Jim Jones Says Roc-A-Fella Breakup ‘Did A Lot Of Damage’ To New York Music

Jim Jones Says Roc-A-Fella Breakup 'Did A Lot Of Damage' To New York Music
NEW YORK – MARCH 23: Recording artist Jim Jones attends the Sony Entertainment press conference to announce the return of “Hip Hop Monologues: Inside the Life & Mind of Jim Jones” at 37 Arts Theatre on March 23, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
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Jim Jones and Hitmaka have recently been promoting their new project, Back In My Prime. At one point during an interview, Jim Jones opened up about how his feelings towards Roc-A-Fella Records’ breakup in the mid 2000s and how it “did a lot of damage” to New York music.

“The confusion at the Roc-A-Fella breakup did a lot of damage for New York music,” the Harlem rapper said. “Remember, Roc-A-Fella had so many different types of music. They had The Diplomats, they had State Property, they had Brooklyn s**t. They really had a strong hold on East Coast music.”

Hitmaka then chimed in to say that the hip hop record label, founded by Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, Damon “Dame” Dash, and Kareem “Biggs” Burke in 1994, even dabbled into the reggaeton market under their sub-label Roc-La-Familia with the release of N.O.R.E.’s 2006 Latin-inspired album N.O.R.E. y la Familia…Ya Tú Sabe.

Jim Jones and Hitmaka also sat down with “Ebro In The Morning.” Watch the full interview below: