Hit-Boy reveals to MTV News that his next single will feature Kid Cudi and a bit of OutKast vibe.
By Rob Markman, with reporting by Vanessa Whitewolf
G.O.O.D. Music producer Hit-Boy surprised fans with his rap skills on “Jay-Z Interview,” but his soulful debut rap single was no fluke: Hit is serious about his craft.
“I definitely have more stuff coming out very soon,” the multi-platinum hitmaker told MTV News in Los Angeles.
“I have a song called ‘Old School Caddy’ that I’m going to be putting out very soon, featuring Kid Cudi,” he revealed.
Hit-Boy, who has produced for Kanye West, Lil Wayne and most recently Justin Bieber, on his Believe LP, assured us that he has rap records stacked up. He isn’t planning to release an entire project just yet, however. He is just working on songs right now.
It was veteran rap producer Bink who made the beat for Hit’s “Jay-Z Interview,” but for “Old School Caddy,” HB got behind the boards himself. He described the track as “classic hip-hop,” and while that term may mean different things to different people, Hit-Boy specifically drew his inspiration from OutKast for his next single. “Aquemini is one of my favorite albums by OutKast. I wanted to do a record that felt like it could’ve been on there but for our generation,” Hit said of the iconic duo’s 1998 album. “I did the record and I let Cudi hear it, and he asked to be a part of it, so it was just an organic, great thing.”
Hit-Boy wouldn’t say if he was going to appear vocally on G.O.O.D. Music’s upcoming album Cruel Summer, though he did admit that he laid down verses for the highly anticipated project. “I’m just making music with them, so stuff will end up where it is supposed to,” he said. “That’s family and they’re the best in the world in my opinion, so I can’t lose. Being able to get advice from those guys is priceless.”
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