Kanye West caused the Internet to get all hot and flustered last week when he tweeted the date of June 18th to his Twitter account. Speculation arose that the Kardashian fanatic was planning to offer up some sort of new musical project that day, and rumors were stoked by reports that artists had been flying out to Paris to work with him. One of those was the Chicago producer Young Chop, who is best known for his work crafting Chief Keef's "I Don't Like." Hive called up the Chopster who answered our Paris inquiry with a curt "Nah," before adding "I can't speak on that right now." He did however confirm that collaborations with 'Ye's G.O.O.D. Music coterie are afoot.
"Yeah, I did a couple of joints on Big Sean," he said, referring to the rapper's upcoming June-scheduled Hall of Fame project. "They're different for me. It's more mainstream, stadium-type sounding music." Chop also confirmed that he's hoping to build on the connection he forged with Pusha T when he contributed production for "Blocka" on Pusha's last mixtape: "That song opened doors for me and brought his career to a whole other level. We both wanted that." (Although pressed whether he'll be contributing to Pusha's My Name Is My Name album he said, "I don't know, I can't speak on that right now.")
While we wait for those Young Chop-helmed G.O.O.D. Music treats to drop, he's busying himself in the lab by working on the upcoming artist Johnny May Cash. "It's futuristic sounding, some different stuff," he said of their early sessions. "It's way different from what people have heard from me before; it's more of an electric sound, more of a poppy sound but with heavy bass." Chop added that he also has ambitions on releasing a full-length solo production project before the year's out, hopefully with guest vocals from Rick Ross, French Montana and his boy the Keefster.