Jim Jones returned in April with Wasted Talent, his first studio album in over seven years. Now, another standout cut from the project has received the visual treatment, as Capo unleashes the raw “Epitome” video Billboard premiere on Thursday (June 21).
The visual sees the Harlem rapper heading back to his mother's house, which tragically burned to the ground on Christmas morning in 2017.
The Shula The Don co-produced video begins with a clip Jones outside his mother's home with the fire department behind him, attempting to put out the blaze. “The best gift all is my family is together and everyone is safe. You just have to count your blessings,” Jimmy says.
The Dipset spitter also detailed the inspiration behind the SmittyBeats-produced “Epitome” to Billboard. “It's one the more personal songs I did f my album. It talks about my hiatus and them trying to blackball me,” he says.
“My mom's house burned to the ground on Christmas. So the video is a direct reflection what I've been going through night and day, but somehow I find the strength to keep it moving,” the 41-year-old adds his persistence in life.
He later closes out the brash track's opening verse calling his family escaping the inferno a “miracle.”