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Jonezen (Chris Jones) is an award winning recording artist raised in Detroit, MI who now resides in Los Angeles, CA.
After almost dying from alcoholism, Jonezen checked into rehab in early 2012, brought his recording studio, and laid the tracks for his critically acclaimed debut mixtape Live From Rehab entirely in treatment. He left treatment and went on to win the Los Angeles Music Awards in 2013 and 2014 for Hip Hop Artist and Solo Performer of the year. In 2015 he won #1 Contender at the Underground Music Awards and is currently nominated at this years Hollywood Music In Media Awards.
Jonezen has garnered some impressive accolades, which include press in The Source Magazine, Hip Hop Since 1987, VladTV, the Hype Magazine and AllHipHop.com who asked, “Is he the next Eminem?” He has toured with Bone Thugs N Harmony, Swollen Members, Mad Child, recorded with Gucci Mane, appeared on the cover of OvaGround Mogul magazine, and was recently featured in Hip Hop Weekly in their Indie Grind Spotlight section. Jonezen has also had videos featured on MTV Jams, VH1, major FM radio play, charted on several college radio stations and international charts.
His new single “Day Job” was released on July 12th, 2016 and has already received press and features on some leading blogs and was trending on twitter soon after its release. The new single entered the CMJ charts at the number 2 spot and went on to chart in the top ten on numerous stations. “Day Job” has also done very well in the overseas market, playing in multiple countries and continues to climb the NED Top 40 chart.
Jonezen’s last LP release Beautiful Disaster, which dropped in April of 2016, was called “one of the most creative indie projects of 2016” by Underground HipHop Blog. His previous release, The Party Ain’t Over Vol 2 was called an “instant classic” by Swurve Radio and garnered over 100k views and downloads.