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Location: Charlotte, NC
R&B / Hip Hop

DSB: BankRoll Jonez! Where did that name come from or
what does it mean?
BRJ: That’s my real name, it’s on my birth certificate and you
spell the Jonez with a Z, baby.

DSB: Southern flow with a Midwest swagger, that’s a cold
combo right there. Is that what you consider you style?
BRJ: Yes.

DSB: Do you consider yourself a South artist or Midwest?
BRJ: I’m Southern/Cross-country

DSB: Before going solo, you and your fam was out there
doing it big. Do you have any future projects coming out?
BRJ: My current project "Skroll Muzik", my group Get Money
Movement (G.M.M.) project, and my next solo project “Paper
In My Pocket”.

DSB: So you guys were out there really working out the
trunk at Gramblin University, how was that experience?
BRJ: It was educational. That’s when I really learned the
independent side of the game.

DSB: How did you hook up with the late great PIMP C and
the UGK fam?
BRJ: I was just trying to get a verse when he first got home.
But it was impossible. Then I thought, "Wait, I'm a street cat
and he's a famous street cat." So, I called another famous
street cat, Pimpin Ken. Ken introduced us. After we did the
song he invited me to Los Angeles for the "I Choose You"
video shoot. Because all the major Playas across the country would be there, I showed up. A month later he called me to
come to Houston. The rest is history. I never left. Now I'm UGK Records 4 LIFE.
DSB: How was that experience working
with Pimp C?
BRJ: It was a dream come true.

DSB: “Skroll Muzik” That’s the latest
project? What should we expect from that?
BRJ: A whole lot of Pimpin

DSB: Who you have featured and on the
BRJ: Of course I have Pimp C on there,
Don “Magic” Juan, Pimpin Ken, Buffie Da
Body, Trae, and B-E-Z. On production I
have a cat name Pee-Wee from Michigan
and Cory-Mo from Houston.

DSB: Where can we jump on a copy of it?
BRJ: You can get it on my MySpace page and on
my new interactive official website www.

DSB: Good looking on the interview, any last words you would like to leave our readers with?
BRJ: UGK 4 LIFE. I will continue to carry on the name and the legacy of Sweet James Jones!

Interview conducted by Junior

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MAR. 2008



What's up with BankRoll Jonez?

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If there was one man who could speak for the true hustlers of the world, he would have enough wisdom, knowledge, and understanding in the game of life to reach players on every level. He'd be a self-made individual who turned nothing into something several times over. That such person is the internationally known BankRoll Jonez.

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BankRoll Jonez grateful for Flint ties

Posted by Chad Swiatecki | The Flint Journal February 07, 2008 21:42PM

Categories: Music

Check out playlists or Internet streams for Southern rap radio stations and you'll find an unexpected Flint presence in the form of adopted Vehicle City rapper BankRoll Jonez and his pimp-tastic tunes "Pedigree" and "Hell Yea."

Along with the airplay Jonez has been gathering ink lately in the pages of The Source and XXL magazines, helped in part by his connection to UGK member Pimp C, who unfortunately died last year.

A North Carolina native who splits time between Houston and Atlanta, Jonez spent three years in Flint working with local producers on the songs that make up his new album "Skroll Muzik."

"I met some Flint people when I was in college at Grambling State (University) and there's a great musical tradition from that city from even before all the great hip-hop names like Dayton Family and MC Breed," Jonez said by phone recently.

"I loved that I could do shows all over the place there at clubs like Purple Moon, Club 810 and JB's and there were just so many outlets there for this kind of music."

With airplay growing nationally, Jonez credits local talent including producers such as Chuck Mason, Pee Wee and the folks behind The Hustler's Report magazine with moving him in the right direction.

"Like a lot of people, I did some stupid things earlier in my life but I realized I wasn't going anywhere. That's the point when I started surrounding myself with good people, many of whom came from Flint."




Enter BankRoll Jonez a vetern in the rap game with his new album Skroll Muzik. The new album features Pimp C and a whole host of other cats. Jonez has a smooth pimpin style with a sharp delivery. The real question is, is he a pimpin' rapper, or a rappin' pimp?

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Even though Pimp C is no longer with us in the physical form, his spirit lives on in the hearts and minds of millions of fans. And his legacy continues to prosper through the timeless catalog of hits he left behind, within the lyrics of rhyme partner Bun-B and with the passing of the torch to his handpicked UGK Records signees like Charlotte-born mack minister BankRoll Jonez.

