Maaaaaaan: Kari Faux, Little Rock’s biggest musical export since I don’t know who, dropped a biographical bomb in an interview with Sway Calloway as part of the promotional tour for her new “Cry 4 Help” EP: Though she grew up knowing she was adopted, she told Sway that she learned when she was 20 that Ball Jones, widely considered the king of Little Rock rap in the early aughts, is her biological father. Then Sway qued up “Krushin'”, Jones’ best known (and most bangin’) song, complimented it and asked Faux a series of awkward questions including whether a collaboration was in the future. Faux said she’d had some contact with Jones but didn’t know him and they weren’t likely to collaborate.
You can find Jones’ 2003 “I’m Is Ball Jones” on Spotify. There’s also Ball Jones greatest hits mix on Dat Piff. And you should join me in listening to Faux’s new EP on repeat. I can’t get enough of “In the Air,” which includes a guest verse from Curren$y.