The only thing 2020 can’t slow down looks to be Hit-Boy. After executive producing a pair of mammoth projects for Nas and Big Sean, the superproducer is back in the studio with another bona fide rhymer.
Hit-Boy was spotted locking in with Freddie Gibbs over the weekend (September 19), as Gangsta Gibbs’ manager Ben “Lambo” Lambert gave his followers a peek into the cook-up session with an Instagram post.
Hit shed some light onto what they worked on during their time in the studio, as he puts the finishing touches on Benny The Butcher’s Burden of Proof album.
“Putting final touches on @BennyBsf new album I’m producing,” he wrote. “@FreddieGibbs just blessed the album #BurdenOfProof.”
— Hit-Boy (@Hit_Boy) September 19, 2020
The Gary, Indiana native gave his stamp of approval as well.
Classic. Hit a legend. https://t.co/MCqOp0bpg7
— Skinny Suge (@FreddieGibbs) September 19, 2020
Hit-Boy spoke out this week (September 16) about his fractured relationship with Kanye West, as the former G.O.O.D. Music signee exposed how things went sour with Kanye once Yeezy found out that Hit-Boy was working with Beyoncé.
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I haven’t been a fan of Kanye on a personal/ human level since he told me face to face he stopped picking my beats because I worked with Beyoncé. this is after I produced niggas in paris , clique, and a myriad of other songs / projects for him and his label GOOD Music in the 2 years I was signed with them. This tweet is something I can agree with though. @umpg has held me in what the last 3 lawyers Ive hired have referred to as the “worst publishing contact they’ve ever seen” since I was 19 years old. Im 33 now and have multiple Grammys, produced a lot of your favorite artists biggest songs on top of turning in over 450+ records since I first signed and @umpg still doesnt have it in them to simply be fair. If they’re doing this to me with all I’ve accomplished through hard work I can only imagine the kids who don’t have big placements/ proper guidance. If I have to be the one to get blackballed for telling the truth and trying to set the next generation free then so be it. Btw I produced 10+ joints on the CURRENT number one album in the country D2. @umpg @polowdadon @jodyagerson @iamwalterjones and the company who’s helping me on the management side @rocnation let’s fix this. Slave deals are still very real /rampant in 2020. @universalmusicgroup
“He on Twitter preaching, ‘I love all my brothers and we need to stick together and all this shit,'” he told GQ. “But I feel like [Kanye] put me in a position where I was battling the ‘system’ and I was battling with my brothers. Because it would be different if Kanye was like, ‘Your shit wack now, I’m not using you.’ But n**ga, you telling me because you saw me working with somebody else that you’re not going to pick my beats?”