Next to BLOW or NO: Jon.E.L.L., Holy Water Freestyle

Today’s Next to Blow or No is in memory of Chicago, hip- hop artist, Jon.E.L.L.

Jon.E.L.L. began writing verses at the age of 14 and full songs at the age of 17. He withheld his lyrics until late 2010, when his disappointment with the mainstream hip hop of today drove him to share his talent with the world , and prove that real hip hop still exists. Jon.e.ll is not one of the cookie cutter “bling” rappers that flood the radio airwaves, rather he is a conscious, forward thinking, true hip hop wordsmith. Like the tattoo on Jon.E.L.L.’s forearm, his rhymes are cunningly outspoken and thought provoking.

R.I.P. Jon.E.L.L.

From here on, I’m mainly looking for the respect as an artist from listeners as well as fellow artists.  Not to be viewed as someone who only shines through catchy bars, or a certain kind of image, but as an MC who brings a crazy talent as well as substance to the table.- Jon.E.L.L.

 

-Courtney Bonner

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