Hit-Boy was the machine behind the board for 2022, but he ended the year with another banger and went overseas to recruit Avelino to 2 Certified.
Taking the baton from his MC in the UK, Hit showcases his lyrical prowess while paying homage to his beats.
“I’ve faced envy, I’ve faced jealousy. “Play with your girl, but don’t mess with my heritage,” he raps.Got them and made history / Damin’ on their own beats / Hot as I threw them in grease.
A flashy visual directed by THIRDEYERAZ shows Hitboy and Avellino staking their claim to the rap throne at an on-stage press conference while journalists press mics to their faces and paparazzi flatter every word. can be seen.
“My engineer, David Kim, who was mixing the Nas album, was also mixing Avelino’s album down the hall,” Hit-Boy explained to Billboard. “So Avelino came through, and we finished the album by the end of the night.”
The West Coast superstar is working on his sixth studio album, which is expected to be released in early 2023.
Hitboy will reunite with Nas in 2022 and has had a blazing winning streak with two projects: The Magic of Christmas 2021 and King’s Diseases III, which wraps up the year in November.
He has also produced feature-length projects with Pacman Da Gunman (Bulletproof Soul) and his Dreezy (HIT-GIRL), starred in The Game’s his Drillmatic-Heart vs. Mind, collaborated with Dom Kennedy and Beyoncé, and created a renaissance record. was nominated for a Grammy Award.
The grind didn’t stop there when EA Sports took note of his Hit run. It was also used to curate the Madden 2023 soundtrack.
With another embellished campaign under his belt, the 35-year-old has been awarded the HipHopDX 2022 Producer of the Year award by Alchemist, ATL Jacob, Harry Fraud, and Metro-Boomin. It’s the first time Hit-Boy has won this award in three years, and they also won 2020 HipHopDX Producer of the Year.