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How Did Chase N. Cashe & Hit-Boy Meet?

Chase N. Cashe: “I had a Myspace ad for beats. Hit-Boy happened to see the bulletin and sent me some beats. He sent this beat called ‘Concrete Jungle’ that had a Bob Marley sample and that shit was so crazy. I gave it to Sean and everybody was scared to use it because of the sample [which we knew wouldn’t get cleared.]

 
I had a Myspace ad for beats. Hit-Boy happened to see the bulletin and sent me some beats. He sent this beat called ‘Concrete Jungle’ that had a Bob Marley sample and that shit was so crazy. - Chase N. Cashe
 

“I loved the beats so I had Hit-Boy send me more. Sean liked them, but he felt it didn’t fit him. But I was like, ‘Man these are some of the hardest beats I’d ever heard.’ I hit him back and was like, ‘Yo, you’re dope.’ And he hit me back and was like, ‘Yeah, I’ve been hearing about you too.’”

Hit-Boy: “Around November of ‘06, me and Chase N. Cashe had been hearing about each other through mutual friends. I went to his Myspace page and checked out his beats. I just sent him a message telling him that I was feeling his beats.

“We started talking via AIM. A week later I went to go scoop him and we went to my studio. We made crazy beats the first time we ever met and after that it was a wrap. Later, we did a deal with Polow Da Don and moved out to Atlanta and rose up through the ranks.”