Much like his production, Chase Dalton Rose is both very animated and very serious. Hailing from St. Louis, a city whose main economic driver is its manufacturing sector, the 21-year-old producer is bringing the brooding industrial sounds of the Missouri metropolis to rap’s forefront. Under his producer moniker ChaseTheMoney — immortalized by his producer tag, a breathy “ChaseTheMoney, ChaseTheMoney!” — the burgeoning beatsmith is best known for his role in the emergence of several acts from his hometown’s neighboring city of Chicago. In particular, his work with brilliant, oddball rapper Valee.
Chase and Valee, the whispering voice behind ChaseTheMoney’s signature producer stamp, met through a fateful 2015 Instagram interaction and have since built a “Mannie Fresh and Lil Wayne” chemistry. The duo’s relentless work ethic and self-described weirdness has resulted in a quickly expanding body of work that recently landed the producer-rapper pairing on Chance The Rapper and Jeremih’s latest holiday mixtape, Merry Christmas Lil Mama.