Kirk Jones ( born Kirk Jones ; born November 3, 1973 , Brooklyn , New York ), better known by his stage name Sticky Fingaz (from the English - “Sticky Fingers”) - American rapper , music producer , actor , film director , Editor , screenwriter and member of the Onyx multiplatinum hardcore rap group.
in 2007 after the 79th Academy Awards
|Full name||Kirk Jones|
|Date of Birth||November 3, 1973 (aged 45)|
|Place of Birth||Brooklyn , New York , USA|
|Professions||rapper , music producer , actor , filmmaker , editor , screenwriter|
|Years of activity||since 1991|
|Genres||East Coast Hip Hop , Hardcore Rap , Gangsta Rap|
|Aliases||Trop, The Illest Man Ever|
|Labels||JMJ Records, Def Jam , Universal Records , D3 Entertainment, Major Independents|
|Awards||1994 Soul Train Music Awards|
|stickyfingaz.com , majorindependents.com|
Sticky Fingaz was opened by Jam Master Jay from the band Run-DMC , who signed Onyx to his label JMJ Records, provided that Sticky was part of the group. His trademark strabismus, hoarse voice and boundless strength of character brought power to the group, and he became its frontman. Onyx released three top selling albums before Sticky Fingaz began his solo career. As part of Onyx in 1994, Sticky Fingaz was nominated for the Favorite New Rap / Hip Hop Artist Award at the American Music Awards and won the Best Rap Album Award at the Soul Train Music Awards . Sticky Fingaz has sold over 25 million albums over his musical career.
As part of the Onyx group, Sticky Fingaz brought hip-hop slam, the style of performing songs in a gloomy voice, the fashion of shaving his head baldly, established a new tendency to pour water into the crowd during a concert, was the first to engage in stage diving  , coined the word “phat” for hip hop  , created the logo of Onyx  , shot at the Source Awards ceremony .
Sticky Fingaz has starred in over 80 films and television shows. In 1993, he made his film debut in the award-winning drama Forest Whitaker Strapped . He starred in feature films such as Clockers , Ride , In Too Deep , Lockdown , Doing Hard Time and Breaking Point , but he is best known for his role as Tyrone in the comedy Next Friday . He made his television debut in the films New York Undercover and Detective Nash Bridges , as well as in the role of Blade in the television series Blade . He also appeared on the TV shows Shield , Platinum, and There .
Sticky Fingaz wrote the script, produced, directed and starred in two full-length films made entirely in the hip-hop genre through its production company Major Independents: A Day In The Life (from the English - “ One Day in a Life ”) and Caught On Tape (from the English. - " Got on the tape "). Both films were released by Lions Gate Films . Major Independents produced and released two films in 2008 on Onyx: Onyx: 15 Years of Videos, History & Violence and Onyx Live Overseas: Da Illest Show On Earth 2008 . Major Independents released their first documentary called How To Make A Major Independent Movie in 2015. In 2019, Fingaz released the film It's About TIME (from the English - “The Story of the Craziest Man in the World”) in the format “digital album-film” created by the rapper.
- 1 Biography
- 1.1 Early life
- 1.2 Lo-Lifes
- 1.3 Nu Tribe Barbershop
- 1.4 Night clubs
- 2 Musical career
- 2.1 1991: Jam Master Jay
- 2.2 Sticky Fingaz
- 2.3 1991-1999: Years on Def Jam
- 2.4 Solo career
- 2.5 Guest projects
- 3 Other projects
- 3.1 Acting career
- 3.2 Film production
- 4 Disagreements
- 4.1 Incident at The Source Awards
- 4.2 Kodak Black
- 5 Discography
- 6 Awards and nominations
- 7 Filmography
- 7.1 Movie
- 7.2 Television
- 8 Syndications
- 8.1 Video games
- 9 notes
- 10 Links
Kirk Jones was born at Kings County Hospital Center on November 3, 1973. He grew up in the Flatbusch area in Brooklyn. When he was a child, he wanted to be a DJ  :
“... I wanted to be a DJ then because I wanted to control the music. Then I recorded music from the radio in the late 80s. I told my mom that I want a vinyl record player for Christmas when I was 12 or 13 years old and she bought me some old-fashioned record player. And you know, with a direct tonearm, just for scratching. I had this player and mixer, and I had all the recordings at that time: Sparky D, UTFO, Run-DMC So I tried to be a DJ ”
But then he decided to become a rapper:  .
