Recording Artist & Songwriter at A.S.C.A.P | Audio Engineer | Music Producer | Director | Entrepreneur | Minneapolis, MN @rizeofanempire @EGMgnt
Minnesota, California, Georgia
Anthony Jonesss is a Minnesota based Recording Artist and Entrepreneur. Soon after Starting music in 2004 and Formally Going by the name “Evangelist” Anthony went into a hyper form of self induced seclusion making beat after beat in his home studio which consisted of a Pc some basic software and a microphone.”I knew that I would need beats to make music and didn’t want to rely on anyone else to make them, so I taught myself how to produce, first”. After losing a few close people because of this behavior he soon produced his first hit single entitled “Find you” which tied One Republics Strings with a Ciara vocal sample pitched hook. This song gained over 30,000 hits in less than a week. Anthony then reinvented himself as E “king of Rap-n-b” and Started Rize-n-Shine Entertainment. Never having the opportunity to attend college he spent most if not all of his time working dead-end jobs and studying music in his own home. Soon he had base knowledge on which to start his business and a solid catalog of beats and songs. In 2008 he released the first of his barrage of mixtape’s called “Itz all too Ezy Vol.1” which gained over 1,400 spins. In 2009 He released “Itz All Too Ezy Vol.2 Emix Edition” Independently which pulled in considerable less views as a whole but over 40,000 views on singles such as the “Im Yours Emix” which incorporated a sample of a Jason Mraz Song and verses in the beat itself. In 2009 he also released a colossal 50 track double disc mixtape as his third installment which solidified him as a recording artist and mc/producer. Soon after coming upon some luck in his career he decided to head for the mother land and he was on his way to Atlanta. In Atlanta he found himself networking and meeting celebrities later he found himself with record deals from labels such as Sony and Def Jam on the table but also midsized labels such as Expat looking to promote his music he then got a interview on a local tv show called “Verbalize” and began his Rize-2-fame. Tragically on his 24th birthday he came home to find his Atlanta residence broken into and all his studio equipment gone along with every piece of music he owned. The devastation was almost unbearable. “I worked hard for it and to have it gone so quickly”. He then moved back to Minnesota and Began to rebuild what he had from scratch. He began attending school for Audio recording Arts and engineering numerous projects for Mn Artists Such as Nate Millyunz. He dropped 2 projects “MBK” and “Duct-Tape” as E King before rebranding as “AntJonesss” and is in the studio producing new material for the 2016-2017 seasons. He reportedly wanted to get away from any links to past experience and use this as a sort of clean slate. Ant Jonesss now owns 4 brands/Companies including Rize-n-Shine, NoZs, Mn-Underground and Thr33’s Clothing Co.