Over the last 8 years, Miami producer James “Jim Jonsin” Scheffer has given his career a complete makeover. While local Florida music fans might know him as DJ Jealous J, a legendary DJ/rapper/producer in the state’s electro bass scene, today’s urban music fans know him as the 808-friendly pop producer behind smashes like T.I.’s “Whatever You Like,” Soulja Boy’s “Kiss Me Thru The Phone” and Lil Wayne’s “Lollipop.”

But Jonsin’s journey began in the late ’80s, when he started producing and performing bass records under the name Jealous J for the independent Cut-It-Up-Def label, including some joints that are widely considered classics of the genre. He was particularly well known for his precise cutting and scratching skills as a DJ. Jim continued working with Heat Wave Records and Dynamix II Records through the mid-’90s, but by that time the bass scene was becoming a shadow of its former self.

During the late ’90s, he released a more trance-flavored album under the name DJ Devistada, while founding a hip-hop-oriented label under Warner Brothers called Paper Chasers that would never come to fruition. But the big change in his career came with the national crossover of Miami rap. Jim started producing a few album cuts for Trick Daddy and Trina, before linking up with producer Bigg D and forming a new production crew called The Unusual Suspects. The partnership only lasted a few years, but the hits they made together finally turned Jim into a viable mainstream pop producer. I’ve compiled some of my favorite Jim Jonsin-related joints from the last 20 years for this week’s Uggh…Nice Watch release…


1. MC Gemini with Jealous J “Cut-It-Up-Def” (1989)
2. Birdman & Lil’ Wayne “Leather So Soft” (2006)
3. Danity Kane f/ Yung Joc “Show Stopper” (2006)
4. MC Luscious “Boom! I Fucked Your Boyfriend (X-Rated Mix)” (1991)
5. Get Some Crew “Get Buck Ass Wild” (1994)
6. Pitbull “Hey You Girl” (2006)
7. B.o.B “Lonley People” (2007)
8. Omarion & Bow Wow “Designated Driver” (2007)
9. Trick Daddy F/ Twista & Lil Jon “Let’s Go” (2004)
10. DMX “Y’all Niggaz” (Snippet) (2009)
11. Beyoncé “Sweet Dreams” (2008)
12. DJ Devistada “Devistada” (1998)
13. Pitbull “Hotel Room” (Snippet) (2009)
14. T.I. “Whatever You Like” (2008)
15. Pretty Ricky “Grind With Me” (2005)
16. MC Gemini “Miami Skeezer” (1989)
17. Dawgzillaz “No Worries” (1995)
18. Jamie Foxx f/ Ludacris “Unpredictable” (2005)
19. Clyde Carson f/ Rico Love “Secret Lover” (2009)
20. Natasha Bedingfield f/ Lil Wayne “Love Like This (Remix)” (2008)
21. Birdman “All The Time” (2007)
22. Aaron G “Get Busy” (1989)
23. Pitbull f/ Piccallo “Dammit Man” (2004)
24. Jock D & Jealous J “DJ Wars” (1989)
25. Twista f/ Trey Songz “Girl Tonite” (2005)
26. B.O.B. “Use Your Love” (2007)
27. Soulja Boy f/ Sammie “Kiss Me Thru The Phone” (2008)
28. Lil Wayne f/ Static Major “Lollipop” (2008)
29. Trina f/ Kelly Rowland “Here We Go” (2006)
30. Jealous J & Kool Aid “Sleigh Vibe” (1994)
31. Lil Wayne “I Feel Like Dying” (2007)



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  2. please please re-up…thnx

  3. thank you 🙂

  4. Yo This collection series is dope as hell. Please do more. If you need some more people I can give you some names. Bink, Dj Scratch, The Underdogs. I’d like to help out somehow, lol. Peace.

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