Mark Ronson & Jay-Z To Produce Young Chris Debut, State Property & Wale Collabos On The Way

Jay-Z and Mark Ronson will executive produce the first solo album from Young Chris, Now Or Never, according to the Young Gunna in an interview with XXLMag.com last night (May 19).

“The distribution is gonna be either through Roc Nation of Interscope,” Chris told XXL. “We’re weighing out our options right now but it’s a good look however it comes out.” The Philly MC expects a deal to be signed “any day now.”

Though an the album won’t be released until the top of the next year, Chris will drop a Mark Ronson-produced buzz single, “Suga Suga,” featuring UK girl group, Sugababes, whom Hov recently inked to Roc Nation.

The relationship between Hov and Chris dates back to the Roc dynasty but Ronson muse Wale was the one to build the relationship between Chris and the British super producer’s production label, Allido Records. “One thing about me and Wale is there’s no egos —we’re like brothers from another,” he said. “Basically, one day, Wale just called me like, “Yo, I’ma holla at Rich [Klienan] and Mark [Ronson] and let them know they need to look at you— not sayin’ that you can’t get a deal but they need to do something with you before somebody else grabs you.’ I went over to Allido and once we figured out I was free — no attachments and basically ready to go — we just been working. Mark’s been giving me records, and me and Wale been touring and throwing records together — just building our relationship just so when the deal gets done, everything is a go.”

The immediate result will be a mixtape from the two, entitled The Odd Couple. “My man went to school — he did the school thing. That’s my man, love him to death. And me, I was in the streets before the rap thing so we just basically called it The Odd Couple. We’re alike but we’re totally different,” he said of the collaboration with Wale.

But first, Chris’s next move will be the feature-heavy mixtape The Network, featuring the likes of Bun B, Wale, J. Cole, and if scheduling works out, Drake as well.

As for his original partners-in-rhyme, State Property, rumors have been abound that a deal is in the works to bring the collective — the entire original squad in fact—to Roc Nation.

“Anything is possible,” said Young Chris, remaining cryptic about the speculation. “I don’t wanna speak too much on that. It shouldn’t be a problem getting back together as long as there’s a proper offer for us.” – Devin Chanda

  • Pierzy

    Chris is aiiight but even here in Philly he’s not completely beloved…we’ll see if his debut changes that. Wale, on the other hand, is great. A collabo album would be something to check for…

    • G-UNOT KILLA

      I don’t think the public is clamoring for a Young Chris CD. Me and my Crips don’t sit around and say, “u know what cuz, when is the last time I rocced a Young Chris CD?” Punk ass HOVA I let him live on the Big Pimpin Video shoot! Pimp C had to calm me down! Dame was sweatin bullets when he found out my all Blu M&M’s weren’t there! I spazzed out and smacced Memph Bleek so hard his white Du Rag flew into the water! Goodie Mob had to bring my soul food to calm me down! I later initiated Conan O’Brian into the Garden Blocc Crips! ECG-UNIT CRIP 4 LiFE SPIDER LOC 4 LIFE!!

      • Sleepy Wonder

        Conan O’Brien, What The Fuck?! LOL

    • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

      Whadup P.

      “Now or Never”.

      I vote never.

      No hate, I’m just saying…

  • Mutada al sader the king

    Well finally the camel is going to do something right. Since camel stole, young Chris entire flow and used it for 3 albums strait, you’d figure he’d help the boy out.(not like he hasn’t in the past he DID take, young guns to def jam, and put that second terrible album out.)

    YC has been spitting quality verses for the last few years, and I’m glad the dude is getting another shot

    • eric

      Really think Hov took Young Chris flow? Go listen to “Nigga Please” off Blueprint 2, which features Young Chris. I like Chris, but the verse sounds just like Jay, just like 80% of your favorite rappers.

      and on behalf of Hova:

      for all you other cats throwing shots at Jigga/you only get half a bar/fuck yall niggaz

  • romil

    You trippin, Philly loves Young Chris. And always has since the begining. Everybody knew he was the lyricist of State Property, beside the starting players Freeway, and B. Sigel. Chris has a Flow that even Jay-Z and other rappers borrowed. He shouldve been dropped a solo a long time ago imo. I been in Philly since they 1st came out he gets mad love in the streets.

