7th Avenue (album)

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7th Avenue
Studio album by KJ-52
Released April 11, 2000
Genre Christian hip hop
Label Essential Records
Producer Todd Collins
KJ-52 chronology
7th Avenue
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The Phantom Tollbooth 4/5 stars [1]
The Phantom Tollbooth (re-release) 4/5 stars [2]

7th Avenue is the first studio album by rapper KJ-52, and his only release before signing to BEC Recordings. The album notably contains little to no pop influence, instead favoring old school hip hop, and KJ-52 has a more conventional flow here than in his BEC Recordings work, in which it is very simplistic. The album has been hailed as highly influential by such notable Christian hip hop artists such as LA Symphony.

In 2004, it was re-released by Essential Records, with new tracks "Lift Me Up" (Jars of Clay cover), "All Around the World", "Need Someone", "It's The S.O.I. (Remix)", and "12 Round Knockout" added, and with all the skits, the "Greatest M.C." intro, continue, and outro, and songs "Cipha All Stars" and "They Know Not" cut.

Track listing[edit]

2000 version[edit]

  1. "The Greatest M.C. (Intro)"
  2. "1, 2, 3" (feat. Yankee Man)
  3. "Keep It Moving" (feat. Knowdaverbs)
  4. "The Hardway" (feat. T. Cleazy)
  5. "Keep Ya Head Up" (feat. Brook Ross)
  6. "Melvin's Not Here (skit)"
  7. "Do What I Do"
  8. "The Greatest M.C."
  9. "We Rock the Mic"
  10. "Cipha All Stars" (feat. Goldinchild, Imagine, Supplanta, Urban Disciple)
  11. "It's the S.O.I. (Sons of Intellect Anthem)" (feat. The Ambassador, Phanatik)
  12. "Mickey Cakes (Skit)"
  13. "Integrity" (feat. Bonafide of GRITS)
  14. "This is Love" (feat. Amani)
  15. "They Know Not" (feat. L.P., Passion)
  16. "The Greatest M.C. (Outro)"

2004 re-release[edit]

  1. "1, 2, 3"
  2. "Keep It Moving"
  3. "The Hardway"
  4. "Keep Ya Head Up"
  5. "Do What I Do"
  6. "We Rock the Mic"
  7. "It's the S.O.I. (Sons of Intellect Anthem)"
  8. "Integrity"
  9. "This is Love"
  10. "Lift Me Up [Remix]"
  11. "All Around the World" (feat. Pigeon John, John Reuben)
  12. "Need Someone" (feat. Parkway)
  13. "It's the S.O.I. (Remix)" (feat. The Ambassador, Phanatik)
  14. "12 Round Knockout"


  1. ^ Shari Lloyd. "KJ-52 - A Review by The Phantom Tollbooth". Tollbooth.org. Retrieved 2011-09-05. 
  2. ^ Shari Lloyd. "A Review of The Phantom Tollbooth". Tollbooth.org. Retrieved 2011-09-05.