Prior to gaining mainstream exposure during late 2004 and early 2005 with his single "Still Tippin'," Houston-based MC and self-promoter extraordinaire Mike Jones
had long been a stalwart of the Swishahouse label, with a handful of releases under his belt. His breakout album, Who Is Mike Jones?
, was released in April of 2005, distributed via Warner Brothers. It topped out at number three on the Billboard 200 chart. His second effort on a major label, the EP/DVD set The American Dream
, followed in July 2007, but not before another series of mixtape releases. Two years later he returned with the single "Cuddy Buddy" along with the album The Voice.