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Jon Connor, The People’s Rapper

Just two months ago, Jon Connor put his lyrical spin on Jay-Z’s classic instrumentals for The Blue Album. Now, the Detroit native is back with The People’s Rapper, a tape featuring reinventions of gems from Eminem’s catalog. Similar to The Blue Album, Connor terminates every beat with his own flare. At times, though, his bars are overshadowed by the timeless lyrics that made the beats famous in the first place. Despite his failure to completely fill the shoes of the legends he’s chasing, Connor does justice to Em on The People’s Rapper, showcasing his unique style while paying homage to ...

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