Album: Jim Jones – Wasted Talent
With Production From The Heatmakerz, 808 Mafia, Jahlil Beats, Cool & Dre, and More, the New Album Takes a Deep Look Into the Dipset Capo’s Origin Story and Rise
Building a rock-solid reputation and colorful rapping style into mogul status, Jim Jones is a standard-bearer for New York rap culture. Fusing an old-school focus on lyricism with a new school sheen of melody and ad-libs, Jones shares Wasted Talent, his seventh solo studio album. Inspired by a quote from the end of the Robert DeNiro film A Bronx Tale, Wasted Talent explores the way many of the movie’s themes, including coming of age in a poor neighborhood and struggling to maintain legitimacy when resisting the allure of the gangster life, intersect with the rapper’s life and career. Wasted Talent finds the Harlem rapper reuniting with Diplomats cohorts Cam’ron and Juelz Santana over beats from the likes of The Heatmakerz, chopping it up with NY mainstays like Jadakiss and Trav, meshing styles with Southern stars like Yo Gotti and YFN Lucci, teaming with Lil Durk for the ferociously melodic highlight “Head Off”, and recruiting West Coasters Mozzy. Eric Bellinger, and Ball Greezy for cross-regional smashes. With The Heatmakerz, 808 Mafia, Jahlil Beats, Cool & Dre, Dougie on the Beat, DJ Relly Rell, and boasting the singles “Chicken Fried Rice” (ft. Yo Gotti) and “Still Dipset” (ft. Juelz Santana), Wasted Talent arrives via EMPIRE.
Born and raised in Harlem, Jim Jones came to the rap forefront as a member of the Diplomats, the legendary rap crew headed by Cam’ron. As the most colorful personality in a very colorful crew, Jones quickly became a beloved cult figure, lending a raucous outro to the smash hit “I Really Mean It” and providing the hook to rap radio classic “Crunk Muzik.” In 2006, Jones broke out with “We Fly High,” a massive platinum hit that reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, topped the Billboard Hot Rap Chart, and became the official anthem for the Super Bowl winning 2007 New York Giants. The Capo followed up the success of that Super Bowl hit with “Pop Champagne,” which reached the top 25 of the Hot 100, reached #3 on Rap and R&B radio and earned a Gold certification from the RIAA. Jim Jones parlayed his rap success into mogul status, founding the popular Vampire Life clothing brand in 2011, following it up with the VampBerry energy drink, and starring in several VH1 and BET shows like Love & Hip-Hop, Irv Gotti’s Tales, Chrissy & Mr. Jones, and Vow or Never. He currently stars in WeTV’s Marriage Bootcamp Family Edition.
Buy Wasted Talent: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/wasted-talent/1362905502
Jim Jones Background
Jim Jones is a Hip Hop Icon, Television Star, Entrepreneur, and Entertainment Mogul under Roc Nation Management. He is known for successful hits such as “We Fly High” and “Pop Champagne” along with starring television roles on VH1’s Love & Hip Hop, Chrissy & Mr. Jones, Vow or Never and currentlyMarriage Bootcamp Family Edition on WEtv. Jim recently starred in Irv “Gotti” Lorenzo’s anthology series TALES on BET. He is the owner of the Richmond Roughriders AFL football team and he founded wildly popular Vampire Life clothing brand in 2011, as well as the VampBerry beverage brand in 2014. Jones is one of the most notable music personalities whose contributions left a significant and innovative imprint in various aspects of entertainment. Jim has a significant social media following, with over 5 million followers on Twitter and Instagram combined, and is dedicated to various humanitarian efforts have displayed his affinity for giving back to the inner city youth community. His new album Wasted Talent is scheduled to be released on April 13th.
EMPIRE was founded in 2010 as an artist-friendly, progressive digital distribution company. After early success, and identifying future icons such as Kendrick Lamar, Sage The Gemini, and Rich Homie Quan, EMPIRE was quickly regarded as a tastemaker in the industry and throughout the past five years evolved into a full-fledged record label, distributor and publisher for independent musicians. With the company and roster growing at a breakneck pace, EMPIRE has effectively disrupted a stale business model by bringing its energy, expertise, and acumen to its artists and labels. Given its reputation, EMPIRE works with today’s hottest talent from superstars such as T.I. and red-hot newcomers such as Anderson .Paak. While remaining 100% independent, EMPIRE has also partnered with Atlantic Records for a joint venture, home to breakout star D.R.A.M.and joined forces with Republic Records for the release of Sage The Gemini’s Remember Me album.
Bio, pics, and more available here: www.audibletreats.com/jim-jones
Wasted Talent: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/wasted-talent/1362905502
“Still Dipset” ft. Juelz Santana: https://open.spotify.com/track/5CBMymF483H8TGcOAfPc6n
“Chicken Fried Rice” ft. Yo Gotti & Trav: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2T48VYoVjY