Cons, who’s also worked with iconic producers like his cousin Q-Tip and Pete Rock, says those influences helped shape his new production work.
"I always paid attention,” Cons said in an interview with BET. "You think I don't remember any tricks I watched these people do? Hell yeah! I've actually watched Kanye make 'All Falls Down.' I watched him cut up the Lauryn Hill sample and everything. I watched him make 'Get By.’”
Now Cons, who is credited as a co-producer on Beyoncè’s 2011 song “Party," says he's giving his beats to some of rap’s greats, including Lupe Fiasco, Big Sean and Kendrick Lamar, whom he’s known for years.
"I gave Kendrick a beat,” he said. "Me and Kendrick go back. I was like the first dude from the East Coast to rap with Kendrick. I put him on Movies on Demand 2, when he was still rapping on Worldstar.”
Cons went on to say that he gave Kendrick two beats recently which Lamar said he liked. And he’s gearing up to release his Fiasco collab “Countdown” soon. Of course, he also added that he’s given Kanye a beat, though he isn’t sure where that track might land.
While West and Consequence had a falling out at one point, the two have worked closely since the start of Yeezy's career. In 2011, Cons said that he wrote lyrics for Kanye. "Every album that he’s had, I’ve been involved from a creative aspect in writing of songs,” Cons said. “Check the credits, I get that publishing.”