Chase N. Cashe just turned 28 last week, but he’s already a veteran in the music business, a multitalented rapper and producer who was working with the likes of R. Kelly, Yung Joc, and G-Unit well before he had his first legal drink.

Though he is equal parts rapper and producer — “Chase the rapper is my life and Chase the producer is my job” — this article will place the lens on his production.

Born and raised in New Orleans, Chase has been making beats since he was 13 years old. “I knew I wanted to be a producer when I first saw the N.E.R.D. Lap Dance video,” he said. “I was like, "I wanna be that guy, the dude on the bike rapping. And I heard he makes the beats too?"

Though he hasn't quite attained household name status, Chase is without a doubt one of the most prolific artists in all of hip hop. In the past year alone he has put out five projects, and he has at least as many planned for release in the near future.

He came by HNHH offices last month, dressed in an Atlanta Braves jersey with a toothpick dangling out the side of his mouth. A laid-back, smooth, talkative, Chase bears similarities to Snoop Dogg, but with a slight Southern twang. We talked about his recent tape with Curren$y, his youngblood days coming up in Los Angeles, his production style, and what he’s got next on the docket.