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Miles Jones
Birth name Miles Gillespie Jones
Born September 16, 1983(1983-09-16)
Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Hip hop/Soul
Occupations rapper, singer/songwriter, producer
Years active 2000 - Present
Labels Mojo Records & Publishing
Website www.myspace.com/mojorecordings

Miles Jones (born 1983) is a Canadian hip hop/soul musician. Miles founded Mojo Records and Publishing in 2004 to provide an outlet for artists, producers and Dj's to produce and publish audio works. Miles is currently working on his follow up album to his 2006 release which was his University thesis project titled One Chance.

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Biography

Miles Jones is a rising star in the Toronto hip hop scene, but for those who know him best this does not come as a surprise. Bass runs through Jones’ veins. His grandfather helped pioneer the reggae movement at Studio One in Jamaica, while his father Deadly Hedley Jones Jr. was an influential DJ on the early Toronto club scene.

Miles continues this tradition by being active in all aspects of music as a DJ, producer, emcee, songwriter and the owner of his own label Mojo Records & Publishing. A true student of the craft, Jones’ debut album One Chance also served as his thesis at McMaster University. The disc was released to critical acclaim and even helped garner Jones the 2007 Ontario Independent Music Award for Hip Hop Artist of the Year. Miles has also been recognised for his songwriting talents. He helped contribute 11 songs to Sony BMG’s music catalogue as part of the Canadian Idol songwriters conference.

Through 2008, Miles Jones has continued to ride this wave of success opening for veteran hip-hop legends KRS-One and Souls of Mischief of Hieroglyphics fame. While Miles remains true to the lyrical and poetic integrity of hip-hop, he is also in touch with the current direction of music. He has opened for up and comers Thunderheist and will open for international phenomenon T-Pain and Raekwon of Wu-Tang in Halifax in late October 2008. 2008 also saw the beginning of Miles Jones international music career with a performance in Osaka, Japan.

The future holds bright prospects for Miles Jones. He has finished his sophomore album Runaway Jones which was released on August 18, 2009. The album features some of hip-hop’s hottest international emcees and producers. The first single Never Too Late will feature super-producer Black Milk.

Discography

  • General Consensus Volumes 1 - 3
  • 2005: Mike Ford - Canada Needs You (Production)
  • 2006: One Chance
  • 2007: DJ Wristpect - Bridging the Gap Volume 2 Toronto to Chicago
  • 2008: DJ Wristpect - Bridging the Gap Volume 4 Toronto to North Carolina
  • 2009: Runaway Jones

Awards

  • 2007 Ontario Independent Music Awards Hip Hop Artist of the Year[1]

References

  1. ^ Miller, Adam (2008-03-20). "'One For the Books". Dalhousie Gazette. p. AC2.  

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