Jim Jones [click to read] has taken his act to a stage, but not one we may have come to expect. Instead of a regular stage he normally performs on, he’s taken his act to the theater stage. He recently worked on Hip-Hop Monologues: Inside the Life and Mind of Jim Jones.
While many believed he went into this to pursue another avenue of expression, Jones admitted that it had nothing to do with artistry.
“I’m not one of the people who say I do things for the craft of it,” Jones said in an interview, according to Associated Press.
“Even though when I get on camera you think that (I’m) a crafty individual, but I’m all about the money and whatever it takes for me to get that money, I’m going to master that,” he said.
He also said he hopes other rappers can follow his lead into Broadway.
“I should hope I’ve created a new lane for rappers who are woody enough to complete a task like this to go into a whole other form of revenue,“he added.
The play was featured at New York’s 37 Arts Theater.
In related news, a free screening of This is Jim Jones, the documentary, will be shown this Saturday in Atlanta, Georgia.
Saturday, April 18th
816 Oak Street
Atlanta, Ga 30310