Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Jon Fields was born into a music family. His father, an accomplished pianist, music producer, ordained minister, and choir director that was once signed to RCA whilst in the soul/funk band – Wynd Chymes. His mother, a hardworking program coordinator at Jackson State University, who sang in the church choir.
Jon began writing his own music at the age of 13. With Mississippi’s and Jon’s traditional influences coming from blues, gospel, and soul, Jon opted to use hip-hop as the lane in which he could express himself most – with childhood influences being Outkast, Mystikal, DMX, and Nas.
In his sophomore year at the University of Southern Mississippi, Jon was chosen to participate in a freethrow shootout competition and won, in which he received free tuition for a semester. With those funds, Jon purchased music equipment and began producing. Jon would spend the majority of his college career obsessed with music production, and upon graduation, he released his first mixtape entitled The Voice of The Crooked.
Upon moving to Los Angeles and as if by design, Jon immediately found himself around music industry royalty, working with the likes of Mick Jagger, Glen Ballard, Dave Stewart, Anna Vissi, and more. Determined to prove that he belonged, Jon worked alongside Nadirah X, Ann Marie Calhoun, Mike Bradford, and Joanne Shaw Taylor, fully producing, writing, mixing, and mastering his first release – an EP entitled Invincible.
It was Dave Stewart who suggested that Jon and Nadirah form a duo. Upon returning to Los Angeles from London, Jon’s second effort would come as collaboration with Nadirah X entitled – Mr. and Mrs. the EP, which Jon also produced, mixed, and mastered.
Shortly after relocating to Atlanta, Jon found himself around Ludacris’ DTP outfit, being taken in by Chaka Zulu and Jeff Dixon. Producing for artists under the DTP umbrella, Jon found himself next to Court Luv, Childish Major, Syk Sense, and others. It was also at this time when Jon met Aftermath A&R Tyheim Cannon after nearly securing placement on Dr. Dre’s album, Compton.
After returning home for a year in Mississippi and at the suggestion of his mother, Jon once again packed his bags for Los Angeles, but with a renewed sound and focus – the beginnings of this new sound and focus being heard on Nadirah X’s 2019 release, Fire, also co-produced by Glen Ballard. Jon Fields describes his sound as “stadium music” and with the release of his first effort of 2020 entitled Riot, Jon is dead set on permeating the musical landscape with an overall goal to captivate and inspire a global audience – and with Riot and each release to follow, he will do just that.
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