Chase N. Cashe On Ghost Producing
Chase N. Cashe: “The first record that I ever ghosted came through my boy Kevin "Khao" Cates. He was a producer on Grand Hustle and at the time produced T.I.’s ‘Why You Wanna.’ We met and I got his contact and he was like, ‘Send me some beats.’
So me and my boy sent this beat we had that was sampling Tweet. That song ended up being the title track on R. Kelly’s Double Up album. That was the first track I ghosted with Khao. The second track I did was Yung Joc’s ‘Pacman,’ and I did that through Khao too.
“Khao was my entryway into learning the business. A lot of people might hear ghosting and say, ‘Oh but you ain’t get no credit.’ I got credit on everything. He gave me my first thousands for a beat. I got like $5,000 for the beat.
“I got drum programming credits and he always reached back to me. He got me more work and he would always buy beats from me even when he couldn’t get them placed. He just liked my work ethic and my sound and wanted to tutor me on the business side.
“Like, ‘This is how you’re gonna get your start. You gotta work your way up. Yeah, you might want the placement on the rip, but you really want that leverage. You want people to see that you’re a workable person.’ So I did all that and after a while we kind of lost touch because I just started getting on my own shit.