Jim Jones Records Soulful New Single…with Mashup DJ Girl Talk?


If you’re looking for a sneak peek at a new Jim Jones song (or are just nostalgic for his braids), Pitchfork.tv’s Selector has you covered. The most recent episode paired the Love & Hip Hop favorite with mashup DJ Girl Talk in Jones’s Manhattan studio. Girl Talk previewed two beats: the glitchy “Happen,” which the Jones was definitely not feeling, and the 1970s-soul “Believe in Magic,” based on a sample of Honey Cone‘s 1970 number-one hit, “Want Ads.” The Dipset head’s skepticism about the sound soon faded when he started recording a freestyle over it, and he ended up loving it so much that he cleared the sample and recruited Lloyd to sing a featured verse on what now looks to be an upcoming single.

Watch Jim Jones record his freestyle and ad libs below, or check out the whole Selector episode at Pitchfork.tv. And don’t forget to tune in to the Love & Hop Hop reunion Monday, May 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on VH1.

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