Jim Jones (rapper)


Jim Jones (rapper)

Infobox musical artist
Name = Jim Jones


Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Joseph Guillermo Jones, II
Alias =
Born =
Origin = Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
Genre = Hip hop
Years_active = 1998 to present
Label = Roc-A-Fella (2002-2004) Diplomat (2002-) Koch (2004-2006) Columbia (2008-)
URL = [http://www.capostatus.com www.capostatus.com]

Joseph Guillermo Jones II, better known by his stage name Jim Jones, is an original member of The Diplomats, also known as Dipset. He is Co-CEO of Diplomat Records and is director of A&R for Warner Music Group. [Goias, Matt. " [http://www.massappealmag.com/article.php?id=86 Capo for a Day] ". "Mass Appeal Magazine". Retrieved 2006-12-20.] [Kwak, Donnie (2004-08-13). " [http://www.vibe.com/news/magazine_features/2004/08/vibe_magazine_next_jim_jones_gotham_city_hustler_certified/ Jim Jones - Gotham City Hustler + 'Certified Gangsta' Video] ". "Vibe Magazine". Retrieved 2006-12-20.] He has recently set up his own record label called Byrd Gang Records, through Asylum Records and will be releasing albums by the late Stack Bundles.

Music career

On My Way to Church

"On My Way to Church" is the debut solo album by Harlem rapper Jim Jones. The album spawned two singles "Certified Gangstas" featuring Cam'ron, Bezel and then new rapper The Game and "Crunk Muzik" featuring his Dipset group members Cam'ron and Juelz Santana.

Harlem: The Diary of a Summer

"" is the second album by rapper Jim Jones. It reached number 5 on the Billboard 200. The album was a commercial success for Jim Jones. It featured artists from Dipset, Diddy, Paul Wall, Trey Songz, & Hussein Fatal.

Hustler's P.O.M.E. (Product of My Environment)

"Hustler's P.O.M.E. (Product of My Environment)" is Jim Jones' third album. This album was more commercial and once again featured Dipset members along with Lil Wayne. The album spawned his biggest single to date, "We Fly High". In the music video of 2006 hit "We Fly High", Jones started a signature dance move of throwing up a fake jump shot every time the ad-lib "Ballin!'" was stated in the song. This dance move became so popular that it inspired Michael Strahan and Plaxico Burress to do the dance move after big plays during a Monday Night Football game in 2006. The album, "Hustler's P.O.M.E. (Product of My Environment)" was certified gold. [ [http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1544090/20061026/jones_jim_rap_.jhtml NFL Players Shooting Jump Shots During Games? Blame Jim Jones] .]

Harlem's American Gangster

"Harlem's American Gangster" is Jim Jones' mixtape/album. The album takes a shot at long time rival Jay-Z and is basically mocking his album "American Gangster". The lead single was "Love Me No More". It introduced his own rap group Byrd Gang.

Back 2 Back

"Back 2 Back" is reportedly Jim Jones' fifth album. In July 8, Jones released the first single "The Good Shit" featuring Noe [ [http://www.defsounds.com/news/Jim_jones_preps_back_2_back Jim Jones preps Beck 2 Back] , defsound.com.] [ [http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001BW0EUC "The Good Stuff"] , Amazon.com.] The album will also feature "Pop Champagne" which is also going to be featured on Ron Browz album. A bonus track on the album will be "Jackin' Swagga From Us" a direct diss to T.I. and Jay-Z mocking their song "Swagga Like Us". [ [http://www.complex.com/blogs/2008/10/03/jim-jones-explains-his-swagger-like-us-response/] ]

Controversy

Tru-Life

According to an interview with Tru-Life in the June/July 2006 issue of "Complex Magazine", rumors had spread that Tru-Life was referring to Jim Jones in his "New New York". Jim Jones reportedly began calling several rappers and telling them that he had a DVD of Tru-Life dissing them.Tru Life is also believed to have robbed Jim jones on several occassions Tru-Life responded by calling Dipset Boss Cam'ron "a bitch." [ [http://www.sohh.com/articles/article.php/9142 Hip-Hop Cop Reveals B.I.G.'s Killer, Tru Life Says "fuck Cam'Ron," Ludacris Hearts Oprah, Vida Guerra Poses For Playboy | Pulse Report | SOHH.com / ] ]

Jones responded by challenging Tru-Life to a brawl with US$50,000 at stake. [ [http://www.sohh.com/articles/article.php/9248 Ludacris Takes Shots At T.I. And Young Jeezy? Jim Jones Challenges Tru Life To Knuckle Up, The Game Names Names, Diddy Vs Lindsay Lohan | Pulse Report | SOHH.com / ] ] Months later, Jones told an interviewer that Tru-Life did not respond to the challenge, doesn't count in the rap industry, and lacked the money and heart to accept Jones' challenge. [http://www.latinrapper.com/jim_jones_interview.html Jim Jones Interview - "Dip Set Capo Jim Jones Still Gaining Altitude"] ]

