I Get Around



Teen-friendly soul from R&B newcomer.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

One of the overriding themes on the album is the pursuit of goals and not giving up on your dreams. "Sometimes it feels like, like everything's passing me by. Every now and then, it feels like by ship has gone and sailed away. But I gotta be strong, gotta hold on, it won't be too long."

Positive role models

K'Jon addresses women with respect and dignity. Although there are flirtatious moments, K'Jon never crosses the line and refers to women as people, not sexual objects. He also discusses relationship struggles realistically and honestly: "This time I'll be there for you, every night say a prayer for you. This time I'm going to open up, going to take your advice, going to show some love."


There are a few "babes" and "babies"  in the lyrics, but that's as explicit as these songs get. Many songs cover romantic relationships, but focus more on emotion than sex. One line gets a little more racy, though: "Girl, I'm stuck on your thighs," but K'Jon reassures listeners bluntly that "everybody's not tryin' to get in your pants, baby all I wanna do is make you get on up and dance. "

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Several songs make references to bars and clubs, and "After the Club" repeats "we going to sip champagne" several times.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this album is very teen- and even tween-friendly. There's no bad language, and the LP ignores the trend to include lots of sexy dialogue in the R&B songs. In fact, there are a lot of good messages here, and K'Jon sings about being strong, taking on responsibility, being a man, and avoiding the negative in the world. Simply put, the album is less booty call and more call to action. 

What's the story?

Never heard of K'Jon before? Well, you're probably not alone! I GET AROUND is K'Jon's debut label release. But he's no newcomer to the music scene; in fact, K'Jon has been singing to audiences for most of his life. Before his big signing with a record label, K'Jon produced lots of independent creations. On this album, K'Jon sings about his struggles to make it and his belief that doing the right thing will bring good results in the end. Of course there are the romantic tracks, but these are toned down compared to today's R&B standards.

Is it any good?


In an R&B world too often populated by over-the-top sexaholics and hip-hop wannabes, K'Jon is a breath of fresh air. His music is grounded in reality; there's little bling, only a bit of bragging, and very little booty worship. Instead, K'Jon sings about issues that we all can relate to, like turning on the news and getting depressed or trying to focus on aspirations in the face of rejection. K'Jon's attitude seems timely in the rough economic climate. But let's not forget about this guy's vocal skills. Overflowing with old-school soul and smooth harmonies, this album should make any R&B fan happy to get to know this emerging artist.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about whether an artist who doesn't push the envelope is at a disadvantage. Is it cooler for an artist to be risque than responsible? Racy Music and Your Kids has some helpful tips on dealing with the appeal of music that's too edgy for kids.

  • K'Jon is a father and veteran artist who's been struggling to get his music heard by the public. Do you think he's a good role model for kids? Should families expect musicians to be role models at all?

  • K'Jon sings about women as strong and admirable. Can you think of any artists who treat women more as sex objects than companions? Check out Girls and Body Image Tips for tips on countering the affects of such media.

Music details

Release date:August 4, 2009
Label:Universal Republic
Genre:Adult Contemporary
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 14 years old Written byvampire child December 21, 2009

To bad

well it seems he gets alot of girls yea we kno he gets around and idt children should think thts ok cuz they mite start datin a bunch of ppl at once.i say bad title.


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