Appearing on The Breakfast Club this week, the hosts asked the rapper if he was interested in doing a biopic for his group The Diplomats, which led to him discussing his relationship with Cam’ron and Ma$e.
Jim noted that the trio had a long-standing relationship that dates back to high school. He also claimed that Ma$e and Cam’ron lived with him for a short time when they got kicked out of college.
The rapper’s first gesture was to give both Harlem natives flowers and acknowledge their contributions to Hip Hop; however, when it came to discussing his relationship with Ma$e, he was a bit reluctant.
“I don’t care about Ma$e,” he said. “I don’t care for Ma$e too much. Tell Ma$e go say some prayers.”
While Cam’ron and Ma$e squashed their decades-long feud last year, it seems Jim’s beef with Murda Ma$e remains unresolved.
Apparently Jim has a grudge against more than just his former friends. In another segment of the interview, Capo doubled down on his criticism of Pusha T by questioning his relevancy and song-making pedigree.
At one point in the conversation, the rapper went around asking various members of the radio show’s staff if they could rap along to five Pusha T records — a challenge only Charlamagne Tha God seemed able to accept.
“Could you name five Pusha T records?” Jones asked Charlamagne, who listed a couple of standout King Push songs. “Could you name five Pusha T records? No. Could you rap to five Pusha T records?
“Could you rap five [JAY-Z] verses if they came on? Could you rap five Drake verses if they came on? You lying because you work at radio. I’m just gonna say that because n-ggas gonna say Jim went way wildin.’”
While the Harlem native acknowledged that Pusha T is a talented lyricist, he said he hasn’t made enough of a cultural impact to be considered an all-time rap great.
“Shoutout to Pusha T, I love your soul,” Jones continued. “You my dawg. You not in my Top 50. You might be in Charlamagne’s Top 50 and things like that, but you haven’t done that much for me in my life.
“I never wanted to be like Pusha, I never had a Pusha moment in my life. Where I’m from, n-ggas wanted to be like you if you was really that dude as a rapper.”