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Jim Jones has insisted that he's "not a rapper," and who are we to disagree? Though his last album was better than many expected, the business manager for the Diplomats shows the limitations of his abilities on this sophomore release. Compared to Cam'ron's slick appeal or even Juelz Santana's unflappable confidence, Jones sounds more like a Dipset placeholder than a lyrical star in his own right. He simply lacks the kind of presence to hold down a sixteen song album, especially with a gruff and rather garbled flow that often feels muddled in the mix. This said, for fans of the Dipset sound--shiny soul and thuggy anthems--Harlem Diary should satisfy a few cravings, whether on Jones' hometown lullaby, "Harlem," or "G's Up," with its classic '60s sound, or dramatic and aggressive "What Is This." Santana pops up on a few cameos, as does Hell Rell, alongside Diddy and Houston's Paul Wall though Killa Kam is strangely M.I.A. on his label captain's album. --Oliver Wang

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listen13. Summer With Miami [Explicit] 3:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. I'm In Love With A Thug [Explicit] 3:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 23, 2005)
  • Original Release Date: 2005
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Dual Disc
  • Label: Koch Records
  • ASIN: B0009UVCJO
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #196,483 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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I don't know how that happens but it did.
Gregory B. Upton
Theres a few good tracks on here, but not was good as His first album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Chandler on June 16, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Jim Jones sophomre effort Harlem: Diary Of A Summer truefully is better than his previous On My Way To Church, but unfortunately it falls short of many expectations.

Lets start off with the good first. Jim Jones thought that he could come with a more mainstream appealing on this album which works in a sucessful way (thats why I bought this). The second single "Summer In Miami" is actually a good song that features Tray Songz. The song "Honey Dip" come off nice and will guarantee to move some butts inside of a club. Jim Jones stepped his rhymes up a tad bit in the intro "My Diary" which works in the winning side.

Now the bad parts of this album are also consistant. "J.I.M.M.Y." would have been a nice song if the annoying high pitched sounding title wasn't said a various parts. I said Jim Jones stepped is rhymes up on some songs, but he shows lack of improvement in others such as "Baby Girl" and "What Is This", both also suffering from weak hooks. Actually a lot of songs could have been good if it wern't for sorry hooks. "Ride With Me" would fall into this category, as well as terrible singing by Denise Weeks in the song "I'm in Love With A Thug". "We Just Ballin" is considered a halfassed first take of trying to make a club track, as the whole song comes off terrible. "Tupac Joint" is a joke with lack luster gangstafied production. Why is the song titled that questions me, because the only somewhat connection it has to Tupac is former Outlaw member Hussein Fatal. No verse or snippet from Tupac anywhwere, not to mention Fatal's rhymes wern't as good either.

As you see, this album is a step up from his first, but still sufferes from medicoricy.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ricardy on August 25, 2005
Format: Audio CD
After buyin the previous album (on my way to church)I thought Jim Jones was a weak rapper, the only 2 cuts I liked off it were certified gangstas, and crunk music. But on this album he really did his thing, better beats, better rhymes, and he proved he don't need Killa Cam to make a hit single. I'm a dipset fan and I feel Jim Jones really proved why he's Capo status.

THIS ALBUM IS FIRE IF YOU'RE A DIPSET FAN YOU NEED TO GO GET THIS!!!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By TooMuchCoffee on August 25, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Jim Jones' first alblum: On my way to Church was a hot alblum, but this is the next level. Its a mixed bag of beats and rhymes, a little more eclectic compared to his first alblum, but a powerful record. Its got something for everyone, dipset is the next to blow, forget these other crews, these guys got the game on smash.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By E on September 12, 2005
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Although I didn't expect too much from Jimmy Jones on "On My Way To Church," I must say I was apalled when I did finally hear it. Thankfully, his second time at bat is a little better than the first, but it still falls short of the mark. Perhaps I'm biased, but I can't get over the Diplomats/Heatmakerz connect from the first "Diplomatic Immunity" album, and that fire is missing from all their subsequent releases.

The first song is aight, but the chick Denise Weeks on the hook...geez, I found myself thinking, "Would somebody please shut that b**** up!" The fourth song, "J.I.M.M.Y." features another (in my opinion) retarded sped-up vocal, reminiscent of the one found on "S.A.N.T.A.N.A.'s Town" on Diplomatic Immunity 2.

Something else, I hate it when the Dips try to do down south music, like "Honey Dip" and "What You Been Drankin On?", which features that trick Jha Jha (man, she's ANNOYING!!). The latter song was stolen by Paul Wall who saves it. (East coasters, leave the southern spittin to us.) "Ride Wit Me" has one of the laziest hooks I've heard in a minute; with Juelz on the hook, I think we expect better from him. "I'm In Love with A Thug" is pretty dumb too with Denise Geeks ruining the chorus again.

I know I've been raggin on the album so far but here are the bangers to me: "G's Up", "What Is This", "Penintentiary Chances" (even though Jones gets off beat really bad on parts), "We Just Ballin", "Harlem" (YES!!), "Confront Ya Babe", "Baby Girl", and "Summer wit Miami", the latter being hands down the best song (lifting the Isley Bros. "Between the Sheets" sample). The "Tupac Joint" with Fatal Hussein was aight but could've been left off.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Young Hov on August 25, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Jim Jones new album, Harlem: Diary of a Summer, is hands down one of the best albums I have purchased in a while. While I am a die hard diplomats fan, I felt that Jim Jones was always the weakets in the crew. After this album, that was easily put to rest. He has evolved into a lyricist, and my respect has soared for this artist. The beats on this album are ridiculous, and Jim is starting to buzz a little bit, and it is well deserved. The Diplomats are the most well rounded crew in music, and this is another album that contributes to their all out movement the EVERYBODY needs to get in tune with. Go cop this one.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By HONDA on February 28, 2006
Format: Audio CD
EVEN THOUGH HE IS THE GENERAL MANAGER OF THE DIPSET CREW

AND DIRECTS VIDEOES AS WELL BEHIND THE CAMERA,WHY DOES HE

WANT TO RAP ANYWAY?,YOUR PAID, JIM NOT EVERYBODY CAN DO IT

BUT I APPLAUD YOUR EFFORTS THOUGH IM NOT GOING TO KNOCK THAT

WHATS SO EVER,IT TAKES A LOT OF GUTS TO PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE

LIKE THAT,ANYWAY I LIKED THE "MIAMI JOINT" WITH TREY, DAM I HOPE

HIS NEXT ALBUM IS WAY BETTER,BECAUSE HIS PIPES ARE THROUGH

THE ROOF TO WASTE ON WACK SONGS,THERE'S A FEW IPOD WORTHY TRACKS

BUT THE KEY WORD IS "FEW " ENOUGH SAID (OUT)
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