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Hit-Boy Buys Back The Property In Beverly Hills He Was Once Unable To Afford So He Can Design His 'Dream Estate'

Hit-Boy has an inspiring testimony to share. During an interview on the “Off the Record” podcast in November 2022, the Grammy-winning producer recounted a low point in his life and career.

Ngozi Nwanji

Nov 15, 2023

Hit-Boy Recalls Losing Everything After Inking A Deal Said To Be Worth Millions — "Mind You, ‘Sicko Mode’ Had Been Recorded'

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.

Ngozi Nwanji

Dec 1, 2022

Hit-Boy, James Fauntleroy Tapped To Produce Album For Bored Ape Yacht Club's Rock Band

Producers behind your faves’ hit records have collaborated for a new music venture. Hit-Boy and James Fauntleroy — who have worked with the likes of Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and Rihanna — are the producers behind Bored Ape Rock Band Kingship’s album, Bloomberg reports.

Ngozi Nwanji

Sep 12, 2022

Hit-Boy’s Dreams Come True As He Curates The Madden NFL 23 Soundtrack For EA Sports: ‘Never Would’ve Thought As A Kid I'd Be Able To Score My Favorite Game’

Hit-Boy is embarking on making history with one of the most beloved sports video games. View this post on Instagram A post shared by EA SPORTS Madden NFL 23 (@eamaddennfl)  

Ngozi Nwanji

Aug 22, 2022

It Wasn't Until 'Watch The Throne' That Hit-Boy Realized His Deal Was Predatory — 'It Took Years For Me To Even Know'

When you’re an established producer like Hit-Boy, one might think that with new levels of success comes more commas on the check. However, in the music industry, that seems to be an anomaly. Hit-Boy, born Chauncey Alexander Hollis Jr., is the perfect name for the producer responsible for hits that have moved the culture for years. From credits on Jay-Z and Ye’s “Watch the Throne” to producing tracks with Justin Timberlake, albums with Nas, Big Sean, and the list goes on, he has had his fair share of what life in the industry looks like. But, things aren’t always as they appear. “I’m 33 now and have multiple Grammys, produced a lot of your favorite artists’ biggest songs on top of turning in over 450-plus records since I first signed and @upmg still doesn’t have it in them to simply be fair,” said Hit-Boy in a previous post on Instagram dating back to 2020. “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...

Shanique Yates

May 11, 2022

UnitedMasters, Hit-Boy Announce New Marketplace For Beats To Help Producers Take Creative Ownership

Searching for beats can be a daunting task for musicians, but this new platform aims to make it an easier process. UnitedMasters and Grammy Award-winning producer Hit-Boy have joined forces for Beat Exchange — a curated marketplace to buy and sell beats — per a press release shared with AfroTech.

Ngozi Nwanji

May 5, 2022

Rap Icon Nas Wants To School You On Hip-Hop Storytelling With Virtual Platform MasterClass

Lyrical genius Nas has had music pumping through his veins for over 30 years, and shows no signs of slowing down. O n Wednesday, he revealed his newest partnership with MasterClass — an online platform for seasoned professionals to share their expertise — which is set to begin Oct. 14. The opportunity is a dream come true for the rapper, who at an early age was inspired by Motown and desired to learn more about the music industry outside of the business aspect. Now, as a pioneer, he isn’t comfortable simply existing within the music industry, but he wants to provide opportunities to open the door for new artists. According to Complex, Nas shared: “ MasterClass is a great thing for people to get the inside scoop on what’s going on with artists, producers, actors, and people. I think it’s dope that we take time out of our lives to sit down and think about what it took for us to get here, and think about our journey...

Samantha Dorisca

Oct 8, 2021