Lots of people say that Adam ruined everything for humans when he ate the apple. I mean if it wasn't for him, then we'd be able to see the goods of anyone who we secretly lust over without feeling ashamed; we'd just be seeing them in all their glory. Then again if it wasn't for him we wouldn't have sh*t like Retro Jordans, and Gucci flip flops...ok maybe the flip flops but you get my drift. With his debut album, "I Ate The Apple" Jon Oh hopes to drive this point home by giving you his many perspectives on life. The album starts out with the track "Hi Young World" which is a message to the youth. Basically explaining to them that they can acquire anything that their mind conceives, but to be careful as to how you obtain it, cause it can be costly. As the album plays on Jon Oh delves deeper into his message by explaining what gave him these 'perspectives'; each song teaching a different lesson. For example, one of the highlights of the album, "Tut" is a drug-induced explanation of the passion behind his music; while telling you why you should find yours as well. Most of IATA is completed in this fashion; wrapping life lessons up in witty, intoxicated, soliloquies about his journey through life. He made sure to cover the whole spectrum as he dropped jewels about love, abandonment, drug abuse, even about the racial tension brewing around the country on the track "March To Zion" "The media'll make you wanna go and kill whites/ but that ain't in my demeanor/its the evil they tryna channel" By the end of the album, we find our dear narrator renouncing all of the vices he's gained throughout the album in exchange for self-love. This album shapes up to be an interesting look into the transition of a street urchin turned backpack/street rapper. A few minutes short of an hour, by the end of it, you'll easily run it back several times just to be sure you caught everything. You can stream IATA now on Tidal, Spotify, or buy it on iTunes and Google!
You know they say R&B soothes the soul, and I can not find too many people that would disagree; there is nothing like a neo-soul jam to ease you up a bit. Probably even try and hit a high note or two lol. Now-a-days though it feels as if the soul has been missing from the music, how many times have you heard people talk about how much they miss the music of times past? I even notice youngsters, younger than me who sought after and coveting 80s and 90s gems. No need to reminisce too much more though, hip hop indie Jon Oh! promises to deliver everything you have been missing and more.
Taking a cue from the popular Jhene Aiko grocery line on Omarions Suppose To Be, Jon Oh! expresses his love for the apple of his eye.
Let a ninja eat the booty like groceries
Typical love song, right? Not exactly; what makes this one particularly special is the way it is put together. First time through, you are thrown for loop, after loop as the beat switches at intervals from slow two-step to bounce. Sounds a bit hectic but for some reason it all blends perfectly. Has the sweetest, soulful hook that will make you just wanna close your eyes and pull her closer.
This will be the second hit off of the work in progress, (Your Favorite Black Guy) that he has been so silently at work on.
This one is actually a bonus that was orchestrated in like 20 minutes tops. I just really got to thinking about that one...the only one that make me wanna eat her groceries, lol
Jon Oh! did not wanna give an exact date but promised that the album would be out soon enough. From what I got to hear so far, I honestly hope so.