[...] When it comes to Jim Jones, expect the unexpected. “Some people look at him and say he’s a criminal,” explains Hip-Hop mogul Damon Dash, who has known the artist since Jim was 7. “But he has an executive job, he directs his own videos. He can take care of his own destiny, and he’s always up in somebody’s school.” Some didn’t think he’d ever leave the ‘hood, but eight years ago Jim Jones became the co-founder of The Diplomats with Cam’ron.
Two years later, he started directing Dip Set videos, and in 2004, he unveiled his purple liquor “Sizzurp”, which came with its own mixtape, Sippin’ on Sizzurp Vol. I: Getting Drunk on Music. Jones released his own DVD, signed to Koch Records as a solo artist, put out two back-to-back albums (2004′s On My Way to Church and 2005′s Harlem… Diary of a Summer) and now a third, Hustler’s P.O.M.E.
Last year he founded a new label, Byrdgang Records, and also recently announced his sponsorship of his extreme sports team, affectionately called Dipskate. Next up in 2007 is a family line of clothing called Nostic.[...]
Check this interview of Kaya Turski, pro skater and freestyle skier.
What’s going on with your rollerblading career and how has it helped your skiing?
Womenâ€™s rollerblading is really slow right now, so Iâ€™m taking it easy in the skating world. Lately Iâ€™ve actually been skating vert, something I was never really doing seriously, so I can try to bring that to skiing pipe.
Rollerblading helps me a lot for skiing with balance on rails and landings. If you can land on skates, chances are you can land on something 20 times the size of skates. [...]