    • allergic to dummies

      THANK YOU! I DON’T KNOW WHAT THESE PPL TALKIN ABOUT. CHRIS GETS LOVE IN PHILLY!

  • romil

    Now on the other hand State Property going to Roc Nation is a big move for HOV. Most of them have started dissing J, most notably Peedi Crack. How can he face Jay-Z, what a dmbazz move. One thing about Jay is he puts on and holds his artist down even when they aint selling.ask Freeway

  • BeerGangsta

    J will pimp his azz! Nobody is talking about SP. I forgot about these Fuckers was born. This Shit will be left in the store indeed.

  • http://myspace.com/thetruthandthelight Mo Betta

    Searching for an outlet!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ja$e

    It’s the ROC you BASTARDS… This is why Dame is broke he’s messing with Jimmy while Hov is just signing straight talent. ROC Nation is going to be problem.

  • vhingrhamseonyomomma

    definitely a good look for chris, except the single shit “suga,suga”? naw not feelin dat at all. Don’t eff this up Hov!

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    i only have one memory of this nigga Young Chris other than state property movie.

    the song Art & Life of Twista Kamikaze album. that song go hard. that was the last bar i heard from dude.

  • PARIS PERSHUN

    THAT FUCKIN CD WAS SUPPOSED TO BE OUT WAY BACK IN 2006……WHERE THE FUCK IS NEEF???????

    (LEANS BACK AND TURNS “YOU’LL NEVA TAKE ME ALIVE” WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAYWAY THE FUCK UP)))

    • $ykotic

      That’s what I’m saying. Now Wale’s your bro? No love for Neef huh?

      • Arcey

        Prison (hope not) or maybe not motivated enough to get outta that street shit.
        He wasn’t that great as a rapper anyways, IMO.
        I did like “Full Effect” ‘tho and really wished he had stepped up his skills but…

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

    Blackout! 2
    Blackout! 2
    Blackout! 2
    Blackout! 2
    Blackout! 2

  • PARIS PERSHUN

    ONCE AGAIN I ASK!!!!…….WHERE THE FUCK IS NEEF?????

    (LEANS BACK AND TURNS “FULL EFFECT” WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY THE FUCK UP- PHILADELPHIA FREEWAY”)

    • HERM

      Word to that, Paris! Where is that ol’ boy Neefy??

  • I am legend

    Go pick that blackout 2 up now thats real hiphop and lyricism at its finest!!!!!!!

    • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL

      For real? I’ma have to cop that sometime this week…might end up getting it from Amoeba on Friday or so. That Relapse album from Eminem is sick though! Beats aint all that great but his flows go hard, barnone.

      As for YC, dude got flow thats for sure, but I haven’t heard from dude in a hot minute. Glad he still doing his thing with Jay-Z though.

  • allergic to dummies

    Hold up, Neef is still Chris’s right hand. they’re still droppin another album after his solo. the reason everybody keeps hearing about Chris is because the man WORKS HARD!!
    and rightfully so, y’all should be congratulating!

    He’s allowed to work with other people lol.
    As a matter of fact, I think the Wale/Chris combo is perfect because they have two different fan bases & the combination will get the indy-backpackers & the streets listening.

    & TO ALL THE NOBODIES SAYIN PHILLY DON’T LOVE CHRIS… PHILLY SHOWS MAD LOVE TO CHRIS – BET HE CAN GO ANYWHERE & WHEN HIS NAME ON SOMETHING BET EVERYBODY THATS SOMEBODY IS COMIN OUT TO SHOW LOVE. YOU MUST NOT BE FROM PHILLY OR YOU MUST BE MAD BECAUSE AS MUCH AS YOU WISHED FOR HIM TO FAIL – HE AIN’T EVER FALL OFF.

    Chris is undeniably talented… if y’all on the internet reading shit like this, than i’m pretty sure y’all must have read about the bad deal he’s been in, which is the reason people been sleepin on Chris & Neef.

