Hit-Boy Calls Out Metro Boomin, Hitmaka, Mustard & Southside

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: Hit-Boy attends the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 03, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Recording Academy) LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 25: Hitmaka speaks onstage during the "Live: Podcast with Million Dollaz Worth Of Game" panel at House Of BET on June 25, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)

"How you got no credits without co-producers?" Hit-Boy responds after Hitmaka calls him out.

A feud is brewing in the producer world after Hitmaka called out Hit-Boy. Hitmaka felt like Hit-Boy can’t see him because he’s had more success than the producer behind “Sicko Mode,” “N***as In Paris,” and Nas’s King’s Disease series. “I’m on the radio. Hit-Boy not on the radio,” Hitmaka said before stating that he has nothing but love for Hit. “If you play the soundtrack to your life for the past four, five years on radio – I know it’s gotta be frustrating with ‘em my name is so similar, my brother.”

Though Hit-Boy is a legend in his own right, Hitmaka undoubtedly has a strong discography with several singles that have been in rotation over the past few years. With his upcoming project with Jim Jones on the way this Friday, Back In My Prime, the momentum is already high for Hitmaka right now, especially as he tries to compete against Hit-Boy. Last week, Chlöe dropped her latest single from her forthcoming album, “How Does It Feel” ft. Chris Brown – his first major placement of the year. However, Hitmaka also has an album on the way, which will likely have the radio on smash, again.

Hit-Boy Responds To Hitmaka

Evidently, Hit-Boy took Hitmaka’s comments to heart and fired back on wax. Rory Farrell of Rory & Mal fame shared a video of Hit previewing a new track in the studio where he calls out his contemporaries while questioning their credentials as producers. On the song, Hit-Boy doesn’t hold back his feelings about Metro Boomin, Southside, Mustard, and of course, Hitmaka. “I’m usually homeboys with producers I get compared to/ But on this one I wanna stretched out, extra leg-room,” he raps on the song.

From there, Hit-Boy calls out Metro, claiming he “never heard him do boom-bap.” Then, he slights Southside for his signature use of 808s before taking aim at Mustard. However, the most scathing bars Hit-Boy dished were aimed towards Hitmaka. “I just seen Yung Berg smoke on the wave/ I should do him like Trick Trick and snatch Hit out his name,” he raps. “I’m like Debo on this cruiser/ How you got no credits without co-producers.”  Rory captioned the post, “Okay .. I’m instigating producer beef lmao @_Hitmaka you know you my guy but it’s on you.” Check out Hit-Boy’s bars above. 

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