Joseph Guillermo Jones II, A.K.A. Jim Jones, born on July 15, 1976, is a well-known American rapper and record label executive. Jones, who has been in the music scene since 1997, has made a name for himself in the industry. From music to reality T.V., fashion designing to sports management, Jones’ expertise is versatile, and so is his earning potential. Join us as we celebrate this veteran rapper.
Joseph Guillermo Jones II is an American rapper whose creativity and originality have helped him to garner a large and supportive fanbase. Jones was born in New York City on July 15, 1976, and is of Puerto Rican and Aruban descent. Due to family problems, Jones grew up in Harlem and was mostly raised by his maternal grandmother. He was introduced to hip-hop at age six and met his musical influence, Cameron Giles, at age 13.
In August 2004, Jones released his debut studio album “On My Way to Church.” The album debuted at number 18 on the Billboard 200 charts, rose to number three on its Independent Albums chart, and attained the number-four spot on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The following year, Jones dropped his second album, “Harlem: Diary of a Summer,” in August 2005. With the release of this album, Jones became the A&R executive at Entertainment One Music record label. His third album “Hustler’s P.O.M.E.” featured Lil Wayne and was more commercial. The single ‘We Fly High,’ from this album became platinum-certified by the R.I.A.A. His next album was a collaborative one with his rap group ByrdGang, titled “M.O.B.:The Album.” The rapper released another album before his documentary “This is Jim Jones,” which dropped in June 2009.
As of May 2019, Jones has released six albums. He is the co-owner of Vampire Life clothing and made his acting debut in “State Property 2” (2005). He has also made several appearances on the VH1 show “Love & Hip Hop: New York” and even had his own show, “Chrissy & Mr. Jones,” in 2012. The show focused on his personal life with his fiancee Chrissy Lampkin. Jones is a successful rapper and record executive. He shares his life with his son, Joseph Guillermo Jones III, and his partner Lampkin.
Jones releases “On My Way to Church” via Diplomat Records and Koch Records.
Jones releases “Harlem: Diary of a Summer.”
Jones releases his documentary titled “This is Jim Jones.”
Jones appears in the first and second seasons of this show.
Why We Love Jim Jones
He is ambitious
Jones has dabbled in multiple ventures and keeps going for the next best thing. He is driven and ambitious.
He is talented
Jones’ six albums performed well. He is a talented rapper and record executive.
He’s a good father
Jones adores his 18-year-old son. He often talks about him.
5 Surprising Facts
He was a school teacher
In a six-week special course program, Jones educated the kids at Grand Street Campus High School on the intricacies of the music industry.
Although he doesn’t skate as much as he used to, Jones can rollerblade and skateboard.
He is not a fan of Gucci
Jones claimed that he was mistreated because of his race in a Gucci store.
He’s been charged
Jones was charged with misdemeanor assault for physically assaulting Jay-Z’s friend and colleague.
Lampkin proposed to him
In one episode of their T.V. show, Lampkin proposed to Jones.
Jim Jones FAQs
Who are rapper Jim Jones’ sisters?
Jones has two sisters, Keisha and Precious.
Is Jim Jones still planning on getting married?
Jones has revealed that he is comfortable with his relationship with Lampkin and doesn’t feel the need to tie the knot.
Did Jim Jones’ house get foreclosed?
Yes, Jones’ New Jersey home got foreclosed in 2019.
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