Hit-Boy Shares Backstory to Jay-Z’s ‘Somewhere in America’
In the latest episode of their ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail‘ series, ‘Unlocking the Holy Grail,’ Revolt TV sits down with Hit-Boy to get the scoop on his contribution to Jay-Z‘s song, ‘Somewhere in America.’ The former G.O.O.D. Music hit maker recalled how Travi$ Scott originally wanted the track, but was forced to give it up to Hov after inadvertently playing him the beat.
“Travi$ Scott had the beat, he had asked me could he use the beat for his album, he wanted to work on it,” Hit-Boy shares. “And then he told me that he went in the studio with Hov and as soon as he opened his laptop, that beat started playing, and Hov was like, ‘What is that? I need that!'”
In the interview, Hit-Boy also reveals that he created the ‘Somewhere In America’ beat last September in Hawaii, speaks on injecting “youthfulness” into ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ and gives his opinion on the album as a whole.