When I first reviewed Johnny Polygon, I had him all wrong. I thought he was a gimmicky rapper, kind of like Afroman, but only in the "I'm poor" sense. But, I was wrong. I attended his Birthday Bash at the Cain's a couple of weekends ago, looking for scalped tickets. I was there at 6, the show started at 9:30, and Johnny popped his head out. He ended up giving me a free t-shirt, and I got to shake the man's hand. I told him I didn't have a ticket, but I'd get one, and he replied "Sneak in." Then, it hit me. Johnny isn't a gimmick. He's honest. Sometimes with artists, we forget they're people, and treat them as entities. Johnny Polygon is just a normal guy rapping. He raps about love, and sure, he has the occassional ego boost. But he's nowhere near as arrogant as normal rappers. His instrumentals are influenced by electronica and afropop, and he has some of the best drums in the industry, if not the best. For one last ringing endorsement of Johnny P., he's the kind of rapper that, even if you hate rap, you'll like him, and if you do like rap, you'll love him. Get this, A.S.A.P.
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