Jim Jones Speaks Dipset Album, New Years, New Album, Christmas In Harlem Track & More
The Capo, Jim Jones sat down with Vibe Magazine and discusses BIG plans for the New Years, Dipset album, his new album and more!! Check the full interview after the jump!
VIBE: What’s on your Christmas list this year?
Jim Jones: On my list? I don’t have a Christmas list this year. The only list I have is my son’s and my lady’s.
Did you finish all your shopping yet?
Nah, I haven’t. I’ll probably finish my shopping on Christmas Eve. I’m old school with it. [laughs]. It’s been like that forever. I’m just in love with the rush of it.
The rush from giving gifts?
Yea, it feels great to celebrate Christmas with all the success that I’ve been blessed with. I’m just enjoying being able to provide for my family and getting them whatever they want. Everyday could be like Christmas for me if I really wanted, so I’m thankful for that.
Are you headed anywhere special for Christmas this year?
I’m not going anywhere. I’m just going to stay home with my son. But New Year’s Eve, we got a big show with Lil Wayne in Chicago. The whole Dipset will be there. It’s going to be a big, big shindig.
What was the worst Christmas present that you’ve ever received?
I got some of those wack ass army stick figures one year. Not the G.I. Joes but the little plastic ones with the platform at the bottom. I was so mad! They bought me a big bag of those army stick figures. I was sitting there pissed off as hell.
[Laughs] What about the best Christmas present?
I would have to say my first Lumberjack bomber jacket when they came out. That might have been like ’84. That was probably one of the best Christmases that I ever had as a kid. Presents filled the whole entire living room that year.
How did that happen?
My moms was a hustler when we were coming up. I guess those were some of her good years on the grind. She brought Christmas to the hood for us.
Speaking of Christmas in the hood, how did your collabo with Kanye, “Christmas In Harlem” materialize?
You know, Kanye reached out to Cam and just asked if we would like to be a part of the song. Why not? Why not, be a part of history. We just doing music, nobody needs to get their panties in a bunch. Ya heard?
I think people were just surprised because of the “Runaway” freestyle where Cam had some words for Ye. Was that song just a joke or something?
I don’t think anyone at Dipset jokes so much. But everything happens for a reason. God bless us for being grown enough and gentleman enough to let certain things go past.
Does the song really sound like Christmas in Harlem to you?
Yea, I feel that. It sounds a bit like Christmas time in Harlem, and it’s a dope record. If you listened to any of my Christmas records than you know what Harlem Christmas songs are for real. We dreaming of a white Christmas [laughs].
How is the Dipset album coming?
It’s going down, believe that. We’re still recording songs but you don’t have to worry, the Dipset album is happening big time. You can bet your last dollar.
Is it officially coming out on Interscope?
I wouldn’t say officially, officially is a big word—shouts to Interscope, Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre and everybody on that side. Just sit tight.
Can you let us in on any songs that you guy have recorded? I mean we all saw the pics with Dre.
We got a joint called “Anticipation” that yall should love. The vibe is good just being back with my band of brothers. I also got my album, Capo, coming out on Feb. 22nd. I’m going in for the kill next year [laughs].