The wait is over now that Jim Jones has dropped his latest project titled “Wasted Talent” last month. The 18 tracked album is burning the streets. Jim Jones definitely tapped into his Diplomatic ways throughout the entire project. He gave all Diplomat fans something to look foward to by staying true to his roots. The Diplomats will always be a top trendsetter in the Hip-Hop culture. Jim Jones put smiles on our face after listening to the apperanances as well as the choice in production. There are appearances by Juelz Santana, Cam’Ron, Trav, Yo Gotti, Lil Durk, Mozzy, Ball Greezy, Jadakiss, Eric Bellinger, Avon Carter, and more.
“Chicken Fried Rice” has one of the best productions on the album by Ron Oilers. Yo Gotti did his thing with Jim, Trav and 5 AM as they get down speaking on enticing ladies with some hood shit.
Jim addresses how the sounds from his team influenced artists today with sampling on “Diplomatic Immunity”. The Diplomats always had their way of sampling some of the best in the world. Jim speaks on Drake, sampling his track that he sampled from The Dips. Now isn’t that something. With feature from Cam’Ron, it was only right they bought some topics to the table, as they are some of the most influential artists in our culture.
“Head Off” is a banger with Lil Durk on the track. Jim has always been a story teller, perfect track for him to do with a young artist in the game such as Lil Durk.
“Adidas” featuring Ball Greezy is all about “selling dope in your Adidas”. The production of the track is too hard. Jim gives us that same old gritty flow with insightful story lines.
“Still Dipset” produced by Jahlil Beats is a highlight on the album just by the title itself. The beat is ill while Santana eats.
“Gotta Play For Keeps” features YFN Lucci which becomes relatives to fans from the North to the South. Lucci become the perfect addition to the album as he do what he does best. The beat has a vibe that is heartfelt, giving you no choice but to feel its message.
Mozzy kills “Banging” as Jim Jones come busting on the song produced by 808 Mafia. The was one of the best collaborations on the album. The production matched both artists personas. One of our favorite songs gangsters came ride to.
“Dust and Powder” featuring Jadakiss is a prime example of real authentic rappers never losing touch. The sounds are a definite Dipset beat produced by Heatmakers. Jadakiss murdered the track. We had a moment listening to this collaboration as well.
Jim Jones was in his bag with this one. He stayed true to the roots of his legacy which should never be questioned. The East Coast flow is stamped throughout the album. The world should feel this one. Wasted Talent is a banger. Which track is your favorite?
1. “Intro Bronx Tales”
2. “Never Did 3Quarters” (Produced by The Heatmakerz)
3. “Epitome” (Produced by 808-Ray and SmittyBeatz)
4. “Catch on Yet” featuring Trav (Produced Rain910)
5. “Banging” featuring Mozzy (Produced by Non Stop 808 Mafia)
6. “Gotta Play the Game” featuring YFN Lucci (Produced by Dougie on the Beat)
7. “Got to B Real” featuring Alexza (Produced by DJ Rellyrell)
8. “Dust & Powder” featuring Jadakiss (Produced by The Heatmakerz)
9. “Living My Best Life” featuring Eric Bellinger (Produced by The Heatmakerz)
10. “Adidas” featuring Ball Greezy (Produced by Killa Watts)
11. “Chicken Fried Rice” featuring 5AM, Yo Gotti and Trav (Produced Ron Oilers)
12. “The Old Way” featuring AX Leon
13. “Diplomatic Immunity” featuring Cam’ron (Produced by The Heatmakerz
14. “Head Off” featuring Lil Durk (Produced by Dougie on the Beat)
15. “Pray” featuring Trav (Produced by Kyle Smith)
16. “Bag Talk”* featuring Ball Greezy (Produced Foreign Teck)
17. “Still Dipset”* (Produced Jahlil Beats)
18. “Once Upon a Time”* (Produced by The Heatmakerz)