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Hit-Boy Puts His Raps In Front On Yadda Yadda Featuring Wale (Audio)

Hit-Boy has amassed a number of hit records. The Southern California delegate in the G.O.O.D. Music production family has been a mastermind behind Kendrick Lamar's "Backseat Freestyle," the posse cut "Clique," and Jay Z & Kanye West's "N***as In Paris." However, as Hit has shown in that time, he raps... Read more

Hit-Boy & James Fauntleroy Flip Shanice’s Smile Into a Frown (Video)

Back in 1991, Shanice released "I Love Your Smile" one of the happiest songs released until..."Happy." The song was instantly catchy and, inculcated by its title, put a smile on even the maddest of faces. Now, reigning beatmaker Hit-Boy (Kanye West, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Beyonce) has released a song... Read more

Hit-Boy Is Not Your Average Producer/MC. His Lessons From Early Kanye Show (Video)

Fifteen years ago, Kanye West came into Hip-Hop producing for MCs who had very different surroundings and inspiration than him (Beanie Sigel, Jay Z, Dilated Peoples). By the time it came to record his own music, the same quality sounds were there, but 'Ye's message and story stood apart in... Read more

Nipsey Hussle Releases a New Mixtape Right Under the Wire. Get Your Mailbox Money (Mixtape)

Nipsey Hussle ends the year with a bang. He drops off his new Mailbox Money mixtape right under the wire. While he offered copies of his last mixtape, Crenshaw, for sale at $100 a pop (100 of which were purchased by Jay Z), he ups the ante with this one.... Read more

Nipsey Hussle & Rick Ross Enjoy The Perks Of The Spotlight On A Hit-Boy Track (Audio)

Following the precise wordplay and honesty of "50 Niggaz," Nipsey Hussle returns to his (other) form on "1 Hunnit A Show." The sophomore Mailbox Money (December 20) look also incorporates numbers, as the Crenshaw District MC joins Rick Ross on a thumping Hit-Boy track. The two MCs have found fame... Read more

Casey Veggies Gets a New Track From Hit-Boy and It’s a Banger (Audio)

After releasing one of the better mixtapes of the year in 2013, Casey Veggies returns with some new heat, courtesy of Hit-Boy. This is a departure from some of the more melodic and soulful tracks on Life Changes, but it goes hard. Check out "The Boy." Related: Casey Veggies Shows... Read more

HS87 Hits You With Freestyles Over Unreleased Hit-Boy Beats On Sway In The Morning (Video)

It's a family affair when Hit-Boy and HS87 hit the Shade 45 studio. Hit-Boy discusses his love for music, introduces his father, and takes some phone calls with fans on Sway In The Morning. Hit-Boy was the first producer to ever bring his own beats to play for Sway, and... Read more

G-Unit Releases Their First Song With Young Buck Since 2008 On A Hit-Boy Beat (Audio)

Strategy much? Less than 24 hours after the 2014 Summer Jam onstage reunion, G-Unit entrusts DJ Enuff with their first song (in three years as G-Unit / in six years, with Young Buck). Buck Marley kicks things off with a verse on the quartet's snatching of Hit-Boy's "Know What I'm... Read more

Two Dedicated Artists, Mariah Carey & Nas Cook Up A Little Heat (Audio)

Mariah Carey and Nas have worked together before on the sultry remix to the track, "Make It Last Forever." Now, the mesmerizing songstress and the Queensbridge artist cook up yet another spicy dish to make you sweat with, "Dedicated." The tantalizingly smooth production from Hit-Boy perfectly accentuates Carey's incredibly sharp... Read more

Hit-Boy Makes Another Dope Beat, Rapping About His Career Sacrifices (Audio)

Coming up under Kanye West, Hit-Boy routinely works with one of Hip-Hop's ultimate dues-payers. That "Spaceship" mentality has traveled with Kanye for a decade, nearly eight years after he began shopping beats under D-Dot. The Los Angeles native Hit-Boy, who like 'Ye, also raps, has a similar complex. And why... Read more

Almost 22 Years Since The Chronic, Hit-Boy & Nipsey Hussle Claim To Have The Answers (Video)

Like "New York is dead," one of Hip-Hop's armchair critic cliches is that "West Coast Hip-Hop is dead." With everything seemingly about faded trends and death, Heads know better. Two such Heads out to muffle any remaining skeptics (who possibly missed what's going on with Top Dawg Ent., Stones Throw,... Read more

Hit-Boy Compares Himself To The Early Years Of Iron Mike Tyson In Vaulted Song (Audio)

Like Mike Tyson, Hit-Boy certainly has a right and a left. While the Los Angeles, California native is best known for slamming tracks that he's sprinkled throughout his G.O.O.D Music collective, as well as with Kendrick Lamar and Drake, the artist, like his mentor, can push some severe words when... Read more

Hit-Boy Brings Audio Push & Logic Together For Juveniles (Audio)

