Harlem: Diary of a Summer

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Harlem: Diary of a Summer
Studio album by Jim Jones
Released August 23, 2005 (U.S.)
Recorded 2004-2005
Genre East Coast Hip hop
Length 56:49
Label Diplomat, Koch
Producer Amadeus, Pete Rock, Treblemakers, Mayor, Zurc, Zukhan, Develop, Duke Productions, Jones Family Productions, Beat Firm, Hannon Lane, Jimmy The Greek, Shiest Bub, Tuneheadz, Knoxville
Jim Jones chronology
On My Way to Church
Harlem: Diary of a Summer
Hustler's P.O.M.E. (Product of My Environment)
Singles from Harlem: Diary of a Summer
  1. "Baby Girl"
    Released: July 2, 2005
  2. "Summer Wit Miami"
    Released: August 10, 2005
  3. "What You Been Drankin' On"
    Released: September 29, 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
HipHopDX 3.5/5 stars[1]
RapReviews 7.5/10 stars[2]
Vibe 4/5 stars[3]

Harlem: Diary of a Summer is the second studio album by American hip hop recording artist Jim Jones.[4] The album was released on August 23, 2005 in the United States, under Diplomat and Koch.[5]

Chart and sales performance[edit]

The album was released in three configurations including a DualDisc version which features the entire new album in LPCM Stereo, a brand-new Jim Jones documentary, plus uncensored versions of some of his biggest videos. Additional Explicit/Edited versions of the album are also available.

The album debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200 with 74,000 copies sold in the first week of release, making it the rapper's highest-peaking album to date.[6]


The first single from Harlem: Diary of a Summer is "Baby Girl". The single didn't chart on the Billboard Hot 100, but it did manage to peak at #58 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. The follow-up single, "Summer Wit Miami", peaked at #78 on the same chart.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "My Diary" (featuring Denise Weeks) Amadeus 4:27
2. "Zeke" (Interlude)   1:15
3. "G's Up" (featuring Max B) Pete Rock 4:29
4. "J.I.M.M.Y."   Treblemakers 3:44
5. "What Is This"   Mayor, Zurc 3:27
6. "Honey Dip" (featuring Juelz Santana, J. R. Writer & Latif) Zukhan 4:24
7. "Ride 'Wit Me" (featuring Juelz Santana) Develop 2:40
8. "Penitentiary Chances" (featuring Hell Rell) Duke Productions, Jones Family Productions 3:25
9. "We Just Ballin'" (featuring T.K.) Beat Firm 3:22
10. "What You Been Drankin On?" (featuring Jha Jha, P. Diddy & Paul Wall) Hannon Lane 3:38
11. "Harlem"   Jimmy The Greek, Shiest Bub 3:51
12. "Confront Ya Babe" (featuring Max B & Cardan) Tuneheadz 4:48
13. "Summer wit Miami" (featuring Trey Songz) Knoxville 3:26
14. "I'm in Love with a Thug" (featuring Denise Weeks & 40 Cal) Jones Family Productions 3:13
15. "Tupac Joint" (featuring Hussein Fatal & 40 Cal) Duke Productions, Jones Family Productions 3:28
16. "Baby Girl" (featuring Max B) Zukhan 3:12
Total length:
Sample credits
  • "My Diary" Contains a sample of "Living Inside Your Love" by Earl Klugh
  • "G's Up" Contains a sample of "I Think You Need Love" by Dionne Warwick
  • "Confront Ya Babe" Contains a sample of "Journey to Transylvania" by Alan Silvestri
  • "Summer Wit Miami" Contains a sample of "Between the Sheets" by The Isley Brothers
  • "Tupac & Joint" Contains a sample of "Homies & Thuggs" by Scarface

Chart positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top Rap Albums Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Independent Albums
2005 Harlem: Diary of a Summer #5 #1 #1 #1


  1. ^ HipHopDX review
  2. ^ RapReviews review
  3. ^ Vibe review
  4. ^  ~ Jim Jones Audio CD. "Harlem: Diary of a Summer: Jim Jones: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  5. ^ "Jim Jones: Diary of a Summer: Jim Jones: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  6. ^ "Duff Set Remains 'Most Wanted' At No. 1". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-02-20.