Diplomat Jim Jones recently discussed his crew’s past tensions toward Kanye West and why their “Runaway” freestyle diss was not just for kicks and giggles.
Discussing their recent “Christmas In Harlem” Yeezy collabo, Jones said he is thankful both parties are back on friendly terms.
“Kanye reached out to Cam and just asked if we would like to be a part of the song. Why not? Why not, be a part of history. We just doing music, nobody needs to get their panties in a bunch,” Jones explained in an interview. “I don’t think anyone at Dipset jokes so much. But everything happens for a reason. God bless us for being grown enough and gentleman enough to let certain things go past. [The song,] it sounds a bit like Christmas time in Harlem, and it’s a dope record. If you listened to any of my Christmas records than you know what Harlem Christmas songs are for real. We dreaming of a white Christmas [laughs]. (VIBE)
Last week, Jones discussed how “Christmas In Harlem” came together.
“I didn’t know nothing about it, I’m just getting hip to that right now but it’s simple though,” Jim Jones said about the collaboration coming together. “Sh*t, if I was Kanye I would’ve called us too. It don’t make sense if they from Chicago, they would’ve made ‘Christmas in Chicago’ then right? Cam called me, sent me the beat, I did my part, sent it back to Cam and he took care of the rest of the business…I couldn’t tell you what that [beef] was about but I know Cam and [Kanye’s manager] Don C are like best friends. We’ve actually known Kanye and them for over 10 years from some of our earlier shows when we first got into the music industry so we have a great rapport with them more than anything else. I don’t think people took what we did so serious more than it was [just the] art of the music that we do. I guess Cam had something on his mind but it wasn’t really a life-or-death situation. And I know Kanye’s a very smart person, he’s got a great spirit, so it’s great that he chose to look past anything that was going on. I appreciate it.” (MTV)
G.O.O.D. Music’s Big Sean recently gave his reaction to Dipset and Yeezy coming back to terms for the sake of music.
“Yeah man, the rap game is too small to have beef,” Sean said when asked about Kanye and Dipset. “We are grown a** men, all money is green, so you might as well just put what ever you got to the side if it’s not that serious. You know, unless it’s just something that requires that much attention. The beef that was there was nothing. It’s all fam, it’s all love.” (The Source)
Cam went after Ye on his “Runaway” freestyle and accused him of dissing former Roc-A-Fella co-owner Dame Dash.
Jim Jones and Cam’ron leaked a new song today (September 15) dissing Kanye West over the instrumental to “Runaway,” a song Ye premiered this past Sunday at the MTV Video Music Awards. On the track Cam spits, “Kanye you a sucka n*gga/Dissed Dame [Dash], so my attitude is f*ck the n*gga/Stuck to Jigga. How you gon’ live with that? Took the beat, now come get it back.” (XXL Mag)
Listen to “Christmas In Harlem” below: