News: Jim Jones Co-Signs DJ Webstar's Swagger, "D*mn It's A Harlem Thing Going On"
Tuesday, Jun 16, 2009 5:46PM
Jim Jones recently spoke on DJ Webstar's rap talent and explained why he decided to do an entire album with the hip-hop newcomer who made "Dancin' On Me" a club smash.
Referring to Webstar's "Chicken Noodle Soup," Jones explained what drew him to the 22 year-old rapper.
"Webstar had a smash song on the radio and I kept thinking like, 'D*mn, it's a Harlem thing going on.' I called him up and jumped on the record with him and the song ended up doing things we couldn't imagine," Jones explained in an interview...We thought of different ways to make Webstar bigger than he already is. I told him if we did a duet album together, it wouldn't be a discredit to him, it would only help build his brand which in turn will get him more money when he does his solo album...I'm about to take a trip back into the lab and start my infamous recording process that I'm known for, so look forward to that." (BET)
Both Jones and Webstar took offense to Jay-Z's new "Death of Autotune" record and addressed the rapper in a recent interview.
"We're getting money off of autotune, it's just sounding like somebody's trying to knock a hustle and I don't think that's a little bit gangster if you ask me," Jones explained. "We getting money. He's knocking the hustle, ya dig? If these young men are making money off of autotune why would you try to stop that, when you got all the money already? I seen him [at Summer Jam], I don' think he wanted to see me. He almost stopped the whole concert because he said I was in the way of him getting on stage and all of that. But that's politics for the game, ya dig? How you doing? We back, we ballin', we poppin' champagne." (106 & Park)
Webstar also resorted to his Twitter page to address Jigga.
"Who heard old a** Jay-Z hating," he wrote. "Bottom line is a 40 year-old can't relate to a 17 or 22 year-old so he could never end my career. @bowwow614 I know he's a legend bro, just like you a legend but I don't give a f*ck about that just 'cause you a legend don't mean you take out my family's mouth. At the end of the day he's a human just like me, he ate already enough for everybody, let the young n*gga's eat. I know y'all said he ain't say my name but who else could he be talking about besides me and [Ron] Browz? He shouted everybody else out that do it. And I only have two songs with autotune anyway but still right is right and wrong is wrong, legend or not!" (DJ Webstar's Twitter)
The rapper joined forces with E1 (formerly Koch Records) earlier this year.
DJ Webstar ("Dancin on Me") has signed his deal with E1 Music/Splash/Skrilla. E1 Music is the new name for Koch Records. Splash is the label formed by Dame Dash and Jim Jones. Skrilla is Webstar's first label. His deal comes off the height of the new record "Dancing On Me" which is a #1 smash in NYC. The video features Jim Jones, Dame Dash and DJ Webstar at the E1 offices in NYC. (Vlad TV)