Best Of 2019

Best Unsafe Music: Jon Ditty X Dj Hurley

Best Unsafe Music

Jon Ditty X Dj Hurley

Together with producer DJ Hurley, Best of the Bay-winning rapper Jon Ditty upped the ante on his already out-of-the-box existence — and fully embraced nonconformity and individuality — on a new, Kickstarter-funded album, Factory Recall. A video for the album’s single “Safe Music” looks and feels like a rallying cry against the urge to acquiescence to society, and it finds Ditty asking questions (“Are you here for the drugs or the music?”) while also delivering a straightforward chorus that would be disheartening if the song didn’t ride so hard (“I’m too weird to be famous,” Ditty raps, “You’re too whack to not stay local”). 

See all winners from Best of the Bay 2019.