Jim Jones is a small time rapper who it is surprising that he has risen above weed carrier status. This summer Jim Jones had a successful hit with his song “We Fly High.” “We Fly High” which features Jim Jones shouting Ballin’ for a hook was a certified success. Jay-z pushed things to the next level though when he released “Brooklyn High” which was a diss version of the song. As Jim Jones recently told Funkmaster Flex, Jim Jones was glad that Jay-z covered the beat and was able to add Jay’s verse for a remix that would provide additional radio play.
It is not clear what made Jay-z jump down to Jim Jones level to engage in rap beef. Cam’ron previously had tried started a rap beef with Jay-z. Cam’ron criticized Jay-z for any number of things, including wearing sandals this really seemed to bother Cam’ron, without getting as much as a response from Jay-z. Jim Jones, in his role as Cam’ron’s weed carrier, had released several diss tracks on several mix tapes. Then Jim Jones released “We Fly High” and Jay-z responded. It is not clear exactly why Jay-z stepped into the fray. The very fact of Jay-Z’s response raised Jim Jones status in many minds.
Without all this would Jim Jones be a rapper bloggers might be discussing? I doubt it.
The Video for the Remix to “We Fly High”
A Live Performance of Jay-Z’s “Brooklyn High”