Jim Jones To Teach At A New York High School

Dipset's Jim Jones plans to be a music instructor at a New York high school later this year.

Diplomats rapper Jim Jones announced that he will be trading in the mic for the textbooks, taking over as a music instructor. Jones, who is expected teach at a New York City high school, told Rap Radar he is excited about the opportunity. "It's definitely going to be fun. I [will] have to go home the weekend before and write out my lessons," he continued, "This will be the funnest class you can go to and shit but you gonna learn a lot."

The Dipset member is expected to teach for just eight weeks and is currently waiting for the green light. "Right now they're actually going back and forth with the Board of Education to see what goes on and shit. I fully don't know the whole logistics of everything."

Although Jones has never taught a music course before, he feels as though he has a lot to offer. "I've done music business since I was a teenager. I had major executive positions. I've been successful as an artist and successful as a label. We've been successful as a movement."

Although a location and date have not yet been set, Jones plans to begin his role as a high school music instructor later in the year.

55 Comments

  • Steele

    What da hell? The classroom will reek chronic scented-azz Jim Jones getting high before every class. Not a good look.

  • Mark Seven

    If the class is teaching production and studio work, he can teach it. Y'all don't know what he does behind the scenes. He even directs videos. He can teach them how to mix and shit behind the boards. It all depends on what he is specifically teaching. He's already been workin wit kids for a little while now. The media never tells u the good things these rappers do, remember that. And just in case u didn't know, teachers are regular ass niggaz outside the classroom too. Niggaz wit degrees lol. For the record, I am NOT a Jim Jones fan.

    • MalcolmLittle

      Co-sign, comin from another non-Jones fan...a lotta people forget when it comes to Hip-Hop and anything "hood-oriented" in general, the media/corporate Amerikkka's ONLY goal is to sensationalize the bullshit that goes on...that is, til it's time to use Hip-Hop to sell their products and boost their ratings, THEN naturally they wanna try and act "down". With that said...do your thing Jimmy, but for fuck sake do it RIGHT. Don't sell these kids no pipe dreams, there's too much of that bullshit out there as it is...let em know the ins and outs and the outs and ins of this vicious ass industry so those interested in music as a career can be better prepared than a lotta these niggas comin out in the game!! It's show and prove time now Jimmy...it's moments like these that separate the REAL niggas from the coons and Sambos!! What side YOU on Jimmy?!

  • prow

    i actually had to check the date to see whether or not it was april 1st. cause this is redikalus

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  • Wokka1

    "This will be the funnest class you can go to and shit but you gonna learn a lot." Yeah... Try pulling that in an interview for a job as a HS teacher...

  • J-FAB

    Jim Jones: You know what dog food tastes like? Do you? It tastes just like it smells... delicious!!

  • myfavoriterapper'sStarRJ

    Certified Teacher lol. Wow

  • bsmoov

    I can't believe the board of education is gonna let this dude actually teach a class. I bet it doesn't go through. Jim Jones isn't a certified teacher. C'mon man this is gotta be a joke.

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  • karcer

    Obviously, he's not doing it for the money. I'm sure he could make much more money in 8 weeks doing something other than teaching a public high school class. I think he's doing a good thing. He's not teaching an English class, and maybe he'll have something to say that will motivate and inspire some of the kids. And to the person who said rhyming to beats has nothing to do with music- um, rhythm is an essential part of music.

  • karcer

    Obviously, he's not doing it for the money. I'm sure he could make more doing something other than teaching an 8-week public high school class. I think he's doing a good thing. He's not teaching an English class, and maybe he'll have something to say that will motivate and inspire some of the kids. And to the person who said rhyming to beats has nothing to do with music- um, rhythm is an essential part of music.

  • INOA

    I mean when you fail at one thing, you should awayls move on.

  • who who

    Well, I guess we can assume that he wont be teaching them how to create a gold selling CD.

  • karcer

    Obviously, he's not doing it for the money. I'm sure he could make more doing something other than teaching an 8-week public high school class. I think he's doing a good thing. He's not teaching an English class, and maybe he'll have something to say that will motivate and inspire some of the kids. And, to the person who said rhyming to beats has nothing to do with music- um, rhythm is an essential part of music.

