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Who is Mike Jones?

Who is Mike Jones?

Okay, so today, underground hip-hop superstar Mike Jones (from Houston) is releasing his highly anticipated major-label debut, Who Is Mike Jones? Anyone familiar with underground hip-hop, especially Texas hip-hop, knows Mike Jones. But, what some people (especially in indie film circles) are probably thinking when they hear the name “Mike Jones” is the journalist/screenwriter of the same name.

This Mike Jones, originally from San Antonio, is perhaps best known as one of the original indieWIRE boys and an integral part of the early days at Filmmaker Magazine. Currently, Mike is working as a screenwriter (his credits include EvenHand) based in the L.A. area, where he moved with his wife, Maya.

If that wasn’t confusing enough, there is a third Mike Jones. This Mike Jones is a jazz pianist currently playing every night with Penn and Teller’s show in Las Vegas. Are you Mike Jones? If so, this should be easy…

With all of these Mike Joneses out there (and surely more that I’m missing), we’re gonna play a little game of “Name That Mike Jones.”

1. “My name is Mike Jones and I’ve been known to put my own spin on the work of George and Ira Gershwin. I am…”

a. Mike Jones, the rapper
b. Mike Jones, the screenwriter
c. Mike Jones, the pianist

2. “My name is Mike Jones and my wife and I recently had our first son, named August. I am…”

a. Mike Jones, the rapper
b. Mike Jones, the screenwriter
c. Mike Jones, the pianist

3. “My name is Mike Jones and I recently wrote something called ‘Scandalous Hoes.’ I am…”

a. Mike Jones, the rapper
b. Mike Jones, the screenwriter
c. Mike Jones, the pianist

Do yourself a favor and check out the new albums (or films) by all three of these talented artists.

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