A hip-hop poster boy for the Protestant work ethic, Houston native Mike Jones had a very straightforward schtick: no one knew his name, but given enough effort on his behalf they quickly did. After Jones sold 250,000 records operating as an indie, and weaved the rejection he experienced into his writing ("Who is Mike Jones?" is one of his many taglines) alongside what he believed he must do to succeed ("90% grind, 10% sleep" is another motto), he became a star with his platinum major label debut, Who Is Mike Jones? in 2005. Allied to "screwed" hip-hop champions Swisha House, Jones enjoys access to the marketing muscle of Asylum Records/Warner.
Mike Jones Concert Films
The American Dream
Runtime: 1 hr 30 minThe American Dream is the feature-length film that is based on the inspirational real life rise of Mike Jones from the streets to the beginnings of stardom thanks to music. Co-written and executive produced by Jones--and shot in his hometown of Houston--The American Dream stars the rapper along with Clifton Powell, Hassan Johnson and Tamala Jones.
Mike Jones Top Tracks
Live at Tabernacle 2008
Runtime: 1 hr 14 minLudacris performs live at The Tabernacle in 2008. The show, in support of his sixth studio album, Release Therapy, which won Best Rap Album for the 2007 Grammy Awards, features performances of “Money Maker,” “What's Your Fantasy” and “Runaway Love”.
Choices II: The Setup
Three 6 Mafia
Runtime: 1 hr 33 minThree 6 Mafia’s Choices II: The Set-Up is the follow-up to the rap group’s highly successful street movie Choices. After a heist goes wrong for two Memphis hustlers (DJ Paul and Juicy J), two crooked DEA agents offer them freedom—for a price.
Live at the Blender Theater 2008
Runtime: 1 hr 1 minAside from his solo career, Young Jeezy is well known for helping pioneer the hip hop subgenre trap music, alongside fellow Atlanta-based rappers T.I. and Gucci Mane. This live concert performance captures his unique style and lyrics mastery.