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K.J. Rogers & Zae’s New Old-School Soul

K.J. Rogers

K.J. Rogers is an independent singer-songwriter who launched a new solo project in 2022 with the album To Whom It May Concern. That record introduced a New Jersey-native, multi-talented musician and producer with a sound built on R&B soul, Caribbean grooves, and a hip-hop vibe.

Growing up in Bloomfield, K.J. Rogers was surrounded by music. He began playing piano at age 5, encouraged by his hip-hop loving mother and his father CeCe Rogers, a seminal DJ in New York City’s legendary house music scene. By age 13, the young K.J. was producing his own music.

“Don’t Leave” is the brand new single from K.J. Rogers, released worldwide via all major streaming services on April 19, 2024. The track is a collaboration with the singer’s cousin Zae. A sped up sample of Michael Jackson’s soul classic “Rock With You” echoes in the distance as the track opens on ambient keys riding a syncopated downtempo old-school hip-hop groove. On the mic, the two singers take turns dropping soulful pleas to their lovers.

"My cousin and I always made music but we never really knew each other, because of distance... we decided to make this project to showcase our talents, as well as learn about each other while making it."
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K.J. Rogers

Check out “Don’t Leave” below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Dive : Hip-hop and R&B playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. Follow the links below to connect with K.J. Rogers.

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