With the new calendars, everybody is seemingly identifying the major prospects of 2014 Hip-Hop. As few could have predicted the stellar 2013 enjoyed by Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa and Bishop Nehru, this new year is anybody's for the taking. Two artists poised to assume such a position are Inland... Read more

Think Hip-Hop is Dead? Audio Push and Joey Bada$$ Beg to Differ…Tis the Season (Video)

Each time Hip-Hop is proclaimed dead, a new crop of MCs emerge to carry the torch of the 40-year old culture that just multiplies. 2 leaders of the now school are Audio Push and Joey Bada$$. They have a Hit-Boy-produced East Coast/West Coast collabo on Audio Push's stellar Come As... Read more

Drake Flexes His Slow Flow on a New Hit-Boy Track. Here’s Trophies (Audio)

Drake has announced he will release a new track on each of the last 5 days of 2013. The latest is the Hit-Boy-produced Trophies, where Drake returns to the slow flow he flexed on Started From the Bottom and Worst Behavior. Hit-Boy supplies a track with hard-hitting horns and drums.... Read more

Hit-Boy & Nipsey Hussle Bring Some New West Coast Heat on Alert (Audio)

Hit-Boy and Nipsey Hussle get rowdy on Alert, claiming it's the hardest ish since The Chronic. That claim is likely aspirational...but it is a a hot track. Check it out. Related: Nipsey Hussle Gives the Real on Growing Up in Crenshaw on The Juan Epstein Show (Video)... Read more

Statik Selektah – Funeral Season ft Styles P, Bun B & Hit-Boy

Statik Selektah releases yet another banger from his upcoming Extended Play album. Check out Funeral Season featuring Styles P, Bun B and Hit-Boy. Related: Statik Selektah – Extended Play (Extended Album Sampler)... Read more

Snoop Lion vs. Nardwaur (Video) + Tha Dogg Pound – Them N*ggas (Remix)

Here's some new product from Snoop Lion and Tha Dogg Pound. First up, Snoop Lion matches wits with Nardwaur (absolutely CLASSIC--who else would discuss a Beyonce blow up doll in an interview?!). Next, is a new song from Tha Dogg Pound over a Hit-Boy beat. Check out both below. Related:... Read more

Snoop Dogg & Hit-Boy Freestyle on the Sway in the Morning Show (Video)

Here's a true cypher from Big Snoop Dogg and Hit-Boy on the Sway in the Morning show. Each goes off the top over DJ Premier's classic "Mass Appeal" beat. Check out the video. Related: Snoop Dogg’s GGN with Talib Kweli (Video)... Read more

Hit-Boy – T.U. ft Audio Push, Problem & Juicy J

Hit-Boy saved his latest hot beat for himself. Check out T.U. also featuring Audio Push, Problem & Juicy J. Related: Hit-Boy – Brake Lights (Video)... Read more

Hit-Boy – Brake Lights (Video)

Here's a new video from Hit-Boy's HITstory, one of the better mixtapes of 2012. Check out Brake Lights. Related: Hit-Boy – HITstory (Mixtape)... Read more

Hit-Boy – East vs. West (Video)

Here's the video for Hit-Boy's ode to Biggie and Tupac. He dons the look of the 2 icons in the video and, true to the times he's lamenting, the track is a horn-influenced melancholy throw back to the 90's. Check out East vs. West. Related: Hit-Boy – HITstory (Mixtape)... Read more

Kendrick Lamar – Backseat Freestyle (Prod. Hit-Boy)

Snippets for Kendrick Lamar's album surfaced earlier today. Now, Hit-Boy has decided to liberate the full version of Backseat Freestyle, the track he produced for Kendrick. Check it out below. Related: Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city album snippets (Audio)... Read more

Hit-Boy – Old School Caddy ft KiD CuDi

Here's the new video for Hit-Boy's Old School Caddy featuring KiD CuDi. Check it out. Related: Hit-Boy - HIStory (Mixtape)... Read more

Hit-Boy – HITstory (Mixtape)

Here's the debut mixtape of Hit-Boy, the producer behind N's in Paris, Theraflu/Way Too Cold/Cold and more. The mixtape features Bun B, John Legend, Big Sean, KiD CuDi and more. You can listen to and download all of HITstory below. Related: Kanye West & Jay-Z - N*ggas in Paris (Video)... Read more

Hit-Boy – Old School Caddy ft Kid Cudi

Hit-Boy (the producer behind tracks like My God, N's in Paris, A$AP Rocky's Goldie, and Kanye's Thearflu/Way Too Cold/Cold) is stepping from behind the board and up to the mic. Here's a new song from him. Check out Old School Caddy featuring Kid Cudi. Related: A$AP Rocky - Goldie (Video)... Read more

A$AP Rocky – Goldie

Here's a new joint from A$AP Rocky that was produced by Hit Boy. Check out Goldie. Related: Theophilus London and A$AP Rocky - Big Spender... Read more