JON HOPE

JON HOPE

BandHip Hop

"IN THE MIDST OF THE WORST THE LAST HOPE IS JON"

Biography

BIO

A new generation of emcees is emerging in the Hip Hop landscape. Among those at the forefront is skillful wordsmith JON HOPE. The Providence, Rhode Island native is poised to bring artistic integrity and deliver a refreshing aura to the rap industry.

The self proclaimed “Project English Teacher” has showcased his talents nationwide as opening acts for Lloyd Banks, Talib Kweli, Rakim and Funkmaster Flex. His live performances are an intimate experience that is reminiscent of no other.

JON HOPE is currently working with producer TAKTIX (Beats4Higher Ent.) for his debut offering tentatively titled “Café Society.”

CREATIVE ENDEAVORS
FOUNDER- ESSENCE MUSIC GROUP, LLP (2006)

MEDIA BUZZ
- FEATURED ON SOHH.COM (2006)
- FEATURED ON HIPHOPGAME.COM (2006)
- FEATURED ON RAPPERSROOM.COM (2006)
- FEATURED ON HIP HOPDX.COM (2006)
- FEATURED ON UNDERGROUNDTIES.COM (2006)
- WWKX HOT 106.3FM ARTIST OF THE MONTH (2006)

GUEST SPOT ON XM SIRIUS SATELITE STATION CH. 67 “THE CITY”

COLLABORATORS
DJ STATIK SELEKTAH (SMASH SQUAD REPRESENTATIVE)
BUM SQUAD DJ COLLECTIVE ( ATLANTIC RECORDS’ LUPE FIASCO)

MEMBERSHIP
ASCAP MEMBER (2005)

RELEASES
“TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN” STREET ALBUM (2006)

CONTACT
WWW.JONHOPE.NET
WWW.MYSPACE.COM/JONHOPE401

Dennis.carrington@gmail.com OR (401)263-7767

VENUES
Club Temple-NY, NY
Cherry Lounge- Harlem, NYC
Living Room- Providence, RI
Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel – Providence, RI
Black Rep Theatre- Providence, RI
Club Mambo- Providence, RI

COLLEGES
UMASS AMHERST – Amherst, MA
Univ. of Rhode Island –Providence, RI
Univ. of Vermont- Burlington, VT
Rhode Island College- Providence, RI
Virginia Union University- Richmond, VA

Lyrics

BREATHIN'

Written By: H. GRIGSBY, U. EBONG

Chorus- I wake up earl’ in the morning trying to make it
Got some shit on my mind trying to shake it
And niggas been on the grind trying to make sense
But the little we got they trying to take it?

And I’m still Breathin’ (Breathin’)

1st verse

They can’t stop me nor can my foes contain me
I came in the streets it’s the streets that raised me
I know that it sounds a little bit cliché see
To whom it concerns I will burn and fade the
It costs to live a dream give my thoughts for a penny
Lost friends in the struggle maybe one too many
But as long as I’m alive I breathe for the deceased
Mouthpiece will speak to ya’ll increase the peace
Yes I’m a leader project English teacher
Movie for the blind no preview here’s the feature
My name is spoken with reckless abandon
I’m seeing clear though, these niggas queer folk
The measure of a man is within arms reach
That don’t mean you gotta make him ya man because ya’ll palms meet
But I remain crazy cordial and calm
In the midst of the worst, the last hope is Jon

Bridge

Everybody inhale (Breathin’)
Exhale (Breathin’)
Breathe in (Breathin’)
Breathe out (Breathin’)
Release

2nd Verse

I’m feeling sorry for my rap foes (foes) I’m fucked up so I ask why (why)
Do these niggas wanna be what they seeing on TV me the truth like the opposite of a lie
I’m too much to deal with can’t hide conceal this
Put my rhymes in brail so everybody can feel this
Now feel this hear this see this
One man militia too strong to give up
I notice they wanna make Jon Hope go away
Cuz I’ll kill a mic like an outkast protégé
Don’t it make sense why they reprimand my hand
I come from the forefathers who built this land (salute ya’ll)

3rd verse

When push comes to shove there’s no room for love
If Bush comes for us by all means we thrust
To survive, Willie Lynch still in America
White T doo rag label me a predator
Make shift cemeteries floating by the gulf coast
Looting for my hopes and dreams I got the utmost
Disgust for the government democrat republican
This is how I feel imam stand right by it
I can’t imagine what the going through
I hear the sound of the heartaches
Mom says boy they’ll be days like this
So I aspire for a level higher than gas prices
With my color like the midnight sky I feel the hatred
Praying imma fail when the cops test my patience
They anxious to provoke my frown
But I exhale the love with a coke and a smile I’m still breathin’

Discography

DJ LIL RASKAL & JON HOPE : "TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN"

Set List

VARIES