Jim Jones

Jim Jones


James Warren Jones was an American preacher, political activist, and mass murderer. He led the Peoples Temple, a new religious movement, between 1955 and 1978.

Full Name
Joseph Guillermo Jones II
Jul 15, 1976
5′ 8″
Net Worth


Jim Jones, born Joseph Guillermo Jones II, is an American rapper from New York City. He was born on July 15th, 1976 in The Bronx and grew up in Harlem. From a young age he aspired to become a rap star and began recording his own music at the age of fifteen. He was part of a local hip-hop group known as Children Of The Corn before going solo in 1999.

In 2004, Jim released his debut album “On My Way To Church” which featured guest appearances from Cam'ron and Juelz Santana. His second album “Harlem: Diary Of A Summer” released in 2005, peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and spawned the hit single “We Fly High” which became an anthem for the New York Giants football team.

In 2007, Jim founded ByrdGang Records and released two albums that year, “Pray IV Reign” and “Rise Of An Empire” both certified gold by the RIAA. He then signed to Columbia Records in 2009 and released two albums under them: “Capo” and “Dipset Holiday Season Vol. 2” 

Jim has also made appearances in several films including State Property 2 (2005) and Righteous Kill (2008). He has also appeared on television shows such as Entourage (2009) and Hawaii Five-0 (2011). He is currently working on his tenth studio album titled "Vampire Life 4".

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1976</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Jim Jones is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On July 15, 1976, Jim Jones was born in The Bronx, New York.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1999</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debut Album Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Jim Jones releases his debut album On My Way to Church.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2002</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Founds Diplomat Records</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Jones founds Diplomat Records, an independent record label.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2004</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Gets Signed to E1 Music</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Jim Jones signs a recording contract with E1 Music.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2006</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Hit Single "We Fly High"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Jim Jones releases the hit single "We Fly High".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Gets Signed to Columbia Records</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Jim Jones signs a multi-million dollar deal with Columbia Records.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Final Album Vampire Life 3</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Jim Jones releases his final studio album Vampire Life 3.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> His Music</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Jim Jones has been making music for over two decades and his catalog is full of classic tracks. His lyrics are honest, raw, and often have a political message behind them. He's also collaborated with some of the biggest names in hip hop like Cam'ron, Dipset, and Juelz Santana.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> His Style</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Jim Jones is known for his unique style that blends streetwear and high fashion. His signature look is often seen on red carpets and events as well as during his performances. He's even been known to rock custom hats with hand drawn designs or logos on them.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He Cares About His Fans</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Jim Jones has always been an artist who cares deeply about his fans. He often takes the time to connect with them online and at events. He's also been known to give back to his community by donating money or performing benefit concerts for those in need.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> One of the Most Successful Rappers</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jim Jones is one of the most successful rappers in hip-hop history, having sold over two million albums and achieved five Grammy nominations.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Started His Own Label</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jim Jones founded his own record label, ByrdGang Records, in 2004. He released several successful albums through the label, including "Harlem: Diary of a Summer" and "Hustler's P.O.M.E.".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Had His Own TV Show</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jim Jones had his own reality TV show, "Chrissy & Mr. Jones," which aired on VH1 from 2012 to 2013. The show chronicled his relationship with his fiancée Chrissy Lampkin.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> New York State Assemblyman</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2011, Jim Jones was elected as a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing the 70th district in Harlem.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Appeared on Broadway</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jim Jones appeared on Broadway in August Wilson's "Two Trains Running," playing the role of Sterling Johnson in the Roundabout Theatre production.</p></div>


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