We saw signs of this last year when he participated in our PepsiMusic Cover Art program. In this feature, we have artists remake a songfrom another act. But we require them to cover someone from a different genre.
"The first time I heard this song was in the car on my way out in thenight," Jesse told us during the Cover Art shoot. "It's a make youfeel good song. It just got a nasty groove to it."
Jesse's rendition is a bit more subdued than T-Pain's, but he pulled it off,and began performing the song at concert dates.
Remaking the T-Pain song turned out to be a strategic power move that had tohelp the two hook up for the "Body Language" collab.
I'm not mad at you Jesse.