Despite becoming the target of some politicians, drill music is no phase or fad … so says heavyweight hip hop producer Hit-Boy, who knows a thing or 2 about making beats that stand the test of time.
TMZ Hip Hop caught up with the Grammy Award-winning producer — who’s made gold with JAY-Z, Kanye West, Nas and Nipsey Hussle — as he launched his “Hit-Boy OG” hybrid strain of cannabis.
When asked about the longevity of drill music, today’s hottest sound in rap music, Hit-Boy didn’t mince his words and certified the bass-heavy subgenre is here to stay. HB’s comments are timely and right on cue, too.
On Friday, up-and-coming London rapper JNR Choi decided to upgrade his TikTok viral “To The Moon” single by enlisting UK, Chicago and Brooklyn drill features from M24, Russ Millions, G Herbo and Fivio Foreign, respectively.
BTW, we got Hit-Boy while he was at the Lemonnade Van Nuysdispensary — owned by Bone Thugs & Harmony manager Steve Lobel — so, it was the perfect time for him to reveal the one track that blew his mind, while his mind was blown … “Rare” by Nas.
Originally released as the lead single for 2021’s “King’s Disease II” album, the explosive piano medley infamously switched into an old-school break-beat for Nas to lyrically demolish.
Makes you wonder what they have in store for “Part 3.” According to Hit, he and Nas have already started vibing on it.
The first one won a Grammy so the moon’s the limit.