Are you missing how rap used to sound? Fan of old-school rap like Notorious B.I.G. and Nas? If so, you’ll love MoCity Jones’ feel-good hip-hop track “Mr Right Now.” Smooth transitions, old-school beats, and Jone’s impeccable flow: everything you could want from a hip-hop track.
Honestly, you would think you were listening to 80s/90s hip-hop while hearing “Mr Right Now”. MoCity Jones utilizes a nostalgic beat and smooth voice, while adding some modern elements to keep the song fresh and new. Along with the uplifting beat, MoCity’s lyrics are also reminiscent of old-school rap. He isn’t talking about clubs, drugs, or girls. His lyrics discuss his dreams, his expectations for himself, and how he’s going to get there. The song is about success and how working hard is the only way to make it to the top.
MoCity Jones’s lyrics discuss how he is “Mr. Right Now” but not “Mr. Right.” He discusses the hard work that he has to complete and how he has to “make moves” to become successful. Hard work and consistency are the only way to accomplishment and good fortune, and “Mr Right Now” proves that.
The Detroit-based rapper has had monumental success with tracks such as “ELON” and “Lifted,” which have garnered over 40,000 listens alone on Spotify. While these songs are more moody and hard-hitting, MoCity tackles a new sound with “Mr Right Now,” showing his versatility in songwriting and producing. MoCity is an extremely talented rapper but has admitted to having a range of influences from Motown to classic rock and folk. You can hear MoCity’s multiple interests in music as he combines them to create his own unique and remarkable sound.
Written by Melissa Cusano