Harlem's American Gangster

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Harlem's American Gangster
Mixtape by Jim Jones
Released February 19, 2008
Recorded 2007–2008
Genre East Coast Hip hop
Label Koch/Diplomat
Producer ByrdGang (exec.), I.N.F.O. & NOVA, DJ Khalil, Chinky P, Chad beatz, Oneya, P Riot, Andreas Dombrowski, Pete Rock, Justa Beast, Feva, King James, Chink Santana
Jim Jones chronology
A Dipset X-Mas
(2006)
'''Harlem's American Gangster'''
(2008)
Jim Jones & Skull Gang Present A Tribute To Bad Santa Starring Mike Epps
(2008)
Singles from Harlem's American Gangster
  1. "Love Me No More"
    Released: January 29, 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
DJBooth.net (unfavorable)[2]
RapReviews 7/10 stars[3]

Harlem's American Gangster is the seventh mixtape by American hip hop recording artist Jim Jones released to digital retailers on February 19, 2008 under Koch Records. The album peaked at number three on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and number one on the Top Rap Albums chart. The Koch CD was remixed and remastered from a limited edition release that came out the previous November. There was also a change in the track list, with some tracks added and others omitted. The mixtape is hosted by Dame Dash and features the entire ByrdGang crew. "Love Me No More" was released as a single but didn't reach any major Billboard charts.

Album information[edit]

Jim Jones explained to MTV why he chose to do the album,"The title of this mixtape is a bit controversial," Jim recently told Mixtape Monday about his response to Jay-Z's American Gangster. "[Roc-A-Fella co-founder] Dame [Dash] feels the same way I do about American gangsters: If you snitch, you're not an American gangster. Understand me. That's what we're doing it for." Dame actually crops up on the mixtape — he surfaces in the intro and in a series of skits — while Byrd Gang flagship member Max B did some co-writing. Don't miss "Byrd Gang Money," "Love Me No More" and "Up in Harlem."[4]

Tracklisting[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Length Notes
1 "Intro" (featuring Oshy and Dame Dash) Chinky P. 5:06
2 "The King" (featuring NOE) I.N.F.O. & NOVA 2:58
3 "Love Me No More" (featuring Kobe) DJ Khalil 2:41
4 "Dame Dash Skit #1" Chinky P 0:35
5 "Byrd Gang Money" (featuring Mel Matrix & NOE) Chad beatz 4:26
6 "Stay Ballin" Oneya 2:10
7 "Dame Dash Skit #2" Chinky P 1:04
8 "Come on, Come On" (featuring NOE & Oshy) Jonny Bro 2:58
9 "I Gotta Have It" (featuring NOE) Andreas Dombrowski 3:05
10 "Dame Dash Skit #3" Chinky P 0:36
11 "Up in Harlem" Pete Rock 1:37 Contains elements of the composition "Native New Yorker" by Odyssey
12 "American Gangsta" Justa Beast 2:36
13 "Lifestyle" Feva 3:34
14 "Dame Dash Skit #4" (featuring Haruomi Hosono) Chinky P. 1:49
15 "Lookin' at the Game" (featuring Stack Bundles) King James 3:56 Contains elements of the composition "Gucci Time" by Schoolly D
16 "Rockefeller Laws" (featuring Rell) Chink Santana 4:47
17 "No Fuss" (featuring Mel Matrix & Stack Bundles) The Phantom Boyz 3:32

Differences from the original release[edit]

The Koch release omitted "Global Money Skit", "Two More Blocks", "Money Comes and Money Goes", and "Poverty" from the "unofficial" version, and added "Come on, Come On", "I Gotta Have It", "Lookin at the Game", "Rockefeller Laws", and "No Fuss". Additionally, The Game does not appear on "Love Me No More" as he does on the "unofficial" version of the album.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 19[5]
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 3[6]
U.S. Billboard Top Rap Albums 1[7]
U.S. Billboard Independent Albums 1[8]

Love Me No More[edit]

"Love Me No More"
Single by Jim Jones featuring Kobe
from the album Harlem's American Gangster
Released January 29, 2008
Format CD single, Digital Download
Recorded 2008
Genre Hip hop
Length 2:49
Label Diplomat, Koch Records
Producer(s) DJ Khalil
Jim Jones singles chronology
"Sexy Lady (Remix)"
(2007)
"Love Me No More"
(2008)
"Foolish (Remix)"
(2008)

"Love Me No More" is the lead single from Jim Jones' mixtape/album, Harlem's American Gangster. It features R&B singer Kobe on the hook and was produced by DJ Khalil. There is a remix which features rapper The Game.

It peaked at number 3 on Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles.[9]

Music video[edit]

The music video is directed by RAGE and Jim Jones under the pseudonym CAPO. Singer-songwriter Kobe is featured alongside Jones and Dipset cohort Juelz Santana makes a cameo appearance. The second portion of the video switches to "Byrd Gang Money" and features Jim Jones' ByrdGang along with Juelz Santana and NOE.[10]

References[edit]