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Big John (of Bound By Honor): The Next Step

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    Rapper Big John from Tacoma, Washington has done more in one year than most can do in four. In twelve short months, Big John has managed to establish and manage his own label, record two full length albums, start an international group (coming soon), and perform alongside Hip Hop legends Kool G Rap, Kool Keith, Canibus, Kut Masta Kurt, and R.A. The Rugged Man. Big John's rap style is rapid fire, raw, and aggressive and on "The Next Step," he teams up with producers from all around the world to give the album a balanced sound. Production credits include Loptimist (South Korea), DC The Midi Alien (USA), Carling Edno (Italy), Beyonder (USA), Lizzo (Germany) and more! Featured tracks for "The Next Step" include two songs with Canibus, three with Boston rap veteran Esoteric, the iconic Kool G Rap, R.A. The Rugged Man and more!

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    1. Intro
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    2. 3 Kings
    featuring Kool G Rap; R.A. The Rugged Man
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    3. The Next Step
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    4. Amazing Stories
    featuring Canibus; Esoteric
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    5. Down-Wit-Us
    featuring Mic Daily
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    6. Fuck Ya'll
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    7. Pain Killer
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    8. One More Bar
    featuring Canibus; Esoteric
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    9. Payback
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    10. Pain & Agony
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    11. How We Do
    featuring Mic Daily
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    12. Lopzillas
    featuring Esoteric; Mic Daily; Beyonder
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    13. Outro
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    Total Comments: 41
    3 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 4/9/2014 5:43:00 PM; Partial IP: .201.65.74)
    Location: az
    Comment: my only complaint is that Big John can't spit, he sound like he's new to rappin, maybe he need more experience! Nice beats and excellent features!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 1/22/2011 3:21:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.82.68.17)
    Location: Portland, OR
    Comment: I liked this album a lot. I do feel like he could have spent more time on it (even though I love it) it lacks the intensity of the first release.
    2 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 12/15/2009 2:34:00 PM; Partial IP: 9.83.4.148)
    Location: cali
    Comment: this foo kinda sounds like necro but not even the case some beats are nice thoe they could have sound better with AOTP or some shyets like that yo who agrees with this ese........
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/20/2009 10:09:00 AM; Partial IP: .186.68.33)
    Location: Yakima WA
    Comment: Big John is doin more shit than you guys are so quit hatin
    3 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 7/25/2009 8:06:00 AM; Partial IP: 79.184.229)
    Location: South Korea
    Comment: well...beat is only good I wanna Instrument album
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 5/3/2009 2:08:00 PM; Partial IP: 218.74.165)
    Location: Boston
    Comment: Here's how I feel...........that Big Johns parents can pay for Kool G Rap, RA, Canibus, etc to drop verses is sad; I wonder how awkward it must have been when they heard Big John LOL. it. He really sucks. I feel like in the underground people underemphasize the importance of having a good voice. Some people just don't have it, and spitting some unimpressive gory lyrics doesn't make the situation better. Get a day job my dude.
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 3/1/2009 12:15:00 AM; Partial IP: 19.147.121)
    Location: Busan , South Korea
    Comment: Not Bad, beats and guests are sick
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 2/9/2009 5:56:00 PM; Partial IP: 38.221.233)
    Location: Boston
    Comment: Big johns wack..anyone could have R.A. Kool G. esoteric on a track..just pay him like big john did..hes just corny
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/3/2009 11:16:00 AM; Partial IP: 51.247.121)
    Location: edmonton
    Comment: the album is totaly gore john merked ever verce in the album haters die
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 1/7/2009 11:31:00 AM; Partial IP: 229.72.228)
    Location: Upper Middle Class, CT
    Comment: How people can put this album down is beyond me. People seem not to be able to appreciate a man's efforts. This album is genious. Listen to some of the lyrics and hear what he put into them. They actually mean something, and they are real deep. Big John has a multiplatinum future, all it takes is one or two plays on MTV and this record is going platinum. And that review before this one by Kope that says that he can't move to the beat. I can see that, but it really doesnt matter. When I rap, I am almost completely still. It really doesnt matter as long as his vocals are on beat, and they are. Don't listen to those idiots that gave this album a low rating, this album is probably the best of the decade and with a little exposure will go multiplatinum.
