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Meaning 'Happy to Meet You' in Chinese, Jon G. sets the tone for The Demonstration EP by building the track up from a Tabla and sub bass into a full-blown Dirty South Riff Rock track, with some clever word play and a glimpse into the mind of a dope boy-turned scholar-turned rapper.
Renshi Ni Gaoxing, that’s happy to meet ya
Just so you’re forewarned, I’m a crazy ass creature
My brain’s insane, sick 16s at leisure
I could sell a million, 500 a feature.
Do the math y’all, that’s half a billion
Nobody realer, cultural chameleon.
Eyes wide shut, but the light is so brilliant
I don’t get them weak vibes, maybe they could fill me in.
I tried to be preachy, but that shit won’t reach ya—
Clean slater, Zach swag, now the heart’s much screecher
Snoop dogg philosophy is trumping all Neitzshe
Now I’m in the spotlight, no sitting in bleachers
And now we’re getting silly cuz we got some attention
Feeling like Rasheed fresh off a suspension.
Small minds hear the views and stay getting defended,
But my titles, bibles, vitals, stay getting defended.
I’m so bad,
The most gross, so infected.
Shit’s infectious, when I spit
One way, no lane’s
This shit reckless
I give a fuck about a Maybach, or Lexus
I just wanna be free of the Google Nexus.
They more of the same, I’m the one
Long hair, don’t care
And I’m crazy like Sam’s son.
Spike Lee, Bruce Lee
No belt or Samsung
Smile for the selfie, damn I look so handsome
Boy meets world,
Lion meets panda.
Beats get precise
And the rhymes get random
No Achilles heal
So the haters can’t stand em
Flow gets loud like I’m throwing a tantrum
LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME
I’m just starved for attention
I’m that new new, they aforementioned
Move on old man, go collect a pension
Move on 9 to 5er this a real folk’s convention.
The aim of my game is relieving the tension,
Finding happiness through introspection
Challenging what I see as cancerous conventions
And being brought up whenever Carolina is mentioned
Yo Pops, you should see what your boy done did
You gave me Jon the body
God gave me the Closet Kid
There’s a message in the can of worms
I’m blowing the lid
I’d sleep on the floor with a billion quid
Remember in the court when I looked that judge in the eye
And he looked at you and said ‘you’re boy’s got spine’
Well now your boy’s grown up and got a body and a mind
And this light ain’t little when I let it shine.
Yo Ma! You should see what your boy’s become
Got rednecks and thugs putting down their guns
I’ve got people seeing happy ain’t bout having fun
And they’re praying every time that they fill up their lungs
I used to waste mine, now I’m out bettering lives
Nourish starved souls with all of these bettering vibes
And now I’ve got experience, that veteran vibe
And nobody’s music is better than mine. Om.
from The Demonstration EP,
released April 11, 2016
Written, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jon Gartner