Jim Jones reveals that he had a chance to sign Drake and J. Cole but passed up the offer.
Jim Jones is having a great year so far, he has released the highly praised El Chapo album. Now Jim Jones claims that the rapper had a chance to sign two superstar rappers Drake and J. Cole, but refused to do so.
In a new Interview the Rapper reveals, he turned down the opportunity to sign the rap’s heavyweights because he didn’t have the vision.
“When Cole was a young college kid 18 or 19 when he came to me. Shy humble kid. Couldn’t even look me in the face. But he could rap his ass off … The way I was thinking at the time was music was a reflection of where we was from, and Cole wasn’t the reflection ,” Jim Jones said
“He was the kid who said ‘mama, I’m going to be the biggest rapper in the world and get you out of the hood’, we was the kid that said we need to get some crack so we can hustle and get new sneakers”, Jones continued.
The El Chapo rapper said he did not sign Drake, because he did not know how to market a “Canadian actor”.