Who’s In The Surf Club?
Hit-Boy: “You got me, then you got Chase N. Cashe, Kent M$NEY, B. Carr, Chili Chil, Stacy Barthe, and Young Ry. I knew B. Carr from Pasadena, our families have known each other since before we were even born.
“Me and Chili Chil have been friends since we were about 15. And we started making beats around the same time. Kent M$NEY was just a cool guy. We would just kick it and play NBA 2K all day and then we made one song. After that I was like, ‘This dude is amazing.’
“I met Stacey Barthe on Myspace. She’s from New York and we ended up linking in Atlanta and we just built a bond. She has written for Rihanna, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, and a whole bunch of pop projects. Chase N. Cashe had a relationship with Young Ry and that’s how he got down. He’s got some dope beats.
“Everybody who has joined Surf Club since me and Chili started it, it’s been this unspoken bond. We were just making all this great music together. We just decided that we were gonna form a click and then he started repping, so it just keeps going.”
Chase N. Cashe: “I met Brandon Carr the first time I met Hit-Boy. They were in the car together. I passed him the beat CD and he had a blunt rolled and was like, ‘You smoke?’ I said, ‘Yup.’ I had a blunt and they were like, ‘Your beats hard nigga!’ Hit doesn’t smoke weed so Brandon and I would be smoking weed together.
“Since Brandon was Hit-Boy’s [friend], we were always around playing ball or making beats. We did a record together called ‘Lay Back Chill & Be Free’ by Tiffany Evans in our early days. I was practically living with Hit because I would always be over there making music.
“Then I met Chili Chil. We all started making music together and the chemistry was crazy. It just all came together. We just had a feel for each other and a feel for what everybody wanted to do. Bring a new style to the game and everybody had their own unique style.”