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Bankroll Jonez is a Southern MC from Houston who is part of the UGK clique. He is getting a lot of heat with the release of his latest prject Scroll Muzik. Check out what he had to say to our reporter Danielle when she caught up with him.

For those unfamiliar give us a breakdown of who Bankroll Jonez is?

Bankroll Jonez: BankRoll Jonez is a young tycoon and an entrepreneur.

Where were you born and raised? How was your childhood?

Bankroll Jonez: Charlotte, NC. I was born and raised in the gutta and slumz.

Was music always your passion in life?

Bankroll Jonez: Actually it wasn’t, money was my first love.

What projects are you currently working on?

Bankroll Jonez: My new project Paper In My Pocket.

How did the link with UGK come about?

Bankroll Jonez: I was just trying to get a verse when he first got home. But it was impossible. Then I thought, "Wait, I'm a street cat and he's a famous street cat". So, I called another famous street cat, Pimpin Ken. Ken introduced us. After we did the song he invited me to Los Angeles for the "I Choose You" video shoot. Because all the major playas across the country would be there, I showed up. A month later he called me to come to Houston. The rest is history. I never left. Now I'm UGK Records 4 Life.

How do you feel Pimp C’s death is going to affect Southern hip-hop as a whole?

Bankroll Jonez: It’s a devastating blow, but Pimp raised us well.

It was Pimp C who brought you on at UGK right?

Bankroll Jonez: Yes.

Of all the tracks you have recorded which to date is your most personal and why?

Bankroll Jonez: A song called “God Bless The Child”. It was the last song I recorded with Pimp C.

Where would you like to see yourself in 5 years time?

Bankroll Jonez: I see myself as a young underground legend.

You have had a lot of press coverage lately, how does it feel to open up magazines and see your own face staring back at you?

Bankroll Jonez: It’s a dream come true, but I’ll give it all back to have Pimp C here.

The south is really on fire right now, who do you think is keeping Southern music firmly on top?

Bankroll Jonez: I think we all play a part. We make muzik that’s funky with soul and depth and for the most part we network.

What other plans do you have for 2008?

Bankroll Jonez: Just mashin' 4 my rations.

Any Shout’s?

Bankroll Jonez: Bun B and my entire UGK Family.

By: Danielle
Interview for British Hip Hop courtesy of Underground Promotion UK.

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MAR. 2008


THE HUSTLER’S REPORT: We’re here with the Get Money Movement, Bank Roll Jonez and Traffic Man. We’re going to take the people back about a year and a half ago. We’re going to start with Bank Roll Jonez, let them know what it is and what brings you up north.

--BANK ROLL JONEZ: I came here to work on two new sounds of music, Dope Boy Blues and Hoe Stroll Music. I brought them to a treal nigga. At the time he was going by the name Tral Val, you know him now as Traffic Man. This man showed me every hole, cut, crack, and crevice in this motherfucka. He showed me where a pimp like myself can make a dollar. He’s been my man, fifty grand every since.

THR: You’ve been doing this a long time. You’ve been on the grind with this music thing just flat out hustling. Tell us where do you see Get Money Movement fitting at in the market place right now, today?
--BANK: Really man, we’re not trying to fit in. If you look at the game, anybody who has made millions of dollars, they did their own thing and made the game change to their terms. Wise words of a motherfucka on our team, “We’re not trying to out shine niggas, we’re trying to out grind them.” Fuck jumping on the bandwagon. We’re some trendsetters.

THR: Tral Val, Traffic. For the readers, if you look back in the first issue and do your homework you’ll see this man being spoke upon. Look in the “On The Grind” section; you’ll see big Boo speaking on Tral Val and Rough Edges as a whole. One love to Boo, he got slammed back up. So, what brings us here today, Traffic?

--TRAFFIC MAN: It’s just a long time of grinding. I’ve been doing this rap shit for a minute. I’m a formal native of Rough Edges, the group. Shout out to Rough Edges. What bring us here today are this motherfucking music and this money. They go hand and hand.

THR: We want to know about the handles. We have Bank Roll Jonez a.k.a Gechi Boy Slim; we have Traffic Man a.k.a. Tral Val, and we have Get Money Movement. Let us know how this represents you as individuals.

--TRAFFIC: I’m going to say this. I know my nigga Bank Roll Jonez will back up every word and every verb. Basically, Get Money Movement is ran on three departments, which is major and very effective. I’m chairman of these streets. My nigga Bank Roll Jonez can elaborate in his department.

