Last year’s The People’s Rapper LP (get it here), Jon Connors tribute tape to Eminem, was a rap nerd wet dream – a talented up-and-coming rapper spitting over absolute classic beats. Juxtapose it with the constant flow of mixtapes featuring whatever hot backdrop is currently dominating the radio, and Jon Connor seemed to be sitting towards the head of his class.
That the method wasn’t used with other hall-of-famers is beyond me. Better late than never, I guess. As another entry in his #BestInTheWorld series, A Tribute To The Nonporous B.I.G. Volume 1 sees Connor tackling the same lofty challenge that he laid out in People’s Rapper. And, like that mixtape, he’s more than up to it, splicing talented wordplay with beats – like “Runnin” – that refuse to show their age.
Don’t hide the thug tears. And don’t let DJ Khalad’s presence throw you off either because this is some real, honest-to-goodness rap. Download it and hit play whenever you need a little extra motivation.