Lyrical Hip Hop from Detroit. - MoCity Jones: Tortoise
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posted 06 Jan 2020 by Krister Axel
Mixes a rhumba-flavored rhythmic hook with a slick flow about doing the hard work of self-improvement while also getting away from the "rat-race."

In this fast-paced world, we all need to slow down sometimes. "Tortoise," the latest from MoCity Jones, is a funky-happy hip hop vibe for all ages, races, and faces.

Raised in Detroit, Michigan, MoCity Jones took quickly to rapping and beat-making as a means of escape from daily life, and as a way of expressing himself. with over 100,00 views on his datpiff mixtape "Caution" by MoCity & Heat, and having sold hundreds of his custom beats to artists around the country, MoCity Jones is on a mission to change the genre for the better, one song at a time. He is releasing new music every month through his YouTube beat channel "MoCity Jones," and on social media as @mocityjones. His songs are available wherever music is streamed. "Tortoise" mixes a rhumba-flavored rhythmic hook with a slick flow about doing the hard work of self-improvement while also getting away from the "rat-race." Jones has a talent for building metaphor out of the details of life, and leaves us with the lesson that without a strong sense of self we have nothing.

In this dark place, got no time to waste
And you got nothing to say
So I'm gone

About the Author

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Morristown, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist


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