Jon Hope - Hope All Is Well (Album)
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The Rhode Island Native Makes Long Awaited Return With Triumphant New LP

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - eMusicWire -- Armed with an attention-commanding voice and sharp pen, Jon Hope is here to inspire and motivate listeners on his new album, Hope All Is Well. The thing is, he's not about to try that on some "blind positivity sh*t." His undeniable passion and worldview are shaped not by blind faith but a lived-in sensibility of someone who's seen and been through some real stuff. And it's with his past on his shoulders and a future worth fighting for—he's a single father of a young daughter—Hope brings everything he has to this new record that finds him at his best musically and lyrically.

In speaking on the album's title, the Providence, R.I. native explains that HAIW embodies the reckoning he had that he "was carrying a lot of bullsh*t in my life and normalizing some real hood trauma." He continues: "I want to raise expectations about what it means to be a 'real n***a' and remove the stigma in our culture that's attached to being positive and wanting better than the cliched hip-hop tropes we come to love."

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Hope accomplishes his goal through tracks like the supremely powerful "THS (feat. Israel Wusu)," a soulful and uplifting anthem, and "Bluest Moon (feat. RagzDaArtist)," a deeply personal story about overcoming a need for validation. "Bluest Moon" also features longtime friend and collaborator Bongo By The Way, the Grammy-winning producer known for his work with Jazmine Sullivan, H.E.R., and others. There's also the gripping album intro, "Where We Come From," that features words of wisdom from NYC rap titan Jim Jones.

Never one to take full credit, Hope points to his collaborators—namely producers/friends Wattz Beatz and Danny Keyz—as being equal architects to the creation of HAIW. And it's with their shared vision and guidance that the emcee was able to record the type of album that the world truly needs.

Jon Hope's Hope All Is Well is becomes available on Mar 03 through all major DSP's via Perfect Time Music Group.

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01. Where We Come From (feat. Jim Jones) [prod. by Danny Keyz]
02. THS (feat. Israel Wusu) [prod. by Wattz Beatz]
03. BLACK ROSE (feat. Mary Gipson) [prod. by Wattz Beatz & Danny Keyz]
04. My God (feat. CEEZ) [prod. by Wattz Beatz]
05. House of Cards (feat. CEEZ) [prod. by Danny Keyz & MTWO]
06. Bluest Moon (feat. RagzDaArtist produced by Bongo By The Way]
07. Winner's Story (feat. OT The Real) [prod. by Danny Keyz, MTWO & Scino Beats]
08. Look What I Built (feat. Luke Bar$) [prod. by Latrell James]
09. African Boy (feat. RagzDaArtist) [prod. by Wattz Beatz]


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