Jon Connor Says His Debut Album Is Coming Soon
Last week, Jon Connor got a huge look on Dr. Dre's excellent new album Compton, and while that's what he's been focusing most of his attention on, he says his long-awaited debut album hasn't been forgotten. In a new interview with XXL, the former Freshman claims that the still-untitled project is "coming."
Review: Jon Connor's "While You Were Sleeping"
“You gon’ find/in every line I rhyme/is shit you can’t define/This is passion,” Jon Connor boasts in the opening namesake track While You Were Sleeping. Passion may be tough to peg, but this Flint, Michigan up-and-comer has definitely chiselled out an impression in his latest release. Looks like the all-nighters are paying off.
Problem Announces "354: Lift Off" Tour And Mixtape
Diamond Lane's Problem has some big things planned for the coming weeks, namely a tour and an accompanying mixtape, both titled 354: Lift Off. Bad Lucc and Jon Connor will join him on the 21 date tour, the full schedule of which is below. You can buy tickets here.
Jon Connor Talks About Signing With Dr. Dre's Aftermath
During the time when the BET Hip-Hop Awards were being filmed in Atlanta, a few weeks ago, reports started circulating that Flint, Michigan native Jon Connor had signed to Dr. Dre's Aftermath label.
Full Album Stream For Jon Connor's "Unconscious State"
Jon Connor has drummed up a lot of anticipation for his latest release, Unconscious State, which dropped on iTunes today. We've heard several leaks off the album, and now Connor is offering up a full album stream of Unconscious State. The album features Talib Kweli, Royce Da 59, Danny Brown, Freddie Gibbs and Smoke DZA, among others. Listen to the album below, and head to iTunes to purchase a copy.
Jon Connor May Have Signed To Dr. Dre's Aftermath Imprint
During his cypher at the taping of the BET Hip-Hop Awards last night, Jon Connor apparently announced his signing with Dr. Dre's Aftermath imprint. The Flint, Michigan emcee alluded to the possibility in a recent interview, and photos of him and Dre in the lab recently surfaced as well. That's all we have for now, folks. Stay tuned for updates, and catch the awards on Tuesday, October 15th at 8 p.m. EST. Peep photos of Connor in the studio with Dre in the gallery above, as well as a live tweet from Karen Civil below.
Cover Art & Tracklist Revealed For Jon Connor's "Unconscious State"
Jon Connor fans have been anticipating the new effort from the Flint, Michigan native, especially with recent leaks featuring Royce Da 5'9" ("Michigan Shit") as well as Talib Kweli ("Rise Up").
Underrated Audio: May 7-13
You know how it goes. We've grabbed some of the tracks we thought were overlooked this past week, and placed them all in one place (here) for your enjoyment. This week it really is about rappers that are overlooked (apart from Party Next Door, who is not a rapper at all). From Jon Connor, to Stalley, to Tree, it's generally agreed that these rappers don't get the credit they deserve, and they're often overshadowed by some of the more flashy rappers. These rappers don't need flash though, they've got bars.