[ Video ] Jonezen “Dedications”
Los Angeles rapper/songwriter/guitarist/producer Chris Jones a.k.a. Jonezen presents the Raul Perez/Red Zone L.A.-directed music video for “Dedications”, the first single from his forthcoming album Beautiful Disaster, the followup to his Live From Rehab mixtape. “Dedications” comes hot on the heels of Jonezen’s win at the Los Angeles Music Awards for Best Hip-Hop Artist. Told by doctors after an arrest that he may not live another year due to excessive drinking, Jonezen refused to go to rehab unless he could bring his recording studio. He found a treatment center in Los Angeles that would let him do just that and upon entering he began working on Live From Rehab. After leaving treatment Jonezen landed a distribution deal with Famous Records/ Fontana/ Universal. His single “Buried By Six” was produced by Father MC and released on Famous Records in August of 2012. This year Jonezen has done two independently booked tours, performed at the Speak Your Mind Hip Hop Festival alongside Blackalicious, been featured on several radio stations including The Weekend Top 30 ‘What’s Poppin Next’ and has been nominated for two Los Angeles Music Awards for Best Hip Hop Artist and Best Social Media. This year Jonezen released videos for two Live From Rehab singles, “On Me” (click to watch) and “If I Die Young” (click to watch). “I wrote ‘Dedications’ intending for it to be the intro song for my shows…it just turned out too dope to not put it on the album. The name says it all…this is my dedication…to the fans..my city…my people!” Beautiful Disaster drops March 2014.