Rapid Fire with ChaseTheMoney
We caught up with ChaseTheMoney for a quick session of "Rapid Fire" as he continues to cement himself as one of the hottest up and coming hip-hop producers in the game right now. After releasing hit after hit with Chicago artists Valee' and Z Money, the STL-bred producer is now working with the likes of Offset from Migos, Lil Pump, Smokepurpp, Lil Yachty and more.
SM: Steven Mainzer
SM: How you been? What you recently been working on?
CTM: I’ve been well bro, staying focused & determined.
SM: What music did you last listen to? What is in your rotation right now?
CTM: I just got done listening to Ottopsy by Chief Keef. It’s always a lot of Chief Keef, Gucci Mane, Valee' & Z Money in my playlist.
SM: You just dropped the Yachty, Valee' "Wombo" joint. I read that you have some music dropping with Offset from Migos that has some crazy features. What can we expect from you two?
CTM: Man Offset is unpredictable, just expect the unexpected.
SM: Z Money's ZTM and Valee's VTM are two of my favorite projects from last year. I know you collaborate with those guys frequently. How did it come about recording those two tapes?
CTM: VTM took a couple months to record, ZTM took a week to record. VTM & ZTM were recorded almost a year & half apart.
SM: It seems like you and Valee' have a certain chemistry. What's it like with him in the studio?
CTM: Haha it’s lit soon as he walks in the booth!
SM: You said you stay in Atlanta. More specifically, I saw you tweet about being next door neighbors with Metro Boomin. How have you been spending your time in ATL?
CTM: Atlanta is pretty cool, I’ve been here for a couple years & never had any problems really. The food is good & I live right next to Phipps so anytime some new designer comes out, it’s easy for me to go pick it up.
SM: How does it differ from the midwest?
CTM: It’s way more land ... and rain!
SM: Can you spoil any plans or material that is dropping soon? What special do you have in the works?
CTM: It’s too much in the vault, you’ll have to wait & see!
SM: If you had a piece of advice for up and coming producers right now, what would it be?
CTM: Be consistent, it’s the only way. You can play keys & make nice beats all day long but if you don’t have the drive & consistency, none of that matters.
SM: If there was one artists you could collaborate with dead or alive who would it be?
CTM: One song with Jimmy Hendrix would be too fire.
SM: What is your favorite thing to do away from music?
CTM: Man, I really enjoy shopping & racing.
SM: What got you into music in the first place?
CTM: I saw FL studio on a YouTube tutorial one day, so I downloaded it to try it out.
SM: Who was your favorite artist/ producer growing up?
CTM: My favorite artists growing up were Three Six Mafia & Jimi Hendrix.
SM: Who is your favorite cartoon character and why?
CTM: Samurai Jack, that show was so raw.
SM: You're on a desert island, you can only have 1 meal, what are you eating?
CTM: Crab boil!