"Pop Champagne" is a collaboration between Ron Browz and Jim Jones with Juelz Santana. It was officially released on September 4, 2008 through Columbia and Universal Motown as the lead single off Jim Jones' fourth album Pray IV Reign. The song proved to be Jim Jones' second most successful single to date, behind his 2006 hit "We Fly High". This instrumental was sampled in "Too Easy", by Tyrese featuring Ludacris.
"Pop Champagne" featuring Jim Jones & Juelz Santana is actually a remix. The original is solely the producer of the song Ron Browz. Jim Jones said "I was going home one day, and DJ Jazzy Joyce — at 4:30 in the morning — was playing the [song]," Jones recalled of the first time he heard "Pop Champagne." "And I know how much Ron wanted to become an artist and break into the game. ... So when I heard it, I was like, 'Damn, it got a good sound.' ... I was just being courteous, as he did so many hot beats for me. ... So, I jumped on the track, like, 'Let's see what it do.' It started to sound a little bit crazy, and I said, 'Well, let's see if we put Juelz Santana on it how crazy could it get. And I called Young Hub, and Hub was like, 'Aiight, on the strength of you, I'll jump on it for you."
The music video is directed by Dale Resteghini (a.k.a. Rage) & Jim Jones (a.k.a. Capo). It features cameo appearances by Dame Dash, Busta Rhymes, Mike Epps, and Jessica Rich (aka "Rabbit") from Real Chance of Love.
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