SOURCE: KOCH Records

August 17, 2005 11:09 ET

Jim Jones' Much-Anticipated New Full-Length Album "Harlem: The Diary of A Summer" Set for Release on 8.23.05

Full Album Preview of "Harlem: The Diary of A Summer" Available Now on MTV.com as Part of "The Leak"

The New Video for "What You Been Dranking On" Feat. Diddy, Paul Wall and Jha' Jha Set to World Premiere on MTV2's "Making the Video" on Sunday, 8.21.05 @ 5:00 pm (Eastern Time)

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 17, 2005 -- Harlem superstar and Diplomats Capo Jim Jones is burning up the streets with his current pair of singles "Baby Girl" feat. Max B & "Summer Wit' Miami" feat. up-n-coming R&B sensation, Trey Songz. Both tracks are culled from Jim's forthcoming new album, "Harlem: The Diary of A Summer." The new album, which will be released as a DualDisc -- 1 side CD/1 side DVD) will be in record stores on Tuesday, August 23rd.

The new platter is the follow-up to Jim's critically acclaimed debut, "On My Way To Church" which took many by surprise when it debuted Top 20 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart spawning 2 awesome singles in the way of "Certified Gangsta" (feat. The Game & Cam'ron) and "Crunk Muzik" (feat. Juelz Santana & Cam'ron). Praise came from all corners of the hip-hop community and even from unexpected supporters like The New York Times who stated, "Jim Jones has more charisma and attitude than most rappers put together."

If you can't wait till August 23rd to pick up "Harlem: The Diary of A Summer" go to www.mtv.com now where you can preview it in it's entirety as part of MTV's "The Leak."

With the new album waiting in the wings, Jim recently shot a new video for "What You Been Dranking On," in Miami's Little Haiti district -- the clip will World Premiere on MTV2's "Making the Video" on Sunday, August 21st at 5:00 pm (Eastern Time).

"What You Been Dranking On," will also leak to radio shortly. The track was written and co-produced by Diddy and Jha' Jha (the first female rapper to emerge from the Dipset camp). The incendiary joint also features the red-hot Paul Wall. All 3 artists star in the video alongside Jim.

Regarding the new album, Jones offers, "It's the soundtrack to summertime in the ghetto. The main objective is to stay alive during those months 'cause it's so hot, you gotta do what you gotta do to stay cool. This album will keep you real cool, like drinking an ice cold glass of Sizzurp."

Jim takes his ability to influence the world at large very serious; he continues to search for new ways to find social and political growth while progressing within the Hip Hop culture. Currently, Jim is an active participator in Russell Simmons' Hip Hop Summit, The Andre Neal Foundation as well as the Southeast Queens Action Network for Public Schools, all which focus on building and strengthening the community through its youth, educating them on politics and teaching them how influential their voice is.

For more on Jim Jones, log onto his recently launched website at www.capostatus.com or www.dipsetmixtapes.com.

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