Young Rome

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Young Rome
Birth nameJerome Isaac Jones
Also known asRomeo, Young Rome
Born (1981-10-25) October 25, 1981 (age 37)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresR&B, hip hop
Occupation(s)Musician, producer, songwriter, actor
Years active1990–2002 (Immature/IMx)
2004–present (solo)
1993–present (actor)
LabelsTUG Entertainment, Universal Records
Associated actsIMx, Omarion, Marques Houston, Lil Fizz

Jerome Isaac Jones (born October 25, 1981), better known by his stage names Romeo or Young Rome, is an American rapper, singer and actor. He is a former member of R&B singing group Immature/IMx and released his solo debut album, Food for Thought, in 2004.

Music career[edit]

Jones was a founding member of R&B group Immature/IMx, which included members Marques "Batman" Houston and Kelton "LDB" Kessee and was managed by Chris Stokes. Jones' nickname at this time was "Romeo". The group released four albums under the name Immature: On Our Worst Behavior (1992), Playtyme Is Over (1994), We Got It (1995) and The Journey (1997). In 1999, the group underwent a name change and continued on to release two albums under the name IMx: Introducing IMx (1999) and IMx (2001). The group also branched out into film (such as House Party 4: Down to the Last Minute) and television (such as A Different World) before disbanding in 2002.

His Solo career[edit]

Food for Thought[edit]

In 2004, Jones began pursuing a solo career. Under the name Young Rome, he released his debut album on June 24, 2004 entitled Food for Thought. The album featured the singles "After Party" (featuring former B2K member Omarion) and "Freaky" (featuring rapper Guerilla Black).

Round 1[edit]

In 2005, Jones continued to work with former bandmate Marques Houston. He made a guest appearance on Houston's album Naked (2005) in a song entitled "All Because of You". Jones had also begun work on a project tentatively titled, Round 1, which was set to see a release in 2006. Two contending singles were released but failed to obtain the media attention Jones' label had hoped for thus resulting a cancellation of the album.



Year Albums
2004 Food for Thought
2006 Round 1 (Unreleased)


Year Title Album
2004 "After Party" (featuring Omarion) & Marques Houston Food for Thought
2004 "Freaky" (featuring Guerilla Black)
2005 "For Your Love" (featuring Marques Houston) Round 1
2006 "Silly of Me" (featuring Needa S.)
2009 "Love You More" (featuring Omarion) TBA

Acting career[edit]



Year Title Role
1993 A Different World Crayton Adams
1996 Family Matters Himself
1996 The Parent 'Hood Himself
1997 Sister, Sister Himself


Year Film Role
1994 House Party 3 Jerome
2001 House Party 4: Down to the Last Minute Mark
2004 You Got Served Sonny
2007 Feel the Noise Himself

Eye condition[edit]

Throughout most of his career with Immature/IMx, Jones wore an eye patch over his right eye, leading to speculation that Jones had an eye condition. However, Jones later clarified the situation in a verse from his song "Look Down On Me", featured on his debut album Food For Thought:

Jones has also stated that he was hit in the eye with a book.[1]


  1. ^ "Young Rome Biography". Retrieved 2008-02-05.

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