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|Birth name||Kirk Jones|
|Also known as||Sticky|
|Born||November 3, 1973|
|Origin||New York City, New York, USA|
|Occupations||Rapper and actor|
|Labels||Def Jam, Major Independents|
|Associated acts||Onyx, Gangreen, Omar Epps, Lost Boyz, All City, Eminem, Wu-Tang Clan, Mekhi Phifer, Silverback Guerillaz|
Kirk Jones (born November 3, 1973), better known by his stage name Sticky Fingaz, is an American rapper and actor. He is a member of the multi-platinum record selling rap group Onyx. His name comes from the slang term given to someone who is a thief (as in "everything I touch, I take"). As an actor, he is perhaps best known for his television roles as Private Maurice "Smoke" Williams on the 2005 FX drama Over There, his recurring role as rapper Kern Little on The Shield, and as the title character in the 2006 Spike action-horror-drama Blade: The Series. He appears on crime-drama shows such as NCIS and Law & Order.
One of his popular performances was on Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP on the song "Remember Me?". Sticky's verse was intended for Dr. Dre's album, but Eminem loved the verse so much that he insisted it be on his album.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Music career
- 3 Other ventures
- 4 Personal life
- 5 Discography
- 6 Singles
- 7 Guest appearances
- 8 Filmography
- 9 References
- 10 External links
- 11 External links
Born in Brooklyn, New York City, on November 3, 1973, Jones and his cousin Fredro Starr worked in Nu-Tribe, a barber shop in Jamaica, Queens, New York, New York. The duo eventually would become part of the music group known as Onyx, one of the record label Def Jam's biggest selling artists.
Career with Onyx
In 1991, Jones entered the Queens based rap group Onyx along with cousin Fredro Starr, Sonsee, and Big DS. In 1993 the group released their debut album entitled Bacdafucup. It proved to be a commercial success and eventually went multi-platinum, largely due to the well known single "Slam". Jones was considered the most lyrically skilled and anticipated member of the group, and usually appeared in the last verse of their songs. Both fans and critics alike took interest in Sticky's gritty, angry, violent lyrics which went right along with his loud, rough, attention-grasping voice. Aside from this hardcore style, Jones is also known to be very intelligent and displays a mean-spirited sense of humor in his verses. Since then he has released four other albums with Onyx.
Source Awards Incident
The 1994 Source Awards was never aired on television (as all subsequent Source Awards were), and it wasn't seen until 2008 when amateur footage of Sticky Fingaz shooting up the awards show was uploaded to Youtube. Before performing their hit single "Throw Ya Gunz", Sticky Fingaz fired off live rounds, and quickly disposed of the gun before authorities arrived. 
He released his debut solo album in 2001 which was titled Black Trash: The Autobiography of Kirk Jones, a concept album that followed the (fictionalized) life of Kirk Jones in a story line fashion as he is released from prison and then ultimately his death. The album was a critical success being noted as very creative with substantial content, though it didn't gain much commercial recognition despite featuring well known artists such as Eminem, Raekwon, Redman and Canibus.
In 2003, he released his second album Decade "...but wait it gets worse" which was less well received by critics and gained even less mainstream acknowledgement, featuring on this album were performances from Fredro Starr & Omar Epps.
He has also collaborated with various artists, including Eminem on his Marshall Mathers LP, and Snoop Doggy Dogg on No Limit Top Dogg. He has also appeared on albums by MC Eiht (Underground Hero), Biohazard (New World Order), Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz (Make It Reign), Pete Rock (Soul Survivor), Mobb Deep (The Infamous Archives), Dead Prez (Turn Off The Radio Vol 2), and others, as well as miscellaneous tracks by Benzino (Go Hard Remix), Knoc-Turn'Al (Eastwest Shyt), Da 5 Footaz (Unleash), Bang Em Smurf & Domination (One Way Or Another), and others.
Jones was a regular on the short-lived UPN series Platinum as Grady Rhames. He also played the part of Pvt. Maurice "Smoke" Williams in the FX television series Over There, which depicts life as an American soldier in Iraq.
He played Tyrone in Next Friday.
Jones also played a recurring role as Kern Little, a gang leader and hiphop musician/producer on the FX series The Shield.
He has also appeared in the Direct to Video and Sci-Fi Channel release House of the Dead 2.
Starting in 2006, Jones was cast as the half-human/half-vampire Blade in Blade: The Series, based on the Wesley Snipes movies, on Spike TV. The series was cancelled on September 29, 2006 through a press release from Spike.
He has completed his work on a movie titled Karma, Confessions and Holi where he plays the character Rich Smooth.
Jones was a major character in the remake of the movie Flight Of The Phoenix.
In the video game Def Jam: Fight for NY he supplied his own voice and is one of the main antagonists throughout the story. He also has an appearance in the sequel, Def Jam: Icon, under the name Wink. He will be one of the character's friends until he is removed from his place as Vice President.
