He’s been quietly making a name for himself as one of the hottest young artists in the UK rap scene, and now KJ is back with his new single ‘Money Hungry’.
Written by KJ and produced by Beatboss, KJ’s latest release ‘Money Hungry’ was inspired by his hunger to “work hard, turn up and get money”, and features UK rapper and songwriter Russ.
KJ shows an intelligent complexity within the song, which has multiple layers exhibiting something very different coming from the UK rap scene. “Make sure you turn up and get money hungry this decade” is the message KJ has for his fans, with the young rapper hooking listeners with his aggressive but passionate bars.
KJ began his career at just 16, creating Grime beats from his bedroom after being inspired by Mac Miller. He thought, ‘If Mac can do it, why can’t I?’ He then went on to meet legendary producers including Gorillaz producer Remy K and former UK pop/R&B group E-17’s lead singer Brian Harvey, who mentored him over the coming years, encouraging him to write new music every day.
The 23-year-old artist’s success has moved at a fast pace over the last few years, with his music meshing between trap, drill and hip hop. The new release follows a number of hyped tracks released in 2019, including ‘Love Yourself’ and ‘Elevated’ featuring Joe Black.
Russ has been a massive influence on KJ’s music life and in the scene itself, whether it has been creating the ‘Gun Lean Dance’ which has created a whole new movement in Drill. The dance is what got the movement popular in videos, but the blend of Drill and Bashment has allowed for the artist to grow commercially. From the moment Russ wrote his verse in 2016, he has been unstoppable and now KJ follows in his footsteps.
KJ’s music career follows a traumatic childhood, with his famous mother, Daniella Westbrook of British drama series Eastenders, battling a public cocaine addiction. Although clean now, these troublesome times inspired KJ to make something of himself outside his family name.
‘Money Hungry’ is available now via all major platforms.
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