Entertainment One enters into new label deal with rapper/entrepreneur Jim Jones & his ByrdGang Records
First album by Jim Jones and ByrdGang dropping late summer 2021
Entertainment One (eOne) announces a new label deal with Platinum-selling rapper and entrepreneur Jim Jones and his ByrdGang Records, reuniting Jones with the label that launched his solo career. Under this new global deal, ByrdGang will release several projects in the next few years, prominently featuring Jones while introducing the next wave of new artists.
The first full-length album by Jim Jones and ByrdGang is due out in fall 2021, with the first single featuring Jones and Dyce Peso dropping in a few weeks.
Alan Grunblatt, eOne's President of Urban Music, says, "eOne helped launch Jim's solo career and I'm thrilled to be working with Jim again. He has a remarkable gift for A&R, and I look forward to showcasing new talent together."
Jones says, "I've had some amazing experiences throughout my career because someone believed in me – me and my crew. With this next iteration on ByrdGang, I'm very excited to be giving other artists the same chance that someone gave me."
eOne (formerly KOCH Records) released Jones' first four albums: 'On My Way To Church', 'Harlem: Diary Of A Summer', 'Hustler's P.O.M.E.', and 'Capo'. All four albums debuted Top 5 on the R&B/Hip Hop Chart and Top 20 on the Billboard Top 200. Hustler's P.O.M.E. included Jones' Platinum hit, "We Fly High", which topped the Hot Rap Tracks chart.
Jim Jones is a hip hop icon, television star, entrepreneur, and entertainment mogul and one of the founding members of The Diplomats. Jones is known for successful hits such as "We Fly High" and "Pop Champagne" along with starring television roles on "VH1's Love & Hip Hop", "Chrissy & Mr. Jones", "Vow or Never", and "Marriage Bootcamp Family Edition" via WEtv. Jim recently starred in Irv "Gotti" Lorenzo's anthology series "TALES" on BET and "The Drip Report" featuring Weavahman Jim via Revolt. Jim is a partner of Saucey Extracts Vamp Fit. He was also a partner in The Richmond Roughriders AFL football team, VL-mobile communication service, and Vampire Life Clothing as well as the VampBerry beverage brand. Recent albums, 'The Fraud Department', 'El Capo Deluxe', 'El Capo', and 'Wasted Talent' all received significant praise from critics – the Howard Stern Show called the recent album a "masterpiece", while the Joe Budden Podcast and Complex, said Jones had one of the top albums of 2018 and 2019. Diddy said Jim Jones has elevated himself as an emcee. Jim has a significant social media following, with over 5 million followers on Twitter and Instagram combined and is dedicated to various humanitarian efforts and has displayed his affinity for giving back to the inner-city youth community through VAMP Cares.