Jim Jones is back with a new EP.
The Harlem legend teamed up with Hitmaka, who produced the project, Back In My Prime. Earlier this week, they had an exclusive private event with industry executives and media personal at NYC's Brooklyn Chophouse.
Our Vice President of Artist and label relations, TT Torrez, was in the building—as well as our DJs, Drewski, Juanyto, and Pretty Lou. The spot was packed with hip hop legends like Lil Cease, Fabolous, Maino, and some of the hottest new artists, Dyce Payso, Neek Bucks and Capella Grey.
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Jimmy said fans would see a different side of him on this EP, and he got more personal about his emotions. He also said many of the songs are dedicated to his better half, Chrissy.
Per the press release:
Released through EMPIRE, Harlem hero Jim Jones teams up with producer HitMaka for their EP Back In My Prime. The eight-track project displays Jim’s ability to adapt his sounds to the ever-changing times in hip-hop culture.
The stand-out singles “Gunshot” featuring BEAM and “I Am” featuring Stefflon Don prove their musical chemistry.
“YKTV” featuring Ty Dolla $ign shows Jim rapping in a graceful manner. He opens the song with lines reflective of his failures leading to success. He raps, “I’m trying to leave my son a legacy, for my dogs I’m trying to leave a better pedigree… So many nights I slept in a crack den, I done took a bunch of L’s trying to stack M’s”. Jim’s mature cadence compliments his signature fly talk where he talks of having his lover covered in “furs dragging like a broken exhaust” and flooded with jewelry on her neck.
Back In My Prime is what happens if Harlem: Diary of A Summer was a wine aged by eighteen years. The beats are smoother and the maturation of Jim’s storytelling and cadences packs a stronger punch than his 2005 run in music. Rather than what the title of the EP implies, Jim is entering into a new prime at this point of his career.
Take a listen:
“Gunshot” feat. BEAM
“FU Better” feat. Jeremiah
“Bet It All” featuring Benny the Butcher and Trav
“YKTV” feat. Ty Dolla $ign
“First Plug” feat. Pleasure P
“Let It Go” feat. Tink & Ball Greezy
“I Am” feat. Stefflon Don