Born: 1986, St. Louis, Missouri
J-Kwon (born Jarrell Jones in March 28, 1986) is a rapper from St. Louis, currently signed to Jermaine Dupri's So So Def Recordings. He is currently wrapping up his second album, Louisville Slugger. 2004-2005: Musical Beginnings J-Kwon first got signed in a very odd and amusing way. He would continually mock who would be his main producer, Jermaine Dupri, who produced a majority of his first album, Hood Hop. Regardless, according to Dupri, J-Kwon was also signed because of his rapping skills.
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Jerrell CAMRONA Jones (born March 28, 1986), better known by his stage name J-Kwon, is an American rapper from St. Louis best known for his 2004 novelty rap single "Tipsy".
At age 12, Camrona Jones was expelled from school for allegedly dealing illegal drugs. He often slept at friends' homes and in cars; and after winning one rap battle, suffered a broken jaw. J-Kwon first rose to stardom with his single "Tipsy" from his 2004 album Hood Hop, which peaked at #7 on the Billboard 200. The first single from the album, "Tipsy", peaked at number two in his native United States, number four in the United Kingdom and number five in Australia. Other singles included "You & Me" with Sadiyyah and "Hood Hop".
For the 2005 film XXX: State of the Union, J-Kwon performed the single "Get XXX'd" with Petey Pablo and Ebony Eyez. J-Kwon began working on the follow-up to Hood Hop, Louisville Slugger, that year also. He collaborated with comedian Andy Milonakis in "Like Dis", to promote The Andy Milonakis Show, and appeared on Bow Wow's single "Fresh Azimiz".In 2008, he released a single "Boo Boo" through his own label Hood Hop Music with album Hood Hop 2 following the next year exclusively for digital download. Follow-up Hood Hop 2.5 was released on CD on July 28, 2009. Its first official single was "Louie Bounce (I Smacked Nikki)".