“... I was a little DJ, but I always wrote rhymes. I went to bad schools, and I rhymed in cafeterias, outside on the street, fighting in battles against everyone ”
His father left the family when Kirk was 11 years old:
“... The last time I saw my father, when my mother summoned this nigga to court. I stood outside the house, smoked a cigarette, and he said: "You know that these things will slow down your growth." And that was the last word I heard from him. I had to learn to be a man myself. ”The Source Magazine # 135 (December, 2000)
According to an interview with DJ Vlad, Kirk was never part of the Decepticons gang, but he was part of the Lo-Lifes gang, the Brooklyn local gang. The Lo-Lifes gang was mostly known for theft. Therefore, he took the nickname Sticky Fingaz (from the English. - “Sticky fingers”)  . Fingaz recalls that time:
“... When I was young, I didn’t care, I lived one day. The only reason I went to high school was to please my mom. ”The Source Magazine # 135 (December, 2000)
Nu Tribe Barbershop
When his mother moved his family to Bloomfield, New Jersey, after a short stay in Georgia, she enrolled him in the Manhattan School of Art and Design (Art and Design High School). She hoped that Kirk, who had a gift for drawing, would focus on his talent. But other interests were drawn to the anxious teenager. His cousin Fred, also known as Fredro Starr, worked as a hairdresser in Brooklyn when he was in high school. Fred had a portfolio - the ability to cut hair with various designs. Kirk, who loved hanging out with hairdressers, playing with girls and selling some weed, began to plan:
“... The barber was where she was. New Jersey was far away as hell itself. I come from New York. And it took me about an hour to get to school. I said: "Everything is in the ass, I want to live with my people." And I did it. ” The Source Magazine # 135 (December, 2000)
In 1990, at the age of 16, Kirk left his mother’s house, first back to Brooklyn, and then to Jameika (Queens) to live with his cousin Fredro  .
“... We all lived in the Southside area in Queens, and Sticky lived in Brooklyn. Sticky moved to Queens in 1990. He pursued his solo career, but we all came together to join forces. ”Hip Hop Connection Magazine # 79 (September, 1995)
He also wanted to work as a hairdresser. But he needed a portfolio. Thus, Stick made a photocopy of Fred’s portfolio, took the train to the hairdresser in Queens, saying that he could cut in his own way and started cutting, inventing his own designs - while selling weed behind the chair. At this barber shop, Fred and Kirk will make money until they hear on the radio their song “Throw Ya Gunz” in November 1992. 
At the same time, Fredro, along with his cousin Kirk Jones, then known as MC Trop, visited New York nightclubs. The guys wore green dreadlocks and put on Dr. boots Martens. In an interview with Unkut, hip-hop artist B-1 described his friendship with Fredro and Sticky  :
"…Yes it's true! Fredro is also my friend. Sticky Fingaz we called Trop, I did not know him then as Sticky. I knew him as Tropical. Fred cut my hair, I knew these dudes for a long time. They used to work at the New Tribe Barbershop. Their first song was “Ah, And We Do It Like This” on Profile Records. They used to have a different style, but it was stylish then. Club style. "
In 1990, a documentary about New York dancers was shot - House Of Tres , in which Fredro and his cousin Sticky also accidentally appeared  .
