Miles Jones – LP Out This Week
(New York, NY) After years of playing shows around Canada and as far as Japan, writing and producing for other artists and starting his own record label (Mojo Records & Publishing), buzzin’ Toronto rapper Miles Jones is excited to see his debut album Runaway Jones released in the US on April 26 on MB3 Records.
In early October 2010, Jones released the first single off of Runaway Jones, “Never Wrong,” which was produced by Drake’s super producer Boi 1da. The T-Dot emcee then served up the public with another scorching heavy-hitter entitled, “Time Machine.” “Time Machine” quickly rose to hit the #2 slot on the US College Hip Hop Charts while “Never Wrong” placed at #3. The track also received a nomination for “Hip Hop Song of the Year”(2011) from the Independent Music Awards.
For those who know his roots, this comes as no surprise that Miles Jones is a rising star in the Toronto hip-hop scene. Bass runs deep through Jones’ veins. His grandfather helped pioneer the reggae movement at Studio One in Jamaica where Bob Marley and many others recorded their first big hits, while his father Hedley Jones aka Deadly Hedley Jones Jr. was an influential DJ on CFNY-FM and the early years of Toronto’s club scene.
Miles continues this tradition by being active in all aspects of music as a DJ, producer, emcee, songwriter and the owner of his own label Mojo Records & Publishing. A true student of the craft, Jones’ debut album One Chance also served as his thesis at McMaster University. The disc was released to critical acclaim and even helped garner Jones the 2007 Ontario Independent Music Award for Hip Hop Artist of the Year. Miles has also been recognized for his song writing talents, contributing 11 songs to Sony BMG’s music catalogue as part of the Canadian Idol songwriters conference.
Miles went on to create a unique sound that honors the true origins of hip-hop and collaborate with A-list industry including Percee P, Detroit-based producer Black Milk, and most recently, Grammy award-winning producer Boi 1da. Miles has been the recipient of distinguished awards from the Billboard World Song Contest for “Hip Hop Song of the Year” (2010) and the Independent Music Awards for “Hip Hop Song of the Year” (2009) and “Hip Hop Artist of the Year” (2007). His music has been featured on major networks and hit television programs including CBS’ CSI: Las Vegas and the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Miles Jones has continues to ride his wave of success opening for veteran hip-hop legends KRS-One and Souls of Mischief of Hieroglyphics fame. While Miles remains true to the lyrical and poetic integrity of hip-hop, he is also in touch with the current direction of music. He has opened for up and comers Thunderheist and has also shared the stage with international phenomena T-Pain and Raekwon of Wu-Tang.
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