St. Louis Rapper J-Kwon Missing for More Than a Month
Gracie Productions is ready to release J-Kwon's new album on March 23, but there's only one problem -- the St. Louis rapper has gone missing. The record label released a statement this week stating they have not been able to reach the 24-year-old, born Jarrell Jones, in over a month. They have also urged friends and associates to send in tips and set up a Twitter page @WhereIsJkown to field updates.
"J-Kwon is a big part of the Gracie family, and we are obviously increasingly worried and want to make sure he is ok," said label CEO/President Tony Bucher. "We've already received thousands of emails from fans and supporters who are worried about J-Kwon, and we want everyone to know how much we appreciate the love and support. If anyone has seen J-Kwon or has access to him, please let him know we are worried about him, and to please let us know everything is OK."
J-Kwon gained popularity in 2004 with the single 'Tipsy' off his debut album 'Hood Hop' released on So So Def Records. After signing with Gracie in early 2009, he released the follow-ups 'Hood Hop 2' and 'Hood Hop 2.5.' Prior to his disappearance, the single 'O' had been released in preparation of his forthcoming self-titled album.
Gracie Production will continue to monitor the Twitter page @WhereIsJkown until he is located.
Watch J-Kwon's 'Tipsy' Video