This week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we stopped by to see legendary producer, thinker and collaborator Che Pope! Che spoke with us about growing up in Boston, attending school in Virginia as a finance major, meeting The Neptunes, Jay-Z and Puffy early on, and dropping out with one semester to go when his music caught the attention of Teddy Riley. Che talks about moving to NYC and taking a job at Sam Ash, where he'd link up with Wyclef and go on to help bring The Carnival to life, and how that turned into heavily collaborating with Lauryn Hill and James Poyser on The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. We discuss why he took a job at Warner Bros. Records, how he ended up on the doorstep of famed film composer Hans Zimmer, and his experiences working in the studio alongside Dr. Dre for eight years. Oh yeah, and his work around the world with Kanye, joining G.O.O.D. Music to assist Big Sean, Pusha T, Teyana Taylor and Valee, who exactly should get credit for the soul sample sound, stories about Aaron Hall, 50 Cent, The Game, Scott Storch, Rick Rubin, K-Pop and so much more in this amazing episode!

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