Oran "Juice" Jones

Oran "Juice" Jones seemed on his way to stardom when the tough-talking single "The Rain" became a hit in 1986. Though born in Houston, Jones grew up in Harlem and was one of the first signees to the Def Jam subsidiary label OBR, which was to be devoted to vintage soul and R&B acts. Jones was actually a good "sweet" soul singer, but that facet was obscured by his facade as a gangsta. His best single was a duet with Alyson Williams, "How to Love Again." After "The Rain" topped the R&B charts in 1986, Jones was unable to land any more hits with follow-up singles. ~ Ron Wynn

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