Kirk Jones (born 3 November 1973), better known by his stage name Sticky Fingaz, is an American rapper, actor, film director and record producer from New York City. He is a member of the multi-platinum record selling hip hop group Onyx. His stage name comes from the slang term "sticky fingers", given to someone who is a thief. As an actor, he is perhaps best known for his roles in Over There, The Shield and Blade: The Series. He also appears on crime drama shows such as NCIS and Law & Order.
Born in Brooklyn, Sticky Fingaz and his cousin Fredro Starr worked at a barber shop prior to becoming rappers. Sticky Fingaz was the final member to join Onyx, which he became a part of in 1991. The group released their debut album, Bacdafucup, in 1993, which proved to be a commercial success and eventually went multi-platinum, largely due to the well known single "Slam". Since then, he has released five other albums with the group.
He released his debut solo album, Black Trash: The Autobiography of Kirk Jones, in 2001, a concept album that was a critical success but didn't achieve much commercial recognition. Two years later, he released the album Decade "...but wait it gets worse", which was less well received by critics and gained even less mainstream acknowledgement.
Jones is considered the most lyrically skilled and anticipated member of Onyx, and usually appeared in the last verse of their songs. Both fans and critics alike took interest in Sticky's gritty, angry, violent lyrics which went right along with his loud, rough, attention-grasping voice. Aside from his hardcore style, Jones is also known to be very intelligent and displays a mean-spirited sense of humour in his lyrics.