ZAC JONE$ teamed up with Jesse Royal on ‘The Weed Song’ in 2021 to create a track dedicated to the ‘feel good’ high from the controversial plant. Rising producer/artist and frequent collaborator Iotosh (“Rich Forever” by Jesse Royal, “West Indies” by Koffee, etc) finessed the production with a mesmerizing blend of the flute and a thumping reggae drum beat topped with notable dub and hip hop elements. Now Zac Jone$ has released an acoustic version of the track after a successful launch of a new music video featuring the chilled version of the song.
This multi-dimensional artist started out as Zachry Jones in Kingston, Jamaica in a family with a love for music but no apparent talent. Early exposure came primarily via his Aunt and Mum who spun music by Biggie Smalls, Shaggy, Jay Z, Maxwell, Nelly and more at home. At age 14, Zac released his first single, a remix to Drake’s ‘Digital Girl’, with fellow local Rap/R&B duo FRIDAY NIGHT CRU (known then as ‘Twisted Minds’ then). A series of Soundcloud singles followed including ‘Love Docta’ with Runkus.
Zac launched the Independent label ‘$tony Official’ and cites Nipsey Hussle and Jay-Z as his influence in this regard. The first release was the rap-influenced single ‘NOSTALJAH (Open Di Garage)’ in 2019. He was featured on Tessellated’s ‘Freeza’ alongside Shenseea that same year and then in 2020 released his radio hit ‘Miss Jamaica’ featuring Agent Sasco and produced by Iotosh. ‘Miss Jamaica’ was the first single from his debut EP, ‘Man A Yard ’.
Zac classifies his latest sound as Reggae with heavy Rap influences. He is part of the current evolution of Jamaican music and describes his style as a multi-dimensional expression of his past, present and future, blending Reggae, Rap, R&B, Dancehall, and World Music into his signature sound.