The rise of Dipset and the later tension between the group and Jay-Z during its Roc-A-Fella days has been revealed in a new three part This Is Jim Jones documentary.
Presented by King-Mag.com, fellow Dipset members Jones and Juelz Santana discus how Cam’ron‘s hit “Oh Boy” was originally Jay’s song.
“F*cking Kanye [West] sells us a few beats, we watching the ‘BET Awards,'” Jones says in a video. “Jay-Z’s about to perform his new single and he gets up there and its the beat we bought from Kanye which would now be ‘H to the Izzo.’ So now we steaming…Just Blaze blazed the ‘Oh Boy’ beat. We took that, that was ours. Strong arm, good lookin’ Just Blaze.”
“Just Blaze had the beats laying around so we in the studio,” Juelz says in the video. “The ‘Oh Boy’ sh*t was Jay’s record. So we like f*ck it, just looped the sh*t up.” (King Mag)
Jones recently discussed his stance on controversy and his relationship with rap mogul Jay as of today.
“We living a very thin line between love and hate when you out here,” Jones said. “And us being rappers and musicians, it’s not easy for us all the time. But for the most part, it’s love and we appreciate everybody that shows love…I don’t hate anybody. My grandma said if you hate somebody, you gotta kill ‘em. I don’t hate him, I just don’t like his old a**. I’m about to put this one on Twitter. I’ma Twitter this up.” (Jenny Boom Boom)
Jones is known for going head-to-head with Jay who responded to the rapper’s “We Fly High” record in 2006 with his own diss track, “Brooklyn High.”
“He said Jim Jones’ name a couple weeks ago on Hot 97, that was his first mistake, nobody ever thought he’d do that,” Jones said in a previous interview during the time. “If I’m supposedly not on his level, when he’s supposed to be this rich dude and such this gangsta. [laughs] That was his first mistake. And then he bit the bullet and did the remix to “We Fly High,” which I appreciate. He did two verses, and that registers as BDS, ’cause it’s over two minutes.” (Bossip)
SOHH learned King Magazine would be shutting its door earlier this week with the release of a final issue as a result of the current economic crisis.
We don’t often post rumors, despite the number of them that cross our desks daily (many of which end up being true). I felt like posting this one though. We just got word that KING Magazine is closing shop. In this strained economy, the already dying print format is suffering big time. It is upsetting to hear of people losing jobs, but can this be considered a victory for women (in particular black women) who struggle against objectification at every turn? I have to admit, I enjoy the images, but I know it can’t really be good for raising the standards of our society. What do you think? (Okay Player)
Check out the third This Is Jim Jones installment below: