Name: Kent Jones
Birthday: April 14, 1993
Fav Dish: Cheesesteak
Kent Jones (born April 14, 1993) is an American hip hop recording artist from Miami, Florida. He is best known for his debut single “Don’t Mind”, which reached number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100. His first mixtape, “Tours” was released in the summer of 2015 by Epidemic Records, We the Best Music Group and Epic Records.
Kent Jones was born in Tallahassee, Florida on April 14, 1993. As a youngster he came in contact with music in his local church, while he was also taught to play the drums by his aunt. Later on Jones started taking formal music lessons, learning to play the piano and the Hammond organ, and studying music theory. He also started developing an interest in jazz music, appreciating the music of Quincy Jones. Jones later moved to Miami, Florida to work more with Cool & Dre.
Jones first started working with record producers and songwriters Cool & Dre, signing a record deal with their label Epidemic Records. While at Epidemic he collaborated with the likes of Fat Joe, The Game, Currensy, Queen Latifah, and Busta Rhymes. Cool & Dre introduced him to DJ Khaled in 2015, who eventually signed him in a joint venture record deal to his own label We the Best Music Group and Epic Records.
Jones released his first mixtape titled Tours in July 2015.The mixtape’s most successful song “Don’t Mind”, which contains lyrics in French, Spanish, Japanese and Haitian Creole, was later released as a single.”Don’t Mind”, a song which was about to be left out of the mixtape, was also remixed by Trina later on. The song debuted at No. 63 on Billboard Hot 100 in May 2016, reached No. 46 on pop radio in the first week of May 2016, further rising to No. 40 in the following weeks.
Jones was also featured in the soundtrack of NBA 2K16, participating in DJ Khaled’s track 365 along with Ace Hood and Vado.