Jahlil Beats Touts Himself ‘Best’ Producer, Talks Success, Mentoring
Producer Jahlil Beats believes he's the No. 1 producer in his city of Chester, Penn., at the moment. He's even serving as a mentor to those on the come-up.
"I can definitely say I'm the best right now," he tells The BoomBox on the red carpet at the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards. "I got my little brother, the Beat Bully, who produced [Rick Ross'] 'So Sophisticated' and [Meek Mill's] 'House Party. He's got a couple joints under his belt too."
Seems like it wasn't too long ago when hip-hop heads were saying the same thing about Jahlil.
The 24-year old has been caught up in a whirlwind of success ever since he produced Meek's "I'ma Boss," which hit the airwaves in 2011. A few months later, he signed with Roc Nation, accepting a publishing deal through the company.
One could say that Jahlil and Meek shared the grind since 2008, and now they're enjoying the spoils together. The beatsmith still reflects on his ride to present-day accomplishments from time to time.
"It's crazy because everything changed for me and Meek so fast," he says incredulously. "So it's just like, that wasn't my plan. I was just happy making music and hearing my stuff on the radio. Everything else is just a plus right now. It's just a blessing."
In the coming months, Jahlil can look forward to hearing even more of his work blasting from stereo speakers. The producer has scored placements on Meek's debut LP, Dreams and Nightmares, arriving Oct. 30. He's also mixing things up before 2012 comes to a close. Jahlil has paired up with Leona Lewis on her upcoming album, Glassheart, due Oct. 12, as well as worked with Rihanna, J. Cole, Big Sean, T.I. and French Montana on songs for their respective forthcoming albums.