A Complete Timeline of Cam’ron and Jim Jones’ Beef
Beef is always a hot topic in hip-hop, and the latest dispute to rear its head and capture the culture’s attention is the spat between Dipset founders Cam’ron and Jim Jones, which has gone from bad to ugly pretty quickly. Having been linked together since the release of Cam’ron’s debut album, Confessions of Fire, which included a song titled “Me, My Mom, and Jimmy,” the two Harlem reps would team up to present the Diplomats, a crew of rappers that originally included Juelz Santana, Freaky Zeakey, and themselves.
Shaking up the game in a major way after Cam’ron’s departure from Epic Records, the crew would hit the streets hard, releasing a string of classic mixtapes and taking their talents over to Roc-A-Fella Records, where they would plant their flag with releases like Cam’ron’s 2002 solo album, Come Home With Me, as well as their group project, Diplomatic Immunity. During their ascent, Jim Jones, who originally served as a hypeman and dot-connector behind the scenes, would emerge from the background and become a star in his own right, taking is talents to Koch Records and releasing impressive albums of his own, including On My Way to Church, Harlem: Diary of a Summer, and Hustler’s P.O.M.E., gradually boosting Jim Jones to the upper rungs of the rap food chain.
But as Jim Jones’ own star began to rise, and Cam’ron’s beefs with rival rappers continued to brew, the two Harlem hustlers would slowly drift apart, breaking up one of the most iconic movements in rap of the new millennium. Although talks of reunions would give fans hope that the crew could put their differences behind them, Cam’ron and Jim Jones have since doubled down and made their disagreements with one another public, with both sides disparaging the other.
In light of their beef continuing to bubble over, we’ve put together a complete timeline of the beef between Cam’ron and Jim Jones.