Manchild Jones was born Daryl Jones II, on December 3rd, in Los Angeles, CA. Manchild was exposed to music at an early age because his father is a musician. His father is a bassist who has played with such acts as Billy Preston, Lakeside, and Donald Byrd. This was a major influence in Manchild's life. Aside from his "Pop", Manchild's influences range from legends such as Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix, to Big Daddy Kane and Eric B. and Rakim.
Manchild Jones has been performing on stage since the age of 8, and at the age of 17, he was the first artist to be signed to a recording contract on 45 Pro Records (an independent company formed by Paul Allen, who has executive produced such projects as the reality show "R&B Divas") During this time, Manchild's single "One Man Syndicate" was placed in the top 30 hip hop charts of Hits Magazine at #16. The single also had multiple spins on Power 106's Friday Night Flavor show, and 92.3 the beat's Soul Assassins show in L.A. Copies of the single sold out of stores such as Fat Beats, Stacks Vinyl, and Hollyhood Hip Hop. Since the company dissolved, Manchild has been recording and performing as a freelance artist. More recently, Manchild's music has had multiple spins on 88.7 FM KSPC which services the Greater Los Angeles Area. The single "All Alone" charted at #1 on KSPC's Hip Hop top ten.
Currently, Manchild Jones is releasing his newest single entitled "Funk With Us" on his self-started record label, iLL ViBE Records, and planning a regional tour of Los Angeles and the surrounding areas to promote the release. Stay tuned for show dates and venues!
The first professional release by Manchild. Released on 45 Pro Records, Produced by D.J. Coy for 45 Rotations
The second release by Manchild Jones 45 Pro Records
"Peaches N Cream" by Day 1ne featuring Manchild from the album entitled "Super Fresh".
MR. BOP Presents: "Keep On"
by Manchild ft.
produced by D.J. Damage, released on KIP Records - Paris, France.
Audiostatik presents: "We Go In" by Manchild Jones ft. Day 1ne.