Jay-Z Records Diss To Jim Jones
Jim Jones has public berated the Def Jam president in published word and songs like "Kingdom Done," which features former Roc-A-Fella co-owner Dame Dash.
In the "Brooklyn High," Jay says, "Your bank versus mine / if you ballin,' nigga what I'm doin' can't be defined/ The Jones' can't keep up / Maybe my nigga Nas, but I got stronger after 'Ether.'"
"Ether" refers to Nas' scathing reply to Jay-Z's "The Takeover." Nas, now a Def Jam artist, and Jay-Z would eventually reconcile their differences in 2005.
On "Kingdom Done," Jim Jones says, "They waiting on Kingdom Come, but its 'Kingdom Done' ...I seen king's get done."
Neither Dame Dash nor Jay-Z directly reference the other, but both seem to send subtle shots at one another.
"I don't understand these niggas. They act like this ballin' thing is new to me. Whatever happened to niggas gettin' money 24/7?" Dash barks on "Kingdom Done."
Jay laments, "Its over for you lames / give me back the [Roc-A-Fella] chain, its over for you dames / fuck y'all broads."
Jay-Z's dis was premiered by DJ Ponc, the official DJ of the 40/40 club, a night spot owned by the rap mogul.
Jim Jones is experiencing the best period of his rap career, moving over 100,000 units of his independent release Hustler's P.O.M.E. the first week in stores, landing at #1 on the Billboard Rap Albums chart and #1 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart..
Kingdom Come is Jay-Z's first post-retirement release and it drops on Tuesday Nov. 21.