Johnny Polygon - I Been Runnin’

Posted 7 years ago
Producer:
DJ Green Lantern
Album:
Back 2 The Basics 2 (The Resurrection)

Should musicians feel obligated to act as good role models for the young and impressionable?  It’s a question posed frequently (and often unfairly) in regard to hip-hop, and rap in particular.  On I Been Runnin’, a new record off Legend, DJ Nice, and DJ Green Lantern‘s Back 2 The Basics 2 (The Resurrection) mixtape (available here), up-and-comer Johnny Polygon gives no doubt as to which side of the fence he’s on, as he gleefully sets a bad example for kids everywhere.  After echoing the sentiments of an uncle who encouraged him to hit first in grade school fistfights, the emcee proceeds to play down the importance of both education and parental authority, spitting, “If you’re passin’ that’s cool/ If not, oh well/ If your parents got a problem, say ‘F*ck you, go to hell!’”  Though we at DJBooth.net do not endorse this kind of behavior, Polygon’s rotten attitude, along with Green Lantern’s minimal beat and repeated vocal hook makes for a thoroughly entertaining listening experience.  Hungry for more new material from this juvenile delinquent-turned-rapper?  Check out his Wolf in Cheap Clothing mixtape, coming soon courtesy of Green Lantern’s Future Green imprint.

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