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[ Video ] Jonezen “If I Die Young”


Los Angeles rapper/songwriter/guitarist/producer Chris Jones a.k.a. Jonezen presents the music video for “If I Die Young“, the Sombatts Productions-produced single from his album Live From Rehab. 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. “’If I Die Young’ was written in rehab while I was waiting for some blood work to come back. At the time I really thought the results were going to point at only a little while left to live. About a year and half earlier I had gotten arrested, tried to get sober, and had some blood work done. The doctor came back with the results and pretty much said ‘if you don’t quit drinking you’re going to die’. I kept drinking heavily for another year and half and then found myself in rehab. I was scared waiting for those results.The track is really me talking to the people that are close to me in my life telling them what I’d want them to hear if in fact the damage to my liver was going to be fatal.”

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brandonw • September 11, 2013

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