With his new album “The Human Condition” making huge waves across the country, Long Island native Jon Bellion joins Sway in the Morning to speak on the project and his journey to claiming one of the top albums in the country.
Making beats and selling them on cassette tapes at the age of 11, Jon Bellion has always been persistent with making music. Dropping out of college after a year he speaks on giving classmates beats in return for them going to class for him.
With inspirations like Chad Hugo, Pharrell, Flying Lotus and Timbaland his music is lush and full of intricacies that many producers glide over. Selling out 3 headlining tours before ever dropping an album, Bellion opens up about his deal with Capitol Records and his push back on putting out three free projects before ever selling an album. His reasoning is crystal clear as he drops gems about how music is consumed in the modern day world, the reoccurring theme is that his music will always speak for itself.
Talking more about getting to where he is today Bellion tells Sway that although he co-wrote “The Monster” for Eminem and Rihanna he has yet to come face to face with Shade 45 boss. Continuing the story he bursts into laughter talking about returning from a writing camp in France to hear the song blaring on the radio in his cab home. Excitement took him over as he tried to explain to the driver that he was a part of the making of the track, unfortunately he didn’t understand what Jon was trying to say.
Ending things off talking about “The Human Condition” we hear Jon break down his track “He Is The Same” as he speaks on just being a regular guy from Long Island no matter what happens. He also speaks on the incredible artwork that comes with his album. Oh yeah, he also smashes the 5 Fingers Of Death over classic Neptunes beats, a must listen!