Hitmaka To Hit-Boy: "You Are A Terrible Artist"

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Jim Jones & Hitmaka's "Back In My Prime" Executive Dinner
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 08: Hitmaka during "Back In My Prime" Executive Dinner on March 08, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

Hitmaka reacts after Hit-Boy says he "should do him like Trick Trick" in a new song snippet.

A feud is brewing in the producer world between Hitmaka and Hit-Boy. It began on Wednesday during Hitmaka and Jim Jones’ press run for Back In My Prime when they appeared on Hot97. During the conversation, Hitmaka said that he’s a better producer because he’s on the radio more often. “I’m on the radio. Hit-Boy not on the radio,” Hitmaka said. “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.”

During the same interview, Jim Jones backed Hitmaka and suggested the two go hit-for-hit in a Verzuz battle. However, it seems like Hit-Boy has little interest in entertaining a battle so instead, he took his issues to the booth where he called out Hitmaka, and a few other producers. “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.”

Hitmaka Calls Hit-Boy A "Terrible Artist"

After Hit-Boy lashed out on wax, Hitmaka immediately slipped into the comment section where he expressed his disappointment. Hitmaka was far from impressed by Hit-Boy’s upcoming diss track, especially since he felt the references and bars sounded dated. “This is nasty and punchlines from over a decade ago,” he wrote. Hitmaka added that the diss record won’t land Hit-Boy on regular radio rotation. “Still won’t be on radio I expect from u king,” the 37-year-old producer added.

Following a four-hour period of listening to Hit-Boy’s snippet on loop, Hitmaka made it abundantly clear that he thought it was a weak attempt at a diss track. He said that he felt as though Hit-Boy was attempting to mimic Kendrick’s verse on Big Sean’s "Control." “Is this your like attempt to do whatever Kendrick did on that big Sean record for producers???” He wrote. “U ARE A TERRIBLE ARTIST. SEND ME BEATS PLS.” Hit-Boy has yet to fireback at Hitmaka’s latest comments, though it doesn’t seem like everyone agrees with the “Thot Box” producer’s assessment. Check out Hitmaka’s comments above. 

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Aron A. is a features editor for HotNewHipHop. Beginning his tenure at HotNewHipHop in July 2017, he has comprehensively documented the biggest stories in the culture over the past few years. Throughout his time, Aron’s helped introduce a number of buzzing up-and-coming artists to our audience, identifying regional trends and highlighting hip-hop from across the globe. As a Canadian-based music journalist, he has also made a concerted effort to put spotlights on artists hailing from North of the border as part of Rise & Grind, the weekly interview series that he created and launched in 2021. Aron also broke a number of stories through his extensive interviews with beloved figures in the culture. These include industry vets (Quality Control co-founder Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Wayno Clark), definitive producers (DJ Paul, Hit-Boy, Zaytoven), cultural disruptors (Soulja Boy), lyrical heavyweights (Pusha T, Styles P, Danny Brown), cultural pioneers (Dapper Dan, Big Daddy Kane), and the next generation of stars (Lil Durk, Latto, Fivio Foreign, Denzel Curry). Aron also penned cover stories with the likes of Rick Ross, Central Cee, Moneybagg Yo, Vince Staples, and Bobby Shmurda.