Hit-Boy has been on a roll in 2020. The superproducer shed light on the origination of Benny The Butcher‘s upcoming Burden of Proof single “TIMELESS,” which releases on Friday (October 9), saying he’s had the beat sitting in the stash for nearly a decade.

Hit-Boy actually made the beat being slaughtered by Benny The Butcher, Big Sean and Lil Wayne for JAY-Z and Kanye West while they were cooking up Watch The Throne in 2011, but it wasn’t picked.

“The beat for This new @getbenny single ft @liltunechi and @bigsean dropping tomorrow was made in 2011 at the Mercer hotel for jay z and Kanye west #watchthethrone it wasn’t picked,” he wrote to Instagram (October 7). “I was actually hot I made a beat this good and they picked something like n*ggas in Paris which was one of my more simple beats. That was a blessing in disguise.”

Hit-Boy made the post to inspire other producers to never give up on their ideas for placements, as you never know what the future holds. The clip is from a studio session of Big Sean rapping along to his verse on the track. Sean Don was the latest addition to the single after the original version of “TIMELESS” leaked with just Benny and Lil Wayne.



Hit-Boy & Freddie Gibbs Lock In The Studio

The “N*ggas In Paris” producer served as the executive producer behind Nas’ King’s Disease and Big Sean’s Detroit 2 earlier this year. Hit locked in with Benny The Butcher to produce the entirety of Burden of Proof, which will feature Freddie Gibbs. The Griselda rapper is also sitting on the sequel to his The Plugs I Met project with Harry Fraud.

Look for “TIMELESS” on Friday (October 9).