Hobo Johnson’s last-minute NPR Tiny Desk submission is blowing the hell up

A screen shot from Hobo Johnson's submission to NPR's Tiny Desk concert.

You catch Hobo Johnson’s submission for the NPR Tiny Desk concert? Given that it’s gotten 184,000 views in the 26 hours since he uploaded it to Facebook, we”ll assume you did.

This shit has blown up. And that would be astounding in its own right, but we seem to remember seeing him sending out an open call for someone to film the clip Monday morning (let’s say 62 hours ago).

The song is “peach scone.” In it, the speaker hangs with someone he considers a love interest, eating scones, while discussing issues she’s having with her boyfriend. Johnson brings his signature self-conscious stream of consciousness to the track, with the Lovemakers chiming in on lines that can’t help but make you smile.

Over the past year, Johnson’s music has gained significant attention in Sacramento and somewhat beyond. But this level of exposure is unprecedented for the rapper.


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Dave Kempa is the founder and editor of VOICES: River City.