Posts tagged "Hit-Boy"

Hit-Boy – “Automatically” & “Show Me Something” Videos

Hit-Boy is mostly known for being a consistently great producer, but he's also a capable rapper in his own right. Today, he released a pair of new tracks, both with music videos provided by Psycho Films. "Automatically" finds Hit-Boy introspectively documenting his rise to success over a soulful piano sample and production from SmokeyGotBeatz,… More »

By: Peter Helman / March 25, 2015

Stream Hodgy Beats & Don Cannon’s DENATAPE2 Mixtape

Odd Future affiliate Hodgy Beats has shared his latest release DENATAPE2, a sequel to 2009's Dena Tape and his first solo release since his 2013 untitled EP. He made the tape alongside Philadelphia rapper Don Cannon, who serves as host. They both do their thing over beats from Hit-Boy, Left Brain, Sap, and… More »

By: James Rettig / February 3, 2015

The Week In Pop: Ain’t Paramore Fun?

The question is not so much "How did Paramore end up on American Idol?" as "Why did it take them so long to get there?" As I explained at length last month, the Warped Tour scene that carried Hayley Williams and company to stardom was very much a pop star delivery system, and if… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 22, 2014

Drake – “Trophies” & “We Made It Freestyle (Feat. Soulja Boy)”

Last month Drake promised four or five new songs before New Year's, and two of them arrived over the weekend as free downloads, a pair of triumphant, trumpet-laden tracks called "Trophies" and "We Made It Freestyle." The former is a Rocky-reminiscent Hit-Boy production that transfuses Drake's trademark passive aggression into a victory lap that… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 30, 2013

Beyoncé Just Released A Surprise Album

Bey just surprised everyone by releasing her self-titled fifth solo album exclusively on iTunes. The BEYONCÉ "visual album" includes 14 songs -- featuring musical collaborations with Jay Z, Drake, Frank Ocean, Pharrell Williams, Timbaland, Michelle Williams, Kelly Rowland, Justin Timberlake, Blue Ivy, The-Dream, Sia, Miguel, Hit-Boy, Caroline Polachek, Noah "40" Shebib, and others -- and… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 13, 2013

Watch A Short Trailer For Drake’s Nothing Was The Same

Drake has released a new trailer for his highly anticipated new album Nothing Was The Same. This is the follow up to Take Care, which was our #2 album of 2011. Watch the trailer below which features a Hit-Boy beat and some very expensive cars decked out in Canadian flags, and if you're still… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 11, 2013

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2012

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to select the rising bands which have connected them, someone wrote a long time ago. Or, something close to that. Here's what we're getting down to: It's that time of year when Stereogum's staff selects the 40 most exciting new* act… More »

By: Stereogum / September 11, 2012

Kanye West – “Clique” (Feat. Jay-Z & Big Sean)

Yesterday, a snippet of Kanye's new one, "Clique," emerged, a preview that presented a track buoyed by a compelling, maximal Hit-Boy beat. Now the whole thing has showed up. When the track turns to Kanye, he doesn't waste time, dropping a humdinger of a line that people surely will be talking about; "My girl… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 6, 2012