Co$$: "I'll Smoke Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y Under the Table"
How did you and Numonics decide on "Chief" for the first single?
It happened just because he wanted to leak something. I wanted to wait and come out with the dopest song we were going to make. On 4/19, I realized what the next day was. I thought we should leak "Chief" then. This isn't a gimmick for me. I does this marijuana shit for real. Bring Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y and I'll smoke both of them under the table.
You've mentioned a heavy jazz influence in your work. How do you feel it's impacted your sound?
I think it's more the rawness of a lot of jazz recordings. With most music production sounding so plastic, I've always liked the warmth of jazz. My neighbor heard me writing to some music recently and said,"I didn't know you made jazz too," and I told him, "No, those are beats." I like that raw Dilla, Kanye feel. "Otis" was such a raw beat for a first single. That's just kind of what I like.