Last week SD chop it up with Chase N. Cashe. The Heir Up There is out tomorrow, so it was fitting to get this interview out today. We discuss his approach to putting out a lot of music before the tape, DJ Drama’s importance in hosting it and where the title comes from. He also further explained a comment he made in an interview with XXL about Static Major, why guest features have been really minimal and what the future holds for him outside of the tape and the Club Paradise tour.
The tape is called The Heir Up There. What inspired the title and how important was it to have DJ Drama host it?
Aw man, it was important to have DJ Drama host it because of our bond and how he actually feels about what I stand for. I want everybody to know that I don’t do anything with nobody for some money or paying anybody to do some shit. It’s all mutual decisions. Drama fucks with me, he fucks with my music and he heard the mixtape, and he’s been knowing me since I was like 18, 19 years old living in Atlanta fucking around with Don Cannon and shit like that. A lot of people have seen me make my own way and he just wanted to support me. I gotta fuck with people who fuck with me.
As far as The Heir Up There, to keep it real with you, that actually came from the movie Basketball Comedy, The Air Up There. I’m a sports fanatic and I remember this shit as a kid and I just decided to flip it on some serious shit. The Heir up There, I feel that’s me. I feel like one of the youngsters who is doing big things but still got a whole lot of shit to prove. That’s the whole thing to me. I’m not a King yet, but I’m worthy of being that and willing to pay my dues.