Life tears people up; some just deal with it some simply can’t handle it. Then you have people like Jon Oh! that just enjoy the ride! Branding himself Mr No Condom back in 2012, he’s been applying pressure ever since most likely breaking the pipe this year. With two impressive mixtapes circulating online, Jon Oh! decides to bring us an official album this year, leading with his catchy tune “Pearl Speeds”. Taking a retro-approach to a futuristic beat, Mr No Condom holds the listener hostage on a two minute high speed chase while dropping countless jewels along the way.
“This is only a small sample of what to not expect…(laughs) I’m working a different angle on every track, so just know it only gets better”
Mr. No Condom starts the song out with his upbringing in the nineties and goes on to talk about how it molded him into the dope azz artist he is today. The beat keeps you with a constant jig with its catchy & simple, yet complex tune; this is also the best way to describe his flow as he rides the beat from start to finish. Roughly just two minutes and some change, by the time you realize what's going on the song is going off, forcing you to repeat it two times at least to fully take it in, but you won’t because the replay value is pretty high for this reason.
“There’s no question that the 90’s was the golden era for rap, everything was much more genuine, I just wanted everyone to indulge in that magic with me for a moment.”
Given everything goes well Jon Oh! says to expect the album just in time for SXSW this year. He went on to say that the untitled album will contain about eight to ten tracks with a heavy emphasis placed on soul based production. With what we’ve heard so far I can say that we’re in for quite a treat, and before its all said I’m almost 100% sure he will be everyone’s “Favorite Black Guy”.
Jon Oh! is an indie hip hop artist established in Charleston, South Carolina around the start of 2012. Branding himself as Mr. No Condom, he dedicates his being as a symbol of freewill and reflects this in his music. He encourages others to become more in tune with their inner self through following natural intuition.