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 10/12/2008 3:40:00 PM; Partial IP: .24.71.179)
    Location: ma
    Comment: watch the video he cant even move to the beat, this clown makes whiteboys look real bad
    2 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 6/25/2008 7:51:00 AM; Partial IP: 210.20.236)
    Location: Ghana
    Comment: the kid big john is ill but not ill enough to fit in the shoes of ma man canibus.his beats are ok,but the n*ggaz rap style aint tight to me.ma favorite track on that album is Amazing Stories.
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 5/17/2008 3:10:00 PM; Partial IP: 94.247.191)
    Location: ohio
    Comment: i feel digger and them other cats... judging by the comments over here, the few cool ones were posted by mister john aka the internet mangler himself... yo john, show us you're truly that hot and get on tour, stop acting like an immature internet version of vinnie paz ad step your game up!! some of the beats on this album are the shit, then again if you spent like 6000 bucks on the features least you can expect is some quality...
    2 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/3/2008 10:51:00 PM; Partial IP: 241.17.223)
    Location: new yawk
    Comment: The beats for the most part are nice and the guest spots are as well, but Big John is pretty wack. Bush league & amateurish sounding shit really. Opqosite summed it up perfectly; "this Big John album would have been much better without Big John."
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 4/19/2008 9:59:00 AM; Partial IP: 29.202.104)
    Location: queens, new york
    Comment: "this Big John album would have been much better without Big John." - I dont have a word to say that dude said it for me
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 4/18/2008 7:33:00 PM; Partial IP: 30.115.114)
    Location: huntington beach, california
    Comment: having R.A. spit last on this track was the best aspect of this song....no one can out flow him.....R.A. makes this song what it is
    3 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 4/3/2008 7:48:00 PM; Partial IP: 121.114.24)
    Location: portland
    Comment: Many do this style better. Big john's voice and lyrics get a little tiresome, but they are sharp in some spots. Big John Sounds a little like Mike Jonz saying his name so much. Mic Daily is fairly nice and I enjoy his parts more then Johns. The guest spots and beats are paid for obviously and this guy tour or what, never comes thru my city? Overall it's average.
    2 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 4/1/2008 9:00:00 PM; Partial IP: 234.57.110)
    Location: Honolulu
    Comment: The beats are nice, guest spots are great, R.A kills it, but then Big John comes in SCREAMING corny battle lines, quickly ruining every track. Overall, this Big John album would have been much better without Big John.
    3 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 3/11/2008 4:49:00 PM; Partial IP: 00.163.197)
    Location: Tampa, Florida
    Comment: Just not feeling it to be honest. The lineup is ill(R.A., Kool G. Rap, etc) but the album is all over the place. It just lacks consistency.
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 3/9/2008 4:14:00 PM; Partial IP: 70.106.149)
    Location: portland ore
    Comment: i would not listen to digger, hes a fuckin queer that goes to the strip club on a sat. night to get off. big john is a nice surprise, not a 5 mic album but who the fuck is?? john is very intense and says good shit... he does say his name too much, and his name sucks, but you quickly get past that. it was worth the money to me. guest features do good too. fuck u digger
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 3/6/2008 7:50:00 PM; Partial IP: 02.183.202)
    Location: linston rone
    Comment: yo that cat gets boring after 4 lines... no hatin cause beats are hard like my dick saturday night at the strip club! RA kills shit too but this aint worth 15 bucks fo real
    3 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/28/2008 2:48:00 PM; Partial IP: .31.180.42)
    Location: FL
    Comment: Solid album, although Big John's style gets a little tired at times. He would be a much better single verse collabo rapper in a group like AOTP (although Im not sure he could hang) His album lacks any continuity or clear message. I just doesnt take you anywhere from start to finsish. it is really just a bunch of random songs thrown together without any rhyme or reason
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/26/2008 3:48:00 PM; Partial IP: 197.48.125)
    Location: Philadelphia PA
    Comment: I'm lovin this album. Big John has a certain energy that kinda reminds me of LL back in the "i'm bad" era. Having purchased both this album and The Author (his debut) I feel like he's stepped his game up. And production wise, the tracks are even tighter and every producer brought something to the table that really fits with his style (by the way, R.I.P. Clockwork...homie was a true talent). Anyway I dig this album because it's real hip hop with no gimmicks.
