Jim Jones’ approach to rapping is really a masterful thing (Really). He makes a proclamation and immediately follows it up, as if the line couldn’t have been properly digested on its’ own (Footnotes!). Sometimes it’s a mere reiteration of the rhyme (That means repeat). Sometimes he provides commentary as an extension to the point (Wikipedia!). Often, they’re unnecessary explanations. But almost always, they’re amazing; often even more entertaining than the raps themselves. Jimmy’s made a career of ad-libs. What would “We Fly High” have been without “Ballliiinnnn’”? So before we interrupt ourselves with our own ad-libs (again!), take a look at the 25 most amazing ad-libs from the Capo himself. —Neil Martinez-Belkin(@Neil_MB)
“And I’m getting’ bread, all kinda dough / when I’m getting’ head I be countin’ dough / Fuck the feds, I’mma drown in dough (I need a lifeguard)"
I free my mind and I hit the dour / Wish we could press rewind before they hit the towers (Just a thought, just a thought)”
“Can’t front that fat ass and the wavy hair (Damn), had a nigga contemplate about stayin’ here (Thinking about staying, man) / I miss that flight, I gotta pay the leer (Oh, I ain’t payin’ that)”
“That type of action happened every third weekend / Took all type of trips, till my milieage got frequent (I got free flights this year)”
“Momma raised a thug, lawyers when we face the judge (KALINA!)”
“We born to die, so I get high just like I’m born to fly (To the moon) / I’m in the court with marijuana eyes (Sorry, judge)
“Usually the suspect, I guess I’m going Keyser on ‘em (Think about that)”
“A desperado (Jones), rich like I struck the lotto (Ballinn’) / trained to fight like Cus D’Amato (He could scrap)”
“You seen the spotlight, watched niggas crumble to the fame (So crazy) / And all the time you tried to tell me stay humble and maintain (You’d tell me cool out) / When I was like, let’s got half on a baby (Let’s have a kid), and if not let’s just go half on a ‘cedes."
“I watched the eighties, I killed the nineties, now I’m having scary dreams from all this guilt behind me (SPOOKY!)”
“I’m at the jeweler now, throw some freeze on that bitch / I got a chess cold and I might sneeze on a bitch (Hachoo!)"
“Play ball or either sit the bench, sell them bricks intense, and I hope that you can pay just to get defense (Lawyers expensive)"
“I keep hearing Jim’s psycho (JEFFREY DAHMER!) / But I’m getting dirty money, I’m on spin cycle (I’m at the dryer now!)”
“Mind all polluted (And?), grind all computed (And?), they say I’m in my prime, undisputed (Ding-Ding-Ding-Ding-Ding)”
“IRS say I owe ‘em 8 mil (That’s a lot of taxes) / My accountant tried to tell a nigga make a will (SHARINNN’)
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“They told play the game but the game is like football (Huddle Up), told me light flames on the cane when it cook up (Not too much water)”
“Call the horses in my V Kentucky Derbies (Giddy up) / All the whores in my V fuckin’ slurp me (7-11)”
“Nowadays when we cook it man, we hardly use water / I could show you a trick and turn an eighth into a quarter ( You got a microwave? You don’t even need the stove)"
“I call my gun a bald headed bitch but the clip got extensions (Get that? Extensions)”
“80 on my chest, I think I feel a cold coming on (Coughs violently) / I’m in my summer zone, welcome to the thunder dome, Momma used to ask me when my little ass was comin’ home (Right now, Ma)”
“I tell ‘em welcome to the nightlife, when we sit ringside during fight night (Mayweather!)
“200 for the coupe and 12 for the speakers / No roof, blowin’ smoke to the bleachers (I’m high)
“Stay sky high, fly with the stars (Twinkle Twinkle!)
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“Black diamonds, like some fuckin’ charcoal (Amistaaaad)”
“I been sellin’ crack since I rode on a Huffy (BMX shit), and I can tell you the difference between 5-0 and a custy (He don’t look right, watch him. Watch him.)”