Oran "Juice" Jones
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|Oran "Juice" Jones|
|Birth name||Oran Jones|
March 28, 1957 |
Houston, Texas, United States
|Genres||R&B, soul, electro|
Oran "Juice" Jones (born March 28, 1957) is a retired American R&B singer.
Music Industry Career
Jones was the first musician signed to OBR Records, a subsidiary of Def Jam, and thus the very first R&B artist ever to sign to, much more record, for a record label oriented towards rap and/or hip hop at a time when rap and R&B were two so completely separate entities that it was then considered practically an insult to associate any rap artists with any genre remotely resembling R&B, whose "soothing" sounds clashed with hip hop's rebellious edge. Jones's signing with Def Jam's OBR subsidiary signaled a partnership between the two genres that continued as of early December of 2016.
Jones earned two Grammy nominations for "The Rain" and released two more albums, but failed to have significant follow-up success. Two of his children, his son Oran II, who has also gone by Mookie, and his daughter Perri, have followed their father into the music business.