Mike Jones is an American rapper, actor, and entrepreneur. He initially was with Swishahouse, then left to found his own label, Ice Age. Before he was on Swishahouse he was in a group called Souf Folk, in which he used the alias Sache. He released one album with Souf Folk called Country Thuggin in 2003.He is also known for his catchphrase “Mike Jones, who?” usually repeated several times and for handing out shirts with his cell phone number (281-330-8004) printed on the back.
Jones signed to upcoming southern record label Swishahouse. At that time, Swishahouse was signing fellow upcoming southern rappers Slim Thug, Paul Wall and Chamillionaire. In 2004 after the release of his breakout single “Still Tippin’”, which was receiving lots of radio play, Jones signed a major deal to Jive Records and Warner Bros. He quickly released his second single, “Back Then”, which eventually went Platinum, making it Jones’s first Platinum single. On April 19, 2005, Jones released his debut album, Who Is Mike Jones? After two months the album also achieved Platinum status, eventually reaching double Platinum. It is Jones’s highest selling album to date.
After leaving Jive Records Jones signed to a distribution deal with Asylum Records for his label Ice Age. In September 2006 Jones released the single titled “Mr. Jones”. It debuted at #92 on the Billboard Charts. The song gained further recognition when fellow rapper Lil Wayne freestyled on his version “Sky Is The Limit” for his “Da Drought 3” mixtape. On January 31, 2007, Jones announced an upcoming EP and a movie, both titled The American Dream. On April 21, 2007, Jones released the second single from the EP, titled “My 64”, featuring Bun B and Snoop Dogg. The single debuted at #1 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart. On November 20, 2007, Jones released The American Dream it debuted on the Billboard charts at #183.
On November 27, 2007, Jones released the debut single “Drop & Gimme 50” for his second solo album, titled The Voice. “Drop & Gimme 50” featured Hurricane Chris. On May 19, 2008, Jones released the album’s second single, called “Cuddy Buddy”. The single did well on the Billboard Hot 100, debuting at #78. On December 2, 2009, the third single from The Voice was released. Titled “Next To You, it debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #63. On April 28, 2009 The Voice was released, debuting on the Billboard 200 at #12 and selling 25,000 copies its first week.
On August 28, 2014 during an interview Jones would talk about his upcoming album Where is Mike Jones?, his upcoming mixtape Money Train and would announce he had signed a new distribution deal with Atlantic Records stating “It’s just a group of people who are all about making money and having money. Once people really understand what the Money Train is, then they’ll be onboard with it.“On December 28, 2014 Jones released a new single titled “3 Grams” featuring appearances from Slim Thug and Yung Duece.
On January 1, 2015 Jones released a mixtape titled Money Train.On February 5, 2015 Jones announced via his Instagram he was working on another mixtape entitled Money Train: Reloaded which will be a sequel to his mixtape Money Train.