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Production Credit: Cardiak Talks Dreamchasers 2, Upcoming Work On MMG’s Self Made, Vol. 2 and More

Now, tell me about how you hooked with Lloyd Banks for 2010’s H.F.M. 2.

Kind of similiar to the story with Joe Buddens. One of his A&R Tony G, would always get on Ustream and do live listening sessions. I sent him a couple joints [one day] and he was feeling them so he told me to send him a zip of joints. After that, they hit me back and told me I had one joint on there, “Take Em To War” which was the intro. [Soon after], I guess it was crunch time he was like, “Send me one more zip of joints.”  That was the last zip I sent at that time, and it had the tracks “Outlaw” on there,  “Unexplainable,” and “Start It Up.” Now when I sent that I didn’t think he was going to rap to it. I had already sent him a majority of my new stuff.

A little while ago, a video surfaced with you in the studio with Fabolous and Cory Gunz. Did anyone of them take any those beats?

C: I’ve been working with Cory Gunz [for] most of the joints. That footage is kinda old [though], it’s actually from November of last year. The “Lean Wit It” beat for Meek, I played that beat for Cory Gunz in that session [also] but didn’t put the video out ’cause the “Lean Wit It” joint was out already. But he picked out some joints and Fab picked out some joints, he working on Loso’s Way 2.

How has work on Loso’s Way 2 been going?

I know I got one joint on there, but we workin on more joints. The [records] that I heard were from around the time he did, the There Is No Competition 3 mixtape he just put it out. Those were the tracks that I heard when he was recording but he told me that I got a lot of joints [on there]. We just gonna keep knocking [tracks] and pick the hottest joints at the end.

You’ve also been working on a few MMG projects like Self Made Vol. 2 and Ross’ God Forgives, I Don’t.

I’ve been working on all the MMG projects. I got like four joints on Self Made Vol. 2. I know I got two joints with Ross, but I won’t know if they made the album yet and won’t know until they about to drop the album. I got a couple joints with Meek. I’ve been workin with MMG a lot, so I got a lot of joints with them.

The streets are waiting on that V6 from your boy Lloyd Banks.

He’s about to drop that [and] an album soon. He just workin’ on joints. I didn’t even get to hear the joints I did [but] I just know he flamed them shits. I just know the beats he used, and the beats he used are crazy. The reason I didn’t have no joints on Cold Corner 2 is because he was like, “These joints is crazy I wanna save these for my album.” I was like “Aww man, you gotta give the people something.” People got to hear “Check Me Out.” That record was dope, but V6 is gonna be crazier.

What keeps you motivated?

Staying consistent and remaining humble, you never know what can happen. I’m working hard now, but all this shit can end tomorrow, you feel me? Stay humble, keep working, and grind hard. Believe in God and pray to God.

What else do you have cooking up?

I’m tryna work with everybody, and on top of that I’m trying to expand my sound. I’ve been working on Pop shit, R&B shit. I’m just working man. I’ve been workin with Khaled too. What Khaled was telling me, “You got a lot of joints, you’ve been getting a lot of placement, you got a lot of joints on one album, but you still need that one.” So that’s what I’ve been working on, trying to get that one thing, that one hit that everybody is gonna know me for. Right now, it’s “Start It Up” and [that] was like 2010, its 2012 now. I need that one joint.

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