The argument continued into 2007, when Tru-Life released his DJ J-Love hosted mixtape entitled "Tru York" with Dipset diss tracks and whose cover superimposes an image of Jim Jones' face over a swimsuit-clad Borat picture. [http://www.j-loveonline.com/truyorktracks.html Tru York Mixtape track listing"] ]

Jay-Z

Jones' beef with Tru-Life may have stemmed from a dispute between Cam'ron and Jay-Z, as Tru-Life was signed to Jay-Z's Roc-La-Familia label at the time. Jim Jones has also dissed Jay-Z's performance as president of Def Jam Recordings. [Chery, Carl (2005-08-26). " [http://www.sohh.com/articles/article.php/7470 Jim Jones' Greasy Jay-Z Talk] ". "SOHH.com". Retrieved 2006-12-20.]

Jay-Z has since responded with a diss track called "Brooklyn High" over the beat from Jones's "We Fly High". [http://www.latinrapper.com/jay_z_brooklyn_high_diss_lyrics.html "Jay-Z Disses Jim Jones" Brooklyn High Lyrics] ] On December 1st, 2006, BET's Access Granted debuted the video for Jones's "We Fly High" remix, with Diddy, Baby, T.I., Young Dro, and added Juelz Santana's verse from his response on the "We Fly High Beef Mix".

Cam'ron

Rumors begin to spread stating that Jim Jones has been in many rifts and disagreements with fellow Dipset member Cam'ron [http://www.sohh.com/articles/article.php/11545 Jim Jones Admits Beef With Cam'ron, "Me & Cam Haven't Spoken To Each Other In A Year" | Daily Hip-Hop News | SOHH.com / ] ]

On May 7, 2007, Jones was to appear on the "Funkmaster Flex radio show", but due to unknown reasons Jones was a no-show. Bloggers and listeners began to wonder if this statement of a possible break up within the group was indeed true. [ [http://www.sohh.com/articles/article.php/11561 Jim Jones Dips Out On Cam'ron Talk, Speaks Out Against Drug Law | Daily Hip-Hop News | SOHH.com / ] ] However, radio personality Miss Info interviewed Jones and got him to describe the situation with him and Cam'ron. He said:

When Cam'ron was available for an interview with Miss Info he talked about his relationship with Jim Jones, he Said:

Tony Yayo

his feud took off when Tony Yayo yelled "boring" instead of "balling" (a reference to "We Fly High") backstage at a show where both G-Unit and Dipset were performing. [ [http://www.mtv.com/bands/m/mixtape_monday/022607/ Tony Yayo confirms that he yelled ‘Boring’ at Jim Jones] ] Jones responded in an interview on a radio station by saying that Tony Yayo was an immigrant. Jim Jones said:

Tony Yayo took a shot at Jim Jones on "Shade 45", claiming that Jim Jones was trash, and that he was disrespecting Haitians. [ [http://www.defsounds.com/news/view/296-tony-yayo-calls-jim-jones-trash-jd-boadie-williams-speaks-on-the-wire-leak-audio.html Tony Yayo Dissing Jim Jones On Shade 45] . Accessed July 29, 2007.] Tony Yayo stated that Jim Jones tried to phone him, but Tony Yayo refused to take the call. He said:

Tony Yayo later addressed Jim Jones on his mixtape "Finally Off Papers (G-Unit Radio Pt. 23)" on the track "Mo Money, Mo Problems". [ [http://www.defsounds.com/singles/view/1003-tony-yayo-mo-money-mo-problems-jim-jones-and-game-diss.html Tony Yayo-“Mo Money Mo Problems”-Game and Jim Jones Diss track] ] He yells "Boring!" in the background to mock Jim Jones as well as shouting other insults towards him at the end of the track. [StopNetBanging. (March 2, 2007). [http://www.defsounds.com/singles/view/1003-tony-yayo-mo-money-mo-problems-jim-jones-and-game-diss.html Tony Yayo–Mo Money Mo Problems (Jim Jones And Game Diss)] . Def Sounds. Accessed July 29, 2007.]

Tony Yayo and Jim Jones have settled their feud and have even performed together. They also both appeared on BET's "Rap City" which 50 Cent was hosting. [Jayson Rodriguez (September 14, 2007). [http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1569706/20070914/50_cent.jhtml 50 Cent Joins Forces With Jim Jones, Covers Kanye West at First of Five NYC Shows] . MTV. Accessed October 15, 2007.]

Filmography

Discography

References

External links

* [http://www.capostatus.com Official website]
*allmusicguide |id=11:3vfixqyaldae |label=Jim Jones
*imdb name |id=1530170 |name=Jim Jones
*myspace|jimjones|Jim Jones


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