Metro Boomin Quotes Kendrick Lamar In Response To Hit-Boy's Diss

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: Metro Boomin attends the Tom Ford Fall/ Winter 2018 Men's Runway Show at Park Avenue Armory on February 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images) 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 Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

Metro Boomin subtly responds after Hit-Boy teases a new diss track.

Hitmaka stirred the pot this week when he called out Hit-Boy. Though the two are undoubtedly some of the most prolific producers in hip-hop with unmatched catalogs, Hitmaka threw the first shot during an interview on Hot 97. While speaking to Ebro and co., the “Thot Box” producer argued that he’s the better producer due to his consistency on the radio. “See, but I’m on the radio; Hit-Boy’s not on the radio,” said Hitmaka. “If you play the soundtrack to your life for the last four or five years on radio, I know it’s gotta be frustrating for him because my name is so similar, my brother.”

The comments undoubtedly transformed into something bigger than he expected. Hit-Boy struck back in the form of a diss track that Rory Farrell shared to his Twitter page. However, Hit-Boy didn’t just clap back at Hitmaka – he called out every other producer that stands alongside him, including Metro Boomin, Mustard, and Southside. “I don’t really know dude he seem like a cool cat/But I never once heard Metro Boomin do boom bap,” he raps before dissing Southside’s 808-heavy production. “I just seen Yung Berg spoke on the wave, I should do him like Trick Trick and snatch Hit out his name… how you got no credits without co-producers?”

Metro Boomin Reacts To Hit-Boy

Metro Boomin is usually lowkey but he doesn’t hesitate to respond if needed. The Savage Mode 2 hitmaker didn’t even really use his own words but rather, the bars of Kendrick Lamar. While Hitmaka compared Hit-Boy’s diss as a “Control” verse for producers, Boomin shared some lyrics from “Rich Spirit.” Metro shared the lyrics from Apple Music, which highlights, “Stop playin’ before I turn you into a song.” Though it’s unclear if Metro is willing to drop bars, he clearly isn’t afraid of the competition.

Prior to this, Hitmaka blasted Hit-Boy for trying to diss him on a record. Hitmaka’s argument is still based on radio plays, though he criticized Hit for using “punchlines from over a decade ago” in reference to the Trick Trick reference. “Is this like your attempt to do whatever Kendrick did on that Big Sean record for producers?” he wrote. “U ARE A TERRIBLE ARTIST. SEND ME BEATS PLS.” At this point, Hit-Boy hasn’t responded to either Hitmaka or Metro Boomin but he did just drop off a new single alongside Musiq Soulchild. Check out Metro’s tweets above. 

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