Roc Nation Producer Jahlil Beats Talks 2012 Projects With Hip-Hop Wired
During the reopening of the 40/40 Club in New York City, Hip-Hop Wired had the chance to speak briefly with Roc Nation heatmaker Jahlil Beats. Beats' claim to fame thus far has been the meteoric rise of Meek Mill's "I'ma Boss." The anthem is arguably the biggest club record today, which is what led to Jahlil inking a deal with Roc Nation in October.
Beats has continued to hustle, carving out hits for Red Cafe, Jim Jones, Diggy Simmons, Chris Brown, and more. When speaking to Jahlil about what he's been able to do thus far, he just humbly sites as "just a blessing, and [I'm] honestly happy to be here." The 23 year-old Chester, Pennsylvania product maintains a high level of humility due to basically coming from nothing, along with Meek Mill. The two have been working together long before Meek's deal with MMG, coming up together as well.
Aside from continuing to work with Meek in 2012, Jahlil told us that you'll see him involved in the projects of label mates, Willow Smith, J.Cole and Jay Electronica as well as Jay-Z's upcoming album. He also hopes to work with Kanye West very soon, with a recent trip to L.A. serving as a step in that direction. "Hopefully I can work with Kanye," he said. "I just left L.A. and was working on a few things with No I.D. so hopefully I can get some work in on the G.O.O.D. Music Compilation.
When asked what his plans are for this year, Beats replied, "My goal is to continue to be humble and work hard. I'm under that umbrella now, so I just have to go hard!" A tweet sent out earlier reaffirms his outlook on where he's come from, and where he's going.
It sounds like the "I'ma Boss" producer has a full plate ahead of him for the New Year. This is another testament to following your dreams, and believing in your abilities. Sky is the limit for Roc Nation's newest phenom.