It’s been quite a while since last we heard from Jon Hope (eight months and 23 days, to be exact). If you’ve been um, hoping to hear more from the Rhode Island native (and exclusive freestyle series alumnus), your wish has been granted – today, Jon’s back in the Booth with new single, Which One, the very first release off Statik Selektah‘s new Show Off Digital label. The heavyweight DJ/producer, of course, mans the boards, superimposing a snippet from Trey Songz’ hit single I Invented Sex over an uneasy, minor-key chopped string sample. For his part, Hope is as lyrically audacious as ever, kicking the track off with the words: “Which one of y’all is the second and the third? ‘Cause I’m the first.” and proceeding to boast his way through two vivid verses. With an old-school instrumental groove and plenty of laid-back lyrical intensity, this cut seems like the perfect Booth comeback for Jon Hope, and an auspicious start for Selektah’s label – what do you think, readers? If you like what you’re hearing, keep it locked for the latest from both Hope and Show Off Digital.
Written by richard on 05/26/10
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"The Rap Life ft. Statik Selektah" (2008)
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