R&B hotness slash fitness phenom Steph Jones demonstrates the fine art of shirtless pull up curls for everyone who gained a few pounds over the holidays. Make sure you turn up the volume to hear Steph say "Come get you some!" while doing his reps!
R&B hotness Steph Jones creates a beautiful new summer song entitled "B E A utiful". The singer-songwriter and model—who just delivered an amazing vlog on homophobia—is singing about beauty and body image. In the new vlog on gays and equality, the singer talks about the photo shoot and reveals that one of the models is a gay man.
Steph tells R20: "The song cover was inspired by my hero Tim Burton (Edward Scissorhand). I left the faces out because I wanted whoever looking at the different bodies to actually picture themselves being in that photo. It’s less about beauty of one’s face but more about the beauty of the imagination. Sexy comes in any color, shape, or size!"
"B E A utiful" is a fun new track and samples the 1980s hit "Take On Me" by A-Ha. More of Steph Jones' music here and follow him on Twitter. And cute polysexual aesthetic for the cover right? Listen to the song and, if you missed it before, watch the amazing video on equality AFTER THE JUMP ...
R&B hotness Steph Jones creates a powerful new video that slams homophobia and intolerance. "I love the gays, I love the straights, I love the lesbians, I love the trans[genders]," says the independent artist and singer-songwriter who created
a huge buzz with his single "Mr. Ordinary". " I just love people."
The singer participated in photographer Adam
Bouska's striking "No H8" campaign and says the recent Prop 8 court decision inspired him to speak out again. "A lot of my friends said, 'Eeow,why do that? [Gay marriage] is not right.' Why would you take away someone's rights—especially after they fall in love? Do you know hard it is to find love? If you are a dude and fall in love with another dude and want to get married, what does that have to do with me? ... If you're straight and secure why do you care what two other people are doing?"
Steph chatted with R20 last night and discussed his motivation for the video. "I don't know what's it like to be gay," said the singer-songwriter and model. "But I know what's it like to be an underdog. And no one ever spoke up for me."
Bravo. The video is very powerful. The fact that it comes from a young straight ally—especially with a high profile in the music industry—makes it even more compelling.
Steph Jones defies labels. And that's a good thing.
The independent artist and singer-songwriter created
a huge buzz with his single "Mr. Ordinary" and has been favorably compared to neo-soul favorites such as Maxwell and D'Angelo. But the raspy voice and sometimes soaring falsetto is so reminiscent of a younger Marvin Gaye or Al Green. And while many brand new artists would consider a contract with Def Jam and working with Ludacris the virtual equivalent of hitting the Powerball, the Houston-area native walked away from it. "There's always room for growth," Steph Jones tells Rod 2.0. "If there isn't, you're settling and I don't like to settle."
The singer slash songwriter originally began his career as a model. Signed to Ford and featured in numerous national print and television campaigns. After leaving Def Jam/Disturbing Tha Peace, Jones began marketing himself through social media. It all began on My Space before Steph Jones segued to his YouTube channel which now has almost a million views. And of course there is StephJonesMusic on Twitter, where he is über-popular and constantly updates his status, uploading photos from the red carpet, out at dinner, and the occasional shirtless
Twitpics that have become #TrendingTopics. Steph also regularly broadcasts and even takes requests on UStream.
Jones has also become one of the very few younger male R&B singers to embrace a gay fanbase—especially at the beginning of his career. "Mr Ordinary" was featured on the "DL Chronicles" soundtrack. Steph also participated in photographer Adam
Bouska's striking "No H8" campaign, spoken out for equality and against homophobia. We discussed all this on a short phone call ...
ROD 2.0:That No H8 photo is ferosh. How and why did you get involved?
STEPH JONES: I love that photo and was happy to do it. A friend of mine hit me up and asked to do it. I didn’t hesitate and I'd do it again. If you believe in something, you have to stand up. I am not
intrude on anybody else' s happiness because they'll take away someone else's rights next time. And I don’t
want to hear about how it used to be. "Back in
the day" we were picking cotton. Now we have President Obama.
R20: It's refreshing to hear that point of view, especially from a new jack in RnB. There's so much pressure to be gangsta and homophobic to gain street cred.
STEPH JONES: That's a problem in American culture and African American culture. There are a lot of insecure people, insecure straights, insecure gays. And to be honest, a lot of the insecure straight bullies ... they're probably fighting something on the inside. Ya feel me? But if you look at a lot of these singers and celebrities, they've been given a gift. So much power, such a platform and many waste it. That's why I want to reach out to everyone, all people, black, white, Latino, gay, straight ... people helping people.
Singer-songwriter and modeling hotness Steph Jones—who's been getting rave reviews for his new music and shirtless Twitter pics—premieres the new video for "La La Means Love" and it's really worth watching. It's an uptempo love song with a 1980s vibe and Steph's vocals, as always, are crisp, soulful and outstanding.
Steph Jones—who created a huge buzz with his single "Mr. Ordinary"—explains the story behind the video. "I shot 3 videos in one day," he tells Rod 2.0. " 'Get Me Started',
'Sunshine', and the director
asked me to stand in front of the green screen for a few takes and sing
['La La Means Love']. Which took all of 30 minutes but I didn't know, my
director Kamal Robinson emailed me
the video so in all honesty it was a surprise. When he asked me if I
wanted it I said 'Hell yeah' "
We'll be bringing you a full interview with Steph Jones soon. In the meantime, more of Steph's music here and follow him on Twitter. Watch the video AFTER THE JUMP...
The DL Chronicles: Robert follows the format of the earlier episode, narrated by Chadwick Williams as he researches a book on men who live on the down-low. There are several twists here. First, this episode is almost a romantic comedy and it's truly ROFL. Also, there is an unexpected plot twist about halfway through, which unfortunately we cannot reveal, but, will change your mind about how you perceive the characters.