"Summer Sunset" by Jon Corbin is a celebration of summer. Corbin crafts a chilled, yet grooving instrumental as a soundtrack for a summer's drive through the city. Even with all the troubles of 2020, there is still beauty in the world that must be celebrated. The video is capped by a surprise remix of Jon's beloved 2018 track "Go Hard."
Filmed, Directed and Edited by James Harkness
Car: 2017 Infiniti Q50S Red Sport 400
Produced in partnership with Jim Wallace
Outcry is a plea to listen to the voices of the marginalized and oppressed calling out for racial justice. In a season of notable anti-black racism, many voices are rising up around the world to testify to their experiences with oppression. The same voices are being vulnerable about their pain. Outcry is a song to encourage listening and lament as the way forward in bringing healing and connection to a fractured society.
"Go Hard" is an upbeat, inspirational boom bap song for the everyday superhero. Whether you’re going hard in the gym or getting breakfast together for the family, the slamming drums and heavy horns will get your heart rate going and spirit uplifted.
“You Care” is a song for those who are tired of fighting through life’s challenges. Inspired by the soulfulness of Leon Bridges, the lyricism of Chance the Rapper, and the worshipful gospel of Israel Houghton.
Jon Corbin's hip-hop infused cover of Cyndi Lauper's 'Time After Time' featuring Caroline Brooks of Good Lovelies. Jon has covered this song since 2007. Jon and Caroline recorded a beautiful studio version in 2012. Recorded live from Studio 89 in Mississauga in August 2018, this was the first time these two had been able to perform together live.
In August of 2018, hip hop and spoken word artist Jon Corbin assembled a team of talented musicians for an intimate performance in the style of NPR’s Tiny Desk concert. Corbin and crew presented 'Hip-Hop infused cover songs' - amplified popular tunes charged with Corbin’s authentic lyricism. Here, the band takes on Bob Marley's Jammin with Jon adding rhymes from his 2016 song "A New Direction For Jon Corbin." Live from Studio 89 in Mississauga, ON.
A live performance of Jon Corbin's popular poem "Name From A Woman", recorded at Studio 89 in Mississauga. The poem weaves together stories from Jon's experiences - his family, his studies and his vision for society. All of this is supported with words sampled from hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur. For this performance, Corbin uses the instrumental from Queen Latifah's "U.N.I.T.Y." as a symbol of solidarity with other emcees who use their voice to advocate for the fair and equal treatment of women.
"Each One Teach One" is a collaboration of eight Canadian Hip Hop heads who are also school teachers.
A live version of the popular song from Jon's 2018 album "Every Day." Filmed at Studio 89 in Mississauga, ON.
Jon Corbin continues his series of hip-hop infused cover songs recorded live at Studio 89 in Mississauga, ON. Here, Jon blends songs from two of his favourite artists: Tracy Chapman’s “Give Me One Reason” and “The Fire” by The Roots.
This "Hope (Again)" free verse is from the final track of Jon Corbin's 2016 release "A NEW DIRECTION."