--BANK: Basically, your boy is like the last of a dying breed. I’m a gentleman of leisure. That’s right. I talk shit and swallow spit. We’re certified. This is not a gimmick and this is not an act. Get Money Movement consist of three parts.

THR: We can put the T.H.R. stamp on it. This is no dramatization. This is real talk. Let’s talk about the first project. T.H.R. was proud to be a part of it. “Duffle Bag Money Volume 1”. Let us know what that was and your mind frame right then.

--BANK: A couple of songs from “Duffle Bag Money Volume 1” just came from, like the old school musicians say, a good vibe session. We had some good music playing in the background, good green smoke, and some bad bitches around half naked. We were making this rich nigga shit. We were just chopping it up all the way around. What we came to find out was that Fam., was chairman of one set of boards and I’m chairman of another set of boards. We both can do each other’s job. But, just so happen we’re specialist in our field. Don’t get me wrong we’re not one-dimensional. We’re universal and we can multitask. It’s nothing for Fam. to have to take a vacation, and this motherfucka right here has to slide in, take on some of his responsibilities. Or for me to be on the road and Fam. slide in to assume all my responsibilities. Everything goes smoothly.

THR: That album had definitely a major impact in the streets. That was some classic material. Y’all really set off a trend with the whole look of the album EP. You kind of went left field just coming out with an EP at a time when now everybody is jumping on the mixtape bandwagon. It was a good look.

--TRAFFIC: Yes, like my nigga said, we’re not jumping on any bandwagons. We’re setting trends. For us to put out the EP was very essential, especially at that time. Everybody in the city and the region was basically on the same bandwagon. We just wanted to grind a different way. We wanted to let motherfucka know, you still can put out an EP. You can still do your maxi single thing. You can still bang them bitches out the trunk. You can still make fifty grand and not have to give anybody a dime because you’ve done your own thing. That’s what we were on. We put together a project that everybody jumped on. They were feeling us from the look, sound, quality, and the hustle tactics we used to get the motherfuckas out there. It was a good look. We’re also going to bang them when the full length album drops, “Duffle Bag…”

THR: Hold up, man. You almost jumped the gun. I have to bring them up to speed. The first project was “Duffle Bag Money Volume 1”. Now, here we are a couple of weeks away from the release of the full album. I caught wind it was called, “Duffle Bag Money Volume 2: Under Investigation.” Wow, let’s bring them up to speed. It’s the summer time; it’s a whole new look. Where are we at, talk to us?

--BANK: It’s basically like this, in a three-month time span the city, the streets, the law enforcement, and the snitches saw two young black men go from a Crown Victoria and a bubble Chevy to 2006 Dodge Chargers. They are not rented, they’re tented, and banging with music. Motherfuckas was like, “Man, they have to be doing something.” For the last two months, we’ve been trailed by vice officers. The boys jumped out on us. Motherfuckas raided and only found cds, getting all upset.

--TRAFFIC: Yes, so you know we’re under investigation. Not only by the law, now. We’re under investigation by a lot of niggas. It’s a lot of niggas out here who have been watching our style, watching what the fuck we been putting down, and piggy backing our hustle. They’ve been wanting to know what studios we’ve been going to, who the fuck is GMM, who the fuck is THR, why the fuck is THR, and where the fuck is THR Magazine.

BANK: They want to know who gave us this look and where we that gritty sound from.

THR: How many tracks we looking at for this new project?

--TRAFFIC: On this one, the Get Money Movement, “Duffle Bag Money Volume 2 a.k.a “Under Investigation” we know y’all want to hear about thirty or forty of them because we have a lot of shit to talk about. We have to minimize the whole situation. We’re going to bring it down to about eighteen tracks. We have an intro, outro, and a few skits for you. We don’t want to give you too much.

--BANK: You might OD off the shit. They are giving away big time for motherfuckas making them OD off of some music. When was the last time you heard a motherfucka have some music so raw that a motherfucka couldn’t listen to it too much or they would OD? Too much of a good thing is still too much.

THR: Ok, We going to start with Traffic Man,
a. What would you tell somebody who didn’t believe in this situation and its progression?
b. What would you tell the people who are not familiar with the situation and why should they fuck with it?

