Today, Brooklyn rapper KJ Balla’s posthumous debut album, Resurrection is available everywhere via From Nothing Records/Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records. The video for album track, “Rags to Riches” which includes a compilation of photos of KJ’s life with family and friends over the standout album cut is also out now.
The project was first announced earlier this month along with the release of track and visual for “Racin” ft. Lil Tjay. The video, which received praise from HipHopDX and RESPECT. Magazine was filmed in Brooklyn in June at KJ’s celebration of life with gathering of family and friends following his tragic death earlier this year. Resurrection includes additional features from Calboy, Jay Gwuapo and TJ Porter.
On the release, Jay Gwuapo shares: “I’m happy that the world can finally hear KJ’s tape. He worked hard on it and we have a few heaters on there too. People will hear how lit he really was, how he had so many different styles. That’s my bro, I need everyone to stream that! KJ would be happy that his fans finally get to hear this and I am too. Forever KJ Balla.”
After co-founding the label From Nothing Records he was off to a promising start with a career in the Brooklyn drill scene alongside label mate Jay Gwuapo and collaborators like multi-platinum selling rapper, Calboy. Most recently, KJ was featured on two tracks released by Jay Gwuapo, “Back to Back” and “R8.” Both tracks combined have been streamed over 2.5 million times.
The release of his debut album will let fans hear what he had been working on to share with them and allow his vision for himself and the future of From Nothing Records to be shared to the masses.
Listen to Resurrection, watch “Rags To Riches” now.
Resurrection Track Listing:
1 Letter to KJ feat. TJ Porter
2 Fighting My Demons
3 Racin’ feat. Lil Tjay
4 Rags to Riches
5 The Wave
6 Slidin feat. Calboy
7 Close to Me
8 Ain’t Us feat. Jay Gwuapo
10 100 Grand feat. Jay Gwuapo
11 Too Faded
12 Save Me
13 The Message
14 Back To Back feat. Jay Gwuapo
Listen to Resurrection: https://KJBalla.lnk.to/Resurrection
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