By Jack Barnes
A veteran New York rapper and a respected businessman, Jim Jones exemplifies the classic rags-to-riches story. Taking over VIP in a neon-lit club, Jones lives a life of luxury in “Gotta Play The Game,” his latest video. Featuring a standout appearance from YFN Lucci, whose soaring melodic hook perfectly fits the piano-led production, “Gotta Play The Game” is a hustler’s anthem, blending regions and genres with its universal message of turning lemons into lemonade. “Gotta Play The Game” is the latest video from Wasted Talent, Jim Jones’ seventh solo studio album, following the Dipset capo’s yacht-set “Never Did 3 Quarters,” released last week. Enjoy this video stream below after the jump and please share this with friends.
Inspired by a quote from the end of the Robert DeNiro film A Bronx Tale, Wasted Talent explores the way many of the movie’s themes, including coming of age in a poor neighborhood and struggling to maintain legitimacy when resisting the allure of the gangster life, intersect with the rapper’s life and career. Wasted Talent finds the Harlem rapper reuniting with Diplomats cohorts Cam’
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