Mo City is the land of whatever you make it. If you decide to really look through the history of the talent that has poured out of Mo City, the land too proud to automatically claim Houston as home, there are superstars. From 2234 to up and down 90 and more, the people are what make Mo City what it is. A treasure trove of talent and stories, such as Oblivious Jones‘ 7200.
Jones takes all 20 minutes of 7200 to prove a point — that he cannot lose because he has no choice to. He can’t afford it, his mindstate’s been all over the place since he lost his second son. So he’s been maneuvering around, working, making multiple jobs touch one another as if they’re all connected. Over a piano loop of The Isley Brothers “For The Love of You,” he lives up to his name while arguing with a woman. “Gotdamn, a n***a so forgetful … what hurts worse is that I can’t see the child that I share with you.”
7200 jumps around in these moments, of regret and promise. Whatever pain Jones is going through, it gets fleshed out in his music, from “G.W.A.P” where he recants times sleeping on floors dreaming of something bigger to “7200 Pt. 1,” admitting that gang ties are to him, a means of survival. “Half these n***as don’t know where the jungle at,” he raps with a punchy salute to Yung Al. “7200, I come from that.”
Want your rappers to tell you that they’re going through the same “pull it out of the mud” moments you are? Welcome to 7200. Stream the tape from Oblivious Jones below.