(this photo says to me: I’m a little bit O.J., I’m a little bit Turkish from the movie “Snatch.”)

Once again, Joe La Puma, NCB, and the Complex team get the cookie for today’s most riveting rap-related content on the web.
But they couldnt have done it without the reigning Frick and Frack of rap trash talk, Jim Jones and Dame Dash. You gotta wonder how did one of these guys ever play the support role? And how could the other really have such scandalous financial woes and still be this cocky? It’s bananas.

The photos of a tightly plaited and sharply dressed Jomo are very nice, but its all about the commentary. Here are some choice quotes:

“(You’ve said that there’s no more Rocafella, but Kanye has had great success, and he still claims the Roc.)
Jim Jones: I don’t know if he’s actually with Jay-Z from the looks of things.
From what I’ve been seeing from since we were signed until now, I think Kanye actually hates Jay-Z. [Dame Dash interrupts:] No, he actually does. He hated Jay-Z ever since he wouldn’t give him a fucking Rocawear chain in Chicago! I’m telling you.

Jim Jones: I don’t know if the song “Big Brother” was correct, but he might’ve hated him since he didn’t give him those tickets to Madison Square Garden.

Damon Dash: This was before that. He was already in full hate by that time. [Laughs.] This nigga [Kanye] was like, “Wow, he ain’t going to give me the chain.” I had to take off my chain and give it to him, and I was heated. I had the real canary diamonds. That shit cost $40,000! I told Kanye, “Yo, you got to give that back when we get off this stage!”

***Note: well, hate seems like a strong word. You can resent someone and idolize them too. Seems like the story of many big brother/little brother dynamic in fact.

More notable quotables and other Jim Jones-isms after the jump…

“(In the documentary, there’s mention that Jay-Z stole the beat for “Izzo (H.O.V.A.)” from you and Cam, that Kanye agreed to give the beat to you guys. What’s the story behind that?)
Jim Jones: Kanye came to our studio session at Sony, and he was playing some beats back when we were all signed to Rocafella. Cam was about to come out with Come Home With Me, so we told Kanye we wanted to buy the song “H to the Izzo.” It was an understanding we had between us and Kanye because we were all under the same label.
So then, I’ll never forget it, we’re at Cam’s house and this hip-hop award show comes on [BET Awards, 2001], and Cam and I are watching it on his couch, and we’re like, “Next year we’re gonna be up there.” So they announce that Jay-Z is about to perform his new single off The Blueprint, and the dude comes out with the “H to the Izzo” beat. Cam and I look at each other like, Oh, we’re going to kill Kanye. Oh my God, when we catch this nigga,we’re going to do something terrible to him. And that’s how Cam ended up getting the “Down and Out” beat. Kanye gave it to him free of charge as payback.”

***Note: I don’t see the major offense here. At the time everyone was recording and producing at Baseline, right? And under the auspices of the Roc. So it no surprise if Jay-Z would have final dibs on any and all beats by his Rocafella producers.

“(your relationship with Cam’ron is at a standstill. It seems like that souring has had the most effect on you.)
Jim Jones: It’s definitely hard, because that’s my nigga, that’s my brother.
We rolled together for a very long time, and there are things I remember we said that we would never do. And now that we’ve got so much success, we’re doing all the things we watched people do and said that wouldn’t be us. It’s the ego; it has to be. This is a question I’ve asked myself over and over again. That’s the only way I see it. Amongst everything else, there was a couple things said on my part, but I can do that if I want to. Above all, I kept it fair; I could really expose shit, but that’s not what I’m here for. Once your ego becomes bigger than money, you can’t get anywhere. It’s a sad thing—we’ve built so much. Everywhere around the world, people know the Diplomats as a strong entity. And it’s at a halt due to the fact we’ve been going back and forth through this minute bullshit.

He finally came out and said that he couldn’t rock with you because you appeared onstage with 50, kind of questioning your loyalty.
Jim Jones: He’s questioning my loyalty? He was questioning himself. At that point in time when I did [appear onstage with 50], I was doing all business. I was doing what was best for Jimmy, what was best for my career.
It was in my best interest to do publicity stunts and get hype. He was nowhere to be found, so who is he to be questioning what I was doing? He couldn’t do that from the get-go because I helped start all this. What went on between him and 50 was a mockery—that was niggas making jokes. That was a YouTube snap battle. It was nothing remotely physical about that battle. I can’t indulge in fun and jokes that’s like wrestling.

**Note: I dont understand that last line but I can see what his position is on the rest. Obviously, I’d say there was way more than business motivations involved.

Other not-to-be-missed parts of Complex.com’s Jim Jones smorgesbord:

A Gallery of Jim Jones Kufi-Smack Targets

A Gallery of Jim Jones getting his GQ-s–t on, lol

And this funny clip of Jimmy listing his innovations as a hip hop style trendsetter. Most dare not claim their offenses, lol.