Calico Jonez is the hottest unsigned Artist in the Atlanta region; states DJ SCREAM, a well-known Atlanta DJ; born in Memphis, TN, Calico grew up in Northern California. His style of rapping derived from winning 1st place in Oakland, California at a Hip Hop Contest. Later that year, Calico was an opening act for MC Hammer at KMEL’s Summer Jam at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA in 1992. Jonez is President of Swish! Music Group, a Division of KIASHA Entertainment LLC. He has been featured on Soulja Boy's S.O.D Money Gang music label, released the smash mix tape "History in The Making" hosted by DJ SCREAM which drove MySpace crazy leaving him with an astonishing 10.8 million views, an estimated 30,000 friends and over 13 million plays. The teen sensation has been driving teens wild with his smash single "I Took Yo Chic" featuring Soulja Boy. Calico is featured on numerous mixtapes with some of the industry’s most notable artists to include: Soulja Boy, Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg, Yo Gotti, Young Buck, Lil Boosie, Dem Franchize Boyz, Fiend and countless others. He has made numerous appearances in shows with multi-platinum selling artist "Soulja Boy Tell Em", "Dem Franchize Boyz", Yo Gotti, Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg, "Young Jeezy", "Lil Boosie", Gucci Mane, and many, many others.
He turns out clubs in cities throughout the Atlanta region, Charlotte, North Carolina; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Memphis, Tennessee to name a few. Calico Jonez is featured in the Hitmenn DJ’s independent film debut "Off the Hook", with his song "Stop N Go" featuring TK and Yung Sean, as the lead song of the movie. Under the production of Marvelous J, K.E.V, Honorable C Note (Atlanta's beat battle champion, who has landed singles for Florida, Ludacris, Lil Wayne and Willy Northpole of DTP), 2TALL, KE on the Track, and countless others, Calico Jonez has created a large fan base online and in clubs, strongly in Memphis, TN; Little Rock AR; New Orleans LA; Atlanta, GA; and Cincinnati, Ohio in the US. His international fan base includes Germany, France and Spain. Jonez, with manager, Justin "32" created a nonprofit organization called SWISHGANG. It is dedicated to unity and non-gang violence in communities’ world-wide; their motto is N.E.V.A.B.R.O.K.E, (Nothing Ever Vanishes A Black's Rights' Of Knowing Everything). "I plan to keep hip hop alive and spread a fun message”, says Calico Jonez”. Soulja Boy passed the torch, I am the future. Calico Jonez created SWISH Movement S.W.I.S.H™ stands for “Successful, Wise, Independent, Staying Humble™”.
The SWISH slogan is taking the nation with kids, youths and adults loving the word, everybody’s adding SWISH behind their names, artist are putting the word SWISH in their songs. The SWISH movement is dedicated to the minority, for every individual who was told they cannot make it, to those with shattered dreams and the less fortunate. Calico strongly stresses in his movement that you don’t have to be a drug dealer, gang banger or a rapper to become successful.
Mr. Jonez states to follow your dreams grab them and stand up for what you believe in. The "SWISHGANG" movement arose over night as "SWISH" is Calico's adlib in the songs that he composes and writes for himself and for other artists. Members use "Swish" as a figure of expression, which can mean "I agree", "hello", or just simply "swish". Now reunited with Bleu Davinci, the "BMF/SWISHGANG" continues to express their campaign of non-violence and unity. SWISHGANG has grown so large whereas it has broken down into divisions: "SWISHGANG WEST"; “SWISHGANG SPAIN"; "SWISHGANG GERMANY"’ and "SWISHGANG CANADA" and countless others. Though some music may be appear negative, the message is clearly in the open, stories are told from lifestyles in which listeners haven’t or may have experienced, therefore the edge is there; "everyone doesn’t have to go through some of the same struggles that I had to, that’s why I tell the stories of the streets to the street for those who did not come from where I came from can understand".