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MIKE JONES' Debut "Who Is Mike Jones?" Lands in the Top 5 of "The Billboard 200" Chart

Houston-Based Rapper MIKE JONES' Solo Release Lands at #3

NEW YORK, NY--(MARKET WIRE)--Apr 27, 2005 -- Houston-based rapper MIKE JONES makes an impressive debut landing in the TOP 5 of Billboard's 200 Chart at #3 just under Rob Thomas and Mariah Carey, respectively, with his Warner Bros./Asylum/SwishaHouse release of "Who Is Mike Jones?" The CD sold more than 60,000 units its first day of release and topped out at more than 180,000 at the end of the first week. The CD is also #1 on Billboard's "Top Rap" and "Top R&B/Hip-Hop" charts as well as having served as the #1 CD on Apple iTunes.

The first single from this talented marketing wiz/rapper, "Still Tippin'," featuring label-mate Paul Wall and Slim Thug, has already garnered an audience of more than 27 million at radio and continues to be in heavy rotation at BET and MTV2. Close to 2 million people are file trading "Still Tippin'" online with the new single "Back Then" quickly seeing a similar pattern with the file-swapping phenomenon online.

Produced by the same hit-making team that delivered the debut single, "Still Tippin'," (SwishaHouse head Michael K. Watts and Silah Williams) and with early online trading detections, "Back Then" promises to deliver as big a bang as "Still Tippin'." The video clip shot by Dr. Teeth debuts on MTV2 and BET next week.

"Who is Mike Jones?" boasts production by the aforementioned Michael K. Watts and Silah Williams as well as Memphis-based famed producers DJ Paul and Juicy J, and a host of up and coming production talent. Guest appearances on the disc include rhymes by Bun B, Lil' Keke and, of course, Paul Wall and Slim Thug.

Hip hop heavy hitter MIKE JONES, who began rapping in 2001, has gone from a fledgling rapper struggling to get his records in rotation to one of the most well known game spitters on the southern underground to chart-topping artist.

MIKE JONES gained fame on more than two dozen now legendary SwishaHouse "screwed-up" mix tapes by constantly repeating his name throughout his rhymes and hooks, then following with the question "Who?"

You can catch MIKE JONES performing on BET "Spring Bling" on April 28. JONES is also currently on tour doing dates across the country, both promotional and paid.


For more information on MIKE JONES, press kits,
or interviews, please contact:
Tresa Sanders
or via email at tre@tre-media.net

Warner Bros.
Luke Burland
or via email at luke.burland@wbr.com.

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