    3 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/23/2008 6:20:00 PM; Partial IP: 31.133.145)
    Location: Scarborough,Ontario,CANADA
    Comment: IM FEELIN WHAT MOST OF YOU ARE & THAT IS THAT THIS CAT FROM TACOMA IS SHIT...& HE IS...LYRICALLY HE AINT SAYIN MUCH BESIDES THE USUAL BATTLE RAP....HIS BEATS ARE PRETTY GOOD & THATS REALLY ALL THAT HES GOT GOING FOR HIM...OH & THE FACT THAT HE MUST HAVE SOME LOOT TO PAY OFF THESE HYPE UNDERGROUND RAPPERS TO RAP OVER HIS TRACKS
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/20/2008 3:47:00 PM; Partial IP: 247.235.29)
    Location: Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
    Comment: I just listened to the author and the cd is pretty good. It sounds like another take on death rap. I could see how big johns style could get repeditive but with good beats and good collabos this guy coulda really takin off.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/15/2008 11:40:00 AM; Partial IP: 1.191.94.0)
    Location: Palm Desert
    Comment: Big John- don't listen to that idiot from Jersey and his stupid comments. You are a very good performer tour or not. I love your albums, you got some real talent. You don't need to tour, you just need to keep doing what your doing and it will happen. How many rap groups actually go on tour anyways? And if they do, they don't ever make it through the nation. Trust me, I have been a huge rap fan for over 20 years, and the amount of rappers I have seen live I could count on one hand. In fact, its the only genre of music where you can make it without playing live. Plus, Camden, NJ is like one of the most dangerous cities in the United States, so their people talk shit anyways. Big ups to you Big John whether you tour or not. My suggestion would be to keep up the good work, and don't change a thing. You've done a phenomenal job without a tour. It will come in time, and on somebody else's money.
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/14/2008 12:56:00 PM; Partial IP: 1.191.94.0)
    Location: Camden, NJ
    Comment: This just goes to show you that anybody can Fruity Loop and record vocals on a digital 4 track and make an album. However, this guy goes above and beyond with the marketing. BJ is clearly trying to make his mark by promoting this thing. He probably paid more money for the collabos then he did for the production. He should hire a studio band for his next album and a producer and do the whole thing by himself. Doing collabos always helps to sell records, but by your third if you can't do it alone, you can't do it at all. Also, how come BJ has two albums out and I check his Myspace and there is no tour? None for the first record, and none for the second. How hard can it be? You pack up a mp3 player, your hype man, and yourself into a rented car and drive from club to club across th US and Canada doing shows. No sign of this guy coming to Jersey at all. Although he would never make it outta here, the crowd would be pretty harsh on him as a whole but he will always make fans. That's how you get your name out and sell records. He probably checks this site everyday. Big props for trying to do it, but IF YOU DON'T TOUR, YOU AIN'T SHIT HOMIE. Hire a booking agent instead of paying people to rap on your albums and get out on the road. I do like the tracks thouhg, and would pay to see him, in Camden or other parts of Jersey.
    2 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/13/2008 3:14:00 PM; Partial IP: .93.194.31)
    Location: Tacoma, WA
    Comment: Don't be fooled by Big John and his buddies rating this album 5 stars, aside from the guest appearances, this is by far one of the most amateurish albums in recent memory. Every song is about battling rappers, being a bad ass and more played-out battle rap. Like seriously, this guy thought he could hang with Bis, RA and G Rap??? He needs to hang himself for even thinking that! I'm giving this 2 stars: 1 star for the beats and 1 star for the collabos, the rest is hot garbage. Sorry John...
