When we first heard from Johnny Petrop, he was simply starting his rap career with one single and a dream the size of the largest ocean. Now, about a year later, Johnny has finally released his very first mixtape titled “That Felt Good”, and is hoping to gain new fans and the respect of the public. While he anticipated the album’s release to be much sooner, Johnny admits that the entire process of creating “That Felt Good” was an inexplicable learning experience that he will carry with him throughout his career.
“That Felt Good” was released on March 5th and since then Johnny has been working hard to promote himself and be heard. However, the moving title to this project does have a story behind it as Johnny himself explains, “I always knew I loved this and to actually act on it—to go and follow a dream is one of the hardest things I think anyone does. To go chase that—that felt good—to go out there and become my own man.”
The project consists of 16 tracks, all of which Johnny admits that he loves. However he was able to single out a favorite song: Papou, featuring TJ Fox, another artist featured on A Vocal Accord. In the process of making his mixtape, Johnny’s grandfather passed away, someone who has played an instrumental role in molding him into the man he is today. “It was the first time I cried when recording a song” he says “that’s how much emotion was in this song.” Johnny’s goal was to incorporate as much of his grandfather as he could into the song in order to make it as close to perfect as he could.
In the coming months, Johnny has different performances and all different kinds of promo in the works for his fans. He is working diligently to make sure that his music is able to hit the ears of many and even reveals that he has something new coming out very soon. “I didn’t stop at ‘That Felt Good’—I want to keep the ball rolling.”
If you want to see Johnny live be sure to check him out TOMORROW at 10pm at The Recovery Room in Flushing. He’s excited to get everyone pumped and ready to kick off Spring Break!