As the nation voices its outrage over the ongoing water crisis in Flint, MI, the native spitter releases a song to remind the world that his city’s issue will require ongoing support and awareness before they are resolved.
“For me & the residents of my city, the Flint “crisis” didn’t start with poison water,” says Connor. “The lead in our water is another obstacle in a long list of hurdles we as Flint natives have been forced to try and overcome. We are resilient by nature & have always maintained pride in our city no matter how difficult things get. But this is something we nor any AMERICAN city should ever have to endure. For a moment imagine all of the things you wouldn’t be able to do if the water in your city was poisoned. Even worse think about what you would feel if people were actually dying because of it.
“I want to thank all of the entertainers who are helping my city through donations,” Connor continues, “but it should be understood that this is a long term issue. It is going to take years to fix the water system & in some cases, and lead poisoning is irreversible. This isn’t a ‘for the moment issue.’ Flint will need awareness, prayers and help to rebuild for years to come. Before I was Jon Connor the artist I was Jon Freeman from Flint, Michigan. Flint, I love you. Flint Lives Matter.”