December 4th, 2008
Author: Danielle Harling
In a recent interview with Complex magazine, Harlem rapper Jim Jones speaks on his relationship with Dame Dash and comparisons to Jay-Z.
When asked how he felt about Dame pushing him to be the next Jay-Z, Jones responded.
"****, that's a great comparison," Jim Jones explained to Complex. "If you look at it, Dame did alright for Jay-Z. That old nigga has cake, he's paid. So how bad can that be? Dame made history, he started Roc-A-Fella Records, and I've seen it. I [saw] the first Roc-A-Fella fitted he had on his head that he made from a 3rd Avenue store when it was just stitched on and ****. He's a historical person, he's done it and he's done it well."
Jones even goes as far as to criticize Jay-Z's career choices outside of rap.
"I don't need to use rap as a crutch for the rest of my life," Jim Jones told Complex. "I can rap and I can do the business, I can model and do the business, I can own a production team. It's a big difference over here, [Jay-Z] can't do that. He's not that savvy, not that fly, I don't think he's that handsome. All he has is a gorgeous flow—my mama raised a gorgeous child."
The interview will be featured in the December/January issue of Complex which hits news stands today. Jim Jones' fourth album Pray IV Reign is expected to be released January of next year.