Hit-Boy is on fire right now. Coming out of the hysteria that was/is Jay-Z & Kanye's "N*ggas In Paris", the in-demand producer is now a rising MC with the release of his first single "Jay-Z Interview":
And while "N*ggas..." really launched Hit-Boy into the stratosphere, the west coast born producer/MC has been puttin' it down for a minute now producing for some of the biggest name artists on the low. Here are 8 Songs You Didn't Know Hit-Boy Produced.
JENNIFER LOPEZ "FOREVER"
Released in 2007 on her "Brave" album, Hit-Boy co-produced "Forever" with The Clutch. You can hear some of that early Hit-Boy creativity coming through, including the electronic bleeps.
G-UNIT "KITTY KAT"
The drums are bangin' on this one. Hit-Boy links up with the Unit for one of the best beats on the forgotten "T.O.S." album.
PUSSYCAT DOLLS "LOVE THE WAY YOU LOVE ME"
You can hear Hit-Boy's influence on this one when the beat builds to epic proportions on the chorus. This one was co-produced with Chase N. Cashe & Kara DioGuardi.
LIL' WAYNE "DROP THE WORLD" FEAT. EMINEM
Hit-Boy on the beat (co-produced with Chase N. Cashe). Before Jay and Ye linked up with Hit-Boy for his monster comin' out party "N*ggas In Paris", Weezy F and Em rocked with Hit-Boy on "Drop The World." Once again the beat builds to the hook and the futuristic signature bleeps run throughout. This shit cray.
KANYE WEST "CHRISTMAS IN HARLEM"
Hit-Boy got festive behind the boards with Mr. West on the G.O.O.D. Friday track "Christmas In Harlem."
MACY GRAY "ON & ON"
The unlikely trio of Don Cannon, Hit-Boy and Macy Gray came together on "On & On." Cannon and Hit-Boy co-produced this track from Macy's 2010 "The Sellout" album. This one screams Hit-Boy from the go.
JOE JONAS "LIGHTHOUSE"
Hit-Boy ventures into Pop territory with "Lighthouse" for Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers. This is definitely one of Hit-Boy's weaker tracks...beat just feels a bit empty. Sidebar: Chris Brown wrote this song.
BRANDY "1ST & LOVE"
Co-produced with Chase N. Cashe, this track from Brandy's 2008 album is written by Frank Ocean. The track is solid but is sort of your standard R&B fare and definitely misses that Hit-Boy creativity and quirkiness that runs through most of his work.