Video of the Day: Trick Daddy, Lil Jon, and Twista--"Let's Go"
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 him.
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 for "Let's Go" which is crunk enough to wake anybody up on a slow Wednesday morning.