Who Is Mike Jones?

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Who Is Mike Jones?
Studio album by Mike Jones
Released April 19, 2005 (2005-04-19)
Recorded 2004-2005
Genre Southern hip hop
Length 51:37
Label Jive/Warner Bros.
Producer Pretty Todd, Mike Jones, Salih Williams, Michael 5000 Watts, DJ Paul, Juicy J, Young Hollywood, Kojack, Mike B., Antwan "Amadeus" Thompson
Mike Jones chronology
Who Is Mike Jones?
(2005)
The American Dream
(2007)
Singles from Who Is Mike Jones?
  1. "Still Tippin'"
    Released: November 12, 2004
  2. "Back Then"
    Released: March 19, 2005
  3. "Flossin'"
    Released: 2005

Who Is Mike Jones? is the debut album by Houston-based rapper Mike Jones, released on April 19, 2005 in the United States.[1] The most notable singles from the album are "Still Tippin'" and "Back Then".

The CD also comes in a "limited edition" version, which includes a bonus CD featuring nearly all the tracks from disc 1 Chopped & Screwed by DJ Michael 5000 Watts.[2]

The album was a commercial success for the rapper, debuting number 3 on the Billboard 200 with 181,000 copies sold in its first week[3] and was certified Platinum by the RIAA two months after its release.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[4]
RapReviews (6.5/10)[5]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork Media (7.0/10)[7]

Steve 'Flash' Juon of RapReviews found Mike Jones lacking in terms of charisma and topic matter as a rapper but praised the beats by Salih Williams throughout the album saying "The bottom line is that "Who Is Mike Jones?" is a very enjoyable album if you're not paying attention too closely."[5] Nathan Brackett of Rolling Stone called the album "a fine introduction to this Texas mess."[6] Andy Kellman of AllMusic said that the people throughout the album outshine Mike Jones but found him accessible to listen to, concluding with "Still, Jones is ultimately very likable, shown best in the closing track, a sweet tribute to his supportive late grandmother."[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"     0:25
2. "Back Then"   Salih Williams of Carnival Beats 4:05
3. "Flossin'" (featuring Big Moe) Mike B 3:11
4. "Still Tippin'" (featuring Slim Thug & Paul Wall) Salih Williams of Carnival Beats 4:32
5. "Got It Sewed Up (Remix)"   DJ Paul & Juicy J 3:18
6. "Scandalous Hoes" (featuring Lil' Bran) Kojack 3:23
7. "Screw Dat"   Salih Williams of Carnival Beats 3:19
8. "Turning Lane"   Sears 4:22
9. "Laws Patrolling" (featuring CJ, Mello & Lil' Bran) Sears 2:53
10. "5 Years from Now" (featuring Lil' Bran) Salih Williams of Carnival Beats 3:47
11. "Cuttin' (Remix)"   Salih Williams of Carnival Beats 3:51
12. "What Ya Know About..." (featuring Killa Kyleon & Paul Wall) Pretty Todd 3:44
13. "Know What I'm Sayin'" (featuring Bun B, Lil Keke & DJ Screw) Salih Williams of Carnival Beats 4:07
14. "Type of Nigga U Need" (featuring Brighteyes) Young Hollywood 3:57
15. "Grandma"   Amadeus 5:16

Track Listings[edit]

Screwed & Chopped

  1. Got It Sewed Up [Mix]
  2. Screw Dat [Mix]
  3. Cuttin' [Mix]
  4. Still Trippin' [Mix] featuring Slim Thug and Paul Wall
  5. Back Then [Mix]
  6. Know What I'm Sayin' [Mix] featuring Bun B and Lil' KeKe
  7. Laws Patrolling [Mix] featuring CJ, Mellow and Lil' Bran
  8. Turing Lane [Mix]
  9. Grandma [Mix]
  10. Flossin' [Mix] featuring Big Moe
  11. Scandalous Hoes [Mix] featuring Lil' Bran
  12. What Ya Know About... [Mix] featuring Paul Wall and Killa Kyleon
  13. 5 Years From Now [Mix] featuring Lil' Bran

Samples[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[8] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Who Is Mike Jones: Mike Jones: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved March 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Who Is Mike Jones? (Screwed & Chopped): Mike Jones: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved March 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ Whitmire, Margo (April 27, 2005). "Matchbox's Thomas Tops Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Kellman, Andy. "Who Is Mike Jones? - Mike Jones". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Juon, Steve 'Flash' (April 19, 2005). "RapReviews.com Feature for April 19, 2005 - Mike Jones' "Who Is Mike Jones?"". RapReviews. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b Mike Jones: Who Is Mike Jones? at the Wayback Machine (archived April 12, 2009)
  7. ^ Shepherd, Julianne (May 25, 2005). "Mike Jones: Who Is Mike Jones?". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  8. ^ "American album certifications – Mike Jones – Who Is Mike Jones?". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved September 21, 2014.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH