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Jim Jones to Release Mixtape Based on Harlem Drug Lord

Jim JonesHarlem baller Jim Jones has announced plans to release a mixtape based on the life of legendary uptown drug kingpin Rich Porter.

The mixtape, a follow-up to Jones’ Nicky Barnes themed ‘Harlem’s American Gangster,’ is entitled ‘The Ghost of Rich Porter,’ and will focus on the rise and fall of the Harlem gangster known for his flamboyant lifestyle, garage full of luxury cars and allegedly never wearing the same outfit twice. Porter was shot to death by his former business partner Alpo in 1990, at the age of 25.

“It started as a mixtape for the street,” Jones said of ‘Ghost’ in a recent interview with Complex. “I’ve been working on it probably for like two months now. I got over 40 songs, and we had to sit and break them s—s down. It started becoming harder and harder, and there was an album there and people started offering me money for it. It went from something I was going to give away for free to something somebody was going to pay me to give away for free. So, in the end, I’m still going to give it away free.”
Jones explained that Porter was a huge influence on the Diplomats, though he now sees himself in a similar role, as a Harlem figure who hustled his way to the top.

“When it come to Rich Porter, he was a very instrumental person from Harlem as far as the days of hustling. He set the precedent for my generation coming up. Watching the hustlers, the fast cars, pretty girls, and the fast money and things like that. And the story that goes behind it as far as the love and the betrayal — this is Harlem history. So, you know for the Diplomats, me, Juelz, Zeke and Cam, coming up and being instrumental in Harlem right now, it’s like synonymous to the life we live. We do business and we’re rapping, but this is pretty much the fast life of the entertainment industry.”

The ‘Ghost of Rich Porter’ does not currently have a release date. Jones recently appeared on the Dame Dash and Black Keys‘ rock/rap collaboration project, ‘Blakroc.’

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