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Producer Says “Nothin On You” Was For Lupe Fiasco

Posted By on May 7, 2010

     The hit record, "Nothin On You" (featuring Bruno Mars), which helped B.o.B debut his new album number one on the album charts, wasn't really for him. Hit producer Jim Jonsin says he begged the the label head, Craig Kallman, to let B.o.B keep the song. "I was actually working on a session in Chung King [Studios], and [Atlantic Records chairman] Craig Kallman called me during that session with that particular track, to work on it for Lupe Fiasco," Jonsin told MTV News. "I told Craig, 'I like the song a lot. It's a smash and could be somebody's single. But it's not Lupe's record. I need this record for B.o.B. Please give this record to B.o.B.' I guess they went through whoever they went through, convinced whoever they needed to, and it got to B.o.B."

     Jonsin then talked about how surprised they were with the songs success. "We really didn't expect it to have the dramatic impact it had, nor how fast it happened," B.o.B told MTV News last month. "Me and my managers, B. Rich and TJ, we still look at each other speechless. We always aim to be successful. But when the byproduct exceeds your expectations — when usually you barely make the basket with what you want — the gratitude is through the roof. It's literally a dream come true."

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