Hit-Boy has been signed to G.O.O.D. Music for a minute, but he had to wait a bit before Kanye West made it official. During an interview with ThisIs50.com, the producer/rapper said that Pharrell Williams originally introduced him to ‘Ye back in 2007, but he wasn’t feeling his music at the time.
“I had originally met Kanye through Pharrell in ’07. He introduced me to him and I played him some beats and he was fuckin’ with ’em but it just didn’t connect like it was supposed to,” he said. “But then I ended up meeting his cousin, Ricky Anderson, Kanye’s cousin, and I sent him beats and he said, ‘Kanye fucked with your shit but it just don’t match where he’s at right now.’ I thought he wast just talking bullshit.”
Hit-Boy was skeptical at first, but then the two eventually linked up for their first collaboration. “But then we did the song ‘Christmas in Harlem’ and that was our first collaboration, and from there, he flew me out. We did a bunch of Watch the Throne shit and that’s when ‘Niggas in Paris’ came from and all that shit.”