Mike Jones’ Grill Was Down, Not Out

Oct 26th, 2007 // 4 Comments


The video for Mike Jones’ “Turnin’ Headz,” from his long-delayed album The American Dream, seeks to explain Mike’s complicated relationship with his grill. In the opening sequence Mike learns just how much his grill means to the children of the world, and, in the interest of turning heads, he decides to bring it back after a brief hiatus. The video–a yellow-tinted celebration of Cadillac-centric street life–earns my sentimental favor because it was shot in my hometown of Houston and features many of its beautiful freeway underpasses. And the song is not half bad, either. How can you resist lyrics like “They used to laugh at my belly / now they wanna rub / on my belly every Sunday to get in my club?”

Mike Jones – Turnin’ Headz [YouTube]

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  1. Ted Striker

    Aww dammit. They were so close to Frenchy’s in that video, it’s a shame it didn’t get a cameo. It’s a Houston institution, like purple drank and gridlock.

  2. heyzeus

    If I filmed my video in Houston, it would definitely feature the House of Pies.

    But, I guess that’s one of the reasons why I’m not a hip hop superstar.

  3. Kate Richardson

    @heyzeus: OH MY GOD LET’S PARTY. At House of Pies on Kirby in the awesome trailer-like add-on. You just made my day.

  4. Anonymous

    whatevs. all the shit goes down at the kirby taco c. across form where that jamaican club used to be. site of all my hpd. encounters to date.

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