News: SOHH EXCLUSIVE: "Lollipop" Producer Rocks W/ Lil' Wayne's "Rebirth," "I Totally Believe It Will Work"

Saturday, Apr 4, 2009 8:30AM

Written by Danica Dow

Miami based producer Jim Jonsin told SOHH that he's hoping to follow up "Lollipop" with another collabo on Lil' Wayne's rumored rock album.

Multi-platinum producer Jim Jonsin has already summited tracks for Lil Wayne's highly anticipated album, Rebirth.

"I played [Wayne] some music a few weeks back of some amazing songs that he really loved and I'm hoping he's going to record to them," said Jim. "I've made some stuff just for him like some rock hip-hop stuff. I hope to get on there." (SOHH)

Despite the rock-styled music Jonsin delivered to Wayne, Cash Money Records co-founder Baby recently rejected the rock album claims.

"It's not a rock record," Baby said in an interview. "That's what I think people are getting misunderstood. When you speaking about a rock record, you think he's got a guitar and everything, but it's not that. It's going to be some of those types of beats, but it's just great music. I don't think no artist can do what he about to get done. My son is a rock star...He can rap, he can sing, he's just an artist." (Vibe)

Speaking in a Rolling Stone Magazine interview, Weezy discusses his rock star lifestyle.

""The rock sh*t just comes from what my life is now," Wayne said. "I've grown into this person." Describing a wild night when he woke up in bed with three or four women he couldn't name, Wayne reveals he had an epiphany. "I just got, I'm not going to say 'so good' at what I was doing, but it became such a regularity for me that I got tired of it. And then I said, 'You know what? I'm not going to rap on this one...I don't want to be the best rapper in the world. Not now," he says. "I want to be the best. Period. Now. My favorite rapper hasn't done what I'm doing." (Rolling Stone)
Jonsin sees the rock direction as a winning strategy for Wayne.

"It'll definitely be successful," he told SOHH. "With Wayne, he's very successful in hip-hop and it seems like he's treating this rock project as his own pet project something that he wants to do from his heart so I respect that fully. And the fact that he's still doing another hip-hop album to feed his fans what they want. So, I totally believe that it will work. He's a very talented individual."(SOHH)

Lil' Wayne's last collaboration with Jim Jonsin, "Lollipop" landed him an award at this year's Grammys.

"Lollipop" featuring Static Major earned the title for Best Rap Song and "A Milli" was voted Best Solo Rap Performance. Lil Wayne also won for his featured performance on "Swagga Like Us" by T.I. featuring Kanye West, Jay-Z, M.I.A. and Lil Wayne. In the pre-telecast Grammys Lil Wayne took an early lead. These are the New Orleans native's first Grammy awards for his own album. (Universal Music)

Rebirth is expected to hit stores later this spring.

After being pushed back from April 7 to May 19, Lil Wayne's new album Rebirth, which will feature rock materials, is once again delayed. The album has been pushed back to June 9, LilWayneHQ.com has exclusively confirmed. It was previously scheduled to go head-to-head with Eminem's Relapse and Busta Rhymes' Back On My B.S. on May 19, but now it will go head-to-head with Black Eyed Peas' The E.N.D (The Energy Never Dies). (Lil Wayne HQ)

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