Sunspot Jonz

Underground hip hop, Musical Artist


Who is Sunspot Jonz?

Corey Johnson, better known by his stage name Sunspot Jonz, is a rapper from Los Angeles, California. He is a founding member of Living Legends, a conglomerate of underground hip hop artists from California. He is also one half of Mystik Journeymen along with Luckyiam. Sunspot Jonz grew from the East Oakland soil that kills so many of its own seeds. Resilience, intellect, and the gift of gab allowed him to overcome more challenges in his youth than most people face in a lifetime. In the environment in which he lived, and so many of the homies died, Sunspot kept the original vision of Hip Hop alive, with a four track and dream, hustling tapes on Telegraph Ave., guerilla style, a warehouse livin’, Top Ramen eatin’ savage, sending a different message than all the other MC’s in the game. His life experience made him know that any human being can control their own destiny. Any human being can choose to ignore the negativity that society attempts to force upon us, and choose a different reality. Sunspot Jonz is a visionary.Through Music and Film, he has provided others a glimpse in to his reality, and a chance to tap in to one of the longest running messages of self empowerment and determination in Hip Hop music. Since he pressed his first album in 1995 and convinced Amoeba music to let him use their shrink wrap machine and sell his homemade tapes, he has been about sharing his vision, intellect, and insights, and shining a light on the injustice and inequity that exists in the world, culturally, socially, and politically. Sunspots message has always been one of possibility, of hope, and of change, long before the terms came to be in vogue. Sunspot pursued these ideals with a Revolutionary tenacity unmatched by any in the industry, always striving to create social action, through his contributions to the world. The beats are always tight, and sometimes songs are entertaining, funny, BANGIN, or get your groove on smooth, but somewhere, buried in there is a pearl of wisdom, or social commentary waiting to be unwrapped. Sunspots vision, sense of community, and example founded Hip Hop groups Mystik Journeyman and Living Legends, and provided a whole roster of talented MC’s beats to rhyme.. they could make their own. The first to invest in a sampler, SunSpot also began sampling musical genres and making beats and sampling songs, sounds, and languages from around the world that others hadn’t experimented with yet. From Mt. Fuji, to the Outback to Europe and all over N. America Sunspot Jonz has performed, and spread the gospel of underground Hip Hop world wide. Every where he goes, and everything he does he makes the impossible, possible. Positively motivating the world to do something, anything, different than the current insanity, he consistently makes something from nothing.

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  • Corey Johnson
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on July 23, 2013


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