More than likely, Hit-Boy has been behind one of your favorite hits.
One of the producer’s biggest songs to date is Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “N-ggas in Paris.” But after the hit’s success, his finances weren’t singing the same tune.
During an interview with the Off the Record podcast, Hit-Boy got real about his journey in the industry.
As previously reported by AfroTech, Hit-Boy once revealed that at 19-years-old, he signed and was locked into “the worst publishing contract.”
Due to that misfortune, his millions of dollars came from the deal he signed with Interscope in 2012. After signing the lucrative deal, he launched his Hits Since ‘87 (HS87) imprint.
Then, Hit-Boy began to spread the wealth to his signed artists and those in his circle.
“At 24, I had a big a-s label and artist deal with Jimmy Iovine — this is coming off ‘N-ggas In Paris,’ like the height, height, height of being a poppin’ producer,” Hit-Boy recalled during the interview. “I get a deal, I get Ms [millions], I go get a crib in Tarzana in the Valley. I move all the homies in, the homies start moving their homies in, their homies start moving their homies in, and it just got incredibly f-cked up.”
Unfortunately, his grand act of giving took a sharp turn, and he ended up having nothing for himself.
“I turned up [in] 2012, got dumb bread. By 2017, I was laying on my ground with zero dollars in my account after having millions, balled up in [the fetal position], crying. Nobody around me, by myself, and I was living in a mansion in Beverly Hills. I blew it. I was investing in the homies, I was putting up money for everybody around me.
“And mind you, ‘Sicko Mode’ had been recorded, at least Drake’s first part to my part of the beat that I gave Travis,” he continued during the episode. “All type of sh-t was going on, but I still was like, ‘Yo, I got no money in my account.’ I can’t reach the n-ggas that manage me — at the time it was Roc Nation. I’m just completely on my own. I had no money in my account, bro.”
Fast forward to now, and Hit-Boy says that he is more than back on track in regard to his financial security.
Not only is he financially in good standing, but also deals and partnerships continue to come his way.
As previously shared by AfroTech, Hit-Boy’s dreams came true after being named as the music curator for EA Sports’ Madden NFL 23.