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Birth name Marvin Jones III
Also known as Krondon
Born July 9, 1976
South Central Los Angeles, CA
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, actor
Years active 2003-present
Labels Blacksmith Records
Associated acts Mitchy Slick, Phil Da Agony, Strong Arm Steady, Xzibit, Soul Assassins

Marvin Jones III (born July 9), also known as Krondon, is an American rapper and actor from Los Angeles, California.[1] He is a member of the group Strong Arm Steady, along with rappers Phil Da Agony and Mitchy Slick.

Early life[edit]

Jones grew up in South Central, Los Angeles.[1]


Music career[edit]

Strong Arm Steady formed in 2003,[2] and released its debut album Deep Hearted in 2007 followed by the mixtape Gang Mentality, the conceptual album In Search of Stoney Jackson and their most recent installment, Arms & Hammers.[2]

Krondon's debut album, Everything’s Nothing came out in 2013.[3][4]

Krondon also ghostwrites for other rappers, such as Snoop Dogg,[2] Dr. Dre, and Xzibit.[3][4]

Acting career[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Harry's Law Castor Mukasa
2018 Black Lightning Tobias Whale

Krondon appeared in a 2011 episode of Harry's Law.[3][5]

Krondon was cast as villain Tobias Whale in The CW's Black Lightning.[3][6] Like the fictional Whale, Krondon in real-life is an African-American with albinism.[1][2][3][4][7]


With Strong Arm Steady[edit]


  • 2013: Everything’s Nothing


  1. ^ a b c "5 Things You Didn't Know About Marvin Krondon Jones III". 18 August 2017. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "Strong Arm Steady". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e "'Black Lighting' Casts L.A. Rapper Krondon as Big Bad Tobias Whale". Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "'Black Lightning' Taps Rapper Krondon as Key Villain". Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  5. ^ "American Dreams". 28 February 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2018 – via
  6. ^ Chavez, Danette. "Don't worry about the crossovers—Black Lightning doesn't need any other heroes". Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  7. ^ Bryant, Jacob (10 August 2017). "'Black Lightning': Marvin 'Krondon' Jones III Joins Cast as Tobias Whale". Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  8. ^ Strong Arm Steady & Statik Selektah "Stereotype" Tracklist & Cover Art
  9. ^ Strong Arm Steady & Oh No: Stereo Jr | Stones Throw Records

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