Perfect Day

Album: CAPO (2011)
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Songfacts®:

  • This is the second single from Harlem rapper Jim Jones' fifth album, CAPO. The song is a departure from Jones' usual street material. "I know a lot of people don't expect this type of music for me," he told former NFL star Darrell Reid in an interview. "When I first put it out I been getting a lot of flack, like 'that's not a regular Jim Jones song, where that Jim Jones s--t at, where's that ballin' s--t at?' Then the same people that was telling me that two [to] three weeks ago, is now like, 'Nah, but the song's kinda alright, it's kinda growing on me.' Sometimes you hear something that you don't like so much that you end up liking it."
  • The song features R&B musician Chink Santana and Logic. Jones told Artist Direct the story of the song: "It's a little bit of a different type of record for myself. I was in the studio with Logic trying to do something different, and that's what I came out with. I love "'Perfect Day;' it's one of my favorite records that I've done this year. It's really creative. It looks it's doing pretty well at radio right now. I'm not mad [Laughs]. It's for the 'pop' culture."
  • The video, which was co-directed by Jones, depicts the Harlem rapper as a deli employee, pink-clad babysitter and doctor. He told Darrell Reid it was made with a personal intention. "I lost my grandmother from cancer," Jones explained. "I always wanted to dedicate something to her. The video is dedicated to anyone that's affected by cancer, or have cancer or families that's been affected by cancer. And for the soldiers that don't get to come home who have been at war for so long, for people that have hearing problems. This is all dedicated to things that mean something personal to me."

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