Johnny is an eclectic mix of indie skewed hip hop and world music. He walks to his own beat and stays left of what most perceive from the genre naturally. Though Johnny's been making records independently since his teens with a "both feet in" attitude, he first came on the scene when he signed to DJ Green Lantern in early 2008. A song the two worked on together for Grand Theft Auto IV on called Price On Your Head was quickly released thereafter in the game and soundtrack.
For the 2008 Presidential Election, he cropped up again singing "Yes we can save the world" on Nas' 'Black President' found on Nas' deviously "Unitiled" album and the DJ Green Lantern, Russel Simmons 'Yes We Can' Mixtape.
While on tour with the, Nas, they played dates at The ROXY, The House Of Blues and the Rock The Bells Festival as well as a televised performance at BET's "Inaugural Ball" in support of that record into 2009. Also in 2009, Johnny dropped his own EP, 'Group Hug' on Invasion Records distributed by The Orchard – then headed back in the studio for a follow up.
A teaser of his newest release came out the week before valentines day on HBO's 'How To Make It In America' mixtape hosted by Kid CuDi with the original cut of The Riot Song. CuDi states over the opening track that Johnny is "… one of the illest up and coming artists. We did a remix to this song so look for that soon."
Johnny re-emerges with his album, 'Rebel Without Applause' and an artful, stop motion music video for 'The Riot Song' that garnered wide spread online support. Guest appearances on 'Rebel Without Applause' include Kid CuDi, Amanda Diva, and Gabe Real. He makes another appearance on the Dead Prez song, NYDP off their album 'Pulse of the People' also featured on the "Brooklyn's Finest" soundtrack (From the director of Training Day, Antoine Fuqua). The movie Brooklyn's Finest hit theatres March 5, 2010.
Free tracks, leaks, news, pictures and more can be found on his official website, www.johnnyfuckinpolygon.com.
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