1991: Jam Master Jay
Fredro Starr , Big DS and Suave (also known as Sonny Seeza ) met Jam Master Jay in a traffic jam at the annual The Jones Beach Greek Festival Festival for the African-American College students on July 13, 1991   . Jay gave them about two months to do a demo. Suave and Big DS were unable to come to the studio; they were in Connecticut because they were involved in a robbery case.  So Jeff Harris, Onyx's manager, asked Fredro to come to the studio with his cousin, Kirk Jones, who at that time was doing a solo career under the name Trop and working in a hairdressing salon, making a thousand dollars a week, cutting hair from high school students. Fredro and Sticky recorded two songs: "Stik 'N' Muve" and "Exercise"  .
“... When we came to the studio, we made two notes. One of them was called 'Stick and Move', and the other was called 'Exercise'. And both of these records were crazy! When Jay heard the songs, he said: “Yo, I love this band.” ”
Fredro and Jay were in his Mercedenz-Benz car and listened to the Onyx demo tape. As soon as Jay heard the song “Stik 'N' Muve”, he said: “What is it! Turn up the volume! This is what I'm talking about! I need 12 songs like this. ” And this is how Sticky joined the group, as Jay said: “If Sticky is not in the group, there will be no group!” At first, Jam Master Jay signed the group to their single JMJ Records for the release of the single , then for the release of EP , but they made 10 songs on a budget of 6 songs, so Russell Simmons signed a contract with them to release a full album   .
The name Sticky Fingaz came from Suave, also known as Sonny Seeza , who coined the names Sticky Fingaz and Mickey Billy for the characters of Kirk Jones and Fredro Starr for the song “Stik 'N' Muve”  .
“... This is a story about the shows of Sticky Fingaz and Mickey Billy. This is a story about a robbery. ”(Line from Onyx's song“ Stik 'N' Muve ”)
Sticky explained his pseudonym as “Everything I touch, I take” (“Everything I touch I take”):
“... So I snatched this piece of cake. For the guy with sticky fingers, everything I touch, I take "(line from Onyx's song" Here 'N' Now ")
1991-1999: Years on Def Jam
In 1993, Onyx released their debut album, Bacdafucup , via JMJ Records, tied to Def Jam via another label, Rush Associated Labels. The album was a commercial success and eventually became multi-platinum , mainly due to the famous single “Slam”, which also became platinum. Onyx then released two more albums on JMJ Records: All We Got Iz Us and Shut 'Em Down . JMJ Records and Onyx were officially expelled from Def Jam on Black Thursday January 21, 1999 because the PolyGram label, which bought Sony's 50% stake in Def Jam in 1994, was sold to Seagram on December 10, 1998  .
Only 4 years ago Onyx “saved Def Jam,” as Sticky Fingaz put it, but now they hoped the label would keep them. Their third - and what will be their final Def Jam album, Shut 'Em Down , is hardly gold. 
"... Our unity with the Jam Master Jay was destroyed, our unity with the label was destroyed," said Sticky, who once came to the office and made a tantrum. “I lost my temper, I dropped the gold and platinum plates of albums from the wall, scattered them everywhere I was furious. "
It was then that he began to produce beats and act in films such as Next Friday , and also played a role in a film produced by Master P called Lockdown . Before Sticky could introduce Kirk Jones to the world, he needed a new label to share his vision. At first, he refused the Def Jam label. Making a choice in favor of money and control, Stick avoided the extraordinary producer Dr. Dre, with whom he worked on the track “Remember Me?” From Eminem’s album Marshall Mathers LP . It was Universal that gave him 40 acres and a few mules.
“... Universal doubled the money Dre offered me,” says Fingaz. “Universal is the same shit as Def Jam, it's just a different machine. In Def Jam we smoked jambs in the hallway. At Universal, we smoke jambs in the office. ”The Source Magazine # 135 (December, 2000)
He released his debut solo album in 2001, titled Black Trash: The Autobiography of Kirk Jones , a concept album that tells the story of Kirk Jones’s fictional life, starting from the day he was released from prison and ending with his death. The album was a success with critics as very creative with significant content, although it did not receive much commercial recognition, despite the fact that such famous artists as Eminem , Raekwon , Redman and Canibus took part in the recording of the album.
