Christopher Richard Jones (born June 23, 1984), better known by his stage name Jonezen, is an American rapper, songwriter, actor and guitarist. Born in Detroit, Michigan who now resides in Los Angeles, CA.[2][3] Jonezen started his career in 2005 with the rap group Outta Control until 2011[4][5][6] then he left the group starting a solo career and recorded his first mixtape Live From Rehab. Jonezen signed by Charve The Don to Concore Entertainment in 2014.[7]


In 2011 Jonezen released his debut album Pep Talk. Jonezen's attack on the mainstream has garnered some impressive accolades which include press in The Source Magazine,[8][9] and Hip Hop Since 1987[10] who asked Jonezen “is he the next Eminem? Or Can Jonezen be the next Eminem?” winning 2013 Los Angeles Music Awards for Hip Hop Artist of the year and winning 2014 Los Angeles Music Awards for Hip Hop Artist and Solo Performer of the Year,[2][2] and his single "Tear The Club Up ft. Natalia Damini & Gucci Mane" has been added on Sirius XM Hip Hop Nation.[2] The video is being played on, Mtv Jams and is also on numerous terrestrial radio stations across the country. Jonezen was booked for the Monster Energy/Soundrink presented "Get Loud" tour with Bone Thugs N' Harmony and hit the road in November of 2014.[2][2] He also has toured California multiple times, performed at the 2013 South By Southwest music festival, booked at the 2014 South By Southwest Music Fest,[2] licensed songs for use in TV and film, had a small role performing his original material in the new Jamie Kennedy film Buddy Hutchins, been a featured guest on the Janice Dickinson talk show, and participated in the P.A.C.E. school tour. In 2015 Jonezen released the mixtape The Party Ain't Over.

Personal Life

Jonezen turned into a public speaker. He currently shares his story to help people find hope again. He’s an unlikely spokesperson who is currently working hard and maintaining his sobriety within a world that is packed with all the wrong choices. Jonezen learned the hard way and was told at the age of 26, that may not live another year due to his excessive drinking. When Chris was at his lowest, his father came to see him. Chris says, “My Dad flew out from Detroit when I hit my bottom and told me it was rehab or no connection with my family. The look in his eyes when he left my apartment was literally what got me to decide to go to rehab.”[2] Jonezen refused to go to rehab unless he could bring his recording studio. While in rehab he started writing and recording songs that are available now via his mixtape Live From Rehab. Jonezen has always had a philanthropic side long before entering rehab Chris Co-founded Smash-Life with his brother Zak and his cousin. The clothing line promotes a healthy lifestyle and a positive attitude. Part of the proceeds from his company, Smash-Life, are donated to charities, organizations and foundations. They’ve already given to The Dream Street Foundation. Kristina Barron, Dream Street Auction Co-Chair says, “It was great having Chris and Smash Life be part of the Dream Street Family. Their donation helped raise funds to send kids with life-threatening diseases to camp. They made a difference in the lives of children!”


2011Pep Talk - Album


2012Buried By Six
2014Bombs Away
Tear The Club Up feat. Gucci Mane, Natalia Damini


  • 2014 - "Get Loud Tour" Bone Thugs-n-Harmony

Music videos

2013Feels So Good feat. Michele Wylen
2014Peep Game
Bombs Away feat. D'Meetri
Tear The Club Up feat. Gucci Mane, Natalia Damini


Underground Music Awards


  • #1 Contender[2]

Los Angeles Music Awards


  • Hip Hop Artist Of The Year


  • Hip Hop Artist Of The Year
  • Solo Performer