  • http://Genevicci.com Ra-Lo

    blackout! 2
    blackout! 2
    blackout! 2
    blackout! 2
    blackout! 2
    blackout! 2
    blackout! 2

    Best album in 3 years

  • clos1881

    I fuck wit chris every time I hear him he gets better I have alot of his mixtapes and the dude can rap and its real shit not just shoot him up shit

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  • George Clooney

    Chris gets slept on a lot. He’s got a few sharp lines in his catalog.

    eg.

    I stay with two chicks, I can nail
    Either fifth, stay with two clips like Pharrell

  • ff1one@yahoo.com

    Big ups to young chris for grinding or just working hard. People can talk shyt bout jay but he loyal to hard working loyal people. young chris just made music and let the chips fall. As for jay stealing from young chris, get real. All this jayz being a biter bs needs to be deaded. State Property is talented too. Both albums went hard.

  • minus the cynic

    cool my fellow countrywomen sugababes doin a song with rap? superstar young chris what could be better heavensent collabos no doubt the sugababes will put some sweetness on his vocals no doubt jay z and beyonce together forever shes comin to brisbane in australia woot woot she already played sweden those lucky duckies wonder whose next on beyonces hit list destinys child making a comeback album ok ill stay on topic young chris how long has he been rapping someone with some clues school me please sugababes used to be siobhan mutya and keisha then siobhan left and she was replaced from heidi who used to be in atomic kitten then mutya left and she was replaced by emma amelle berrabah i know i didnt stay on topic but i have no clues who young chris is although its ironic both chris brown and jay z have young versions of themselves young jigga and young chris for example also if any rappers want me to ghost write their lyrics email me at minusthecynic@yahoo.com no jokes no royalties i just want ur loyalty use me above all others and we can be brothers for life :)

  • minus the cynic

    ok i love me some beanie sigel thanks for the stats romel whatever happened to state property are they still in the game or bounced out word up what happened to freeway school me please homies is roc nation affiliated with rocafella records or is jay z breaking away from damon daSh thats some clever wordplay chris has got there kanye used to ghost write for jay z whether he still does is debatable god only knows for the uninitiated who are probly few in number beanie sigel was rapping when he was in jail i ripped my first rapper name off him emcee beanie lame i know bring on the love :)

  • allergic to dummies

    Neef is still Chris’s right hand. they’re still droppin another album after his solo. the reason everybody keeps hearing about Chris is because the man WORKS HARD!!
    and rightfully so, y’all should be congratulating!

    He’s allowed to work with other people lol.
    As a matter of fact, I think the Wale/Chris combo is perfect because they have two different fan bases & the combination will get the indy-backpackers & the streets listening.

    & TO ALL THE NOBODIES SAYIN PHILLY DON’T LOVE CHRIS… PHILLY SHOWS MAD LOVE TO CHRIS – BET HE CAN GO ANYWHERE & WHEN HIS NAME ON SOMETHING BET EVERYBODY IS COMIN OUT TO SHOW LOVE. YOU MUST NOT BE FROM PHILLY OR YOU MUST BE MAD BECAUSE AS MUCH AS YOU WISHED FOR HIM TO FAIL – HE AIN’T EVER FALL OFF.

    Chris is undeniably talented… if y’all on the internet reading shit like this, then i’m pretty sure y’all must have read about the history of his record deal, but he stayed in the studio working & remained loyal… imo he deserves every bit of success & whatever comes with it.

  • squale

    Stop haten on Young Chris if u fill some way about him eat a DICK PUSSY!

    Philly stand the fuck up for your boy who hold Philly down all around the world.

    That crazy yall let niggas talk that bullshit about one of yall own.

    Check out Young Chris Blog @ youngchris.com

  • http://www.sundayhhtimes.blogpot.com spitmaster

    “ruthless 08 coming through on niggas, number one, bout to take a number two on niggas”

    Young Chris “mixtape with league crew, the best album and like Drake’s quality, even got a joint with ‘lil Wayne on it, plus State P”

  • CinCinNati

    @ G Unot Killa…You sound lame as hell; is internet thuggery all you got to offer. Get a real life…

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