Where Salvation may have left listeners calling for a more complete project from Jon Connor, the release of next Monday’s Season 2 looks to capture the sound, story and image of the Flint, Michigan native from a 360° vantage point. Produced entirely by his production ensemble, The World’s Greatest Music, Connor calls in a favor from Philly and snags the always entertaining Freeway for “Gonna Make It.” Said track is pure Hip Hop, with a musical feel if that makes sense. Optiks sets the scene honorably with a beat catering to both rhymers strong suits (and cuts by DJ Polo), while Free and Jon string together bars with Aaron Rodgers-like precision.
I’m expecting big things from Season 2 as it stands though. A recent conversation I had with Connor led me to believe he saw the missteps he’s taken with previous projects and sees this as a opportunity to right wrongs and win over an entirely new group of fans. It’s hard to be mad at someone attempting to get better at their craft; especially said craft is keeping money in the bank account and food on the table. We’ll find out for sure in less than a week, now won’t we?
Jon Connor Feat. Freeway – “Gonna Make It” (Prod. By Optiks)