He recorded a public service announcement for Deejay Ra's 'Hip-Hop Literacy' campaign, encouraging reading about Jam Master Jay.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|Blacktrash: The Autobiography of Kirk Jones||44||10|
|Decade: "...but wait it gets worse"||
|God of the Underground||
- 2000 "Get It Up"
- 2003 "Can't Call It"
- 1993 "Judgment Night" (from the Judgment Night soundtrack)
- 1993 "Livin' Loc'd" (from the Bo$$ album Born Gangstaz)
- 1995 "Live!!!" (from the soundtrack of The Show)
- 1995 "Evil Streets (Remix)" (featuring Method Man)
- 1996 "Thangz Changed" (from the Sunset Park soundtrack)
- 1996 "Thugz Cry (Freestyle)" [Featuring Flesh-N-Bone & Wish Bone]
- 1998 "Massive Heat" (from the Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz album Make It Reign)
- 1998 "Strange Fruit" (from the Pete Rock album Soul Survivor)
- 1999 "Buck 'Em" (from the Snoop Dogg album No Limit Top Dogg)
- 1999 "New World Disorder" (from the Biohazard album New World Disorder)
- 1999 "Full Clip(RZA Mix)" (from Gang Starr) on RZA's album 7
- 2000 "Remember Me?" (from the Eminem album The Marshall Mathers LP)
- 2001 "Get It Up (Remix)" (featuring Xzibit, Method Man & Redman off Likwit Rhymes)
- 2001 "Thug Warz" (from the Fredro Starr album Firestarr)
- 2002 "The Rah Rah Nigga" (from the MC Eiht album Underground Hero)
- 2003 "All Out" (from the Fredro Starr album Don't Get Mad Get Money)
- 2004 "Man Up" (from Def Jam Fight For NY OST)
- 2007 "QB Meets Southside" (from the Mobb Deep album The Infamous Archives)
- 2012 "Whoop Ass" (from the Oh No album Ohnomite)
- 2012 "My Purpose" (from Young Noble album Outlaw Rydahz Vol. 1)
- 2013 "Panic Room" (from Dope D.O.D. album Da Roach)
- 2013 "Fuck Out My Face" (from A$AP Ferg album Trap Lord)
- Strapped (1993) As One of the suspects in the suspect lineup
- Clockers (1995) as Scientific
- Dead Presidents (1995) as Martin
- Ride (1998) as Brotha X
- Le New Yorker (1998) as Harlem Homeboy
- In Too Deep (1999) as Ozzie
- Game Day (1999) as Willie
- Black and White (1999) as Himself
- Next Friday (2000) as Tyrone
- True Vinyl (2000) as Power Z
- The Playaz Court (2000) as T-Bone
- Boricua's Bond (2000)
- The Price of Air (2000) as D
- Lockdown (2000) as Broadway
- Lift (2001) as Quik
- MacArthur Park (2001) as E-Max
- Flossin (2001) as Himself
- L.A.X. (2002) as Leon
- Reality Check (2002) as Brock
- Hot Parts (2003) as Toby
- Malibooty! (2003) as Raymond
- Ride or Die (2003) as Demise
- Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood (2003) as Cedric
- Gas (2004) as Craig
- Doing Hard Time (2004) as Eddie Mathematic
- Flight of the Phoenix (2004) as Jeremy
- House of the Dead 2: Dead Aim (2005) as Dalton
- Nite Tales: The Movie (2008) as Dice
- Dough Boys (2009) as Deuce
- Karma, Confessions and Holi (2009) as Rich Smooth
- Breaking Point (2009) as Richard Allen
- Steppin: The Movie (2009) as Cedric
- A Day in the Life (2009) as Stick (Also Director)
- Once Fallen (2010) as Leshaun
- Hard Breakers (2010) as Shay
- Caught on Tape (2010) as Mark
- Immortal Cycle (2010) as Wade
- Changing the Game (2012) as Craig Jenkins
- Motel (2013)
- Platinum playing "Grady Rhames" as a regular cast member
- New York Undercover (1995) playing "Khail" in "You Get No Respect" (Episode 1.17)
- New York Undercover (1997) playing "Assassin" in "No Place Like Hell" (Episode 3.23)
- 413 Hope St. (1997) in "Lost Boys and Gothic Girls" (Episode 1.08)
- Nash Bridges (1999) playing "Mario Baptiste" in "Get Bananas" (Episode 5.08)
- The Parkers (1999) playing "'D' Dwayne" in "It's a Family Affair" (Episode 1.11)
- 18 Wheels of Justice (2000) playing "Shooter" in Episode: "Two Eyes for an Eye" (Episode 1.11)
- The Twilight Zone (2002) playing "Rickey" in Episode: "Harsh Mistress" (Episode 1.13)
- Just Cause (2002) in Episode: "Fading Star" (Episode 1.11)
- The Shield (2002–2006) playing "Kern Little" in Episodes: "Dawg Days" (Episode 1.04), "Carnivores" (Episode 1.11), "Inferno" (Episode 2.11) "Playing Tight" (Episode 3.01), "Blood and Water" (Episode 3.02), "Of Mice and Lem" (Episode 5.10)
- Over There (2005) playing "Maurice (Smoke) Williams" as a regular cast member
- Blade: The Series (2006) playing "Blade"
- Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2007) in Episode: "Flipped" (Episode 6.14) playing undercover detective "Harry Williams"
- Burn Notice (2009) (Episode 2.11) as Felix Cole
- NCIS Los Angeles (2010) as Rashad "Slide" Hollander
- Rizzoli & Isles in Episode 1.10 (2010)
- NYC 22 as Monsta White in "Firebomb" (Episode 1.02)
- Shull, Zac. "Q&A: Sticky Fingaz Talks Past With 50 Cent & Dr. Dre, Hip-Hop Musical 'Caught On Tape'". Baller Status. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
- Official website
- Sticky Fingaz at Facebook
- Sticky Fingaz at the Internet Movie Database
- Blade: The Series Interview at blackfilm.com
- Sticky Fingaz interview with Peak Street magazine (2008)