The Story Behind Jay-Z’s Boy, Emory Jones + His Early Prison Departure

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“This is the operator with a collect call from ‘Emory Jones’
To accept the charges, press one now.”

Documents of how Jay-Z assisted with Emory Jones’ release from prison are now circulating the web. Emory Jones, Jay-Z’s close friend and cousin, was released from prison earlier this year. Emory had been locked-up in January 2000, after pleading guilty to a cocaine trafficking charge and was sentenced to nearly 16 years in prison. Allegedly, Emory ran a coke ring in Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Emory Jones

Musically, the world was introduced to Emory on Jay’s song, “Do U Wanna Ride?” After Jay-Z wrote and released Decoded, the world was further introduced to Emory, who Jay had grew up with in Marcy projects.

Apparently, Jay’s input in Emory’s early release assisted. Jay wrote a letter to Judge Benson Legg, explaining that upon Emory’s release, he had a $50k  job offer for Emory Jones to work as an executive assistant at Roc Apparel Group. Check the letter below.

C/O The Smoking Gun

With the help of this letter and a motion filed last August by Emory, the judge granted Jones’ motion and shaved 37 months off his sentence, with a 5 year probation. Full story here.

“See I’m the eyes for Emory, keep him alive
(This is a collect call) So everytime I press five
All he wanna hear is his boy talk fly
Up in the fed, and still holdin his head
So when he hits the streets he gon’ eat through this bread”

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  • atl girl

    Emory and jayz are not cousins. Emory was born and raised in Cambrigde md. Jay is from new york and not even from the projects mercy his homies where from there.

    • Anonymous

      you think u know everything

    • Anonymous

      How would a girl from atl know this lls

    • l.

      So what all your cousins live the same place u lived? i got cousins that live everywhere

    • Anonymous

      who said they where from atlanta

    • bk all damn day

      yes he is you idiot

    • Anonymous

      It’s Marcy projects just to be politically correct

  • Anonymous

    jay-z lied about not knowing tupac

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  • Ty

    Actually, Jay and E are cousins; however, E did grow up in Cambridge, MD and attended schools there, through graduating high school in 1991. He is a great friend. The story’s switched, as Jay spent summers, growing up with us, in Cambridge…hanging out in the Projects. When Haiwaiian Sophie dropped, Jay was in Groove aka Cambridge, and we all hung, chilled etc. I’m glad that Jay was able to get E out, as you reported; however, DJ Pandy Pee as well as EVERYONE in our tightly knitted community launched and supported a “Free Emory Jones” initiative, and thousands of letters were written. While I’m sure Jay’s letter helped, Groove City pushed to get E out. Let’s be clear.

    • atl

      lol how are they cousin? threw Dalphine his mother because jay ain’t related to the Clash’s at all. And when jay first came to groove him Dehavan, Love, Half, Panama, Ta-ta(jay’s real cousin), moet and a few others where homies. Dehaven introduced Groove to all of them threw Patty.

    • 05813-

      BTW he was happy as hell when he see him setting front and center last night at the game with his boy.

    • JackPurcell

      Jay and Emory aren’t cousins…they met through Jay’s boy, DeHaven. DeHaven was the top dog and ran the show, Jay was DeHaven’s right hand, and Emory was their number one and they embraced him like family…these dudes didn’t meet Emory until the late 80’s…and if you want to question how I know…I saw it all with my own eyes…I knew Emory when we were both in high school…before all this took place, and I saw it all evolve…

  • REALington

    ty whats prevalent i need a job. gotta put c*@%k to the back

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  • Mack

    Jay is from the projects. What are u taking bout. And it’s spelled Marcy

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  • Anonymous

    Don’t forget Buzzy….

  • Baltimore94

    This crazy, I thought my Dad was lying all these years about him knowing Jay z. My dad has been in the “game” since he was 15. My dad is from Vienna,MD which is not far from Cambridge. My dad told me that they were cool back in the day and Jay-z helped him when he was first starting out. (He worked for Jay Z I’m guessing) Small world.

  • big 8

    emory jones and kareme biggs burke are the slient partners of the roc.

  • Anonymous

    Get a Job, who phuccin cares….

  • 05813-

    My man was locked up with EJ. He came home before EJ got out, but pointed him out to me and told lots of stories how the other inmates never believed who he was. But my man knew it was on the real.

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    • Anonymous

      Emory jones is a real,dude. I was in the bing with him([email protected]). Who cares if he jayz cousin or not. He eatin now though……

  • new nigga

    what really happen between Dehaven and jay-z and why couldn’t Emory set them down to talk it out when he got out of prison.

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    I from Md ran thru the shore from Poke more to Cambridge Bmore and DC Emory was and is still the plug! !! #LikeShit


    I from Md ran thru the shore from Pokemoke to Cambridge Bmore and DC Emory was and is still the plug! !! #LikeShit

    • Reeko

      JBLACK they don’t even know lol…they think Jay really from Brooklyn too. This is how I know niggas don’t listen to words of songs. On top of me knowing Jay personally….ah whatever.

  • bichummackman

    STOP SNITCHIN!!!!!! Lol

  • Journey34

    All this is true I use to work with emorys mom at Maryland plastics little short lady with a big heart and always spoke of her son and jayz knowing each other. Jay would call her ma. Wow what a small world.