Jim Jones Dips Out On Cam'ron Talk, Speaks Out Against Drug Law
Jim Jones may have gone silent about a possible split between he and his DipSet brethren Cam'ron, but with the release of his newest video, "Lockdown, USA" Jones speaks out loud and clear against the Rockefeller Drug Laws in New York.
Dipset Capo Jim Jones recently released a video for his new single "Lockdown, USA" which calls for the reform of New York's Rockefeller Drug Laws and an end to the war on drugs. The song also features former Roc-A-Fella R&B singer Rell, and samples the popular Marvin Gaye song "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)."
Jones' "Lockdown, USA" video features powerful images from America's War on Drugs, illustrating the widespread imprisonment that has resulted from the laws in New York and their influence nationwide. Footage from a "Coalition for Fairness" rally, led by Hip-Hop Summit Action Network leaders Russell Simmons and Dr. Benjamin Chavis is also included in the clip. With "Lockdown, USA," Jim Jones has joined a the HSAN and a number of other celebrities (including 50 Cent, Mariah Carey, Reverend Run, The Beastie Boys, Jay-Z, Nas, Diddy, Madonna, Susan Sarandon) in speaking out against the Drug Laws. The song will be featured in the forthcoming documentary, Lockdown, USA, which premiered at last year's Tribeca Film Festival and is scheduled for theatrical release this year.
In related news, Jim Jones recently admitted to a strained relationship with fellow Diplomat rapper Cam'ron. Hot 97 radio personality Miss Info recently reported on Jones' differences with Cam via her blog.
Jim Jones was scheduled to appear on Funkmaster Flex's Hot 97 radio show last night to further explain his strained relationship with Killa Cam as well as the alleged violence between Tru Life and Cam outside Club Stereo last week.
Jones did not show for the Hot 97 interview and has yet to further explain his comments.