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Hobo Johnson Shines on NPR’s Little Desk Concert Series

Hobo Johnson, aka Frank Lopes Jr, is a rapper/poet from Sacramento who took the internet by storm alongside his friends earlier this year when they published their contest submission for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert. The song featured, titled “Peach Scone,” is a poem about a guy in love with a girl who is likely not going to reciprocate the love.

Fast forward to September, and Hobo Johnson accomplishes what he set out to do and officially made it onto Tiny Desk Concert. Alongside The Lovemakers, they open with “Romeo & Juliet,” a song about modern day love, which they tie back to a classic story, and how love truly hasn’t changed through time.

Hobo Johnson and The Lovemakers: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

The rest of the video features three more of their songs, “Sex in the City,” “Creve Coeur 1,” and their submission song “Peach Scone.” They demonstrate the same type of raw emotion that they executed in their original submission, and it’s really neat to see how the group has matured in just the last few months. Hopefully, this is the projection they need to continue to advance their musical careers.

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