Jim Jones On Turning 40: 'I've Lived A Lot Of Life I Didn't Feel I Would Live." Says He'll Probably Release 2 More Albums. Talks New Artists He Likes (Video)

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Bronx, NY born/Harlem, NY raised rapper VampLife Records/The Diplomats member, Jim Jones, sits down with DJ Smallz and reflects on his recent 40th birthday, and how he celebrated, how much longer he plans on rapping for, his A&R skills and who is currently on his radar.


On turning 40

"It means a lot to me. Where I'm from most people didn't make it to see 40. Either they're dead or incarcerated. That's a true story. For me to make it to 40, I feel like I've lived a lot of life. A lot of life that I didn't feel like I would live. Coming up I had a live fast, die young attitude. I think I've gotten too old to die young. So, now I'll try to school the kids on how to live longer."

On how long he'll continue rapping.

"I don't think I'm over it. Music is something that moves you for life. My passion for music is something that will always be there. It's a passion that I acquired to love. It wasn't love at first sight, it was hustle at first sight. Music for me, was always the money first once I learned how to do it. With that I got better and became more competitive at it. The passion I have now is like any other artist. For the most part it's still business. I probably got two more albums left in me. We'll see how that goes."

Jones went on to name Lil Uzi Vert, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Young M.A., Neek Bucks, Dave East, Quick Trip, Ball Greezy and Philthy Rich as artists he's currently listening to.

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Comment by Quit Hatin on August 21, 2016 at 10:04pm
N***** these days act like getting old a bad thing. Only way to get old is to live my G
Comment by QuEeNsFiNeSt on August 21, 2016 at 5:54pm
Jones may be getting old so as everybody else that don't stop good music tho
Comment by Ze' on August 21, 2016 at 11:17am
"Music for me, was always the money first once I learned how to do it. With that I got better and became more competitive at it. The passion I have now is like any other artist."

This n**** a comedian now. Only songs that were hot were the usual Max B--Stack Bundles--Mel Matrix assisted tracks. As well the first Dipset Album.

NOTHING ELSE.
Comment by jBrizzle on August 21, 2016 at 5:53am
Jim a bo$$ foh He has Dipset in the palm of his hands!
Silly mofo should have set that tour up with G Unit & D-Block ..smh
A lot of money could have been made but mofo`z ego`s get the best of `em.
Ignorant panzee`s !
Comment by Steve Hamilton on August 21, 2016 at 4:18am
Jizzzzzzzz jonezzzzzzzz hip hopzzzzzzzz boringzzzzzz b**** 40 is a lot of life coz you about dat life of taking Ls and making s*** music
Comment by Mike Savage on August 20, 2016 at 7:47pm
@dboidadome #DBM www.dboidadome.com DomeBoi@gmail.com soundcloud.com/officialdboidadome #DopeSellItself
Comment by Anthony on August 20, 2016 at 6:36pm
"You're pushing 40, Jimmy you're not the one!"



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