JK22 is the professional name of genre-bending independent recording artist, James Kampf. He made his solo professional debut in 2020 with the single “Backroadz”. That track introduced a multi-talented and eclectic singer, rapper, and songwriter from Jackson, Michigan.
Since his debut, the prolific JK22 has produced an impressive volume of work. He has released more than two dozen singles and two full-length albums. In addition to his music, Kampf is an accomplished actor and rap video director who has worked alongside renowned names like Rick Ross, Krayzie Bone, and Snoop Dogg.
Million Dollar Question is the brand new album from JK22, released worldwide via all major streaming services on January 27, 2024. The ten song collection is a collaboration with fellow independent rapper Luchyvalxx. Throughout the record, the two emcees trade tales of their journey in the music business, and the hurdles they continue to face along the way.
Musically, the record blends elements of hip-hop, pop, and rock into a sound that is both experimental and accessible. JK22 drops hard drill beats on tracks like “Intoxicated”, “Stick-Up”, and the Kemar-collab album opener “Pinnacle”.
Elsewhere he flips the script with psychedelic trap grooves like “Time Capsule”, “Jet Flyer”, and the Spanish guitar-infused self-love meditation “Inspired”. “Bad Dreams” adds some hyperpop flare to that trippy vibe. The album-closer “Overseas” is a real highpoint. JK22 and Luchyvalxx drop hypnotic syncopated bars over an infectious arpeggiated rhythm.
Check out Million Dollar Question in its entirety below, or listen on your favorite streaming service. You can also hear the songs “Overseas” and “Pinnacle” on the Deep Dive : Hip-hop and R&B playlist. Follow the links below to connect with JK22.