Jim Jones Named Vice Prez Of Urban A&R At Koch

AllHipHop Staff

Koch Records has announced that Harlem, New York rapper Jim Jones has joined the company’s executive staff, as Vice President of Urban A&R.

Jones will be responsible for signing and developing new talent for the Urban Division of Koch Records, which is the #1 independent record label in the United States.

“It feels good to know that the hard work has been recognized by the same people that have helped me get to this point in my career,” Jones told AllHipHop.com in a statement. “They recognize that I’m not only an artist but a person that can smell talent and be able to mold a superstar.”

Jim Jones’ solo albums On My Way to Church (2004), Harlem: Diary of a Summer (2005) and Hustler's P.O.M.E. (2006) were all released via Koch Records.

Hustler’s P.O.M.E. contained Jones’ massive hit single “We Fly High (Ballin’).”

According to Alan Grunblatt, General Manager for Koch, Jones' successes as a recording artist have helped put the label “on the map.”

“He truly knows what it takes to make a hit record. I am thrilled to be working with him for many years to come,” Grunblatt said.

The first release under Jones’ tenure with Koch will be the debut album by Juelz Santana’s new group, Skull Gang, which is due in stores February 24.

New singles from the album, “Body Like Mazi” and “Rock Starr” featuring Lil Wayne and Starr are scheduled to impact radio in the coming weeks.

Juelz Santana is also working on a new studio album that will be released in late 2009.