Chicago rhymer Chris Cap teamed with fellow Windy City representative Jeremih for the new track “U Got It.” The song has already collected nearly 50,000 plays on SoundCloud in a week.
In an exclusive interview with AllHipHop.com, Cap discusses his collaboration with the R&B star, the current status of Chitown’s music scene, and the full length project to follow 2015’s Fallen Summer EP.
[ALSO READ: Stream Jeremih’s Long Awaited “Late Nights” Album]
How did you first meet Jeremih?
I’ve been knowing Jeremih for some years now. I met him just really randomly in Chicago and he has been a really cool person. I’ve been blessed to attend [J. Cole's] Forrest Hill Drive tour and [Jeremih's] album release show for Late Nights: The Album thanks to him. Being a fan of his music it has been a great year for sure.
What was the creative process for "U Got It"?
That was all the genius of Jeremih. He crafted it, and it was really just a lay up for me to add my verse to it. It is definitely a fun song that the club can get lit to. So I just brought some personal experience to the writing of the verse. I love the song, it's so dope to me.
Was there a certain muse for the song?
On my end the muse is just a collage of experiences from my life. I just took some experiences from traveling to NY, Miami, and LA, and put it all together in a verse - all the beautiful women I have met and great parties. Jeremih"s hook and verse was so dope it made it easy to bring my experiences to bars.
How is the music scene in Chicago at the moment?
The music scene in Chicago is amazing. There are so many great artists and so much great music being put out right now. I feel like Chicago is how NYC was in the 90’s - everywhere you look it's stars. We set trends and slang for the world. All eyes are on us right now, and I plan on people hearing my story and experiences. This song is a “hello I am here” for me.
When are you releasing the follow-up to Fallen Summer?
I have so much music, so I am ready whenever. But life is all about timing so as soon as the timing is right I am going to put out the follow-up. It's a few artists I want to work with and put on it, and some videos I want to shoot. But it's all about the timing for me.
Stream Chris Cap’s Fallen Summer EP below.