This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History

This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History

March 28th – J-Kwon was born Jerrell C. Jones in St. Louis, Missouri on this day in 1986.

After establishing himself as a battle rapper, J-Kwon signed with Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def Records and released his debut album “Hood Hop” in 2004.

The hit album would spawn the smash anthem “Tipsy”.

The chart-topper, produced by Trackboyz, would also be featured in several films including “Soul Plane”, “White Chicks” and “Breakin’ All The Rules” as well as television’s “The Wire”.

The club anthem favorite would also produce a remix featuring fellow St. Louis rappers Chingy and Murphy Lee.

He’s released three albums since, 2009’s “Hood Hop 2” and “Hood Hop 2.5” both released in the same year and 2010’s “Self-Titled”.

J-Kwon has also, over the years, collaborated with Gino Green, Petey Pablo, Ebony Eyez and comedian Andy Milonakis.