Thanks to Jon Parrett, BlogTalkRadio now boasts its very own rap anthem – and a smokin’-hot one at that!
The Hip Talk Radio host recently wrote a hip-hop track titled Addicted, which affectionately bemoans his inability to quit the world’s largest online radio network.
“Every single day it’s like I’m tappin’ the bar. Open up the laptop, loggin’ onto BTR,” raps Jon. “And tonight, yo, I’m sippin’ 40s, smokin’ cigarettes. Gotta get Keisha, my homegirl Annette. I’m dialin’ up Midnight like, Yo, what’s your beat? To be hip, your membership’s restricted. I gotta log off but I can’t – #%$&@, I’m addicted!”
Jon, an amateur rap artist and producer who by day works for the Stein Mart department-store chain, says his tune is true to life:
“BlogTalkRadio has replaced TV and other media for me. It’s the best-kept secret out there – though I imagine not for long: Whenever I turn anyone onto the service, they become addicted, too.”
Indeed, Jon himself came to BTR last year after the host of Shytown Radio asked him to cut an intro for the show. Since then – word of his production prowess having spread – he’s produced on-air promos for a host of other BTR hosts.
“I don’t charge them,” the Chicago resident, 38, tells us. “I do it for free because I like hearing quality work on the network.”
Jon, who fancies himself an “old-school rap” aficionado, is also quick to point out that his own twice-weekly show is nothing if not multifaceted.
“Yea, we play hip-hop on Hip Talk Radio. But it’s not just a music show. We’re also a talk show. We interview unsigned artists, as well as established stars like Redman and Wu Tang Clan’s Raeqwon.
“And we do skits.”
To download Addicted now, click here.
To sample Hip Talk Radio, click here.