Artiste and Producer Mineral Boss Shot and Killed
Subsequent to our publication yesterday about Unconfirmed Reports of Mineral Boss Records CEO’s Killing, it has now been confirmed that Cleon Jones, otherwise called Corey or Mineral Boss was shot and killed in St. Catherine on Tuesday morning.
The Jamaica Observer says that JAMAICA’S music fraternity is again in shock following the murder of one of its members. Record producer Cleon “Mineral Boss” Jones, 37, was shot and killed on the Caymanas Estate Road in St Catherine yesterday morning.
According to the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s information arm — Corporate Communications Unit — residents heard explosions at 9:30 am and called the police. Jones’ body was found with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead.
A female companion was also shot and injured. She was taken to the hospital for treatment. No motive has yet been established for the murder.
Jones founded Mineral Boss Records over a decade ago and produced a plethora of songs including Mavado’s 2016 hit Progress. The single was featured on American producer DJ Khaled’s Grammy-nominated Major Key album.
The producer worked with a number of artistes including I-Octane, Chuck Fenda, Jahmiel, Konshens, QQ, Richie Spice, and Anthony Cruz. The last recalls the friendship he shared with Jones which spanned several years.
“Mi know dem yute deh from Fifth Element days. Mi always a try show him righteousness and we always go river and pray. I always encourage him in music. It is so sad; one day you’re here and the other day you’re gone,” said Cruz, whose single Little Country Boy was released on Jones’ Mineral Boss Records.
“We just have to continue to move in a positive light and campaign against crime and violence,” he told the Jamaica Observer.