Diplomats Emcee Jim Jones Recruits Cam’Ron, Yo Gotti, Jadakiss, and More for Wasted Talent, Releasing on April 13th 

The Hard-Nosed NY Icon Mobs with Yo Gotti and Trav in Chinatown for the Neon-Lit “Chicken Fried Rice” Video

4.2.2018

The Announcement:

With a percussive flow, infectious ad-libs, and a gruff demeanor, Jim Jones reps the Five Boroughs wherever he goes. Delving into his personal life and reflecting on his success, Jim Jones announces Wasted Talenthis upcoming album. Inspired by (and interspersed with quotes from) the 1993 Robert DeNiro intersectional crime drama A Bronx Taleparticularly the quote “the saddest thing in life is wasted talent,” the upcoming album finds Jones reflecting on the life lessons learned during childhood and during his decades in the rap game. Bringing grit, emotion, and a modern spin to the classic sounds of New York, 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, and recruiting West Coasters Mozzy. Eric Bellinger, and Ball Greezy for cross-regional smashes. With production from The Heatmakerz, 808 MafiaJahlil Beats, Cool & Dre, Dougie on the Beat, DJ Relly Rell, and additional appearances from Lil Durk, 5AM, and AlexzaWasted Talent arrives on April 13th.

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 Chartand 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-HopIrv Gotti’s TalesChrissy & Mr. Jones, and Vow or Never. He currently stars in WeTV’s  Marriage Bootcamp Family Edition.

To accompany the album announcement, Jim Jones shares “Chicken Fried Rice,” a Manhattan-spanning new video. Featuring a memorable auto-tuned hook from Trav  and a drawling verse from Yo Gotti, “Chicken Fried Rice” is a for-the-ladies standout with references familiar to any true New Yorker. Following the Capo as he spends a night traveling from Chinatown to Harlem and back again, “Chicken Fried Rice” is a cinematic and neon-lit clip, packed with mouth-watering shots of bodega cuisine.

Pre-order Wasted Talenthttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/wasted-talent/1362905502

Watch “Chicken Fried Rice”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2T48VYoVjY

 

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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 currently Marriage 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 Background:

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.

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“Chicken Fried Rice”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2T48VYoVjY

Pre-order Wasted Talenthttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/wasted-talent/1362905502