[MUSIC] JIM JONES LINKS UP WITH YO GOTTI, TRAV & 5AM FOR ‘CHICKEN FRIED RICE’
With a percussive flow, infectious ad-libs, and a gruff demeanor, Jim Jones reps the Five Boroughs wherever he goes. Delving into his personal life and reflecting on his success, Jim Jones announces Wasted Talent, his upcoming album. Inspired by (and interspersed with quotes from) the 1993 Robert DeNiro intersectional crime drama A Bronx Tale, particularly the quote “the saddest thing in life is wasted talent,” the upcoming album finds Jones reflecting on the life lessons learned during childhood and during his decades in the rap game.
To accompany the album announcement, Jim Jones shares “Chicken Fried Rice,” a Manhattan-spanning new video. Featuring a memorable auto-tuned hook from Trav and a drawling verse from Yo Gotti, “Chicken Fried Rice” is a for-the-ladies standout with references familiar to any true New Yorker. Following the Capo as he spends a night traveling from Chinatown to Harlem and back again, “Chicken Fried Rice” is a cinematic and neon-lit clip, packed with mouth-watering shots of bodega cuisine.
Bringing grit, emotion, and a modern spin to the classic sounds of New York, Wasted Talent finds the Harlem rapper reuniting with Diplomats cohorts Cam’ron and Juelz Santana over beats from the likes of The Heatmakerz, chopping it up with NY mainstays like Jadakiss and Trav, meshing styles with Southern stars like Yo Gotti and YFN Lucci, and recruiting West Coasters Mozzy. Eric Bellinger, and Ball Greezy for cross-regional smashes. With production from The Heatmakerz, 808 Mafia, Jahlil Beats, Cool & Dre, Dougie on the Beat, DJ Relly Rell, and additional appearances from Lil Durk, 5AM, and Alexza, Wasted Talent arrives on April 13th.
Catch the ‘Chicken Fried Rice’ video below.