Jon Bellion ‘The Definition’

VMG’s Jon Bellion has released a few provocative videos leading up to the new free project, The Definition, and I think this is just the beginning as his star continues to rise since his co-writing credit on last year’s “The Monster” (yes, the Eminem/Rihanna hit single if you didn’t know). Alas… download said Definition below.

DL: Jon Bellion ‘The Definition’

Jon Bellion “Luxury” f/ Audra Mae

Singing/songwriting you know him for already. On “Luxury”, Jon Bellion does just that with a little bit of rapping too. It’s cool to see a little bit of the latter to continue the concept, but I think it’s when Bellion hits the high notes that “Luxury” is at its best. Bellion is also accompanied by Audra Mae — her voice booming over the trumpets in the outro for a fitting ending and perhaps the best part of the song altogether with Bellion transitioning to her just before. That said, listen all the way through to the end with this latest output from VMG below.

Jon Bellion “Simple And Sweet”

The “Simple And Sweet” new single from Jon Bellion now gets visual treatment that’s actually not so simple. The VMG singer sings in adoration of a simple and sweet woman, yet the woman in this video is a samurai. Pretty cool really. The variety of locations and scenes make this an engaging viewing all the way through, especially when the song completely changes sound about 2/3 of the way through. I’m not the craziest about the song, but the video is a worthy one to watch and a good preview of the forthcoming project, The Definition.

Jon Bellion “Munny Right”

The VMG singer Jon Bellion is sure to catch your attention with his new record “Munny Right”. He first croons a tailored version of Kanye’s “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” to reel ya in and then breaks down the story of feeling depressed as a kid and fast-forwarding through to his break as a writer for Eminem’s “The Monster”. I appreciate the story and the overall realness. It’s a great track to listen to the first time because you may not know the story and then run back for the ever-changing style.

QuESt, Castro, Jon Bellion, & Logic “24 Freestyle”

Thanks to VMG for providing my Monday with the fire it needs to cool off the return of #ChiBeria. The Logic-led group of artists have all made their own individual moves in 2013 and are now prime to make a splash as a stable in 2014. It’s tracks like these that’ll certainly contribute.

Logic celebrates his 24th birthday with this free release, bringing together QuESt, Castro, and Jon Bellion to spit some raps before he puts the track in a hearse. QuESt sets the tone over another hot production from in-house producer 6ix (I love the loop here) and the Miami emcee has his usual fast pace and set of double meanings you have to run back. Castro brings me back to his ridiculous feature on Logic’s “Ballin'” with a similar effort here. Jon Bellion, “The Monster” chorus songwriter, sets aside the harmonizing for some rapping as well. He holds his own as the bridge to Logic, who kicks off his verse with the line from the chorus. I like when rappers do that and it was well-executed here.

The “24 Freestyle” is a no doubt *Tibs Fav. and another one to add to the library on top of QuESt’s new solo track last week (below).

ICYMI: QuESt “Fuck You Mean” (prod. 6ix)