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Kent Jones Biography

Kent Jones (born April 14, 1993)[2] is an American hip hop recording artist from Miami, Florida.[3] He is best known for his debut single "Don't Mind", which reached number 9 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.

Early life[edit]
Kent Jones was born in Tallahassee, Florida on April 14, 1993.[2] 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.[5] Later on Jones started taking formal music lessons, learning to play the piano and the Hammond organ, and studying music theory.[6] He also started developing an interest in jazz music, appreciating the music of Quincy Jones.[7] Jones later moved to Miami, Florida to work more with Cool & Dre.
Career[edit]
Jones first started working with record producers and songwriters Cool & Dre, signing a record deal with their label Epidemic Records.[6] While at Epidemic he collaborated with the likes of Fat Joe, The Game, Currensy, Queen Latifah, and Busta Rhymes.[6] 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.[6][8] Jones released his first mixtape titled Tours in July 2015.[9] 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.[10] "Don't Mind", a song which was about to be left out of the mixtape, was also remixed by Trina later on.[6] The song debuted at No. 63 on Billboard Hot 100 in May 2016,[6] reached No. 46 on pop radio in the first week of May 2016,[11] further rising to No. 40 in the following weeks.[12] Jones was also featured in the soundtrack of NBA 2K16, participating in DJ Khaled's track 365 along with Ace Hood and Vado.


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