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

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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 he grabs the mic.

On “Tyson ’87,” (an unreleased cut from 2012) Hit-Boy compares the fearless fervor that Iron Mike Tyson had in the pre-Buster Douglass days, when the Brownsville brawler seemed unstoppable. The song, which appears on CTE affiliate DJ Folk’s #FolkTapeProject, uses some famous Tyson soundbytes, though many of them are from the early ’90s, when controversy often overshadowed talent.

Hit-Boy traces his fast-track from hunger to emailing Kanye, texting Jay Z, and reportedly having an arsenal of model-chicks in his cypher.


While this one is produced by Philly’s longtime State Property/Roc-A-Fella beat-maker Bink!, do you think Hit-Boy can join the upper-echelon of “Best Producers On The Mic”?

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