John River - Get Down

It’s not surprising that John River is in the mood to celebrate these days — everything seems to be going his way. Just days after walking the red carpet at the MMVAs (where his “Hope City II” was nominated for Best Hip-Hop Video), and mere months after being invited to speak as a TEDx guest, the Mississauga emcee is back with a party anthem timed perfectly for the start of summer. “Get Down” is totally uninhibited and unapologetically enthusiastic, and as much as it’s John River’s party, it’s also a celebration of Mississauga and his hometown friends — it’s no coincidence that he wears Brampton native Tyler Ennis’ Milwaukee Bucks jersey in the video. Things are looking up for John River these days. It’ll be fun to see where things go from here.