[Interview] Record Producers: Chase N Dough
RubyHornet: What inspires you to create?
Chase N Dough: My daughter, my family, supporters, the struggle and good music in general. I want to be able to say I put my mind to something and accomplished it!
RubyHornet: Some producers look at you with inspiration and think you made it. How do you feel about that?
Chase N Dough: I appreciate all the love and support I get from each and every person. They see the tracks that I have with the “buzzing” artists and think I’m “ON.” They don’t know as producers you really have to work for that. It’s not as easy as 123 to get where I’m at. It took hard work and dedication. Man hours. I show love to all the rising producers. I never try to step on anyone’s toes. I remain humble because I’m blessed to be in the position I’m in. I love working with new talent. Nobody helped me when I first started off. One of my homie’s had the full version of fruity loops and ain’t wanna share it. I was making magic with the demo. He knew I would get better than him. I moved to the suburbs and met G – Knox and he hooked me up.
RubyHornet: Who is the little girl on your voice tag?
Chase N Dough: It’s my bro’s ex-girlfriend’ daughter. [Laughs] I hope I didn’t sound ghetto like “My auntie sister baby cousin brothers daughter Tracy.”
RubyHornet: Where did you get your name from? People always bring up Chase N Cashe.
Chase N Dough: I got my name from myself. J Hill sent me a open verse for me to rap on while I was mad at my babymama’s. I was like ‘Tell That B*%@# I’m Chase N Dough,’ like “chasing dough.” I wanted people to think I was two people. Kinda how people thought Travis Porter was one person. I thought I’d be dope so I ran with it. Everybody loved my voice tag.
RubyHornet: Just to wrap it up what are some studio essentials?
Chase N Dough: I need snacks at all times. Regular food of course. A nice environment with great energy, a good pair of headphones and studio monitors. Really, I can work with almost anything. It’s all about your creativity.
RubyHornet: Best time to create?
Chase N Dough: When I’m alone and around some studio monitors. I work a lot under stress sometimes. I be feeling like I have something to prove to my doubters.