Jonathan JStone Franklin was born with a heart problem, which hindered him from playing sports at an early age. So his dad got him into music. The power and influence a song can have and also the number of lives a song can touch are what sparked his initial interest and attention.
He was introduced to the industry at a very young age and dropped his first single while he was still in high school. ” Just me was his first single followed by the shakedown featuring LSG. The song was distributed by Universal Records in 2010.
His first Mixtape came out in 2003. Which made J. Stone and imminent threat, but a well-seasoned vet as well, that seems not to hit the tip of the iceberg of this young multitalented mogul. His list of inspirations varies from LL COOL J, David Ruffin, J.Cole, to Fabulous and New Edition. He is not your ordinary rapper/singer. He is at the point where he’s perfected both crafts. Already performing in places like Atlanta( GEORGIA), Greensboro ( North Carolina), Richmond, Lynchburg, and D.C., the sky’s the limit for J.STONE. Who’s also a regular headliner for One of North Carolina’s annual concerts called Hoodstock.
He has opened up for Brick Squad, Maino, Yung LA, Lil Ru, and the late great Slim Dunkin. JStone won a YouTube Award in 2018 and nominated for THE BEST MALE RNB AWARD for his album Grown by the SEI AWARDS out of Atlanta, Georgia. He won the Building In the Streets DVD Extravaganza showcase. And one of his most recent Singles featuring Cash Money Records Recording Artist Jacques called Sunday Sex has already over a million streams on Spotify.
With all these accolades, he is still determined to finish this journey to greatness and never slow roll to success. He’s currently in the studio finishing up his next project called Still Care 3. And has a blazing new single out called Day to Day featuring Q Dog and PRODUCED by Legion Beats? The grass is greener on both sides of this fence, and there’s a beautiful picket fence to welcome you right on in.