“They gon’ make a nigga take some’, I’m only tryna make some’…”
Proven, yet still up and coming producer, Hit-Boy releases his highly anticipated HS87 earlier this week, putting forward the reminiscent memories of his past into the skilled ingenuities of his present. This fifteen-track series earns its breakthrough supporting role, along with last August’s HITstory, in holding this 25 year old, Myspace-birthed producer high above the rest. And now, even with all the respect, reputation, and credit he is rightfully taking through his music, he is still here “only tryna make some.’”
Contrary to HITstory, we hear a lot less of Hit-Boy’s voice as he leaves plenty of vocal space for featured artists, K. Roosevelt, Audiopush, Kent M$NEY, Travis Scott, Cocaine80’s, Robin Thicke, Problem, Juicy J, and Common. With cypher-type records (A$AP Rocky’s 1-Train) gaining positive reception, Hit-Boy creates his own cold-weather huddle with artists like B Mac the Queen, Casey Veggies, Schoolboy Q, Xzibit, Rick Roess, Method Man, Red Man, and Raekwon. It is most certainly a party in Hit-Boy’s studio, standing more as a demonstration of his maturity in understanding and developing his role as a musical engineer – an artist, nonetheless.
His artistry is most demonstrated through his overall composition ability, and that is where the listener is most impressionable. Most noteworthy of HS87, Hit-Boy is able to carefully appeal to the multiple sounds and eras of hip-hop within one set, respectfully qualifying himself as one of the strongest, most versatile producers of today’s competitive engineering scene.
Download “HS87 – “All I’ve Ever Dreamed Of” HERE.