no way out

Xavier Omär – “No Way Out” ft. Goldlink (prod. By Hit-Boy)

It’s not a typical Xavier Omär song, a typical GoldLink song, or a typical Hit-Boy-produced record, but “No Way Out” proves to be a beautiful juxtaposition of these three creatives’ sounds. This song, which was produced in Los Angeles, is the latest release from Red Bull Sound Select. Stream “No Way Out” below.

In The Hills

Half-A-Mil (Dom Kennedy & Hit-Boy) – “In The Hills” ft. Quentin Miller

Dom Kennedy and Hit-Boy, collectively known as Half-A-Mil, team up to drop an infectious banger called “In The Hills,” featuring Quentin Miller. This song is all about the level of success that these three have achieved, as they enjoy some elite parties with important guests. Not a bad life to live. Stream “In The Hills” . . .

100 Rounds

Hit-Boy & Dom Kennedy (a.k.a. Half -A- Mil) – “100 Rounds”

Hit-Boy and Dom Kennedy both have a good number of bangers within their respective discographies, and they prove to be a force to be reckoned with on “100 Rounds.” Polished, heavy hitting production by G-Dave sets the stage for confident bars from both. Hit-Boy sets things off with the help of autotune, and Dom brings . . .

Play Action
New Music Sep 28  |  

Audio Push – “Play Action” ft. Hit-Boy (Video)

A lot of great things have happened with the backing of Hit-Boy‘s production. Add Audio Push‘s “Play Action” to that list. Their newly released video, directed by Chris Scholar, features a very unique cast of characters in the middle of the woods. The rest is better seen than explained. Watch the video for “Play Action” . . .

Play Action

Audio Push – “Play Action” ft. Hit-Boy

“Tell them boys I’m back with a vengeance.” Audio Push and Hit-Boy sound like a solid combination, and they live up to expectations on their new release, “Play Action.” Audio Push will release their debut album, 90951, on September 23rd, which is also Artistic Manifesto’s seven year anniversary. Stream “Play Action” below.

lord have mercy
New Music Jan 20  |  

Hit-Boy – “Lord Have Mercy” ft. Quentin Miller & Price (of Audio Push)

Hit-Boy recently released the gospel-inspired, reflective “Divine Guidance” and he quickly follows that up with “Lord Have Mercy,” a track he produced that features rhymes from Quentin Miller and Price of Audio Push. Stream “Lord Have Mercy” below.

divine guidance
New Music Jan 20  |  

Hit-Boy Takes Us To Church With “Divine Guidance”

Hit-Boy brings the gospel samples in on full tilt with his latest drop, “Divine Guidance.” He also opens up the vault to narrate some of his childhood memories and reflect on where he’s come from. The somber, emotive backdrop is the perfect soundscape for such an endeavor, and those of us who grew up in . . .

Yadda Yadda

Hit-Boy – “Yadda Yadda” ft. Wale

Hit-Boy jumps out there with “Yadda Yadda,” a mellow new cut featuring a guest appearance from Wale. Wale makes it clear that he’s more about the action than talking alongside Hit-Boy himself. Both artists keep it cool, calm and breezy as they assert their desire for authenticity in the midst of their success. Stream “Yadda . . .

don't forget
New Music Nov 4  |  

Little Simz Shines On The Hit-Boy-Produced “Don’t Forget”

Little Simz always impresses lyrically. Hit-Boy always impresses behind the boards. You’d think that they’d be a great combination, right? You’d be correct. “Don’t Forget” has an ominous, intriguing sound thanks to Hit-Boy’s production. Simz calmly and precisely laces the aforementioned production with another barrage of dense, poignant lyricism as she pledges to live with . . .

Love Crazy
New Music Jan 21  |  

Preston Harris – “Love Crazy” (prod. Hit-Boy, Haze Banga & David Balfour)

It’s one thing to have a great singing voice. It’s another thing entirely to make a great studio record. Thankfully, HS87‘s R&B singer Preston Harris is in very capable hands. “Love Crazy,” produced by Hit-Boy, Haze Banga, and David Balfour, has a very warm, lush feel to it thanks to refined production and enticing harmonies. . . .


Audio Push, Hit-Boy, Kid Cudi, and Kent M$ney – “Scorn”

HS87‘s We The Plug album hit the streets at midnight last night, and they released a new record entitled “Scorn” to help build the anticipation. “Scorn” featuresHit-Boy, Audio Push, Kent M$ney, and Kid Cudi. “Scorn” features emotive, driving production and poignant verses all around. Stream “Scorn” below, and purchase “Scorn” via iTunes.

Tis The Season
New Music Dec 29  |  

Video: Audio Push ft. Joey Bada$$ – “Tis The Season” (prod. Hit-Boy)

California duo Audio Push links up with the Brooklyn boy Joey Bada$$ for “Tis The Season,” a dark and gritty cut using production courtesy of Hit-Boy.  The track, which features a classic Ol’ Dirty Bastard sample,  is shot in Joey’s hometown. Watch the video after the break.

New Music Dec 29  |  

Drake – “Trophies” (prod. Hit-Boy)

After I heard the instrumental for “Trophies” on the teaser promo for Nothing Was The Same, I was disappointed to not hear it on the album. Leave it to Drake to have a plan in mind, for months down the road. He finally dropped the heavily anticipated track today. Will we get tired of his . . .

Theme Song
New Music Sep 9  |  

Audio Push ft. T.I. – “Theme Song” (prod. Hit-Boy)

Everybody needs a theme song. I’m still waiting for Hit-Boy to send me the final edit of my personal soundtrack, but in the meantime I’m not upset about settling for his production on Audio Push‘s “Theme Song.” The hard-hitting track features solid tag-team rhyming from Oktane and Price, along with an impressive guest verse from . . .


OverDoz drops their ‘2008’ debut album; features include Pharrell, Miguel, A$AP Ferg

Can I just say “I love OverDoz.” and leave it at that? No? Fine. Just know that while 2008 is technically their debut album, they’ve been making quality music for years. This time around, they’ve given us sixteen tracks of goodness – including guest features from the likes of Miguel and A$AP Ferg, along with . . .