Jim Jones has never really been on to bit his tongue about anything, especially when it comes to getting paid. "Columbia paid me all that f*cking money [laughs]," Jones says while discussing the differences between major and indi labels. "Them big a** machines, all they want is the biggest and
richest artists. They got that power. I couldn't wait to get in there
and abuse that machine and go crazy with it. That's a reflection of
what you see. Shout out to Koch because without them I wouldn't be here
but the step to Columbia was just for these reasons, so people could
say that. They got that marketing strategy and spending more of that
marketing money so I appreciate that people are noticing that"
The Byrd Gang leader also talked about how his fellow Dipset member Cam'ron's album was released near his. "My album's coming out and then all of a sudden [Cam] pops up with an album. It's all marketing, baby. There's no rules to this. We both cut from the same cloth…Ultimately, my goal is just to get out the hood, and by the hood I mean the industry, period. If I could get into acting and make some more money I would love to but I wanna just sit down and cool, but I'm hustling right now."