Christian rapper, hip hop artist, and pastor of the Free Life Church in Atlanta, GA, Canton Jones will be releasing his new album IAmJustice on January 24th. Preceding the album is the new single "Boss' Way." The album is available for pre-order now, and releases worldwide on 1/24/2016.
Jones is also one of the 'Preachers' featured on the upcoming reality show, "Preachers of Atlanta," which will première on Wednesday, February 3 at 10 PM ET/PT on Oxygen, a division of NBC Universal, the follow-up to the wildly successful, "Preachers of L.A." "Preachers of Atlanta" is produced by L. Plummer Media in association with Relevé Entertainment with Lemuel Plummer, Holly Carter, Chris Costine and Mark Scheibal serving as Executive Producers.
- Boss Way
- I Can't Help It feat. Tonio
- What You Like feat. 1kphew
- Higher (Bust the Ceiling) feat. Tonio
- Preacher Man
- I Love This / Cajo U-Turn feat. Tonio
- Pour It Out
- Chillax feat. Mr. Del & Ramona Estell Jones
- Selfies feat. TP9
- Put Em Up feat. Tonio & Messenja
- Another Level
- Not Tired
- I Can't Do This
- No Limits (feat. Blake Madison & B. Haynes)
- Love Makes Me a Man
- It Ain't Over
- I Can't Help It (Quartet Version)
Jones has performed in front of millions of people and released countless albums throughout his lucrative career. An award-winning artist, he has been nominated for a Grammy and a Stellar Award, and he has won three Gospel Choice Awards. Jones was born, Canton Dorrelle Jones, on January 9,1977, in Deerfield Beach, Florida, and began singing at the age of five in a vocal group founded by his father. By the age of 16, he was writing and producing songs for friends in his hometown.
He relocated to Atlanta, Georgia where he attended Morehouse College joining the school's renowned Glee Club. The club performed for celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Stevie Wonder, Dr. Bobby Jones and Ray Charles, as well as performing at high profile events such as the opening ceremony of the 1996 Olympic Games and at the first gospel concert ever held at the US Pentagon.
Jones launched his own gospel record label, CAJO International. and independently released his first album, 2002's 20 Years, 3 Months & 12 Days, which chronicled his journey to salvation. He released his second independent album in 2004: The Password and that same year, collaborated with Lil iROCC Williams on Williams's 2004 debut album, and wrote and performed a song, "You and Me", for the compilation Holy Hip-Hop:Taking the Gospel to the Streets.
At this time he was now a member of the choir of World Changers International Church and a solo performance at the church attracted the attention of the church's youth pastor, who asked Jones to help him in the youth department. Not long after that, he was signed to the church's Arrow Records label, an affiliate of EMI.
He released his major label debut, Love Jones, in mid-2005, which debuted at number 11 on Billboard's Top Gospel Albums chart. Following the album's success, Jones toured the US with over 200 appearances that year. In November 2005, The Password was re-released nationally at the end of 2005 as The Password: Access Granted and earned him two Grammy nominations. His success in 2005 saw him listed in The Atlanta Business Journal at number 19 in their 40 Under 40 chart of Atlanta's rising stars.