Working With Diddy
Chase N. Cashe: “Me and Hit-Boy had a chance to go to New York and work with Diddy on Last Train To Paris [around 2008]. I don’t know if he ever told nobody, but he never heard ‘Swagger Like Us’ until I introduced it to him. We were in N.Y.—it was 9/11 actually—and we flew out there to work. And he was just starting up the album and that’s right when ‘Swagger Like Us’ dropped and he had known nothing about it.
“I pulled the shit up in the studio and he was like, ‘They made a ‘Swagga Like Us’ without me?! I’m the king of swag! How the fuck niggas gone make that?’ He made the blog and that was the first time everybody seen me and Hit with Puffy on the Diddy Blog. And he did his own version of ‘Swagga Like Us.’ I was there when he was in front of the webcam dancing in the lounge. I witnessed it.
“I got to be around him and he gave me and Hit priceless knowledge about this shit and how to move. He never shunned us. It was a point where he had asked to manage us and it was like, ‘Man, we don’t really know about that. We really wanna ride it out with Polow.’ And he was respectful of that. He was like, ‘For sure. I support y’all. Anything, y’all wanna do.’”