The value of doing good, fair, and honest business was learned
by producer Jim Jonsin at an early age, and the
lesson has paid off. Born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in South
Florida, Jim began his career in music as a
scratch DJ. At only fourteen years old, he was spinning at local skating
rinks around town and practicing his new
By the time Jim was 18 years old, he teamed up with Mass Jam Productions
and created the label Cut It Up Def Records.
This is when the young entrepreneur began his pursuit in production,
and learned to play not only the turntables, but also keyboard, bass
and drums. Jims first taste of success came from producing the
bass single Cut It Up Def, which sold
40,000 units. Shortly after, he produced and rapped on his first regional
hit song called Party Time. The song landed Jim
a recording deal from label Heat Wave Records/Selecto Hits. Jim was
now producing and rapping under the alias Jealous
Jay and dropped a compilation album, Cut It Up Def Miami Bass
Jams. The album went gold and Jim headed on tour,
DJing for artists such as Cypress Hill, Markie Mark & the
Funky Bunch, Luke, and 2 Live Crew.
In 1994, Jim signed a deal with Dynamix 2 Records and continued to produce
bass compilation albums. After years of production work, the musician
an independent label called Paper Chasers through Warner Brothers. He
developed new talent and signed artists White Dog and Sons of Sacrifice.
During 1998, Jim embraced the opportunity to work with Trick Daddy and
Trina on Slip & Slide/Atlantic Records. Before long, the producer
partnered with Blue and started developing the Miami-bred group of four
brothers, Pretty Ricky. Recently, Jim separated from the production
team Unusual Suspects and is now working solo under the name Jim Jonsin.
Jim is producing hit songs for major artists including Twista, Boncrusher,
Pitbull, Trick Daddy, Pretty Ricky, and even Jamie
Foxx. His talent extends from alternative to hip hop music and he has
an eye for spotting the next star.
Jim Jonsin, who is now CEO of Rebel Rock Ent. has recently been recruited
and brought on board as
VP of A&R for Southbeat Records. Currently, Jim is working through
his new label Rebel Rock Entertainment in which he hopes to produce,
develop new talent, and eventually extend into the film industry. With
his tenacious work ethic and creative versatility, Jim Jonsin has found
the recipe to success for creating hit after hit. This multi-talented
producer has made his mark
on the music industry in a short time and he is just getting started.
Miami label Southbeat
Records is banking on producer Jim Jonsins ear, both on the
boards and in the boardroom, to take
their current roster (J-Shin, Wrekonize, Rayito and Mayday!) and
future signings to that next level by utilizing his production services
and bringing him in-house as an equity partner and executive. Jims
first projects out of the gate will be former Slip
& Slide R&B crooner J-Shin, whose sophomore album can be
expected in Spring of 06. His new single If I Fall In
produced by Jim, is already hittin radio airwaves. Jim Jonsin
states, In a long tough career, its very refreshing
come across people who share my vision, passion and ethics. These
are some real people here at Southbeat
and I am in it for the long haul. Southbeat CEO, Gregory
Frankel continues, With veteran production from Jim and the
talent Southbeat has under its belt, the upcoming year looks promising.
Jonsin's Work to Date:
Pitbull f. Pretty Ricky Everybody Get Up
Pitbull Damnit Man
Trick Daddy Get Low
Trick Daddy Lets Go
Twista "Girl Tonight"
Trina "Here We Go"
Trina So Fresh
Bone Crusher Wood Gripping
Bone Crusher Its On
Jamie Fox "Unpredictable"
Pretty Ricky "Your Body"
Pretty Ricky "Grind On Me"
Pretty Ricky Playhouse
Pretty Ricky Get A Little Closer
Pretty Ricky Juicy
Pretty Ricky Call Me
Pretty Ricky Nothing But A Number
Pretty Ricky Get You Right
Pretty Ricky I Want You
Pretty Ricky Shorty Be Mine
Pretty Ricky Cant Live Without You
J-Shin If I Fall In Love