Oran "Juice" Jones (born 1959, Houston, Texas), often incorrectly
cited as Orange "Juice" Jones, is an American Soul and R&B
singer. He was raised in Harlem, New York. He graduated from the United
States Naval Academy in 1981. He was the second African-American Brigade
Commander in Naval Academy history. He served his commitment as an
infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps until 1986. He was
the first artist who was signed to OBR Records, a subsidiary of Def
Jam. He was also the first R&B artist on the hip hop record label.
His song "The Rain" became a hit in 1986, peaking at #9 on
the Billboard Hot 100. The track reached #4 in the UK Singles Chart
in December that year. He followed it with a successful duet with
label mate Alyson Williams, "How to Love Again."
After Jones failed to have significant follow-up success, he left
the music industry to tend to his terminally ill mother and raise
his family. He helps his son Oran II, better known as Mookie, and
his daughter, Perri Jones, with their music careers. In addition
to producing and scoring music for commercials and independent movies,
Jones also contributes to a number of hip-hop blogs, including Houston's
jusflippin.com and Global Grind. In 2010, Jones' daughter Perri attracted
the attention of major record labels.
GTO: Gangsters Takin' Over (1987)
To Be Immortal (1989)
Player's Call (1997)