Jahlil Beats speaks on his working relationship with Meek Mill, and what the two have in store for "Dreamchasers 3".
Jahlil Beats has been Meek Mill's in-house producer for some time, and the two have crafted a very successful formula together, and scoring some pretty big hits with "I'm A Boss" and "Burn". The producer spoke with HHS1987 recently, detailing his work with Meek, as well as giving us some deatils on what to expect from the rapper's upcoming project, Dreamchasers 3.
Jahlil spoke about the importance of the producer/rapper team. "I feel being a producer and having an artist, and a artist having a producer, itâs anÂ advantage because now you donât have to go find your sound," he said. "Meek got his sound, soÂ heâs always going to be successful. We have a formulaâ¦Kendrick [Lamar] dropped a classicÂ album. He got his producers. He came with his sound. You look at dudes likeÂ DMX,Â what he did with Swizz [Beatz]. You got to have that sound.Â Jay-Z with Just BlazeÂ andÂ Kanye [West],Â The Blueprint. Itâs a lot easier. You have an advantage. All these dudes are theÂ top dudes in the game.â
On Dreamchasers 3, the producer let go of a couple of details on what he and Meek have in the works.Â "We got a wholeÂ bunch of records," he revealed. "We still making records. I know 'Levels'Â is killing it right now.Â We did a record where I sample theÂ Ruff Ryders'Â 'Down Bottom' Itâs a real crazyÂ party recordâ¦We got a record we did withÂ FutureÂ thatâs crazy. We got a joint whereÂ I sampled the 'Ghostbusters'Â joint he just going off on.â
Jahlil then revealed the reason behind abandoning sample-based productions was a financial one. "I ainât trying to share my publishing," he said. "If youÂ sample they might take 80%, leave you with 20. They getting paid off a record theyÂ did 20 years ago...So I like to do a lot of my stuff from scratch because I want all myÂ publishing. Iâm stingy with mine."
Watch the full interview below.