Producer Hit-Boy, responsible for Kanye West & Jay-Z's "Ni**as In Paris," spoke to Complex about the highly anticipated G.O.O.D. Music compilation album and about working with Mannie Fresh. Check what he had to say below.
“Mannie Fresh was [in the studio with us], Pusha T was there, Big Sean was there, Ye was there obviously. Marsha Ambrosius, Frank Ocean, Jay Electronica, and John Legend all came through. We all vibed and made amazing music.
“[I don’t know if Jay Electronica spit a verse], I was just in my room working on a bunch of ideas Kanye wanted me to do. I really didn’t get to come up there. But Pusha spit a gang of verses to my beats, so did Big Sean, Kanye, and John Legend.
“I know Marsha got on a couple of my beats and did some hook ideas. We were all just bouncing stuff around. Mannie Fresh actually had the room next to the room I was working in. We was bouncing ideas. There was a bunch of creative shit going on with the most talented motherfuckers in the world.
“The ill part [was having so many people in the room]. Having everybody bounce off ideas. You never run out of shit because one person may have an idea but he couldn’t think of shit else to add. But it's like, ‘Okay, give to me.’ If I can’t think of anything to add too, I give it to him. That was the greatest part.
“That’s the genius of Kanye, he knows how to put all those people in a room. You can’t have an ego with person like Kanye around. It’s going to be some fly shit and you are going to have the opportunity to make money off it.