Hit-Boy reminds us that he’s one of the greatest producers

Of his generation and all-time.

words by: Kai Acevedo
Aug 30, 2021

A decade after producing “Ni**as in Paris” for Jay-Z and Kanye West’s epic Watch The Throne, Hit-Boy is still crafting bangers for hip-hop royalty. The veteran producer executive produced Nas’ most recent album King’s Disease II, as well as 2020’s King’s Disease, which earned the Illmatic rapper his first Grammy ever. Hit-Boy also oversaw this year’s Judas and the Black Messiah’s soundtrack, which featured the Nipsey Hussle and Jay-Z collaboration “What It Feels Like” and H.E.R.’s Academy Award-winning “Fight for You.”


One of the most versatile producers in the game, Hit-Boy’s production credits cross over into different genres as well. His name is found throughout the liner notes of platinum albums from Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, M.I.A., Ariana Grande and many others.


Giving credit where credit is due, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite Hit-Boy hits. Check out Hit-Boy-produced tracks crafted by Lil Wayne, Juice WRLD, Polo G, Don Toliver and others.


“Drop the World”

Artist: Lil Wayne featuring Eminem
Album: Rebirth (2010)
Reached No. 18 on Billboard Hot 100; Certified quadruple platinum


“Ni**as in Paris”

Artist: Jay-Z and Kanye West
Album: Watch the Throne (2011)
Reached No. 5 on Billboard Hot 100; Certified 8× platinum


“Right Here”

Artist: Justin Bieber featuring Drake
Album: Believe (2012)



Artist: Kanye West, Jay-Z and Big Sean
Album: GOOD Music’s Cruel Summer (2012)
Reached No. 12 on Billboard Hot 100; Certified triple platinum


“Backseat Freestyle”

Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Album: Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (2012)



Artist: A$AP Rocky featuring Kendrick Lamar, Joey Badass, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson, Big K.R.I.T.
Album: Long. Live. ASAP (2013)


“Flawless (Remix)”

Artist: Beyoncé featuring Nicki Minaj
Album: Beyoncé (2013)
Reached No. 41 on Billboard Hot 100; Certified platinum



Artist: Young Money featuring Drake
Album: Young Money: Rise of an Empire (2014)
Reached No. 50 on Billboard Hot 100


“Feeling Myself”

Artist: Nicki Minaj featuring Beyoncé
Album: The Pinkprint (2014)
Reached No. 39 on Billboard Hot 100; Certified double platinum



Artist: Rihanna
Album: Anti (2016)



Artist: Beyoncé
Album: Lemonade (2016)
Reached No. 11 on Billboard Hot 100; Certified platinum


“Other Shit”

Artist: Playboi Carti
Album: Playboi Carti (2017)


“Feels So Good” and “Frat Rules”

Artist: A$AP Mob
Album: Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy (2017)



Artist: Travis Scott featuring Drake and Swae Lee
Album: Astroworld (2018)
Reached No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100; Certified Diamond


“Racks in the Middle”

Artist: Nipsey Hussle featuring Roddy Ricch
Won Grammy Award


“HeMotions”, “Big”, “Out My Way”, “The Bees Knees”, “She’s the One”

Artist: Juice WRLD
Album: Death Race for Love (2019)
Album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200


“The Blinding”

Artist: Jay Electronica featuring Jay-Z and Travis Scott
Album: A Written Testimony (2020)


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