(AllHipHop News) Flint Michigan representer and Breeding Ground alumni, rapper Jon Connor, will be making his first national television appearance today (September 7) on BET’s 106 & Park’s, “The Backroom.” The Backroom is a new segment reminiscent of the good old days of BET’s Hip-Hop focused show, “Rap City” and the infamous “Basement,” where rappers would showcase their freestyling skills in the booth.
The new segment follows the same format and, so far, has showcased the freestyles of 2Chainz, Kendrick Lamar, Tyga, Asher Roth, and now, Jon Connor.
“Just being a part of this and being able to say that I did a freestyle on BET ‘The Backroom’ is just crazy and I’m honored to be a part of it,” Jon Connor told AllHipHop.com.
“I want to make sure I make an impression on people,” explained Connor. “I don’t want people to ever look at Jon Connor like ‘oh he’s just another rapper’.”
Check out the full interview below, where Jon Connor explains his process for preparing for his first big national TV appearance on BET’s “The Backroom”,as well as why it was so important for him to “kill it.”
Watch Jon Connor on BET’s “The Backroom today at 6PM EST on BET. Connor is set to hit the road on tour on September 12 alongside Def Jam recording artist Big K.R.I.T. Download his latest mixtape, While You Were Sleeping here.