Don't Quit Your Day Job (Edited)
Released: Mar 2007
Label: COLUMBIA/G.O.O.D. MUSIC/RED INK
Con is stuck in a dead-end job on "Job Song," trying to put his "pride to the side" and reflecting, "This ain't where I'm supposed to be." Even on wealth fantasy "Don't Forget 'Em," his wishes are meager. He wants to go to Red Lobster and imagines a smile across his mother's face. Con is the latest post-Kanye everyman rapper, and his songs veer toward the sweet and heartfelt. But he doesn't rely upon sentimentalism and positivity. "Night Night" and love jawn "Feel This Way" exhibit his quick flow and mastery of internal rhymes, while "Uncle Rahiem" is a vivid rap narrative.