Jon Connor addresses the tragedy taking place in Flint Michigan. The drinking water for the public was contaminated for a while but the issue is just now making national headlines.
The contamination of drinking water in Flint, Mich. has been grabbing major headlines as of late. Coined the #FlintWaterCrisis, residents and legislators are outraged with Flint’s government officials for their blatant disregard in the public water consumption. In 2014, a decision was made to switch the natural water source from Lake Huron to the Flint River. This move lead to ongoing turmoil due to dangerously high levels of lead found in the water. Essentially, the city of Flint has been slowly endangering its own people.
In the midst of the Flint water crisis, plenty of hip-hop’s most prominent stars have stepped up to help. Diddy and actor Mark Wahlberg have pledged to donate one million bottles of water to local residents, Big Sean and DJ Mustard matched each others $10,000 donation toward the cause and Meek Mill personally delivered fresh water to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.
But for one rapper, the crisis is more than just a headline and a community service opportunity. Former XXL Freshman and Flint native Jon Connor knows the reality of the situation beyond cutting a check. The Aftermath signee has been in Flint for the past week helping his family members, many of whom have had to be tested for lead poisoning. The rhymer has been donating his time to the city’s local charities like the Boys and Girls Club.
Now, Connor drops a new track to give a voice to his city in their time of need. “Fresh Water for Flint,” produced by the Fr3shmen and featuring actress and singer Keke Palmer.