News: Jim Jones Is Headed To High School, "I'll Be Teaching A Real Curriculum" [Video]
Friday, Mar 12, 2010 11:25AM
Dipset's Jim Jones has announced plans to trade in his Capo status for an eight-week run as a New York City high school instructor later this year.
According to Jones, he will be overseeing a group of students and instructing a music class in the near future.
"Yeah, should I make them call me Mr. Jones? I'll be teaching for eight weeks, I'll be teaching a real curriculum, right now they're actually going back and forth with the Board of Education to see what goes on and sh*t. I fully don't know the whole logistics of everything -- it's definitely going to be fun...I'ma have to go home the weekend before and write out my lessons -- this will be the funnest class you can go to and sh*t but you gonna learn a lot. We all went to school, n*ggas didn't like homework, but we knew every single song that was out. Word for word, ad libs, all that...I think they'll get this common sense. Music 101 I guess [is the course title.] I've done music business since I was a teenager, I had major executive positions, I've been successful as an artist and successful as a label, we've been successful as a movement..." (Rap Radar)
Last December, Jones left his post at Columbia Records for independent distributor E1 Music.
XXLMag.com has learned that Dipset Capo Jim Jones has left Columbia Records and recently signed a deal to release his next solo studio album on E1 Music, formerly known as Koch Records. According to the contract, the Harlem rapper will also drop a mixtape vie E1 as well. Jones has a long history with the E1. Along with releasing a handful of records on the imprint, last January he was appointed vice president of urban A&R. (XXL Mag)
He also spoke on his position as an executive at E1 last year.
"The A&R gig is really good," Jones said in an interview. "We've got a lot going on over there. I've got a new artist called Dorrough. His songs are doing pretty good across the country. Webstar did a duet album with me that's got 'Dancing On Me.' D-Block just dropped an album. Shout out to [DJ] Khaled too. They've got a strong roster. They recognize all the money I've made them and all of the moves I've made throughout the years over the course of our relationship. They understand the way I have to work. Freedom is definitely a must for me to get the best quality of product that's usually a hit...I'm starting to prepare to record the next album. I'm finishing up the Webstar album, Roof Top right now. I will be putting out my next LP hopefully around Christmas time." (Artist Direct)
Last month, Jones opened up about Dipset's legacy in the rap game.
"This is hustling music. I just remember the days when n*ggas used to love to hustle. What we did as Diplomats, as a whole, me, Cam, Juelz, Freekey, we're one of the last of the Mohicans for Harlem, upholding that thing," Jones said in an interview. "We bring a lot to the table as far as the fame and the history as of recent and in the last decade. That's 'us' up there, holla at us. We got equal share to that, we feel like we harder when it comes to the streets, you don't see too much of us often. So get a good look at us like I've been saying. [laughs] Life is a hustle to me, I'm a hustler, man. Hustle is just about getting money man. It doesn't matter what it is that you're hustling. I'm going for mines. Right now I've been doing music. I've been doing entertainment." (Vlad TV)
Check out Jim Jones' interview below: