Undeniably one of hip hop’s most prominently rising stars, Jon Connor was recently handpicked by the legendary Dr. Dre to sign to his Aftermath record label after years of independently releasing a series of acclaimed mixtapes and underground projects. The self-appointed “People’s Rapper” from Flint, Michigan was also featured in the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards cypher as well as on XXL’s 2014 Freshmen cover.
Prior to signing with Aftermath, Jon Connor worked with some of hip hop’s greatest luminaries, including Royce Da 5’9, Freddie Gibbs, Talib Kweli, Danny Brown, Jarren Benton, Rittz, Chris Webby, Hopsin, Slum Village, Statik Selektah, DJ Kay Slay, DJ Drama, and more. Propelled by noteworthy career milestones such his guerilla-style takeover of SXSW, scene-stealing freestyles/interviews on Hot 97, Shade 45, and BET’s ‘106 & Park,’ and making his Billboard chart debut with his independently-released Unconscious State album, Connor has earned public praise from industry veterans and superstars like Nas, Busta Rhymes, Rick Ross, and Big Sean. And through his working relationship with Dr. Dre and the legendary inner circle of Aftermath, the list of his collaborations and accomplishments is on the verge of exploding in size and scope.
With an absolutely ferocious live show and his debut Aftermath/Interscope album on the way, the world at large will soon see what the die-hards have known all along – Jon Connor is a musical force to be reckoned with.