Though Young Chop (real name Tyree Pittman) is the leading beatmaker in the "drill" rap subgenre exploding from Chicago's South Side, he can usually be found at SoundScape, a small studio in Humboldt Park, on the other end of town. When he's home, that is -- just three to four days a month, Chop says. He flatly denies he was just in Paris, where he was rumored to be working on Kanye West's "Yeezus," though his Instagram showed otherwise. "I did that on Photoshop," the producer jokes. (His manager, Wayne "Hustle" Hampton, later confirms that Chop contributed to "Yeezus.")

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