Platinum-selling rap star, Mike Jones
, made his acting debut this past Monday on FOX's new drama hit series, "Prison Break
." In the episode Jones' character was a key accomplice outside of the prison in a daring escape plan. The cliff hanger episode, which serves as the series "fall finale," garnered the drama's highest ratings to date with 12.1 million viewers and ranked #1 in its time slot among key demos including Women between the age of 18 and 34 and #1 with Teens. Jones will return to "Prison Break" when the series continues in March 2006.
The Houston native's debut album, "Who is Mike Jones?
" (click for review) has remained on "The Billboard 200" chart for 32 weeks, peaking at #3. The album has spawned 3 singles: The chart-topping hits "Still Tippin'" and "Back Then" and now the 3rd single "Flossin'" featuring Big Moe
Jones, known for his trend-setting approach to marketing his debut album, has performed on outlets such as "MTV Video Music Awards," "The Carson Daly Show," "The BET Awards," "Vibe Awards," and "Jimmy Kimmel." He has been featured in publications such as the NY Times, Rolling Stone, XXL, The Houston Chronicle, Vibe, and The Source. Look out for upcoming features and performances on Mike Jones in Playboy, Spin, BET "Rap City," an upcoming BET News Special on Houston and MTV's "Wild 'N Out." Jones is currently in the studio working on his sophomore release.Related Links:Mike Jones ringtones