Check out part two of AllHipHop.com’s Mike Jones interview…
AllHipHop.com: Whats good with Paul Wall? I heard he just had a baby.
Mike Jones: Yeah. Congrats to Paul Wall. He just had a little boy. I hit him on the day he was born.
AllHipHop.com: Can you get into your Punkd episode?
Mike Jones: You know whats funny? Bow Wow accidentally told me, so I was prepared for it. I was just getting my acting on. I knew about it before hand. We were shooting the Freshazimiz remix and I was on it, and I was only in LA for a day. Once somebody gets punked, they ask them who they want to punk. They punked him and asked him who he wants to see get punked and I guess he said me. When I got to the video shoot, he was like, Oh, they punked you, huh? He was like they told me they were going to punk me before I left LA. And I just got to LA and I had to leave the next day so I knew it was coming. I was just getting my acting on. During the beginning of the show, I kept asking wheres Ashton Kutcher, yall trying to punk me. They bleeped all of that out and they edited it real good.
AllHipHop.com: How did you finesse the shoe deal? Did Reebok approach you with the idea?
Mike Jones: Man, Reebok been watching me for a minute. They showed me a lot of love. Theyve seen my grind, theyve seen my hustle, so they came on with it and I got down with them. After they saw all the records I sold, it was a no brainer. A lot people say they platinum and say they gold, but their numbers dont show it, you know what Im saying? They put that in my ear, and I was like Damn, that is true. When I say Im platinum, you can check soundscan and see I sold 1.5 million.
AllHipHop.com: Who designed the kicks?
Mike Jones: Reebok came up with the design and wanted to know how I accepted it. First time I saw it, I fell in love with it.
AllHipHop.com: Do you think the kicks represent your style?
Mike Jones: Most definitely. Its something thats very casual. Something you can throw on any time.
AllHipHop.com: Lets talk about that Ice Age Piece youve been rocking. That joint it sick. It look like a dinner plate.
Mike Jones: Wooooo. Man I had to do everything big. I got a bigger plate now. I got the Ice Age label and I had to let you know the name of the label was. So I knew if got the piece upgraded [that would do the job done].
AllHipHop.com: Do you think the grills are getting played out?
Mike Jones: I think so. I havent been wearing my grill lately. I havent been wearing it for a while. I mean, its all about value in this game. If you come out with the same album, everybody going to get tired of hearing it. So everybody got grills now, everyone looking for the next big trend to do. So the grill thing is definitely on the way down. Next thing out of Houston is the Grilling Lady. If you dont know what the grilling lady is: on a car, thats when you got a customized grill and the lady hanging off the car. Thats that new s###. You know on the [Rolls Royce] Phantom when the chrome thing come up on the hood, in Houston we got something like that called the grilling lady. The grill be a billy grill. Above the grill, you usually see an ornament like the Mercedes Benz logo or the Lexus logo right there. Once you put that right there, the lady going to be leaning forward. So when you pull up they going to be like that boy got that grilling lady!
AllHipHop.com: Do you feel like the South has gotten so popular that the East Coast has started to hate?
Mike Jones: I got respect for the East Coast. I got respect for everybody. I really just think that a lot of people listening to some songs and they arent feeling them. Nobody has said anything negative to me. Everyone entitled to their own opinion. I dont take it as anyone hating or whatever.
AllHipHop.com: In a recent interview Raekwon was referring to the South as country and bamas. Do you take offense to that?
Mike Jones: Nah, because when I met Raekwon, he showed me love. He was like, Dude, you doing your thing. I was like, I appreciate it. Ive been a fan of yours for years. When I talked to him it was all love. I got love for dude.
AllHipHop.com: I saw Big Tigga on 106th and Park rocking an Ice Age piece. Is he down with yall?
Mike Jones: Yeah, I know you seen that. He got down with us. That was like a week ago or so. He had put down a verse on the album, and said he really wanted to get down with us. We still putting everything together, so its still not set in stone, but we went ahead and gave him the piece, because we know its about to definitely go down. Big Tigga with the Ice Age boys! Ice Age Entertainment finna take over. You thought the cartoon did 71 million? Wait and see what I got coming out. We about to freeze the game up; we call ourselves Ice Age because we keep that ice on us and we live big. I got a big house, I got twelve cars. All of them black.
AllHipHop.com: Why the color black?
Mike Jones: Thats my favorite color. Black is power.
AllHipHop.com: What kind of whips are you working with Mike Jones?
Mike Jones: Oh man. Im at my house now. I got a 07 and a 2006 Bentley four door. I got a 2005 Dodge Charger in all black. I got a 07 Cadillac black. I got the Hummer black. I got an Excursion black. I got a 95 Chevy Caprice black. I got the Ferrari black. I got the Lambo black. I got the Range black. I got a lot of cars. I got the S-600 coming in next week black. I got the 747 [BMW] black. I also got the Aston Martin. Im not playing any games with these boys, man.
AllHipHop.com: Funny how you got all the whips in black but you stay spitting about candy paint.
Mike Jones: Because, I mean, the slabs are for entertainment. But when I pull up in that train of nine to eleven cars deep, its a problem!
Allhiphop.com: Were the rumors true about you cell phone bill? People were saying it got out of hand
Mike Jones: Yeah, my bill was crazy man. It was a little over $100,000, but we got the lawyers in on it. So we got it straight. I was getting around 40,000 calls a day before the album came out. They was charging me still, when I told them to cut it off since I didnt need the number anymore. I had an old number and that was a whole different number. I got the 281-330 number. I kept that number on to have all the clientele call. I kept on the phone on for three months, so all the fans can call me. After three months, I told the company to cut it off and they never cut it off. All I had to is pay for three months. The number is still the same though. 281-330-8004.