A Father’s Bias

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again… I have great kids.

Recently I was listening to a comedian who talked about “those parents” who want to call you every time their child does something. “Hey Kenneth! Billy just took his first steps!” To the recipient of those calls, texts, DM’s and such, many times the internal response is, “why is this news?” Great for you, but I get nothing from it.

So get ready… I’m about to brag on my son.

Jonathan David Hopkins, aka, Jon, aka BledJon is about to release his second project, Worth The Weight this Friday March 6. I, for one cannot be more excited. Since he came out with The Popular Loner, Jon was able to show so many others what I already knew, and have always been quick to publish: that he is special.



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Worth The Weight Release

Ok, *special* is such a special word. What does that really mean? Allow me to wax eloquently for a bit, as I tell you a story about another father and his two sons.

Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons.  The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them…

Luke 15:11-12

So begins the story of the prodigals. One son, very brash, basically tells his father he wishes he were dead so he could have the life he wants. The other, more subtle acts like the good son, but resents his father, and the fact that he welcomes the bad son back. The part of the story that I love: when the older good son complains to the father that he has worked as a slave for him, and has never received anything special, the father gives the best response – Son, you have always been with me, and everything I have is yours!

The son didn’t feel it in the day to day, but the father did. To the father, the son was unique, special, and worthy of everything that the father spent his life to build. This father had a lot of servants, but had bias toward his sons. The apostle Paul, speaking to the Corinthian church was addressing some of the errors with the number of people who were trying to make themselves leaders, and said, for though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ through the gospel. Paul was telling them that there is a special relationship between father and child, and as we saw with the prodigals’ dad, benefits that go with it.

Hence, the bragging.

But let me not just be that dad that brags without proof:

Vitriol Radio has The Popular Loner rated as #5 and #9 in their hip hop stats. At its height, The Popular Loner was only 2 spots behind Kanye West (ok… some of you aren’t impressed by Kanye… that’s ok. Let’s just say he was 2 spots behind a major world recognized artist 😉 )

For me, this album is more than just about him being special. It is about the fact that yet again, I get to share him with the world. I get the opportunity to hear what he has put his heart and soul into, and feel that everything I put my heart and soul into has made a difference.

Am I proud? Of course. But I am more excited. I am his number one fan, and I get as much if not more than anyone who will listen to his music. I am excited because I know that there is more behind the scenes with regard to what he will do for music, for creatives, and for the world:

I am excited, and yes, biased, because BledJon is special. And on Friday, March 6, you will see just how special he is.


Worth The Weight will be available on all digital platforms. You can follow BledJon on Instagram for more updates, or go here: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/bledjon/worth-the-weight.

Here’s something to tie you over until Friday…

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