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

Read on for a career overview and the mixtape stream
The Dungeon Family and ATL's rise, the Grammys performance with Earth Wind and Fire, the Future and Outkast.
Buddha Monk was the right hand man of the most unpredictable and charismatic rappers of all time. His new book "The Dirty Version" is his official account of a life spent alongside Ol' Dirty Bastard.
From having the #1 Rap Song of 2010 on this site, to dropping a brick with Fefe Dobson, Yelawolf now knows the ledge. Jimmy Ness breaks cornbread with Catfish Billy.
From his days in St. Louis to trotting the globe with Jamie and Mike, DJ Trackstar speaks with Jimmy Ness about running them jewels fast.
Fall Mixtape: Jimmy Ness December 8, 2014
Jimmy Ness bites the eel by the dozen Rather than opt for songs emotive of grey scale weather, blocked-guttering and shrinking daylight hours, I’ve compiled this fall mixtape as a snapshot of music I’m currently digging. The track-list reveals 2014 was the year I delved bellbottom-knee deep into funk’s luminescent depths. Prince, Zapp, Luther Vandross, Lakeside, […]
A mix and Interview with Frite Night artist and funk aficionado, B. Bravo