When you hear this guy's name, you'll be like "What kind of name is that?" But when you hear that Oran "Juice" Jones had a #1 R&B hit song, you'll probably won't care what his name is.
Oran "Juice" Jones (born on March 28, 1957 in Houston, Texas; raised in Harlem, New York) was an R&B singer from the 80's.
Before becoming a singer, he attended the United States Naval Academy where he graduated in 1981 and later became an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps.
Juice became the first R&B musician signed to hip-hop record label, Def Jam Records (actually, he was signed to OBR Records, which is a subsidiary of Def Jam Records).
The album was certified Gold by the RIAA on October 7, 1991. It was also dedicated to his grandfather, who passed away in 1983.
The remixed version of the song managed to peak at #5 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart and #7 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart. It also received 2 Grammy nominations and managed to peak at #4 on the U.K. Singles chart.
The album included a duet with singer Alyson Williams called "How to Love Again" which was also featured on her 1989 album, "Raw."
After that, the Juice left the music business to care for his ailing mother, who was diagnosed with a terminal illness and to raise his family.
Today, the Juice produces and scores music for commercials and independent movies along with contributing to various hip-hop music blogs.
He also helps out his son, Mookie (also known as Oran II) and his daughter, Perri with their own music careers.
To see the Juice's Facebook page, go to:
To follow the Juice on Twitter, go to:
To see the music video for "The Rain," go to:
To see the music video for "Cold Spending My Money," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "You Can't Hide From My Love," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "Curiosity," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "Here I Go Again," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "Pipe Dreams," go to:
[Updated on 08\04\12]