Jim Jones is an American hip hop artist with a total value of $ 400 billion. Jones is the CEO of Diplomat Records and Cam’ron. He is a founding member of the rap group Diplomats. Jones uses the pseudonym CAPO as the music video director and directs Cam’ron, Remy Ma, and Juelz Santana. He has released five studio albums including three that reached # 1 on the U.S. Rap chart.
Early lifeJim Jones was born to Joseph Guillermo Jones II in the Bronx, New York, July 15, 1976. One of the three children, Nancy Jones and Joseph Guillermo Jones, was raised in Harlem by his maternal grandmother. Jones has two sisters, Precious and Keisha. He attended a local Catholic school and often skipped church every week to spend time at the local train station. He grew up with another rapper Freekey Zekey. Jones had childhood problems and was once caught stealing from a store, which resulted in his being expelled from school at an early age. He was only six years old when he met Dame Dash, a big name in hip-hop and one of the future founders of Roc-A-Fella Records. At a young age, Jones became friends with Cameron Giles, AKA Cam’ron. The two will continue to make a significant contribution to their work as artists.
WorkHe started out as a grasshopper for rapper Cam’ron and a member of the hip hop group The Diplomats. Diplomats released albums in 2003 and 2004. Their debut album Diplomatic Immunity was certified as gold and hit # 1 on the U.S. charts. R&B and # 8 on the Billboard 200. Jones released his first studio album On My Way to Church in 2004. In 2005, he released his second album, “Harlem: Diary of a Summer.” This is in line with earning a top position in Entertainment One Music. A year later he released his third album “Hustler’s P.O.M.E”, which produced his biggest single, the 2006 song “We Fly High” which was approved by Platinum and reached # 1 in the U.S. Rap and # 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. His second biggest song was “Pop Champagne” in 2008. She has created Nostic and Vampire Life dress lines. He has appeared in the film State Property 2 and in the episodes of The Wire and Crash: The Series. She appeared on the original VH1 Love & Hip Hop show. Jones has his own freestyle inline skating team called Dipskate. He won the Urban Music Award in 2009. Jones released the albums Harlem: Diary of a Summer in 2005 Hustler’s P.O.M.E (Product of My Environment) in 2006, Harlem’s American Gangster in 2008, Pray IV Reign in 2009, and Ca1po, in 201 based on the hit song “Perfect Day.” Jones also released a collaboration album The Rooftop with DJ Webstar in 2009. From 2012 to 2013 she starred in the television series Chrissy & Mr. Jones and Chrissy Lampkin. He formed ByrdGang and ByrdGang Records and released MOB: Album in 2008 which reached # 29 on the Billboard 200 chart. In May 2019, Jones returned to music with his sixth album, “El Capo.” In December 2017, Jones became part of the owners of the Richmond Roughriders.
ConflictsIn 2006, Jones challenged rapper Tru Life to resolve a $ 50,000 wager after Tru Life called Cam’ron and Jim Jones “bitches.” Tru Life responded to a challenge by stealing Jones’ jewelry and mocked him with a 2007 mixtape called “Tru York.” The album featured Jones being photographed with a “Borat” style tong. Jones retaliated by hitting Tru Life’s MySpace page. Jones also began to disagree with Jay Z when he criticized Z’s work as president of Def Jam. Jay Z responded with a diss song set over Jones’ famous rhythm “We Fly High,” called “Brooklyn High.” Jones punched and kicked Jay Z’s friend at Manhattan Louis Vuitton store on December 22, 2008. He pleaded guilty to assault the following year. Other disagreements include the ASAP Mob, after a 2014 interview in which Jones criticized Mob’s style as “not a street.” “[T] hey they’re artists, but they don’t come from the street … We’ve got bonafide swag and the definition of get fly… The point of price and high fashion doesn’t make it really cool.” Jones also had a dispute on social media with Azealia Banks in July 2012 after Banks challenged Jones for additional credit for his “vamp” statement. He not only said this was due to his song titled “Vamp Life,” but also to his mixtape and label series with the same name, “Vampire Life.” Bank dropped Jones on the title track of the song “Succubi.”
Home FoodIn 2006 Jim and Chrissy bought a house in New Jersey for $ 680,000 with an interest rate of 6.875%. That gave them an average monthly rent of $ 4,500. According to a lawsuit filed by the National Bank Association in 2017, the couple stopped paying in 2010 and their debt reached $ 1.24 million with interest. The bank eventually took over the property and sold it.
Personal healthAs of this writing, Jones has been dating Chrissy Lampkin for a long time. In 2014, she proposed to him in the episode “Love & Hip Hop.” They are still married and according to social media even though they have been together for 16 years they are not chasing anything.