Hiphop artist John John comes out of Lehigh Acres in Florida to drop his controversial single, “Mf J”. Over the last few years hip-hop has taken a synonymous name in the rap game. Allusions have been made, metaphors created and so forth addressing rap as a game, a recreational activity.
But this is not what rap is. Rap originated from work, struggle, and then success. Through the years we have seen D4L be replaced Mos Def and Nas as social commentary rap. G-Unit has replaced NWA as the defining gangsta rap. Business has been sidelined and playful commercial packaged garbage has been force-fed to the public.
John John brings the business back to the building with the “Mf J”. He serenades over his beat with a deep, raspy voice. And the beat, does not fall short at all. But what separates the track from others are the lyrics. John John is nothing short of revolutionary with his words – scathing, critical and unrepentant he knocks his enemies down. And if they’re not enemies, then just those he can’t handle. Some of them you may even know.
In a nutshell, John John delivers lyricism and wordplay that NY rappers have traditionally been considered the masters at. It’s like the perfect balance between Southern and NY rap, all of which is embedded in a constant stream of quotables, most often explicit. Rap is definitely in need of something new, and this type of track may deliver just that.
Its laid back, freestyling and almost stoner like in places. Totally unpretentious, John John rolls in without any hype, lays down his verses with precise clear-cut thoughts and then gets the fuck out of the joint.