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/13/2008 12:16:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.42.73.99)
    Location: Italy
    Comment: I think this album is real good. Favorite track is Lopzillas. I actually bought it twice so I could get one signed. Loptimist is very good producer. He and John sound good together.
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 2/12/2008 6:55:00 PM; Partial IP: 97.225.221)
    Location: Lion's Den
    Comment: to make it straight: big john sucks cock, but the beats bang hard. kool g aint in top shape, guess he heard what's big johns style and tried to match it by dropping some whack verse haha r.a. is killer though, save your money and buy loptimist's album!
    2 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/6/2008 2:17:00 AM; Partial IP: .78.252.58)
    Location: PA all day
    Comment: did he brainwash the special guests in order to jump on the songs with him? production is decent...
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/4/2008 8:51:00 PM; Partial IP: .212.3.107)
    Location: Seattle
    Comment: I dont see how you could not like this album. I mean. If you give it a fair listen dude is pretty good. I really liked Pain Killer the best. I think that song stands out the most. I am glad someone from the northwest is doin it again.
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 2/4/2008 4:41:00 PM; Partial IP: 05.103.191)
    Location: Bellevue
    Comment: Wow worst 15 dollars I ever spent, does UGHH give refunds???
    2 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/4/2008 2:05:00 PM; Partial IP: 59.125.218)
    Location: Pomona, CA
    Comment: Only the guest spots are dope on this album, Big John is an amateur
    3 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/3/2008 8:43:00 PM; Partial IP: 39.204.143)
    Location: PA
    Comment: The Author was FAR better imo. Speaking of The Author; rest in peace Clockwork. He hung himself Jan 26th 2008 and did 90% of the beats on J's first. RIP. WE WILL ALWAYZ LOVE U FAM.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/2/2008 12:04:00 AM; Partial IP: .55.23.132)
    Location: HEREFORD
    Comment: MAN THIS IS THE BEST CD I'VE EVER HEARD AINT NO ONE BETTER THAN BIG JOHN NO ONE HE IS GOIN STRAIT TO THE TOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 1/31/2008 4:35:00 PM; Partial IP: .16.129.36)
    Location: world
    Comment: The shit is tight. Good lyrics and bangen beats. People should here it. favorite track "LOPZILLAS" that Mic Daily is pretty good.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 1/30/2008 10:21:00 PM; Partial IP: 47.157.182)
    Location: CORONA
    Comment: BIG JOHN IS A GREAT INDIE HIP HOP ARTIST.I ENJOYED HIS FIRST ALBUM "THE AUTHOR" AND THE FEATURES ON THAT ALBUM.HE BROUGHT AN ORIGINAL STYLE THAT I WAS REALLY DIGGIN.WHEN I FIRST HEARD "PAYBACK" FROM HIS LATEST ALBUM "THE NEXT STEP" I WAS ANXIOUS TO HEAR MORE FROM THE ALBUM,AND THEN I HEARD "THREE KINGS".I WAS BUMPIN MY BOYS SHIT ALL THE TIME.SO COP "THE NEXT STEP" BECAUSE IT IS STRAIGHT ILL! IF YOU HAVN'T COPED "THE AUTHOR" COP IT!!! SHOUT OUT TO MY BOY BIG JOHN AND MAGNUS RECORDS!!!!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 1/30/2008 7:12:00 PM; Partial IP: 01.159.124)
    Location: Reading, PA
    Comment: Yo, this album is on some OTHA SH*T!! It's MAD NICE!! Big John came up out of nowhere and KILLS the mic!! And check out "LOPZILLAS" .. you ain't heard nuttin like that in a minute!!!
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 1/30/2008 6:39:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.42.73.99)
    Location: Corona
    Comment: Big John cought me by surprize. I originally bought it so I could further my Canibus collection but I have had this cd in my deck since it came and John has some serious heat. My favorite track is the Outro. John raps all the way through the song. One More Bar is also one of my favorites. BIS rips it and Esoteric and John come real nice as well.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 1/30/2008 5:48:00 PM; Partial IP: 07.127.233)
    Location: Conneticutt
    Comment: Sick album. Check this guy out. It some nice shit.
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