No matter what you think of Jim Jones’s rhyming skills, he’ll always be remembered as the guy who brought Jay-Z out of beef retirement. Jones recently told MTV News that he relishes the fact that he’s able to draw attention from an artist of Jay’s caliber.
“That was a beautiful thing. When I’m on a person like Jay-Z’s mind…I’m on everybody’s mind. When you got somebody like that screaming your name, it’s only gonna help you get the fame and money. Everybody would want to know ‘Why is this boy worried about Jim Jones?’”
His stance on beef is still as defiant as ever. So, if you’re contemplating launching an attack on this Diplomat, you better be a dentist. “I’m not scared of nobody but God and the dentist. If you’re on my mind at the time, I might have something to say about you.”
Jones also reflected on the death of his friend and artist Stack Bundles, who was killed on June 11th, 2007. Shortly after Bundles’ death was announced, Jim Jones released a statement in which he denounced violence. He’s also been visiting schools and telling kids to stay on their grind and pursue their goals.
Asked whether his own lyrics help perpetuate the same evil he’s campaigning against, the Dipset capo replied: “The lyrics of my music won’t change until they give us a chance. Why would the content of my music change? This is what we’re going through; I’m just a news reporter.”