When it comes to what propelled the pop ascent of yesterday's birthday boy Lil Wayne, there are two inarguably key tracks that played a part, The Carter III's "A Milli" and "Lollipop." But when it comes to The Greatest Hip-Hop Song of the VIBE Era, arguments are encouraged and ties are rejected. As proven by "Lollipop"'s power producer, Jim Jonsin, who believes Wayne's most successful single to date should've beat out "A Milli"'s placement in the bracket. Here he makes his arguement and also talks about not getting paid for his work on "Lollipop."
ON "LOLLIPOP" VS. "A MILLI"
"Compared to [Lil Wayne] and Cash Money Records whole career, 'Lollipop' stands above anything theyve ever had. Honestly, 'A Milli' doesnt even compare. No disrespect to the song, but 'Lollipop,' was phenomenal," Jonsin says. "Lil Wayne was on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine after that record. 'Lollipop' is a much better song [and] clearly blew him up."
ON STILL TRYING TO GET PAID FOR "LOLLIPOP"
'Were still trying to get paid. Clearly, I dont understand what the issue is. They sold the record, theyve collected the checks, theyve even gotten huge advances, theyre buying Bugattis, and spending all kinds of money. But the producers and people that created the songs are not getting paid. And so were going through some things now in hopes that it gets fixed. That thing was like the most downloaded song in history, so pay the people who made it. Its not your record, its our record."