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Jim Jones Credits Ma$e For Teaching Him HOW EXACTLY TO Rap: It SavedUs

Capo also gave Cam’ron his flowers

Jim Jones and Ma$e

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Harlems own Jim Jones is giving Ma$e and Camron their flowers for helping shape him in to the rapper he could be today. In a recently available bout of Matt Barnes and Stephen Jacksons ALL OF THE Smoke podcast, Jones recalled his early music career giving credit to Ma$e for teaching him how exactly to rap. Capo also shouted out his fellow Diplomat,Camron,for guiding him to success.

The music didnt start for me personally until down the road in the 2000s after Cam and them figured it out, he shared while guesting the show alongside Maino. Ma$e taught me how exactly to rap and Cam always ensured I was on each and every album he previously. He was like, Boy, as soon as you work out how to rap exactly the same way you act in these streets, its likely to do the job, just continue. THEREFORE I always gotta give credit where credit arrives.

Jones also recalled a period when his life was headed in another direction than superstardom, and just why Ma$e and Camrons tutelage saved him.

It saved us in the truth that the direction we was headed in had not been an excellent direction from the young age, he said. The truth that we got an opportunity to do this deal so young (we were all 18, 19, something similar to that) it saved us from the lot of items that we were heading into. Despite the fact that we still went in the incorrect direction, we’d some balance because we knew we were in another position.

Sharing a few of the endeavors that led him to learning to be a rapper, Jimmy revealed: I was doing everything directing, security, engineering, however they was coming every evening, $30-40,000 off that show money. I was like Nah, I gotta figure this out. I gotta really enter this rap mode. And thats what really propelled me, seeing all of the success they was having.

Jones released his debut solo albumOn My SOLUTION TO Church in 2004 and kept the momentum up in 2005 withHarlem: Diary of a Summer. The latter debuted at No.5 on the Billboard 200 chart, making Jones a star in their own right. His 2006 project,Hustlers P.O.M.E. (Product of My Environment),boasted his biggest solo hit, We Fly High, which held down the No.5 i’m all over this the Billboard Hot 100 chart and finally reached platinum status.

Jim Jones and Mainos collaborative album, The Lobby Boyz, premiered back May. The project features Benny The Butcher, Styles P, Young M.A., Fabolous and much more.

Have a look at Jim Jones and Mainos Extra Smoke episode on ALL OF THE Smoke podcast below.

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