Johnson&Jonson – Hold On John (ft. John Lennon)

January 18th, 2011

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Summary: This one is for MLK day a day late.
About Artist:Johnson and Jonson is made up of Johnson Barnes (better known as Blu) and a DJ named Mainstream who’s last name i Jonson. Blu is famous for his breakout debut album Below the Heavens. This duo isn’t at all well known but the production quality from Mainstream is so good and Blu can rhyme as good as anyone.
About Song: This song is off of this mixtape called “Powders and Oils” the tape is really laid back and is very musical (which of course I always like). This song also samples John Lennon’s Hold On which gives the song nice throwback 60s feel. While this song doesn’t directly talk about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I thought it spoke to the general civil rights struggle and feels like its from the same era.
Favorite Part: I love the sample at 0:53
I like how until 2:00 the song speaks of hardship and the second half of the song stands for hope and oppurtunity. REALLY listen to the words and feel the message.
Other
href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu_(rapper)”> Blu Wikipedia
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