Jon Connor Address Hometown Crisis With “Fresh Water For Flint”
Connor teams with Keke Palmer for an ode to Flint.
Since the Flint Water Crisis made reached national attention, several celebrities have stepped forward with contributions. From Sean Combs and Mark Wahlberg to Meek Mill, Jimmy Fallon, Big Sean, Game and more, many have stepped up to lend a helping hand to the city. But while the monetary contributions are aplenty, there’s been very few records dedicated to the cause. That is until now.
As a Flint resident, Aftermath-signed rapper Jon Connor, who has been volunteering at local Boys and Girls Clubs in the city, released a brand new record as an ode to the current happenings called “Fresh Water for Flint.”
“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, its all that frustration and emotion,” said Connor to XXL before exclusively premiering the record. “I feel like I’m the voice of Flint, so I’m just trying to verbalize how all the natives feel.”
In addition to the ode, Connor expressed interest in one day putting on a benefit concert for Flint with Aftermath and Interscope.
“I’m just trying to make all the dots connect of people I know in the industry who’ve reached out to me,” Connor said. “Kelly Price has reached out. I was talking to Michael Moore and he said he was interested in doing a benefit concert so we’ll see. I think we’re just trying to figure out how we can put all of our resources together for this one cause and one goal.”