    • YPC

      Motivate do do what, drugs, get high, be a fake Bood like he is, dress like a idiot, and im sure he is doing it for the money, he aint caked up like that, dont let these so called ballin niggas fool you

  • sukmycok

    this nigga think he is J-Live, LOL

  • sukmycok

    This is why children arent learning anything in school. can this nigga even read!!! LOL

  • J90

    And he knows fukin' what about anything!? Lesson 1 - "Now kids, we fly high, no lie, you know this." Jeez

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  • Anon1

    "This will be the funnest class you can go to and shit but you gonna learn a lot." And he's about to be a teacher?

  • JiggaThatNigga

    This has to be a fucking joke and completely sad if true for the kids who will be in that class/school.

  • brownwonda

    dont get it twisted. rappers are poets, not musicians. picking beats doesnt qualify you as a musician

  • C-Arson

    This is THE most ridiculous headline I have ever read.

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  • Powernupe

    "This will be the funnest class you can go to and shit but you gonna learn a lot." How eloquent. Nothing like making a first impression within your prospective professional field of endeavor. That being said, I'm sure he will captivate students upon onset. Let's just hope this doesn't turn into Ebonics 101 with extra credit on how to roll a perfect blunt. Ouch - did I say that? Sorry to sound skeptical. I'm sure he's much deeper than his stage persona, and his business acumen certaintly speaks in support for his intelligence. Bottom line, honor and respect your privilege, and teach these chur'in as best as you can homey. Make a positive difference in as many lives as possible fam-fam.

  • JIMJONESFORREAL???

    Hahaha i can't even believe this is serious. The apocalypse is certain if Jim Jones is teaching a class, doesn't matter what it's in.

  • HOLLAR AT ME

    This nigga will sell his ass for a dollar, I don't respect him, I see why Cam don't fuck with him

  • als_360

    Next this clown gon be on dancing with the stars. So whack niggaz go to cock records then when they get even more whack they become teachers. Is that's whats hot on the steets? I guess nigga gotta make money some how.

  • Atl2Trill

    WTF? This nigga has no musical talent whatsoever. What he's gonna teach? Smacking kufi's and shit talkin 101.

  • LO GODFATHER

    Even i'm a bit fret now. Dued is a business man and thats it. He could probably rock a party joint but on the rea,l i don't see much real talen coming from this fella,although he may look talented compared to some..But the guy has taken every advantage of every opportunity given..it's a world full of bum ass ring tone rappers!

  • The heck?

    What musical talent does this dude possess? Cause I know for sure he can't rap! In addition, he doesn't rap about anything good or positive anyway! From an ignorant, unintelligent mans perception he does. But any person with good sense knows HE CAN'T! Get someone to teach who has knowledge. E.g- Common, Skillz, Lupe Fiasco, Black Thought, Rakim......

  • RIP_Proof&Dilla

    Whats he gonna teach how to suck at rapping?

  • HHConspiraciesRlike4realz

    Yo, check it. Jim Jones wants to teach our kids because he's working with the Illuminati. In one of his songs, he references The Da Vanci code and Tomb Raider plus I saw something about him (or maybe it was Jay-Z) on You Tube, so it gots to be real! Wake up people! See me? I'm awake! How you think I'm typin this shit nigga?!

  • Ramone

    Im not sure if thats such a great idea. when i clickd the link i was open minded about it. the fact that he was cursing in the quotes, turns me off. you are waiting for a green light to teach high school and you say "Right now they're actually going back and forth with the Board of Education to see what goes on and shit" i would pull my son out of the class. Id be all for it if it was NAS or LUPE or COMMON // someone with a positive aim in hip hop, not "Baaaaaaalllliiiiiiin!"

  • stevep

    Umm..yea cuz hes who i want teaching my kids...r u fucking serious!! i mean listen to this mans quotes in this article, this dudes music or mind aint got shit to offer to the youth. theres plenty of artists in hip hop that offer a million times more musically as well as mentally....krs, john forte,ras kass....great idea wrong fucking dude. on the other hand that cut he was on on the blakroc album was mean...lol..but i still wouldnt want him teaching my kids

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