Michael Jones, better known by his stage name Wax, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, musician, and producer. He became a YouTube star after uploading several videos of himself rapping and singing. He resides in Los Angeles, California. Wax is widely known for his popular 2012 re-released single “Rosana”. Wax is of Irish/Cuban descent and hails from Dunkirk, in Calvert County, Maryland. He grew up watching music videos and live performances on MTV. His biggest influences from his early childhood were Guns N’ Roses and DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. Soon after in sixth grade he picked up a guitar and started singing and rapping. Then in middle school he started listening to artists such as Eazy-E, N.W.A, and Too Short.
In mid-2007, Wax and his twin brother Herbal T started posting videos of themselves rapping on YouTube. In early 2008, Wax made a name for himself after performing his song (“New Crack”) over a Stephen Marley track called “Traffic Jam” while driving. The YouTube video has received over 2.2 million views. He also began to collaborate with other well known musicians on YouTube such as Dumbfoundead and Prince Ea. After he cracked YouTube’s Top 100 Musician list, his subscription base tripled and averaged about nearly 1,000 new subscribers each day. His videos have collectively garnered over 80 million views on his YouTube channel. The famous YouTuber Ray William Johnson then asked him to make an outro song titled “Stalkin Ya Mom”. The two later collaborated on a song called “Orphan Tears” on December 6, 2012. On December 15, 2014 he appeared in the Epic Rap Battles of History episode Steven Spielberg Vs. Alfred Hitchcock playing Quentin Tarantino.
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