Jim Jones and Hitmaka have been doing interviews following the release of their project ‘Back In My Prime.’ While appearing on ‘Apt. 5H’ with DJ Self, Jim Jones opened up about the split of Roc-A-Fella Records and the lasting impact the disbandment had on New York rap.
Jones and Hitmaka discussed different production while on the show, eventually leading Jones to speak on the Roc breaking up. “The confusion at the Roc-A-Fella breakup did a lot of damage for New York music,” said the rapper. While speaking about the void left by the crew’s split, Jones continued, “Remember, Roc-A-Fella had so many different types of music. They had The Diplomats, they had State Property, they had Brooklyn s**t. They really had a strong hold on East Coast music, so when that s**t started to happen….”
Hitmaka chimed in and noted that the Roc also had New York artists creating Reggaeton music, like N.O.R.E.’s venture into the genre while tied to the label. Watch above.