Through life’s trial, hurts, pain, confusion and suffering, this is the heart of one rapper to another. Bitterness is self destruction, it hurts only one’s self. This is the story of how this white guy made it through growing up in the ghetto, but instead of being bitter, he learned to forgive. He writes to share his experience with the most influential Emcee, today, Slim Shady aka. Eminem.
We all know that Eminem has had a rough life. He has been abused and hurt, etc. He expresses this in his music. It is obvious he is hurting. It is even more obvious, that he holds bitterness. KJ-52 is a white rapper who once held this same bitterness, lived in the same scenario, but since has been changed by Jesus Christ. He expresses his love to Eminem through two songs, in hopes of reaching him with the same love he has found. He shows his concern for the children who are influenced by Eminem and the impact that his music brings. He says that instead of showing the hurt to an already hurting audience, that Slim could express hope for healing.
KJ-52 has written two songs entitled Dear Slim and Dear Slim II. These are letters of hope through one of the most influential types of media, rap. KJ-52 expresses that there is hope for the hurting that have suffered the same hardships as he did. People have said that through these songs, KJ-52 has ‘dissed’ Eminem. According to KJ-52 that is quite the contrary. He says the songs are an attempt to reach the hurting artist. He even expresses admiration to Eminem for the love he has for his daughter, Hailie.
Some lyrics from one of his letters (songs) to Slim:
“but a lot of people they just seem to get the song confused
see what I say to you I know it might even sound funny
but I never came at you just to paint you as the enemy
it wasn’t about hating you or starting some controversy
it wasn’t about blaming you or trying to make some money
I don’t claim to know everything that you’ve experienced
Man I don’t even know if you’ll even ever be hearing this
but I said it once and I still hold to this
is that a life without Christ is still a life that is never fixed”
It seems, the point made is that even Slim Shady can be healed from this pain. Perhaps if this would inspire Eminem, he could influence our children in a more positive way. KJ has stated that kids have come up to him and told him they have been impacted by his music. Instead of listening to Eminem, they now listen to KJ-52. KJ simply is a more positive influence for the lives of children who have been hurt the same as these two men. Some may say KJ is a true Christian that wants to show love and reach those who are hurting. Others may think he is trying to benefit from the publicity Eminem has obtained. Either way, the message is loud and clear. These songs can be found on YouTube.com.