Hit-Boy Talks Crafting Kanye West's "Theraflu"

The young producer provides Yeezy with another stellar track.

Posted: 04/06/2012 11:59 AM EDT
G.O.O.D. Music, Music News, Kanye West, Hip Hop News, Hit-Boy

Hit-Boy, the wunderkind producer and G.O.O.D. Music signee, notched his latest in a string of hits this week with the release of Kanye West's much talked about new song "Theraflu." On the track, released Wednesday night, the "N****s in Paris" co-producer crafted a darkly glimmering beat over which Kanye channeled Ma$e, confessed his love for Kim Kardashian and gave props to Wiz Khalifa. To talk about the song, which may or may not appear on Mr. West’s next album, Hit-Boy sat down with XXLmag.com.

“I made that beat a couple months ago, just in a session messing around,” he said. “I had sent the beat to Khaled, and Khaled, he sent it to ‘Ye. ‘Ye just did the record maybe a week and a half ago. We actually don’t know if it’s going to be on Khaled’s album or ‘Ye’s album. We just put it out because we felt like it was so urgent, people just needed to hear it. Obviously, the proof is in the pudding. That joint is everywhere now.”

To celebrate the song's release, Hit-Boy said he and his friends hit the club 1 Oak in New York where they received a warm welcome.

“They played it like five times in a row,” he said. “It was all love. People showed me a whole lot of love. It was really dope. It’s a brand new record, and I’m sure not everybody in there heard it [already], but they were still moving to it. It’s one of those type of songs, that no matter if you know it or not, it’s some s*** you gotta move to.”

Though "Mercy," the first single from the official G.O.O.D. Music album, was released on iTunes today, Hit-Boy says the crew is still putting the finishing touches on the project and that everything is still up in the air.

“We just pretty much working on the G.O.O.D. Music album still; just finishing that up,” he said. “I don’t know how many tracks I’ll have on there — I could have zero, I could have 10. We just working, man. We just making music. With this record, it just dropped out of nowhere. When we make good stuff, we just want people to hear it.”

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