SXSW '11: Jon Connor Rolls Deep



I ran into Flint rapper Jon Connor on the streets yesterday here in Austin Texas and the only way that I recognized him was by the size of his crew. Just as I was walking away from a huge day party hosted by FADER and Fiat USA (yay Michigan), I saw a rapper that I didn't recognize with a strong sense of self promotion mobbing through the streets. I didn't know it was Connor and had never met him. But as I got closer, everyone in his crew was wearing T-shirts that said "Jon Connor" and the promotion scheme worked.

I immediately walked up to him and snapped a couple of photos. He was more than cordial and appreciative of the story we ran on him in the MT last week. He's got a few more shows left here in Austin and I'm going to do my best to be at one of them to give the true 411 on how he's being received in Austin. One thing is for sure though: he knows how to stand out in a crowd.

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