Sticky was proud of Black Trash , but he insists it's not about him. It is definitely his voice, no doubt his ideas on the album, but it is not his autobiography; this is an autobiography of Kirk Jones, who, according to Fingaz, is a character.
“... This is not my autobiography. This is an autobiography of Kirk Jones, played by Sticky Fingaz. The Source Magazine # 135 (December, 2000)
In 2003, he released his second album Decade: "... but wait it gets worse" , which was less accepted by critics and received even less recognition, Fredro Starr and Omar Epps took part in the recording of the album.
He has collaborated with various artists, including Eminem on his album Marshall Mathers LP , and Snoop Dogg on his album No Limit Top Dogg . His verse on the album Marshall Mathers LP in the song “Remember Me?” Was intended for the album Dr. Dre , but Eminem loved this verse so much that he insisted that he be on his album  . He also appeared on the albums MC Eiht ( Underground Hero ), Biohazard ( New World Disorder ), Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz ( Make It Reign ), Pete Rock ( Soul Survivor ), Mobb Deep ( The Infamous Archives ), Dead Prez ( Turn Off The Radio Vol 2 ), and others, as well as on various tracks of Benzino (Go Hard Remix), Knoc-Turn'Al (Eastwest Shyt), Da 5 Footaz (Unleash), Bang Em Smurf & Domination (One Way Or Another) and others.
He also starred in several films and television series , for example, Platinum , Blade as the vampire hunter Blade , in the movie Flight of the Phoenix in the role of Jeremy, next Friday in the role of Tyrone, and also in the role of Sadrick in the horror film Leprechaun 6: Home . He also took part in the voice acting of Def Jam: Fight for NY and Def Jam: Icon video games under the name Wink. Sticky Fingaz wrote the script, produced, directed and starred in two full-length films made entirely in the hip-hop genre through its production company Major Independents: A Day In The Life (from the English - “ One Day in a Life ”) and Caught On Tape (from the English. - " Got on the tape "). Both films were released by Lions Gate Films .
In 2001, Jones launched his production and multimedia company, Major Independents, located in Woodland Hills County in Los Angeles, California, USA. The company has released and distributed several successful independent films on DVD  .
Major Independents produced and released two films in 2008 on Onyx: Onyx: 15 Years of Videos, History & Violence and Onyx Live Overseas: Da Illest Show On Earth 2008 . Major Independents released their first documentary called How To Make A Major Independent Movie in 2015.
Fingaz released the film It's About TIME (February 14, 2019 through its production company Major Independents). Sticky Fingaz not only wrote the script for this film, but also introduced himself as a director, cameraman and producer of the film, and also played a role in it. The peculiarity of this film is the format in which it was released - " Digital Album Movie " ( born Digital Album Movie ), created by the rapper.
The Source Awards Incident
On April 25, 1994, the very first annual The Source Awards ceremony took place in New York. During the performance of the song “ Throw Ya Gunz, ” Sticky Fingaz shot several times in the air with live ammunition from a pistol. Immediately after this speech, the guards of this ceremony pounced on Stick and wanted to take away the gun, but they did not find anything from him. Although not shown on television, the incident was filmed on an amateur camera and can be seen in the Onyx: 15 Years of Videos, History & Violence (2008) documentary  .
On March 16, during a live broadcast on Instagram, 21-year-old rapper Kodak Black talked about an alleged incident in which he allegedly attacked an East Coast hip-hop veteran. Kodak claimed that it all started after Sticky Fingaz got into his tour bus with "old head energy"; however, a rapper from Florida was unable to uncover the events leading up to the alleged physical altercation, and did not even say when this alleged incident occurred. Kodak went on to say that he eventually grabbed Sticky Fingaz's bag and found a gun in it and tried to use it on a rapper from Onyx, but realized that the weapon was fake.  A week later, Sticky Fingaz released a diss track on Kodak called “Bust Down” (from the English - “I will knock the door and fill your face”).  The track became available on the website of Sticky Fingaz, but in order to listen to it, site users had to buy his new “digital album-film” It's About TIME . 
- Studio albums
- 2001: Black Trash: The Autobiography of Kirk Jones
- 2003: Decade: "... but wait it gets worse"
- 2019: It's About TIME
- 2009: Stickyfingaz.com (February 2009)
- 2010: God Of The Underground (April 21, 2010)
- 2009: A Day In The Life (July 14, 2009)
- 2013: Caught On Tape (February 5, 2013)
Awards and nominations
In 1994, Onyx Bacdafucup's album was nominated for the Favorite New Rap / Hip-Hop Artist Award at the American Music Awards and won the Best Rap Album Award at the Soul Train Music Awards .
|1994||American music awards||"Bacdafucup"||Rap / Hip-Hop New Artist||Nomination|
|1994||1994 Soul Train Music Awards||"Bacdafucup"||Best rap album||Victory|
|1993||Strapped||Suspect in lineup|
|1998||Le new yorker||Harlem homeboy|
|1999||In too deep||Ozzie|
|1999||Black and white||Himself|
|2000||The price of air||D|
|2000||The playaz court||T-bone|
|2003||Ride or die||Demise|
|2003||Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood||Cedric|
|2004||Doing hard time||Eddie mathematic|
|2004||Flight of the phoenix||Jeremy|
|2004||True vinyl||Power z|
|2005||House of the dead ii||Sergeant Dalton|
|2008||Nite Tales: The Movie||Dice|
|2009||Karma, Confessions and Holi||Rich smooth|
|2009||One day of life||Stick|
|2009||Steppin: the movie||Cedric|
|2009||Breaking point||Richard Allen|
|2010||Love Chronicles: Secrets Revealed||Kevin|
|2012||Changing the game||Craig jenkins|
|2013||Caught on film||Mark|
|2014||The dead sea||Sergeant Brooks|
|2015||The Road Movie (Short)||Sticky fingaz|
|2017||The fearless one||Tre|
|2018||Paradise city||Chief Frank Murdoch|
|2019||It's About TIME||Sticky fingaz|
|2019||Slam: Let the Boyz B Boyz||Dmc|
|1995||New York Undercover (You Get No Respect)||Khalil|
|1997||New York Undercover (No Place Like Hell)||Assassin|
|1997||Good News (A Joyful Noise)|
|1997||413 Hope St. (Lost Boys and Gothic Girls)|
|1999||Nash Bridges (Get Bananas)||Mario baptiste|
|1999||The Parkers (It's a Family Affair)||Dwayne|
|2000||18 Wheels of Justice (Two Eyes for an Eye)||Shooter|
|2002-2006||The shield||Kern little|
|2002||The Twilight Zone (Harsh Mistress)||Ricky|
|2002||Just Cause (Fading Star)|
|2003||Platinum (Flow, Peace, Power, Loyalty, Love, Want)||Grady rhames|
|2005||Over There (Da Shootout)||Pvt. Maurice 'Smoke' Williams|
|2005||CSI: Miami Crime Scene (10-7)||Scott Owens|
|2007||Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Flipped)||Detective harry williams|
|2007||Tell Me You Love Me (Episode # 1.8)||Terrance|
|2009||The Beast (Pilot)||Caesar|
|2009||Burn Notice (Hot Spot)||Felix cole|
|2009||Raising the Bar (Happy Ending)||Mr. Cantwell|
|2010||NCIS: Los Angeles (Blood Brothers)||Rashad 'Slide' Hollander|
|2010||Rizzoli & Isles (When the Gun Goes Bang, Bang, Bang)||Kirk 'Sticky Fingaz' Jones|
|2011||CSI: Miami Crime Scene (Countermeasures)||Leo kendry|
|2011||NYC 22 (Firebomb)||Monsta white|
|2015||Blue Bloods (The Art of War, New Rules)||Clinton Wallace / Clinton 'Ice' Wallace|
|2016||The Night Of (The Art of War, A Dark Crate)||Rikers inmate|
|2016||The Grind TV 1.0 (Theft)||Sticky|
|2016||Loosely Exactly Nicole (Brother Visits)||Little stroke|
|2016||Empire (A Furnace for Your Foe, Sound & Fury)||Brikk|
|2017||Grown Folks (TV Series) (Snitches Get Stitches)||Fatsy bulger|
- Rap Jam: Volume One (1995) - Sticky Fingaz 
- Def Jam: Fight for NY (2004) - Himself (voice)
- Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2005) - Detective Harry Williams (voice)
- Def Jam: Icon (2007) - Wink (voice)
- Sticky Fingaz - RapReviews.com Featured Interview (by Adam Bernard) [June 24, 2008 ] . stickyfingaz.com . Date of appeal September 5, 2018.
