In recent months, J-Kwon has been consistently releasing new music for fans on the net, however as the March 23 release date of his self-titled album is upon him, the young rapper has gone missing.
Reps at J-Kwon’s label, Gracie Productions, have been unable to reach him in over a month. Friends or associates of the 24-year-old MC are urged to send in tips, and they’ve set up a Twitter page @WhereIsJKwon 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,” says Gracie Productions 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.”
Born Jarrell Jones, J-Kwon rose to fame with his 2004 Top 10 hit “Tipsy” from his So So Def/Arista debut Hood Hop. In 2009, he released two projects with Gracie Productions, Hood Hop 2 and Hood Hop 2.5. J-Kwon recently dropped the single “O” featuring producer/songwriter J-Skillz and pop/rock songstress Sally Anthony, and was preparing for the March 23, 2010 release of his self-titled album via One Records on The Orchard before his disappearance.
Fans and friends of J-Kwon are working with Gracie Productions to track the young artist down, and will monitor the @WhereIsJKwon Twitter page until he is found.