Jim Jones Talks New Dipset Album, Dipset Christmas, And New TV Shows [PG.2]
How did your collabo with Kanye, “Christmas In Harlem” materialize?
You know, 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. Ya heard?
I think people were just surprised because of the “Runaway” freestyle where Cam had some words for Ye. Was that song just a joke or something?
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.
Does the song really sound like Christmas in Harlem to you?
Yea, I feel that. 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].
How is the Dipset album coming?
It’s going down, believe that. We’re still recording songs but you don’t have to worry, the Dipset album is happening big time. You can bet your last dollar.
Is it officially coming out on Interscope?
I wouldn’t say officially, officially is a big word—shouts to Interscope, Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre and everybody on that side. Just sit tight.
Can you let us in on any songs that you guy have recorded? I mean we all saw the pics with Dre.
We got a joint called “Anticipation” that yall should love. The vibe is good just being back with my band of brothers. I also got my album, Capo, coming out on Feb. 22nd. I’m going in for the kill next year [laughs].
No Dipset Christmas album this year?
I wish, man. I kind of started out late this year, so I didn’t get a chance to put one together. But next year I’m a try to get one out by Thanksgiving and give you a month to bump that.
Who originally came up with the Dipset Christmas concept?
Well, my man Stack Bundles really loved the Christmas albums. If you listen to the album, he was all over it. He really got a kick out of that. So, I try to keep tradition in honor of my man. That’s what those albums mean to me. I dedicate them to him. We was up in Quad studios doing all that. Man, it was just fun times and I really miss… Stacks was one of the greatest.
What are some of things that you’re looking forward to in the new year?
I’m looking forward to my album and of course the Dipset album. I jus shot a new television show with Fuse TV. It will be on Fuse On-Demand, I got my own channel which should be launching in June. I also got a new reality show on VH1 that should be coming out in March.
I remember that being in the works since 2007, so it’s finally happening?
Yea, finally, finally they got their act together. I’m not sure about the title yet, but it’s really just all about my life. You’ll see it. Capo!