djs rockin the house from beginning to end.

Meanwhile at the newly-renovated $8 million Crowne Plaza Hotel (Marietta/Atlanta), Holy Hip Hop Week's UGA/U-Zone/Amen Films/HolyHipHop.com Mixer was attended in record numbers and the performances of V.I.C., Bianca Woodard, Salah, D Class, Richard Dauphin, and KJ were off the charts! The Mixer was followed up each morning by ministry classes hosted by Urban D, Minister Velez and Pastor Wallace, along with Brian Wood of the Holy Rollerz Christian Car Club, providing ministry and educational classes to attendees from coast-to-coast. U-Zone Magazine (4-color) Winter edition copies were handed out to each and every attendee of Holy Hip Hop Week, as the official publication and program. Infinity Music Group President Brad Mathias, Urban D and eDDie Velez hosted the Holy Hip Hop Summit to a packed room of attendees - Urban Gospel Alliance

"Local Christian Rappers: 'Yo, we got a major army'"

. - Sarah Stanley-Ayre


"What We Like" - Debut Maxi Single (c) 2004.
"Behold" - Freshman LP release - Spring 2005.
"What We Like" Album Release -Summer 2005
"So Hot" Single 2006"
"What's Good" Single 2007
"My Party" 2008 Single
""Good Girl" 2010 "Single"
2011 April "God, Music & Money" CD Release
2012- Sswag Movement Mixtape Vol. 1
Kingdom Bound Mixtape
2012 - The College Life Mix Tape
2013-SSwag Movement Compilation
2013-Kingdom Bound Album
2014 Closer Now (Single & Video)

2015- All I Hear Single

2015- All I Hear Music video

2015- Blueprint Music Video  

2015- Blueprint Music video

2015- EP, Mixtape & Album Coming ....

More info on K-Jay available at www.1wayentertainment.com



While most young people are content with hanging out with friends at the Mall, Hip Hop artist Korey "K-Jay" Dean Jr. is busy and dedicated to handling his business of delivering powerful messages to the world.
At the tender age of 21 he is already a well-known force in Christian Hip Hop. This clean cut young man has showcased his musical talents performing in open air christian concerts across America for the last 12 years under the tutelage of his father XROSS (pronounced cross) a Grammy & Stellar nominated pioneer of Christian hip hop.
A Minneapolis native, K-Jay grew up in a musical household and made his performance debut at age 9, in front of a packed house! Following a life-threatening car accident, K-Jay was prompted to fully embrace his musical mission to share his holy hip hop testimony to the masses. "As an artist I want to provide an alternative to young people who enjoy hip-hop, but who are also looking for music with a positive and inspirational message. "I know first hand the temptations youth face everyday in this generation and I understand and have embraced my calling to usher them into a relationship with God". 

Over the years K-Jay has honed his artistic abilities by performing on the same stage as christian music greats like Mercy Me, Third Day, KJ-52, Fred Hammond, Canton Jones, Mali Music, Toby Mac, LeCrae, Andy Mineo, just to name a few... 

K-Jay has also developed into an accomplished and prolific songwriter. On his debut self-titled CD, K-Jay delivered a level dexterity that showcases a promising career ahead.

K-Jay has inked a management deal with powerhouse executive producer and founder of Releve Entertainment, Dr. Holly Carter. 

K-Jay is very excited to begin the next chapter of his life as a full time artist, actor and model.

For updates and more information on K-Jay, please visit: www.1wayentertainment.com

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