The new single is off Jon Jeremy’s upcoming album “Paint like a child” slated for release spring 2016. Those unable to see the brilliance of Jon Jeremy are simply consumers – they have no eye for criticism, social commentary, or affect. Simultaneously celebratory and critical of modern cultures and the implicit materialism, misogyny, and misanthropy that accompany the rampant, unchecked human nature, it’s easy to see the tongue-in-cheek terrain being circumnavigated. The grotesqueries involved extend from the blaring hook and outlandish lyrics.
Jeremy’s exquisitely rambunctious approach to cadence and commentary is playful, lyrically provocative, referentially eclectic, and musically tight. “Stairway” is the acme of musical innovation. Jon Jeremy is breaking through the fresh soil hastily placed on hip-hop’s untimely grave. The thing that makes Jeremy stand out from the rest, to me, is his flow. It’s laid back but razor sharp. He seems like he recorded it lying on the sofa with a dictionary in one hand and a beer in another. His original flow and style will keep your head bobbin’ all the way through, as he investigates mankind’s ‘stairway’ to a better or higher place.
What can I say; Jon Jeremy is one of the best underground rappers out there. With his ground breaking lyrics, and playfully diabolical beats, he is certainly a talented rapper, as he shows in this song. However he is not only talented but he is extremely different, his style is so distinct, it puts him in his own lane. Where the only person he needs to challenge is himself. And that is what is at the core of Jon Jeremy’s craft -originality!
His style is odd yet somewhat addicting as he brings his unique flow, rhyme scheme and powerful lyrics to the table. His masterful use of the English language forges the use of a variety idioms, synonyms, and hymonyms, together with the analogies he utilizes in his lyrical flow. Just a little advice when listening to Jon Jeremy’s: take each verse for itself, don’t try to connect it to the whole song sometimes it does but other times it may not. Take each sentiment for itself, and out of it you will find the meaning, words of wisdom, or see the nonsense we sometimes find ourselves involved in. Jon Jeremy is so sharp and full of wit on “Stairway” that you must stay afloat, don’t get stuck studying a verse too long or you will miss the meaning of the next!