Grammy-award-winning producer Hit-Boy’s discography features some of the world’s biggest artists, such as Jay-Z, Kanye West, Rihanna, and more. As we inch closer to the world premiere of the Hit-Boy-produced “The Regionals: Taipei” featuring NICKTHEREAL, Karencici, Julia Wu, and Kumachan, check out our list of four other Asian artists that the producer has collaborated with in the past.
Jay Park – “K-TOWN”
Following the EP’s release, Park told Billboard, “Jay Park and Hit-Boy is not something people would expect.” He went on, “It’s not something you see every day, it happened very organically. One session turned into two sessions, then three sessions turned into an EP. So, it was unexpected for me as well.”
“K-TOWN” is a party track that incorporates aspects of luxury with staples in Korean culture, such as Korean alcohol soju and karaoke.
M.I.A. ft. The Weekend – “Sexodus”
British- Sri Lankan Tamil singer-rapper M.I.A. is a cultural icon—and her 2013 album Matangi is arguably one of her career’s highlights. Aside from the album’s incredibly popular “Bad Girls,” “Sexodus” featuring The Weeknd is another Hit-Boy track that may be easily overlooked. As of today, however, the track’s official audio has over 7 million streams on YouTube.
Ashnikko – “Nonsense”
Ashnikko’s unreleased track “Nonsense” is a cult favorite among her unreleased tracks. In 2021, the American singer-rapper co-wrote “Frost” for the K-pop boy group, Tomorrow x Together (TXT), which she revealed on her Twitter.
oh yeahhh…… i cowrote a song for TXT 👀 https://t.co/HvRVUz4SUW
— ashnikko (@ashnikko) May 24, 2021
Divine – “Gunehgar”
Mumbai rapper and Nas-endorsed Divine’s “Gunehgar” (loosely translated as “Sinner”) features Hit-Boy as the producer for his incredibly successful comeback single. Released last September 16, the official music video has already racked up over 3 million views.
Catch the exclusive Hit-Boy produced beat featuring Kumachan, Julia Wu, NICKTHEREAL, and Karencici in the Taipei edition of the history-making cypher series, The Regionals premiering on HipHopDX Asia on September 23. Pre-save “The Regionals: Taipei” here and catch the music video premiere down below: