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Michael Jones (born April 5, 1980), better known by his stage name Wax, is an American musician, rapper,singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. He became a YouTube star after uploading several videos of himself rapping and singing. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California. Wax is widely known for his popular 2012 re-released single Rosana, which has been viewed over 35 million times on YouTube.

Wax is of Irish/Cuban descent and hails from Dunkirk, in Calvert County, Maryland. He grew up watching music videos and live performances on MTV. His biggest influences from his early childhood were Guns N’ Roses and DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. Soon after in sixth grade he picked up a guitar and started singing and rappingThen in middle school he started listening to artists such as Eazy-E, N.W.A, and Too Short. 

In mid-2007, Wax and his twin brother Herbal T started posting videos of themselves rapping on YouTube and started building a buzz after uploading several YouTube freestyles and rhymes. In early 2008, Wax made a name for himself after performing his song (“New Crack”) while simultaneously driving a car over a Stephen Marley track called “Traffic Jam”, which received over 1.98 million views to date. He also began to collaborate with other well known musicians on YouTube such as Dumbfoundead and Prince Ea. After he cracked YouTube’s Top 100 Musician list, his subscription base tripled and averaged about nearly 1,000 new subscribers each day. His videos have collectively garnered over 80 million views on his YouTube channel. The famous YouTuber Ray William Johnson then asked him to make an outro song titled “Stalkin Ya Mom”. The two later collaborated on a song called “Orphan Tears”. On December 6, 2012. On December 15th 2014 he appeared in the Epic Rap Battles of History episode Steven Spielberg Vs. Alfred Hitchcock playing Quentin Tarantino.

Def Jam Recordings

In March 2011, Wax announced that he was signed to Def Jam Recordings by Max Gousse when he released a joint venture mixtape called Scrublife hosted by DJ Skee and Dale Firebird. EOM, The Fyre Department, Finatik N Zac and Jim Jonsin are featured guest boardworks for the mixtape. His lead single is a song called Dispensary Girl and the music video debuted on Entertainment Weekly a day before Scrublife released. Wax’s debut LP with Def Jam Recordings was hinted to be released in October Wax’s second release on Def Jam, a mixtape, Eviction Notice was released November 28. On August 24, 2012, Wax announced on his YouTube channel that he had parted from Def Jam Recordings due to creative differences.

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Wax draws heavily on his love of comedy. “I kind of write from the same way a comedian writes,” he says. “I’m definitely influenced by comedy, even more so now than I was when I was a kid. As far as old-school comedians probably my favorites are Eddie Murphy, I like Chris Rock, I really like Bill Burr, he’s kind of newer, but he’s one of my favorites now.

Albums

Liquid Courage (with EOM)

Continue

Livin Foul

Clockwise (with Dumbfoundead)

Grizzly Season (with Herbal T)

Wax Unplugged (Live from Los Angeles)

Biatch!

Mixtapes

Scrublife (Hosted by DJ Skee and Dale Firebird)

Eviction Notice

Website WaxDotCom

Wax on Twitter

Wax on Facebook

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