Jim Jones living the Vampire Life
Whatever achievements and accolades rapper Jim Jones achieved this year have suddenly been swept under the rug by more pressing, serious issues. Just what are we talking about? Read on.
Jones claims he had a near-death experience after booting a man named Ronald Herron out of his music studio over a gang dispute. In fact, a government witness testified to that point and said the bad blood between the parties goes back beyond 2010, and at the point where Herron stormed out of the studio he shattered a glass door. He was then allegedly accompanied by several armed men when he tracked down Jones later that same night.
Legal issues aside, Jones released the second installment of his "Vampire Life" series entitled "Vampire Life 2" in the spring of 2012. It was followed by two mixtapes – "V3 (Vampire Life 3)" and "The Ghost of Rich Porter 2" – in August 2013. Four months later he released the EP titled "We Own the Night." It was supported by the single "Nasty Girl" featuring Jeremih.
On June 24, 2014 Jones released his latest single called "Wit the Shit," featuring Trey Songz. He is currently working on releasing another EP, this one titled "Vampire Life Pt. 2: Memoirs of a Hustler."
About Jim Jones - Updated November 13, 2012
Harlem-based rapper Jim Jones wears many hats. He is an original member of hip hop group The Diplomats, the founder of the Diplomat label, a businessman and true behind-the-scenes figure in the industry. Under the name CAPO, he has also become an established video director for other music stars.
Jones released his first album, "On My Way to Church," back in 2004. It was followed by the sophomore effort "Harlem: Diary of a Summer" in 2005. The latter reached number five on the Billboard 200 and topped the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Independent Albums charts. The single "What You Been Drankin' On" featured Diddy (Sean Combs), and was just one of the many guest appearances on Jones' projects by music superstars.
The 2006 album "Hustler's P.O.M.E. (Product of My Environment) spawned the single "We Fly High." The track made it to No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, raced to the top of the Hot Rap Tracks chart, and was used the New York Giants football team. Still, Jones also used the next two years to release a collaborative album with his rap group ByrdGang. By the time he got back in the studio, it was to push out work that had the backing of artists like Lil Wayne and Wyclef Jean.
The album "Capo," is Jones' most recent work , though it has been overshadowed by his tension and dust-ups with other artists like Tru-Life and Jay-Z. Things apparently came to a head when Jones and a Jay-Z associate were involved in an altercation at a store on Manhattan's fifth Avenue, though different reports say the 'feuds' are merely designed to increase tension among the artists.
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