Earlier this summer, Rhode Island creative Jon Hope stopped by #BennettKnowsRadio as special guest to kick off our fifth (#SummerSessions) season on-air! Shortly after releasing his debut album A Guy Named Harry, the hip-hop artist discussed the ins and outs of the most recent project, what it means to him and what’s next for the Providence rapper. On the brink of losing a deal with Atlantic Records, Hope delivers a 13-record project that represents a 3-year period of pain with experiences involving depression, a catastrophic break-up, financial woes and a “baby-momma drama”. During the duration of the album, Hope takes us on an artistic journey through these experiences with remarkable tracks such as “Ain’t Nobody”, a hip-hop heavy track focusing on the road less traveled, “What Kind Of Art Is this?”, a stimulating track challenging expectations through Hope’s experience as a black man, “Sun Burn” a smooth, heart-felt track for the ladies and “F.I.S.H. & Coffee Milk”, my favorite track which bridges the gap between Hope’s experiences and growing up in Rhode Island. Overall, what makes this album a success is both it’s versatility which will satisfy music lovers across the board and the organic truth that Hope discloses with listeners. The response to the project has been positive, validating Hope’s journey thus far. With a full tour, re-releases and more exciting visuals, this is just the beginning! Get to know Jon Hope and what he’s all about! Check out Jon Hope’s #BennettKnowsRadio interview below!
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