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Jim Jones
Street Religion: Love Me No More Edition

Harlem isn’t known for gospel rap. In fact, if the topic of holy hip-hop comes up in those parts, the conversation will probably begin and end with rapper turnt pastor (turnt rapper, then pastor again) Ma$e. But ever since his 2004 solo debut, On My Way to Church, Jim Jones has been shrouding his spirituality in a deceptive, multilayered street swagger. First there was “Twin Towers,” where he offered his prayers to 9/11 victims. Then there was the lyrical confession “My Diary,” off of his sophomore effort, Harlem: Diary of a Summer. Lastly, there was the video for his 2006 ...

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