Prophet Jones was an hip-hop\R&B group from Washington, D.C. that consisted of Patrick “P” Rowe, Kevin “K.D.” Jackson, Tony “Hollywood” Dumas and Jerome “Goldee” Lattisaw (who is also known as the brother of R&B singer Stacy Lattisaw). Both Tony and Jerome were members of the short-lived ’90s R&B group, Me-2-U.
After Tony and Jerome hooked up with music producer Kevin Jackson, they saved up enough money to record a 7-song demo which was sent to several record companies. Haaq Islam (the president & CEO of the University Records label) was looking for an R&B quartet to sign to the record label and invited Jerome & Tony to come to New York.
When they arrived in New York, the record company was expecting a quartet because of the way Tony & Jerome sang. Later on, Kevin and Patrick were added to the group, making it a quartet.
In 2001, the group released their only self-titled album which peaked at #86 on the Billboard 200 and #16 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
The lead single from the album “Cry Together” peaked at #54 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart (staying on the chart for 16 weeks) and #50 on Billboard’s R&B\Hip-Hop Airplay chart.
Prophet Jones gained exposure by opening up in shows for artists such as Mya, Eve, Sisqo and Ruff Ryders.
The two follow-up singles from the album “Woof” & “Lifetime” failed to make any impact on the charts and the group later disbanded.
These days, Patrick Rowe is pursuing a solo career and is the owner of his own apparel design business, Smook. It’s unknown what Tony, Kevin and Jerome are up to these days and it appears as if they’ve faded into obscurity.
To see the music video for “Cry Together,” go to:
To see the music video for “Woof,” go to:
To see the music video for “Lifetime,” go to: