Joseph Guillermo Jones II (born July 15, 1976), better known by his stage name Jim Jones, is an American hip hop recording artist from Harlem, New York City, New York. Jones, an original member of hip hop collective The Diplomats (also known as Dipset), is also the co-CEO of Diplomat Records, alongside childhood friend and fellow Harlem-based rapper Cam'ron. Jones is also a noted music video director under the pseudonym CAPO, having directed videos for artists including Cam'ron, Juelz Santana, Remy Ma and State Property.
In 2004, he released his solo debut studio album On My Way to Church. The release of his second album, Harlem: Diary of a Summer in 2005, coincided with Jones' landing an executive position in A&R at E1 Music. A year later he was on his third album Hustler's P.O.M.E. (Product of My Environment) (2006), which spawned his biggest single to date,[when?] "We Fly High". The song reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In 2006, Jones also formed the hip hop group ByrdGang and launched ByrdGang Records. The group released their debut album M.O.B.: The Album, under the newly found label in 2008. Jones followed up with his fourth solo album Pray IV Reign, which was released in March 2009, under Columbia Records. The album spawned the hit single "Pop Champagne". On April 5, 2011 Jones released his fifth studio album, Capo, which was supported by the lead single "Perfect Day".