The homie John River just dropped the trailer to his highly-anticipated debut mixtape, The Calm. Along with unveiling the cover art for his upcoming release, the Mississauga up-and-comer also announced a release date: November 20th. Check out the trailer below, and be sure to check out our interview with John River as we discuss The Calm and much more.
[Interview] John River talks paying dues, what he learned from JD Era, and how “The Calm” will change his life
Interview by: Martin Bauman It's not often you find young rappers that are wise beyond their years, but 18 year-old John River fits the description precisely. Having soaked up knowledge from the likes of JD Era and ANTHM, the Mississauga up-and-comer is well-learned, well-grounded, and has a clear vision for himself. Aside from being a student of hip-hop and possessing raw talent as an emcee, John River possesses a distinct sense of responsibility within his community - not only did he tackle the issue of gun violence in Toronto with "I Don't Want To Be", but he originally left behind a potential future in soccer in Europe, realizing that there were people back home that he could help out by kick-starting his rap career. Now, John River looks to make his mixtape debut with The Calm, a project he acknowledges will change his life "for better or for worse." The Come Up Show caught up with John River to talk about The Calm, as well as paying dues and what he learned from JD Era and ANTHM, among other things. Hit the skip to read the full interview.
Toronto up-and-comer John River just dropped the visuals to his latest single "I Don't Want To Be", a passionate plea against gun violence. "I Don't Want To Be" serves as the third single off River's upcoming mixtape The Calm. Cameos include Kris Joseph of the Boston Celtics, JD Era, NCAA basketball players Myck Kabongo and Devoe Joseph, Flow 93.5's Jeni and Peter Kash, The Showboiz (who produced the track), and Chase Milly. Check out the visuals to "I Don't Want To Be" below.