Rapper Chase N. Cashe Is Music’s New All-Around Hustler/Money Maker
The name says it all and it is more than obvious that this super producer is not only chasing cash, but earning it as well…
“Hit-Boy and Chase N. Cashe are the masterminds behind the production team Surf Club. Sonically, the duo has worked together to create music that incorporates an array of genres in an attempt to revolutionize the way we currently view Hip Hop music. They challenge themselves to create new sounds and concepts that will continually keep them a few steps ahead of their peers. Surf Club’s talent and unique sound has helped garner the respect of many people in the music industry. Their consistency and dedication to their craft led them to make beats that eventually caught the attention of super producer Polow Da Don who believed in the Surf Club vision and sound. Polow Da Don made the decision to take Hit-Boy under his wing soon after hearing his music on Myspace. He signed Hit-Boy to his label Zone 4 Inc., which is an imprint at Interscope Records.
Meanwhile, Hit-Boy and Chase made a connection on Myspace as well and Chase soon found a home at Zone 4 Inc. with his new partner Hit-Boy. Together, they have produced music for a number of artists in the industry such as the Lil Wayne, Young Money, Eminem, Pussycat Dolls, Keri Hilson, Mary J. Blige, Flo Rida, Brandy and P. Diddy, In the midst of working with other artists, Surf Club has taken the time to develop music for themselves as well. Their sound can be described as an abstract fusion of Hip Hop and world culture. Like the beach, their music is laid back, chill, and creates a space where listeners can be themselves and free their minds.
Surf Club is a part of a generation that fearlessly takes risks and does not shy away from being different. They have taken full advantage of the benefits of social interactions online and understand the value of working together in order to rise to the top. In their evolution as a group, they have added Chili Chil, B. Carr aka Sharkey, Ry, StaCy Barthe and Kent M$NEY to the Surf Club family. What started out as a production team has grown into a multifaceted group of musical talent that collectively can sing, write, rap and produce. After years of making music, they are beginning to receive the recognition they deserve.”
SMAG Correspondent CalebMarquis catches up with music’s next superstar Chase N. Cashe to dig deeper on his current & future works, collabing with so many different artists and his definition of individuality.
SMAG: The meaning behind the name is pretty obvious but tell us the inspiration from the name Chase N. Cashe.
Yeah, I was always a hustler. That’s where the name came from; me always grinding for a dollar. I had my first job when I was 15-years-old, I was always into sports as a kid and between all that, I was trying to do this rap thing too. So I was always hustling, doing something.
SMAG: How’d you get turned onto rapping?
Well I was the youngest out of all my cousins and whatever they were doing, I wanted to do too. So once I saw them rapping and producing music, I knew I could do it. As I said, I was into sports and Master P was huge back when I was coming up in New Orleans and he was hosting a b-ball tournament. I had a few friends that connected with P and I was brought into the rap game that way.
SMAG: And producing followed thereafter?
Oh yeah, the internet changed my life! I came up on that southern-style hip-hop; Scarface, UGK, dudes like that. So I learned how to chop & screw music as well as produce. I made beats on MP3.com and people would buy them. I didn’t know much about how to price my beats so I sold my first beat for $60. I ended up making 3,000 beats for Soundclick.
SMAG: Tell us about your current projects out right now.
I got my album out right now called Gumbeaux. It’s available on iTunes. I’ve also been producing for a bunch of artists like L.E.P. Boys, this cat Trouble from Atlanta, I did some joints for Wiz Khalifa, J. Cole, Drake, so y’all will be hearing those soon.
SMAG: You mentioned Scarface and UGK as some of your influences, how has that southern renaissance impacted your craft?
It’s done a lot for me and my creativity. Back in the day, in the south, a lot of producers weren’t recognized for their talent and had to create this unique sound from their own creativity and I feel that’s what I do. I use all my surroundings for inspiration for my music.
SMAG:Tell us what you got coming in the future.
I got my new project called Louisiana Purchase which is basically my entry to the game. I am very cultural person, so I talk about things around me, things that are affecting me and my people. After that, just anything that comes along, I know I’ll still produce for a lot of artists and making songs too.
SMAG: When it comes to producing versus rapping, which one, if you had to choose, would you do?
CHASE: Rapping. Because I can relay a message so much better through my words. I can clearly let people know of anything going on, my feelings, things like that through the lyrics rather than beats.
SMAG: Speak on your individuality as both a rapper and a producer and how that makes you a one of one.
I feel I’m open to multiple styles and I stick with my roots at the same time. I feel I have the complete balance with the ability to fuse all my ingredients together.
Sounds like the perfect Gumbeaux…
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