Posts Tagged ‘Hit-Boy’
The video that YN has been hyping all week has finally dropped and it was nothing like what I was expecting it to be. Hit-Boy tries his hand at rapping. For now I think it’s actually dope but it’s hard to say that with certainty because the video was so distracting. Mind you, distracting in a good way, pun and no pun intended. It’s amazing to see all of the artists Hit-Boy has worked with. Kanye West, Pusha T, Jay-Z, Cortez Bryant, Boi-1da, No I.D., and many, many more all make appearances. I have said it before but I really think Hit-Boy is next up for that “Super Producer” title. B!nk on the beat. I am so excited to see where this rapping thing of his goes…
I know I wasn’t the only one looking forward to Monday willing to increase my dislike for Monday, because of it being the drop date for this first track from Rocky’s upcoming LongLiveASAP (July release). Hit-Boy producing a Rocky track? That had fire written all over it before we even heard it. I have to say this track does a pretty good job of living up to the hype. More than anything I’m happy to hear that it clearly wasn’t designed to get radio spins. I’ve got zero problems with songs getting radio play (there are some very good songs on the radio you hipsters, they just get played to death unfortunately) but I do have a strong disliking for songs that are specifically tailored for spins and sacrifice the artist’s sound to get there.
Rocky brings in his H-Town influenced sound that we all know him for, which I realize is a bit polarizing for some people. To me it is merely a reflection of the fact that music is becoming more wide spread. People in Harlem listen to and study DJ Screw. People in the Midwest listen to Kendrick Lamar. The internet has changed the times, and while some people have taken issue with that, I view it as a fairly normal progression, that hopefully with further the development of all types of hip-hop, if not music as a whole.
If you’re a fan, look for this track on iTunes come tomorrow.
I know I threw one of these up on the Empty Throne Music facebook page (Like it here!) but the rest are too good to not throw in a gallery. Can you IMAGINE the epic-ness these studio sessions could create?! Round one is Kanye West, Jadakiss, Mos Def, DJ Khaled, Fat Joe and Busta Rhymes. The next night it was Kanye West, Hit-Boy, A$AP Rocky, Fat Joe, Diplo and DJ Khaled. G.O.O.D. Friday’s?! Hopefully…
Kanye West has already been the talk of the week with the apparent first single for the G.O.O.D. Music compilation dropping this Friday. Good Friday, if you didn’t know. While Pusha T and Big Sean are supposed to be on that, Kanye went solo on that ass for this one. Hit-Boy did the beat and just confirmed on twitter that this doesn’t currently have a home whether it be Kanye’s next solo album or the G.O.O.D. Music album. Flex has bombs all over this and DJ Khaled does an intro but still but be sure to grab that download below. Oh and for the record, this shit goes.
Hit Boytakes a seat with MTV to discuss his “N*ggas In Paris” beat that has become oh so popular. Hit Boy is without a doubt one of my favorite up and coming producers, if not the hands down favorite. There are few guys in the industry that come across as down to Earth as he does; there are even fewer guys who possess the type of talent he does and still maintain that attitude. “Paris” may have really put Hit Boy on the map, but I guarantee you he’s going to be showing up over and over again.
New jingle from the Surf Club (Chase N. Cashe, Hit-Boy, Kent Money & B.Carr) just dropped and it’s a banger. It has that B.M.F. club vibe and I like it. Hit-boy on the beat. Download link below.
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