Hit-Boy Announces Retirement From Music Production
Despite his name, Hit-Boy is done making hits. The 27-year-old producer announced that he's officially retiring from music production.
The beatmaker revealed the news on Twitter Wednesday (Nov. 12). "I retired from music industry production last night," he tweeted, with no further explanation.
The California native has produced tracks for a variety of big names since 2007, including Snoop Dogg, Missy Elliott and Jennifer Lopez, but he established himself firmly as a go-to producer in 2011, when he produced Jay Z and Kanye's 'N----s in Paris.' After that, everyone wanted a Hit-Boy beat including Kendrick Lamar ('Backseat Freestyle'), A$AP Rocky ('1 Train') and Beyonce ('Flawless').
Hit joined Kanye's G.O.O.D. Music in 2011, and has helmed tracks like 'Clique' and 'Cold.' He later left the collective to focus on his own music, as a rapper, with his Hits Since '87 imprint. He released his solo debut, 'We The Plug,' over the summer. The effort featured tracks like 'Alert' with Nipsey Hussle.
No word on whether Hit's production retirement will affect his solo career.
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