Yesterday I was hanging in the studio with Jim Jonsin, the local producer extraordinaire who produced two of the biggest hip-hop tracks of the year, Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" and T.I.'s "Whatever You Like."
We were basically chopping it up about music, the industry, his
upcoming five Grammy nominations, his production methods, and all sorts
of stuff. He's definitely a cool guy.
So I asked him what beat
he thought really propelled his career in the right direction and he
mentioned "Let's Go," the guitar heavy track off of Trick Daddy's 2004
album, Thug Motivation. To me, that beat has always been one
of the riskiest of Trick's career because he's such a hardcore Dade
County goon, that jumping on a rock beat is sort of hit or miss for
And I love Trick for doing that song, but I always
thought Lil Jon produced that track. Turns out, it was Jim Jonsin the
whole time. Jonsin mentioned that even Twista thought it was Lil Jon's
beat up until recently and he was on the song. Anyway, here's the video
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for "Let's Go" which is crunk enough to wake anybody up on a slow