J.Unknown born Stanley C. Jones, on October 26, 1979 in Detroit, Mi.
Son of Priscilla Perkins and Stanley Jones. He started his musical
journey in the 3rd grade at Stewart Elementary, playing the cello in 4th
and 5th grade. He continued his music at Longfellow middle school
playing the drums. It was at this point in music that the rhythm started
to move him in another direction. Never being exposed to rap made
listening to it for the 1st time eye opening. It gave him another way to
express himself. The flow of the lyrics and beat inspired him and drove
him. By the 8th grade he wrote his 1st full rap verse. (Death Day) was
the title. From that point he wrote from time to time whenever he felt the
need to release, so his rap book became books. Doing almost anything
dealing with performing arts pulled him out of the streets and kept him
somewhat focused. He chooses not to discuss the things he’s done on
the streets. “If you knew me back then, you already know”. He started
recording his own music in 1999 in the basement of the house he was
living in on Chicago and Greenfield in Detroit, Mi. He and a few of his
friends started a group named South City, which later became South
City Entertainment in 2003. He went by the name of Unknown.
Changed his name 1 year later due to someone else already going by
that name. South City went around the city performing wherever they
could and in that, making a small name for themselves. The members
of South City started to go their own separate ways and after the death
of one of the members, South City started over doing more than just
performing, it became a company with the goal of helping artists see a
better path to make it to the mainstream. The studio and company
became official in 2003 when they opened up shop on Detroit’s west
side on Davison and Livernois, right in the heart of the city. His
engineering skills and ear for music grew quickly and led him to be a
great asset in the studio. He released his 1st album (J.U.S
.T) Just Us
Surviving Thru, in 2004 with a follow up underground cd entitled (B4 It
All). He released his 2nd cd project (L.I.F.E) Living If Forever Exists, in
2013 and his 3rd in 2015 entitled (Self) J.Unknown has had 2 songs on
the radio and appeared on the morning show twice at 98 WJLB Detroit.
The songs were 5ths I Brung and I Like. Now running his own Studios
and apparel printing company, he is still recording and consistently
dropping new music and believes he’s in a great position to help the
upcoming artists become a better recording artist and achieve the
greatness they dream of. (I don’t need to be the best at everything; I
just wanna be remembered as great)