The Story of How JoJo’s Song “Breezy” Was Created

Perhaps what is most impressive about the self titled debut album from JoJo in 2004 is not only her amazing voice, but the fact that she was only 13 years old at the time of its release. The album also contained a rendition of SWV’s “Weak” that was enough to make even the group proud. “Breezy” was one of the more popular songs that debut album, and producer Kwame discussed the song with us in a recent interview:

Kwame: “Breezy” was so crazy because that was another record. That was originally a record that Dip Set recorded on. When JoJo got a hold of that, I played it for Vince Herbert, who everybody knows now as Lady Gaga’s manager, great producer and a great guy, I played it for him and JoJo. She had to be about 12 years old at that point and she’s in the studio spazzing out, like “This is my joint!” To see this little girl, if you listen to the lyrics, them joints are like raps! This little girl was knocking them out, hitting those runs, it was just incredible to see that little girl knock that record out. To me, that’s one of my favorite records, I love that record. I’m not plugging anything, but I have a mixtape called “Scientist of Sound” that chronicles all of the records that I did from 2000 up to 2010. That mixtape opens up with “Breezy”, so that record is special to me.

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