After producing such hits as Trick Daddy‘s “Let’s Go” and Trina‘s “Here We Go,” Florida-based producer Jim Jonsin‘s biggest recent hit is “Lollipop” from Lil Wayne, the highly anticipated first single from his upcoming album The Carter III.
Jonsin, who can be found playing the keyboards in the single’s video [click here to watch…], spoke to HipHopDX over the weekend about the song’s creation. “I originally did the track for Danity Kane,” Jonsin revealed. “[I] then played it for Pleasure P, formerly of Pretty Ricky while he was
working with Static Major, R.I.P. In Miami, Static jumped on it straight
away, and heard it for [a track by] Pleasure P featuring Lil Wayne, and Pleasure
thought it should be for Lil Wayne, so Static met with Wayne about some
other business, and played ‘Lollipop for him he loved it.“
The song features the aforementioned acclaimed songwriter and singer Steve “Static Major” Garrett, the Swing Mob affiliate who wrote chart-topping hits for Aaliya, Brandy and Truth Hurts. Last month, Static Major died in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky due to complications from surgery. He too, is featured in the video, which was shot in Las Vegas shortly before his death at 33 years old.
Regarding the hit single, after Lil Wayne heard it, it was decided upon to be The Carter III‘s entrance music, a likely Top Ten hit for the spring. According to Jonsin, “Wayne
plugged the gaps and Deezle added some crucial elements, and the rest
is history. Wayne and Baby brought us out for the video and treated us
very well. I love working with those dudes.” Jonsin had previously produced “Leather So Soft” for the Like Father, Like Son album.