News: Jim Jonsin Regrets Producing Charles Hamilton Single, "I Wish That Track Went To Someone Else"

Thursday, Sep 2, 2010 6:00PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Producer Jim Jonsin has shared his thoughts on Charles Hamilton and revealed that his recent "Gauchos" record should have been passed on to an artist like T.I.

While not taking anything away from Hamilton, Jonsin felt he was not suited for the track.

"I'll be honest--I wasn't really into that song at all. I told him and his manager that. There was another song for him that would've been much better, but he wanted that one. I love that beat, but I wouldn't put B.o.B on that record either. I find Charles Hamilton to be a little strange; he has his own vibe. He's all over the place, but he's a really good writer and is easy to get along with. I was going to play the actual track for T.I. or Jeezy. Nothing against what Charles did, but I wish that track went to someone else." (VIBE)

The track hit music blogs across the Internet last May.

We all know that Charles Hamilton has a left field artistic sense - after all, he rocked his All Pink Everything campaign for a good year - and sure enough the hedgehog everyone loves to hate continues to push boundaries on his new single Gauchos. On the beat side of the equation producer Jim Jonson drops a pretty decent beat that by my second listen I was ready to call a banger. As for Charles, where do I start? In the intro Hamilton claims that since he just came from Atlanta he's hooking up Harlem with some ATL snap music, but as an ATL resident I can assure you no Atlanta music sounds anything like this. And while Charles' flow is nice throughout the song, the lyrics can get repetitive and tedious. By shouting out Harlem almost every other word, it's hard for me to believe that this song will get spins in any other city besides NY. Charles has done better in the past, but maybe his untitled and unscheduled new album will prove to be better. For now, we can only listen and wait. (DJ Booth)

Recently, Hamilton shocked fans after revealing he was confined to a wheelchair.

"The reason I'm in a wheel chair is because I have sharp pains since I was in the hospital and a lil bit before," he said. "I have sharp pains when I'm walking and literally I want to collapse but I can't I have to continue to walk. So my right leg has been acting kinda funny. I still have a lil' mobility, I can still stand up in the booth...but I'd rather the mobility of my legs be jeopardized than my musicality be jeopardized at any given point of time." (XXL Mag)

Last July, Hamilton made headlines after checking himself into a New York mental hospital.

"Basically my stay here [NY Presbyterian Mental Hospital] is like identical to my stay in the industry. As far as being the new guy in here having to deal with politics & people trying to control you. The critics would have to be the doctors and the rounds [medicine guys]. So you can say this is like an experiment to see if the industry is really like an asylum or if I was the one bugging. Some say the Industry is like High School but it's just like a [mental hospital]." (Bossip)

Check out Charles Hamilton's "Gauchos" below:

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