Jim Jones, is a rapper and actor. He is an original member of hip hop collective The Diplomats, also known as Dipset. He is co-CEO of Diplomat Records, alongside childhood friend and fellow Harlem rapper Cam’ron. Jones is also a noted video director under the name CAPO, for artists including Cam’ron, Remy Ma, and State Property.
In 2004, Jim Jones released his solo debut studio album, On My Way to Church. The release of his second album, Harlem: Diary of a Summer in 2005, coincided with Jones’ landing an executive position in A&R at E1 Music. A year later he was on his third album, which spawned his biggest single to date, “We Fly High” Written By Max B . In 2006, Jim Jones formed the rap group, ByrdGang. He also has his own freestyle inline skating team, Dipskate, which he plans to take to the X Games in the near future. On April 5, 2011 Jones released his fifth studio album, Capo.
Jim Jones appeared on Season 5, episode 8 of the critically acclaimed TV drama The Wire on HBO on August 29, 2009. He is seen as one of Marlo Stanfield’s henchmen.
Jones also appears in seasons 1 and 2 of the VH1 show Love & Hip Hop (which premiered March 14, 2011 and November 11, 2011, respectively); the show loosely follows events in his, and his fiancee, Chrissy Lampkin, personal life.
How Jim Jones Made His Money – Rapper
Estimated Net Worth: $10 million
Government Name: Joseph Guillermo Jones II
Birthday: July 15, 1976
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