According to hip-hop personality Miss Info, the mixtape is a direct response to Jay-Z's new concept album, American Gangster, the unofficial soundtrack to the Denzel Washington flick of the same name. Both discs will hit shelves on the same day.
In an interview with Info, Jones said that the mixtape is his way of "getting a piece of the current Mr. Untouchable vs American Gangster attention."
Though Jimmy's not really a fan of either of the street hustler legends..
"Nicky Barnes (Mr. Untouchable) and Frank Lucas (of American Gangster) was both snitches so neither one of them were real American Gangsters to me," the capo said.
"Harlem's American Gangsta" will hit the street a day before fellow Dipset rapper Cam'ron's mixtape is scheduled to be released. Though Jimmy admitted to having a little "family" beef with Cam this past summer – that may or may not have been squashed since then – the Jones said his mixtape release date isn't about Cam.
About that whole beef, Jones said, he was "in a good space." He even shouted out "Killa," and added, "Dipset for life."
Jimmy's set was completed in 6 days and also features new Juelz Santana material.
As we previously reported, Jimmy recently inked a deal with Columbia Records.