Joe Con is a multi genre artist, singer and songwriter. He has the unique ability to translate his own life experiences into songs with universal appeal. This is an extraordinary gift. His musical arrangements are noteworthy for their powerful rhythms, dynamic vocals, catchy hooks and thought provoking lyrics.
Joe Con is hip-hop at its finest. His humble demeanor and unassuming appearance hide a surprising swagger, confidence and magnetic stage presence, which, coupled with his dizzying wordplay and balanced blend of substance and style put Con head and shoulders above most of today's one dimensional rappers. He doesn't stop there, however.
Not only does Con write and perform intelligent, imaginative and vivid hip-hop music, but he also plays guitar and harmonica with a bluesy folk/ rock style reminiscent of a young Bob Dylan or Neil Young, or more recently artists like Beck, G. Love, & Jack Johnson. When you ask Joe about his long term musical goals, he speaks of building a bridge between roots and urban music.
Although Joe walks in two very different musical worlds, his innate ability to unite multiple genres creates a fresh sound, sung by a fresh voice capable of capturing and holding the hearts of fans the world over. Joe Con has already drawn comparisons to legendary performers and personalities of all eras of popular music culture, from John Lennon and Jim Morrison to Mickey Avalon and Kurt Cobain.
But don't believe the hype... believe the Con.
The album's first single is “15 minutes," an undeniable hit about navigating the pitfalls and excesses of fame. Produced by CAV3 (who else?), the track's title is a reference to Andy Warhol's famous quote: “In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.” Not to be outdone, Joe Con has coined his own version of the phrase: “Give us 15 minutes of fame and we’ll change the world.” The song announces the arrival of a new artist with vision and great potential for immediate impact and lasting success. Poignant and poetic, yet fiery, sexy and danceable, "15 Minutes" is three and a half minutes of hip hop perfection with universal appeal that will soon be heard everywhere, from the streets to the club, to college campuses and headphones across the globe.
In 2006 “Awake & Dreaming” was completed. In 2007 “ConCave: ZooLife” was completed. Both are available for purchase at most i-stores.
Joe Con’s newest CD, “The Word Made Fresh” is set for release in summer, 2010.
Joe Con has opened for Snoop Dogg on January 21, 2010 at The Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, Ca.
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