News: Jim Jones Breaks Language Barrier W/ "Perfect Day" Signs [Video]
Thursday, Apr 7, 2011 5:33PM
Dipset's Jim Jones has decided to treat mentally impaired and deaf fans by dedicating his new "Perfect Day" music video to them by using sign language.
Speaking on the inspiration, Jones credited one of his mother's friends for making him take on the signing challenge.
Jones' motivation for the innovative music video came from someone close to him: The mother of one of his close friends is deaf. "She asked, 'Why don't people in the music industry ever have people doing sign language in their videos because they love music, too?' They can feel the beat like anybody else," Jones told the Daily News in an interview at Empire Studio in the Flatiron District. Jones decided "Perfect Day" would be the ideal song to incorporate sign language - and he wanted to learn it as well. "I learned it like in five minutes," he said. "I would love to learn some more sign language. I think it's kinda fly." (New York Daily News)
Jones recently talked to SOHH about why fans should go out and support his new Capo solo album.
"This is hustler's music. That's my first reason why you should go out and cop my new album. You can hear the hustle in this album and it's gonna be what you need to get you through your day, no matter what you got going on. That's the big reason right there." (Buy My Record)
He also told SOHH he was proud of the album's guest appearances.
"I'm excited about this album. I'm gonna keep it all the way live. I love all my albums, but this album I'm excited about just because of the fact of how the Sony [Pray IV Reign] album left off and the way the people portrayed it, they don't know the politics and the business when it comes to doing music and publishing records and all that. It's a hustler's state of mind. But, with all the support I've been getting on this new album, and the great music I've been making and the inspirations that's been coming by me, the sh*t is crazy. Shout-out to Wyclef, shout-out to Prodigy, shout-out to Lloyd Banks, Game, shout-out to Sean Garrett, shout-out to all the people that have been pulling my favor. I'm not even mad, I'm hyped!" (Buy My Record)
As of this week, the project is en route to sell up to 18,000 copies.
E1 rapper Jim Jones makes his label debut with Capo, which should do 15-18k, while veteran '80s Minneapolis R&B group (and Prince contemporaries) Mint Condition, also on the former Koch label, will debut with between 12-15k on their album, 7... (HITS Daily Double)
Check out Jim Jones speaking on the music video below: