Jon Corbin (formerly known as The Runaway) is a Canadian hip-hop & spoken word artist with lyrical themes of faith, love, family, social justice, and personal growth.
Corbin is a veteran artist who has quietly carved a niche in Canada’s hip-hop community, collaborating with multiple Polaris Music Prize nominee Shad, Juno Award winner Caroline Brooks of The Good Lovelies, and many other revered emcees on both sides of the border.
Over the past 12 years, Jon has performed on stages big and small, providing a dynamic show that represents the basic tenets of hip-hop: peace, love, unity, and having fun! Jon lives in Milton, Ontario with his wife and five children.
Recommended if you like: Shad, Propaganda, Common, Nomis, Arrested Development
“The Canadian hip-hop & spoken word artist has an unorthodox style that although can be seen as simplistic, is very impactful and effective.” – Vince Porter, Artsoul Radio
He’s got a flawlessly tight flow, and he’s not afraid to speak his heart, but he has these old-school beats that feel as raw as his locals. ” – Nathan Snelgrove, Unsung Sunday
Latest Release – “You Care”
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