Jimmy Ness
Jimmy’s music addiction was triggered by a childhood obsession with the Space Jam soundtrack. Despite never becoming tall or skilled enough to achieve his dreams of cartoon basketball glory, he’s continued to enjoy beats, rhymes and that funky stuff. Since leaving his homeland New Zealand for London, he's emptied his bank account whilst visiting 30+ countries, but is yet to discover the hidden location of Ghostface’s illustrious eagle bracelet. Jimmy currently holds a special place in his heart for the Notorious BIG, 90s R&B, sacred geometry, olives and Michael Douglas’ movie The Game. He also enjoys writing in-depth music interviews, getting articles published in print, and avoiding listicles. You can find most of his recent and decent stuff at the creatively named www.jimmyness.com. If you’re from Rolling Stone and you’re reading this, you can contact him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @Jimmy_Ness. Luckily, everyone else can speak to him there too.

Currently Listening:

Future - Monster

Azealia Banks - Broke With Expensive Taste

Steely Dan - Aja

Zapp - The New Zapp IV U

G Dep - Child Of The Ghetto

Lakeside - Fantastic Voyage


The Isley Brothers - Best Of


Currently Watching:

Man of Tai Chi

Justified (S3)

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Time is Illmatic


Currently Reading:

Dune by Frank Herbert

Jimmy Ness speaks with Autumn in June about his new record, 'Magenta,' growing up in the hood, and recording in a trap house.
Jimmy Ness talks with Maxo Kream about growing up with police violence, joining a gang at a young age, and his constantly shifting flow.
Jimmy Ness has got all the Ginuwine you need.
In which Jimmy Ness travels to the Netherlands to see his hero, Kevin Gates.
Jimmy Ness talks with teenage rapper Trapo about growing up black in Wisconsin, hearing his music played at his high school, and visiting Atlantic Records.
Jimmy Ness speaks with the Chicago duo about incarceration, originality in rap music, and lawyers in prison.
Jimmy Ness talks with Rap-A-Lot legend, N.O Joe about producing for Scarface, Bun B, Pimp C, Jay Z, Ice Cube, LL Cool J, 2Pac, and more!
The G-Child talks Nate Dogg, collaborations with Mac Dre and Roger Troutman and visiting Tookie in Death Row.
Two Mike Will Made It and Young Thug songs dropped in the past week.