Jim Jones On A$AP Mob: “They Weren’t From The Street”
Since A$AP Mob broke through to become one of New York’s hottest new Rap collectives, they have drawn several comparisons to other groups before them. When asked about the two crew’s similarities, Jim Jones thought there weren’t many.
In a recent interview with XXL, CAPO cited several differences between A$AP and the Diplomats. “Nah. They weren’t from the street. They’re a good group of kids and they’re artistic but they’re not from the street and their style is way different than what we do.”
The Harlem rapper went into specifics on why he can’t really relate to Rocky, Ferg, Twelvy and Yams. “It’s a little bit far out there for me. We got bonafide swag and the definition of get fly, ya dig? I’m not trying to disrespect them—A$AP Mob is doing it, they got their numbers and they’re doing what they like to do—but they’re nothing like the Diplomats” he added.
And then came some unexpected salt: “They didn’t come up hanging and banging and hustling and really touching the pavement, ya dig? It’s a big difference. We don’t wear kilts and we don’t wear tight sweatpants and funny sneakers. That’s not our style. Price point and high fashion don’t really make it cool. I’ll still go in Wal Mart and come out and ni—s will still think it’s Versace.”
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