(AllHipHop Features) Jim Jones is one of the most outspoken rappers we know. At this point, there aren't many topics that Capo won't address. As he continues to charge forward with his latest album, El Capo, the Harlem Diplomat also forgets ahead personally as a man and leader. He's an unlikely leader, but a leader nonetheless, in both thought and in action. "I represent being a radical," he says
This means Jim talks freely about still wearing Gucci and rocking Black designers as well, but also recognizing the underlying issues associated with not having straight up money. So, Chuck Creekmur sat down with the Dipset Capo about a myriad of issues including Juelz Santana, Cam'ron, Black Lives Matter, Black Activism and what Colin Kaepernick did wrong. With his new album El Capo out, Jim Jones is in this game for the long, long haul.
Here are some excerpts with the interview at the bottom:
On why kids join gangs:
"All the kids are lost. They are looking for acceptance. You dont wanna be left out. It's a natural progression. We didn't start in the '80s like they did in California. It's hard to paint a positive picture with the gang stuff, because of all the violence that went on. But the brotherhood of it is a positive thing. "Being a Blood is not a crime," he says.
On Nipsey Hustle:
"He was one of the few people that could be successful and turn around and teach his hood how things can be. Even though we are Crip and we did come up gang banging. And we are a unit and we can do positive things and come together. Nipsey was a smart dude."
The responsibility of an O.G.:
"Teaching is everything when you are in this position...you supposed to be teaching.
Why he's radical, but not a Black activist:
"It takes some money to win!"
Why he still wears Gucci:
"When Dap (Dapper Dan) starts making two D's, I stop rockin' two G's (Gucci). But he still making Gucci and we fighting Gucci. Now, I gotta go to Gucci to get Dap?"