Chase N. Cashe Interview:
Jesse Woodard a.k.a. Chase n Cashe has a work ethic and hunger that would make you think he’s a relatively new producer looking to make a name for himself. However it’s just the opposite as this young and prolific producer, rapper, and songwriter details his resume of a long list of music’s top artists ranging from Pop to R&B and Hip-Hop with some of the biggest acts including Lil Wayne, Eminem, R. Kelly and Drake.
Coming from New Orleans music was something inherit to him. With his friends and family all around and already deep into it, Chase feels it was only natural for him to of to get into music and entertainment, “I grew up In New Orleans so being on the instruments wasn’t anything that I looked at saying this is my route. Everyone around me did something.”
Understanding the importance of productivity in today’s fast-paced internet heavy game, Chase has put out a host of projects with his most recent released LP, Charm which is available on Itunes. Since his debut project, “Gumbeaux” in 2011 Chase has steadily shown that he knows what he’s doing, not only behind the boards but in the booth as well. Lyrically he doesn’t stray far from his contemporaries but he is aware of his responsibility to his audience and peers. ” It’s important for me to keep the balance between educating and stunting on niggas because that’s how I got here. We do live in a world of materialism, I’m not gonna ever front on that. It’s just about really uplifting and educating my people especially in this rap shit. You gotta have some substance and you gotta have some shit behind it that make a nigga think.”
Traveling is a key to growth and Chase uses that to his benefit. Having lived in Los Angeles, Atlanta and currently New York has allowed him to cultivate integral relationships while adding different layers to his music. He believes strongly that the people he’s met and experiences he’s had in these various cities have influenced him to become the artist he is today. While some friendships have worked out better then others Chase understands there’s an opportunity in each encounter. “That’s how I met Hit Boy. I was working with someone, he was working with some one. We both split ways and went our own path. We met each other and that was the culmination of Surf Club.”
With an ability to reach practically any artist in music, a strong partner with similar vision and a growing fan base, Chase is ready to put in the work. “If you ain’t hot, you ain’t on the front page and niggas don’t give a fuck about you. So that’s what makes me turn up and work hard and when I do get there and niggas see my list of accomplishments they gonna say oh shit, what the fuck were we tripping on.”