Jim Jones "Flys High" On New LP, Lands On BET & MTV
The CEO of Diplomat Records and Director of A&R at Warner Music Group is ready to step back into the limelight as an artist. This fall, Jones is poised to release the follow up to last year's album, Harlem: Diary of a Summer, which debuted in the #5 spot on Billboard's Hot 200 Chart.
The album features appearances by Rell, Juelz Santana, Lil' Wayne, Jha Jha, Max B, Cam'ron, Hell Rell and Stack Bundles. The first single off Hustler's P.O.M.E. is "We Fly High." P.O.M.E. is Jones' acronym for Product of My Environment.
"Biggie said along time ago,'More money, more problems,' and now I truly understand what he was talking about. I named the album Hustler's P.O.M.E. because it's just my definition of being a hustler. When you are coming up on the streets you got to hustle to survive or else you'll be left out in this cold world. That's all we got and that's what my music depicts. It depicts stories of everybody comin' up. Sometime it's hopeless, but you got to stay focused. I know we all got felonies and can't get no jobs, so we on the street corners doing the daily, and that's what we call hustlin'. Stay tuned for some powerful music," Jones said via statement.
While the video for "We Fly High" is already in rotation on BET, Jones will appear on "106th & Park" tomorrow, Friday, September 15th for its debut there.
Co-directed by Jones and Dale Restighini (RAGE) the video has been selected as MTV Jamz' "Jam of the Week" and MTV2's "Making The Video." "We Fly High" is scheduled to air the week of September 25th.
Jones has previously directed his videos for "Certified Gangsta" and "Crunk Muzik", Cam'ron's "Oh Boy", "Hey Ma" and "Get 'Em Girl/Killa Cam," State Property's "When You Hear That," several videos for Juelz Santana as well as his A Day in the Fastlife DVD which was released this June, among others.
The tracklisting for Hustler's P.O.M.E. is listed below:
1. Intro - feat. Max B
2. So Harlem - Feat. Max B
3. Bright Lights - Feat. Max B
4. Emotionless - Feat. Juelz Santana
5. Reppin' Time
6. Pin TheTal - feat. Cam'ron, Juelz Santana, Max B
7. Get It Poppin - Feat. Jha Jha
8. We Fly High
9. Love of My Life - feat. Max B
10. Weather Man - feat. Stack Bundles, Lil Wayne
11. Don't Push Me Away - Feat. Rell
12. Pour Way - Feat. Hell Rell
13. Don't Forget About Me - feat. Max B