- Q&A: Sticky Fingaz Talks Past With 50 Cent & Dr. Dre, Hip-Hop Musical . ballerstatus.com . Date of treatment October 8, 2018.
- Check the Technique: Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies (by Brian Coleman) - page 311 . play.google.com Date of treatment November 2, 2018.
- Check the Technique: Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies (by Brian Coleman) - page 291 . books.google.com Date of treatment August 5, 2018.
- Onyx on Sticky Fingaz Joining the Group, Jam Master Jay Signing Them (Part 2) . youtube.com . Date of treatment August 5, 2018.
- Hip Hop Connection Magazine # 79 [September, 1995 - BALD IN THE UZA (by June Joseph)] . onyxdomain.com . Date of treatment August 14, 2018.
- Onyx on Going Double Platinum with 'Slam,' Song Inspired by Nirvana (Part 4) - 4:23 . youtube.com . Дата обращения 1 августа 2018.
- B-1 – THE UNKUT INTERVIEW . unkut.com . Дата обращения 1 августа 2018.
- Diane Martel - House of Tres - 8:32 . youtube.com . Дата обращения 1 августа 2018.
- Sonny Seeza Explains Why You Don't See Him With ONYX That Much Anymore . youtube.com . Дата обращения 5 сентября 2018.
- Fredro Starr talks Onyx, Jam Master J & Signing to Def Jam Records . youtube.com . Дата обращения 5 сентября 2018.
- Check the Technique: Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies (by Brian Coleman) - page 305 . books.google.ru . Дата обращения 5 сентября 2018.
- I Am Hip-Hop - Conversations on the Music and Culture (by Andrew J. Rausch) (April 1, 2011) - page 179 . books.google.com . Дата обращения 24 октября 2018.
- EXCLUSIVE! Onyx on Sticky Fingaz Joining the Group, Jam Master Jay Signing Them . vladtv.com . Date of treatment September 7, 2018.
- Freddro Starr Explains How Onyx Got It's Style . youtube.com . Дата обращения 5 сентября 2018.
- Sonny Seeza responds to being kicked out of platinum rap group Onyx . youtube.com . Дата обращения 29 июля 2018.
- Def Jam, Inc., Russell Simmons, Rick Rubin, and the Extraordinary Story of the World's Most Inf (by Stacy Gueraseva) - page 272 . play.google.com . Дата обращения 1 сентября 2018.
- Def Jam, Inc., Russell Simmons, Rick Rubin, and the Extraordinary Story of the World's Most Inf (by Stacy Gueraseva) - page 282 . play.google.com . Дата обращения 31 августа 2018.
- Shull, Zac Q&A: Sticky Fingaz Talks Past With 50 Cent & Dr. Dre, Hip-Hop Musical 'Caught On Tape' . Baller Status. Дата обращения 1 июня 2013.
- Kodak Black Claims He Punched Sticky Fingaz on Tour Bus - XXL . xxlmag.com . Date of treatment April 6, 2019.
- Sticky Fingaz Drops Kodak Black Diss Song: Listen - XXL . xxlmag.com . Date of treatment April 6, 2019.
- Sticky Fingaz Disputes 'F*ckboy' Kodak Black's Claims of Punching Him on New Song . complex.com . Date of treatment April 6, 2019.
- Rap Jam - Volume One (USA) (En,Fr,Es) . retrogames.cc . Дата обращения 30 июля 2018.