Young Chop Says Kanye West's "Yeezus" Was Misunderstood, Promises More Collaborations
Young Chop reveals plans to executive produce projects from Lil Durk and Chief Keef, recalls being nominated for a Grammy.
Young Chop was one of a handful of producers who collaborated with Kanye West on his sixth studio album, Yeezus, and according to the Chicago beatsmith, he has more material with ‘Ye on the way.
Young Chop revealed that particular news while speaking with HipHopSince1987.com for their Behind The Beats series. The Windy City musician didn’t share too many details on his recent work with Kanye, but did comment briefly on his past work with the G.O.O.D. Music emcee and being nominated for a Grammy due to his work on Yeezus.
“We going extra harder, man. I got some more shit coming with Kanye too, by the way,” Chop said. “Mothafuckas don’t know. We got some hard ass shit…To be continued, man. We got some crazy shit finna jump off. But, yeah, Grammys that shit felt good though.”
Chop also addressed the criticism Yeezus received immediately following its release. He says there were those who didn’t understand the music, and later commented on the firsthand perspective he received while working on the album.
“He got a big ass mothafuckin—He think a lot. That shit came out dope as fuck though. Niggas don’t understand the music, but I was there when that shit was happening and all that shit was going down,” he said.
Additionally, Young Chop revealed that he’s currently working on Lil Durk’s album, and later recalled executive producing, mixing, and engineering Chief Keef’s debut album, Finally Rich.
“What I’m working on right now, we working on Durk album. Working on his album. That’s what I’m focused on right now…Probably four, three, two, one, whatever," the producer said when asked how many tracks he'll have on the album. "Every album that come out from them I’m executive producing. I’m executive producing Keef’s first album, Finally Rich. And I mixed it, engineered it, and all that shit. I do all that shit.”
In regards to his work on Kanye’s most recent album, Young Chop lent his assistance on the Yeezus track, “Guilt Trip.” Chop also produced Chief Keef’s “I Don’t Like,” which led to the creation of a remix featuring ‘Ye, Pusha T, Jadakiss, and Big Sean.