Michigan rapper Jon Connor addresses the water crisis currently burdening Flint on his new track “Fresh Water for Flint” featuring songstress Keke Palmer.
The Aftermath signee spazzes on top of the hard-hitting beat produced by The Fr3shmen and mixed by Dr. Dre. “For you this a topic on Twitter, for me, listen, this where my momma is,” he raps about the city, where the water supply was contaminated with lead and has claimed 10 lives.
“The song is basically about the situation going on that nobody sees,” Connor told XXL. “I lived in Flint up until two, three years ago, so being in California and seeing the way it’s being portrayed on the news, seeing the deterioration of my city, it’s all that frustration and emotion. I feel like I’m the voice of Flint, so I’m just trying to verbalize how all the natives feel.”
Connor has been proactive about being the voice for his city after meeting with Mayor Karen Weaver, partnering with the Flint Food Bank as well as speaking to teens at the Boys and Girls Club.