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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Jim Jones Shares All at Cipha Sounds' HipHop Improv

 TAKE IT PERSONAL Will Feature Hip Hop's Elite Each Show

New York, NY, August 6, 2013 - On Friday, August 2, 2013, Jim Jones was featured in the Hip Hop Improv Show - TAKE IT PERSONAL presented by Hot 97's Cipha Sounds and Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), the top improv theatre and school in NYC. Improvisers from Cipha Sounds' team "A Tribe Called YES" (Abra Tabak, Anthony Atamanuik, Brandon Gardner, Christian Capozzoli, Phil Jackson, Lydia Hensler, and Ryan Karels) reenacted stories originally told by Jim Jones.

During the show rapper Jim Jones told the audience how he nearly died because he dissed Farrakhan in a rap song as well as how Ma$e first taught him how to rap. "Jim Jones might have been the best guest we have had so far. He told a story about Farrakhan that was the funniest story I have ever heard. Also, Jimmy jumped on stage with us and did some improv... TURN DOWN???? For what!," said Cipha Sounds.

Music was provided by DJ Juanyto of Hot 97 and Sirius XM.

Take it Personal will continue every Friday at the legendary UCB Theater.

Special Guests included Chrissy Lampkin, Rae Holliday (StuffFlyPeopleLike), Keith Nelson (, Chaz Kangus (HipHopDX), Drewski (Hot 97), Willy Dope (Par-City),and more.

Images below provided by Bernard Smalls (StuffFlyPeopleLike)View the full gallery here >
Jim Jones and Cipha Sounds
Jim Jones and Cipha Sounds


Jim Jones Story About Almost Dying Because He Dissed Farrakahn @ Cipha Sounds' Take It Personal 8.2.13
Jim Jones Story About Almost Dying Because He Dissed Farrakahn @ Cipha Sounds' Take It Personal 8.2.13


Take It Personal
Cipha Sounds, Jim Jones, Chrissy Lampkin, DJ Juanyto and Improvisers
Jim Jones and Cipha Sounds
Jim Jones and Cipha Sounds Backstage
Chrissy and Jim Jones
Chrissy Lampkin and Jim Jones
Chrissy Drewski
Chrissy Lampkin and Drewski
Willy Dope, Chaz Kangas_Rae Holliday
Willy Dope, Chaz Kangas, Rae Holliday and Audience
Jim Jones_DJ Juanyto_Cipha Sounds
Jim Jones, Dj Juanyto, Cipha Sounds

Cipha Sounds
Cipha Sounds

TAKE IT PERSONAL will consist of famous hip hop artists either performing monologues, sharing personal stories, performing their songs, or being interviewed on their lives for source material. A group of talented improvisers will then use that material to create a totally made up show. You will be amazed on how the hip hop artist's story is brought to life right in front of your eyes. "Watching an improv show is like seeing someone walk over the tight rope without the net... But way funnier," said Cipha Sounds.

Hot 97's Cipha Sounds is an actor, dj, radio personality, and comedian. He is on the radio Monday through Friday 5am-10am on "The Hot 97 Morning Show" and on Saturdays 5pm-7pm on New York's number one station HOT 97. Cipha has carved out a distinct voice in music and comedy over the past 15 years. Past work includes official DJ for Lil Kim and Mos Def, host of Sucker Free and TRL on MTV, and resident DJ for Chapelle's Show. He currently hosts his comedy series Dont Get Gassed every month at New York City's famous Caroline's on | | @ciphasounds
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