Jessica Leeanna Jones (born November 25, 1998) is a Rapper/ Songwriter from Baltimore, MD who is better known by her stage name Jessi Jone. Jessi Jone is also a dancer, actress and singer. Hanging out with friends, listening to music, playing basketball, and spending time with her family was the norm for the young Jessi Jone. That all changed at the age of 11 when Jessi saw Lil Wayne's group Young Money and wanted to become a rapper. Although she didn’t take it serious at the time Jessi began to write rhymes and pay attention to the Hip Hop genre. After watching a Nicki Minaj interview, Jessi began to take rapping serious and spent hours writing her first rhyme. In addition to Nicki Minaj, Jessi Jone was also influence by Mc Lyte, Drake, Lil Wayne and The Notorious B.I.G. These inspirations and listening to other genres of music like Country and R&B helped Jessi to perfect the art of storytelling and her unique style.
With nothing making her happier than listening to and making music Jessi Jone has embarked on her music career. Jessi Jone had a love for the arts at a very young age recording her first song at the age of nine and performing in front of an audience by the age of eleven. It was that first performance at her middle school talent show where she first began to impress people with her lyrical skills and stage presence. Jessi has also performed in plays including one where she portrayed Mc Lyte. Jessi began to develop a following when her self- produced freestyles over industry beats began to circulate around Baltimore. This popularity also led to regular performances all over the DMV area for Jessi Jone gaining her a solid reputation for electrifying crowds. Venues include Baltimore SoundStage, The Paradox and The Royal Theatre to name a few.
In 2014 she won “Best Songwriting Award” for her lyrical ability beating out nine other competitors’ at the Uplifting Minds II Entertainment Conference. In 2015 she won "Best Performing Teen Artist of The Year Award" beating out many competitors’ at the CMA (Clean Music Awards). In 2015 Jessi Jone was called to audition for the new Lifetime show called “The Rap Game”. Executive producer Jermaine Durpi noticed Jessi’s reviews of the show (The Rap Game) then started posting her reviews on his website, tweets her reviews and followed her on all social media. Jermaine at times tweeted her back in forth about her future of being a Rap artist. Jessi is now perfecting her brand and social media and working on her debut single.