Jim Jonsin linked with Vibe for a quick interview regarding Lil Wayne’s 2008 hit single “Lollipop”…
ON “LOLLIPOP” VS. “A MILLI”:
“Compared to [Lil Wayne] and Cash Money Records’ whole career, ‘Lollipop’ stands above anything they’ve ever had. Honestly, ‘A Milli’ doesn’t 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”:
‘We’re still trying to get paid. Clearly, I don’t understand what the issue is. They sold the record, they’ve collected the checks, they’ve even gotten huge advances, they’re buying Bugattis, and spending all kinds of money. But the producers and people that created the songs are not getting paid. And so we’re 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. It’s not your record, it’s our record.”
Although Kanye West’s new album doesn’t hit stores for another two months (or so), Lil Wayne’s already heard it. That’s right, Yeezy tells Rolling Stone that while visiting Weezy on Rikers Island, he rapped his entire album for him. That’s one verbal exercise.
“Sometimes he has so many guests he tells me to come back another day,” his manager, Cortez Bryant, says. Drake, Diddy, Kanye West and Nicki Minaj are among those who’ve gotten past the guards. During West’s visit, he gave Wayne a private concert. “I rapped my entire new album for him,” West says. “Like, ‘Do you want to to rewind?’”