--TRAFFIC: I’m just going to hit them with a little something from one of the new cuts on the album: “When this Get Money Movement first started moving/ a lot of people around us thought we couldn’t do it/ We dropped a maxi single, everybody got in tune with this Get Money Movement/ This Get Monet Movement.”

If you’re not familiar with it, you can see what’s going on and feel this motherfucking movement. Check your resources and get with the people out here in these streets with the music. Just check your resources. This is real. Everything you hear on the album is real talk. Get in tune with it. It’s our way of life.

THR: A lot of people don’t really see this for it is and that’s a hustle, a grind. One thing we admire about you both id that you view it like that. It’s an everyday thing. This is for Bank Roll Jonez: Let the people know this isn’t just a flash in the pan type of situation. This is something that niggas really live by and deals with on a day-to-day basis.

--BANK: Look, it’s sole, independent, man. I’m on my ninth solo album. Right now we’re working on three projects at once. Traffic Man solo project, the Get Money Movement album, and my solo project. Like I said, it’s number nine for me and number six for Traffic.

See what we do is, we get out here everyday. We devise a way where we spend $.75 per copy. We sell them for $10. We don’t go in the house until we sell 50-60 copies. You do the math. Fuck being a starving artist. If you’re going to do anything, be your own fucking boss. That’s the only way of how to get rich.

THR: That’s that it is. It’s all raw music and if you don’t feel so, let us know when you see us in the streets. If you want to know about anything going on with Get Money Movement you can go to
or Be on the look out for these boys.



1. Money Hungry Vol. 1 -- 1998
2. Porno Starz Soundtrack -- 1999
3. B.P.O.G./ Black Prince of the Ghetto -- 2000
4. Rags 2 Riches -- 2001
5. Pussy, Money, and Weed -- 2002
6. Money Hungry Vol. 2 -- 2003
7. P.I.M.P. Vol. 1 -- 2004
8. Not Gon Stop Me -- 2005
9. Duffel Bag Money Vol. 1 -- 2006
10. Duffel Bag Money Vol. 2: Grindin Under Surveilence -- 2007
11. Skroll Muzik -- 2007
12 Paper In My Pocket -- 2008 upcoming project

SKROLL MUZIK -- Track List
1. (Intro) Don "Magic" Juan -- Blessing
2. Skroll Muzik Feat. G.M.M.
3. Hustla
4. Pimpin Pay Good Feat. G.M.M. and Ivory P.
5. Watch Me Feat. 17 and Cory Mo
6. Slumz
7. Pimpin` Ken -- Endorsement
8. Pedigree Feat. Pimp C of UGK/ Jive
9. Cleana feat. B-E-Z
10. Bust Yo Azz
11. Jake Tha Flake a.k.a. Mr. J. -- Endorsement
12. Show Ya
13. All My Life Feat. Trae of ABN/ Rap-A-Lot
14. Get Em Up
15. So Cold
16. Cold Cold World
17. Let Me Be
18. Buffy The Body -- Declaration
19. Hell Yea Feat. Billa
20. Streetz Run Deep



If energetic, flamboyant, get money niggas had a spokesperson, it would be Bankroll Jonez. Considered the modern day Curtis Mayfield of the streets, powerful music displaying the horror while capturing the beauty of the street life from all aspects.

Bankroll Jonez was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina until the age of 13. Thats where he got an education in crime and latter moved to Illinois, intoxicated by the fast track of Chicagos south side. There he got a taste of the pimp-life while dealing drugs. After maximizing his potential for getting money illegally, he was able to incorporate his sound and surroundings like a present day Donald Goines or Iceberg Slim. As a Ghetto Family and Trill Life Records All-star, he soon made a name for himself throughout the Midwest on the underground circuit. Relocating down south to Memphis, Tennessee where he learned the Indie Label game while creating 2 genre and sounds called Hoe Stroll Music and Dope Boy Blues. From 1997 through 2006, relentless touring and overwhelming stage presence, enthusiastic showmanship has permitted him to move thousands of units through the south Midwest region. Thus, earning him a strong, loyal fan base. In 2005 Bankroll Jonez encounter with Ruff Edges Traffic Man lead him to the merger making them both Co-Founders of Get Money Movement.

When asked about this Bank Roll Replies, 8 independently released albums, countless collaborations and guest appearances, all over the last five years. Look this is how I eat. I spend $.75 a copy, sell them for $10 a piece, and pocket $9.25. Then sell at least 50-60 per day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. You do the math, thats why they call me Bankroll Jonez. All Legal. Get Money or Get Moving.