Jim Jones Shares Why He Passed On Signing Drake

Jim Jones once passed on the opportunity to sign Drake.

“Drake definitely ran across my desk. I got a call from Alan Grunblatt, I think I was on tour, and Alan was like, ‘I got this guy named Drake, he’s an actor, he’s on Degrassi.’ I’m like, ‘Who the f*ck is Drake on Degrassi?’ He let me hear him rapping, like, this boy could rap his ass off,” said Capo.

 “Then I looked at him, I’m like, ‘Boy, what do you mean? What am I going to do with boy? He’s an actor, he’s in a wheelchair on the Disney Channel.’ I’m like, ‘Boy, I don’t know how to make this work out.'”

Drake’s net worth is reported to be close to $200 million.


Years back, Jones also revealed he passed on signing J. Cole.

“A little light-skinned kid coming to the studio every day rapping like Drake, and at that point it was Drake [and] n*ggas didn’t know what to do with no Drake. Drake was just a phenomenon at that point. Sh*t, you can’t have two of them right now. As you see, it took him a few years after that to kind of find his place and what he wanted to do. He ain’t rapping like Drake no more, but when he was in my studio, he was.”

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