Member Spotlight – Christopher L. Jones
Christopher L. Jones, better known as Mr. Jonze, was born on June 14, 1977. Mr. Jonze and his family moved from Watts California to Seattle Washington in 1984. Mr. Jonze first discovered his love for music at the age of 16. Mr. Jonze’s first publicly released recording, Da Twist, was released on a Gangsta Nutt album called Save Me in 1999.
Mr. Jonze’s first solo release titled Haters was introduced in 2001 and was featured on a Pointside Records Compilation titled Out Tha Trunk Muzic.
Mr. Jonze has worked intermittently with ChooseUp Entertainment, Twomp-0-Six Records, and Bigcity Record Fellas recording group who later released The Shakedown, a Mr. Jonze and Gangsta Nutt collaboration album. Mr. Jonze has also collaborated with other artists such as Yukmouth, Cocain, and Domino. In 2006, Mr. Jonze decided to go independent by creating his own record label titled Smash-Mouth-Muzic-206LLC along with a publishing company titled BigJonze Publishing.
Mr. Jonze decided to expand his business education by enrolling at Highline Community College as a business student in 2011. In 2013, Mr. Jonze received his Associates of Applied Sciences Degree. Currently, Mr. Jonze is enrolled at Central Washington University in the Information Technology Administrative Management (ITAM) program. Mr. Jonze is in hot pursuit of his Bachelor’s Degree while still finding time to create music. After successfully completed his internship with the UFSC Puget Sound Chapter, Christopher decided to join as a student member. He is currently serving as the assistant treasurer and training to become the Information Systems Manager.
Mr. Jonze recently released Don’t Play Wit’em on June 13, 2015 and PAPER, on June 14, 2014 from the long anticipated mixtape School Days, hosted by Roc Phizzle. School Days is set to be released in the Summer of 2016. The passion and drive for music and entrepreneurship that Mr. Jonze displays helps to motivate not only himself, but other artists on the rise. You can find Mr. Jonze’s music on most online music stores, including www.mrjonze.com.