Super-producer Chris Styles has responded to rumors of double-dipping, or in layman’s terms, selling one beat to two different rappers.
Rumors have circulated — ever since 50 Cent’s single, “Amusement Park,” leaked to the net — that the producer sold the beat to Dipset’s Jim Jones first, who used the beat for a past mixtape, then gave the track to 50. But, according to Chris Styles, that is not the case and denies ever giving that beat to anyone but the G-Unit head honcho.
“The beat was done for 50,” said Chris Styles. “I never sold the track to anyone. This only reveals just how much heat Dangerous LLC is bringing to the industry. We create the type of tracks that artists with completely different styles can vibe to.”
With that situation cleared up, Chris Styles says that he has much respect for 50, going on to say that 50 actually gave him his break, and that he looks forward to continued work with him in the future.
“I appreciate 50, he’s the big homey and he’s like a mentor and a big brother to me,” explained the producer. “He was the first one to give my joints an ear and bring it to the people. We make a great team. This is my sixth release with 50 and G-Unit Records, not including mixtape and video game tracks. We have a history of creating hits together. I look forward to people hearing the hot joints we have coming for the next album.”
While hip-hop fans have focused on the beat controversy as of late, Chris Styles and his Dangerous LLC crew has been enjoying major success in a very short time period. In addition to “Amusement Park,” they also landed another track on 50 Cent’s Curtis called “Destiny,” and are also in the studio recording tracks for the likes of LL Cool J, Swizz Beats, Uncle Murda.
He and his company also has three ASCAP Awards under their belts, a Grammy nomination for 50 Cent’s “Disco Inferno,” and several G-Unit hit singles including “Window Shopper,” “In My Hood,” and “Hands Up.”
But with all the hip-hop accolades, they find time for other genres as well. Chris Styles has also produced for Christina Aguilera, Lil Mo, Deemi, and Avant. No matter what kind of music artists want, he says, they will make it the hottest. “For me it’s more than just about producing tracks or sticking to a genre,” he says. “If you want Polka music, then we’ll create the hottest Polka music. It’s more important that Dangerous create a legacy of hits that define an era in the same way that Gamble & Huff created ‘The Philly Sound,’ Berry Gordy ‘The Motown Sound,’ or P. Diddy took us back to the clubs in the 90s. I’m about making a mark, breaking artists, and changing the game.”