Who Is Mike Jones?

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Who Is Mike Jones?
Mike Jones - who-is-mike-jones 2005 album cover.jpg
Studio album by Mike Jones
Released April 19, 2005 (2005-04-19)
Recorded 2004–05
Genre Hip-hop
Length 51:37
Label Jive/Warner Bros.
Producer Pretty Todd, Mike Jones (exec.), Salih Williams, 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. "Apparently"
    Released: February 15, 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]
Pitchfork Media 7.0/10[5]
RapReviews 6.5/10[6]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[7]
The Situation 3/5[8]

Steve 'Flash' Juon of RapReviews found 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."[6] Nathan Brackett of Rolling Stone called the album "a fine introduction to this Texas mess."[7] Andy Kellman of AllMusic said that the people throughout the album outshine Jones but found him accessible to listen to, concluding that "Jones is ultimately very likable, shown best in the closing track, a sweet tribute to his supportive late grandmother."[4] Samantha Watson of The Situation praised the southern production, Jones's attention-grabbing delivery and the tracks for being lyrically different, concluding that, "This is a welcomed debut from the rapper Mike Jones. It may sound cliché, but with nearly every track echoing his name and with his sharp rhymes it will be hard to forget who he is."[8] Julianne Shepherd of Pitchfork Media also praised the album's production and noted that Jones shows some empathy in tracks like "5 Years from Now" and "Grandma", saying that, "Who Is Mike Jones? is an ample showcase for Swishahouse producers Michael K. Watts and Salih Williams, but it'd be a better record if Jones diversified."[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"   0:25
2. "Back Then" Sahil Williams 4:04
3. "Flossin'" (featuring Big Moe)   3:11
4. "Still Tippin'" (featuring Paul Wall & Slim Thug)   4:32
5. "Got It Sewed Up (Remix)"   3:18
6. "Scandalous Hoes"   3:23
7. "Screw Dat"   3:19
8. "Turning Lane"   4:22
9. "Laws Patrolling"   2:53
10. "5 Years From Now"   3:47
11. "Cuttin' (Remix)"   3:51
12. ""What Ya Know About"" (featuring Paul Wall)   3:44
13. "Know What I'm Sayin (Featuring Bun B)"   4:07
14. "Type Of Nigga U Need"   3:57
15. "Grandma"   5:15

Screwed & Chopped version[edit]

  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]

Personnel[edit]

Credits for Who Is Mike Jones? adapted from AllMusic.[9]

Charts and certifications[edit]

See also[edit]

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. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Shepherd, Julianne (May 25, 2005). "Mike Jones: Who Is Mike Jones?". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b Juon, Steve 'Flash' (April 19, 2005). "Feature for April 19, 2005 - Mike Jones' "Who Is Mike Jones?"". RapReviews. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b Mike Jones: Who Is Mike Jones? at the Wayback Machine (archived April 12, 2009)
  8. ^ a b Watson, Samantha. "Mike Jones - Who Is Mike Jones?". The Situation. Archived from the original on May 12, 2006. Retrieved July 30, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Who Is Mike Jones? - Mike Jones | Credits". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved May 7, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Mike Jones – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Mike Jones. Retrieved May 7, 2015.
  11. ^ "Mike Jones – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Mike Jones. Retrieved May 7, 2015.
  12. ^ "Mike Jones – Chart history" Billboard Top Rap Albums for Mike Jones. Retrieved May 7, 2015.
  13. ^ "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
  14. ^ "Year-End Charts: Billboard 200 Albums - 2005". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 7, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Year-End Charts: R&B/Hip-Hop Albums - 2005". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 7, 2015.