Jim Jones Signs with Roc Nation
Last month, Fat Joe signed with Roc Nation management. Now another one of Jay Z’s former nemeses, Jim Jones, has signed with the Roc.
Following a history filled with feuds and disses, Jim Jones is officially part of the paper plane family, according to Roc Nation’s Vic Medina. “It’s a done deal,” Medina wrote on Instagram. “Jim Jones/Roc Nation.”
The announcement came with a photograph of Jones signing documents with Roc Nation’s letterhead. Jim later shared a photo of himself and Medina posing in front of the company’s famed paper plane logo.
According to TMZ, Jim’s deal allows Roc Nation to manage his businesses, including Capo’s work in music, fashion, movies, and television. He reportedly did this to show younger rappers that they can overcome personal issues for the sake of business.
The duo’s rivalry was vicious for years. It’s long been reported that Jay Z was unhappy with Cam’ron’s role in Roc-A-Fella. As Cam’s one-time friend and Dipset mate, Jones sided with Killa in that feud, leading to a beef of his own.
In 2006, Jones released “We Fly High,” his biggest record to date. Jay Z remixed the song, mocking Jim. “That’s ballin’?” he laughed. “I guess men lie, women lie, numbers don’t. It’s over for that ballin’. It’s my turn.”
Jones quickly retaliated with a remix of his own. “Hey, Jay, we appreciate you for that remix, baby,” he said. “They say imitation is the best form of flattery and I’m flattered, motherfucker. What you can do for me is tell Nas to buy you a kufi for Christmas, so I can smack that shit off your head, motherfucker. You and Nas remind me of the golden girls, two old bitches.”
Just two years ago, Jim joined Cam on yet another Hova diss track, “Victory (Freestyle).” “Ain’t nothing changed,” rapped Jones. “You stepped on the court, you gon’ play my game,” rapped Cam. “Just take shawty’s advice and say my name.”
Since then, Jim and Cam have been at odds with one another.
Jones has not released an official album since 2011’s Capo. However, he’s unleashed a slew of EPs and mixtapes, including his latest, last year’s The Kitchen. Over the years, he’s also become a fixture on reality television, both on “Love & Hip Hop” and “Chrissy & Mr. Jones.”