Jonathan Hay and Michael Smith, co-owners of SMH Records, have upcoming work with Crooked I, Horseshoe Gang and Pink Grenade, but they’ve also got their sights on another rapper.

“We want to produce for Jay Z,” Hay says during an interview with YoRaps. “It would be a dream of mine for us to produce a Jay Z album. It would be even more of a dream if we were the only producers for the entire album. We could call the album Continuity and really stretch Jay Z’s sound musically while still keeping it Hip Hop. I’m going to put this out in the universe, we would give Jay Z $15 million upfront to produce it.”

Smith agrees with his business partner. 

“I will write Jay Z a check for $15 million today as an advance for us to produce an album for him,” Smith adds.  

Beyond offering to work with Jay Z, the production duo also says there has been speculation of actor Johnny Depp being involved with SMH. 

“People speculate Johnny Depp’s involvement because his nephew, Billy Rassel, is involved with Pink Grenade,” Hay says. “We are all fans of Depp and the art he brings to his characters through film that inspires all of us. With or without Depp, we genuinely love having Billy Rassel on our team. He’s a rising industry star.” 

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