Jim Jonsin, who has worked with nearly every “American Idol” artist this season, spoke about the depth of talent on the show and what viewers can expect from a few of the artists.
“I can’t really say as far as who sticks it out, because they are all really talented. There’s a couple of artists I feel have potential in one direction and others in another directions,” Jim Jonsin told AllHipHop.com.
Jim, who produced short renditions of famous cover songs for the artists on the show, worked closely throughout the weeks with each artist and Interscope CEO Jimmy Iovine, who played a key role in the show’s overall sound.
“You would think, ‘hey this is ‘American Idol,’’ but they are all talented and you wouldn’t believe it, but the talent is all there, the talent is the real deal,” Jim said of the artists on the show.
Jim Jonsin also touched on growth of the Florida Hip-Hop scene and expressed happiness for the recent development of the state’s artists.
“It was a great experience working for Slip-N-Slide Records,” Jim Jonsin said of his time with the legendary Miami label. “I learned a lot from Ted Lucas as an executive about how to be around artists and just learning. Trick Daddy was like a mentor to me and he was already kind of big time when I started working there.”
Jim Jonsin, who has produced tracks for Wiz Khalifa, Beyonce, Usher, T.I., Bird Man, Lil Wayne and numerous others, thanked the pioneers of Florida’s Hip-Hop scene for paving the way for new acts who hail from the Sunshine State.
“It’s become a Mecca and there’s so many producers and artists out there and it’s because of people like Luke from 2 Live Crew, Rick Ross, Trick Daddy and Pitbull that stuck it out and we have them to thank,” Jim Jonsin said. “All those pioneers contributed to that and now we have a scene.”