Hit-Boy Pulls Out His Resumé On Hitmaka: "He Don't Make Beats"

Hit-Boy proves Hitmaka wrong for claiming he doesn't have any songs on the radio.

BYAron A.
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Hit-Boy and Hitmaka are still going at it after the Back In My Prime producer claimed the “SICKO MODE” producer doesn’t have as many hits on the radio. We could certainly pick out the many flaws in Hitmaka’s arguments, like the fact that streaming numbers are a better indication of popularity and success. Or, their respective catalogs. However, Hit-Boy channeled Kendrick Lamar and took aim at his peers on wax including Metro Boomin and Southside.

As the beef continued to sizzle online, Hit-Boy recently appeared on Homegrown Radio where he broke down exactly why Hitmaka’s assessment of his career is dead wrong. It’s not only about the radio hits but everything he’s accomplished within the past decade. As an artist who worked alongside GOATs, he explained that his cultural impact goes well beyond radio-friendly jingles. 

Hit-Boy Pulls Out His Resumé On Hitmaka

Hit-Boy didn’t necessarily need to provide receipts but he insisted that Hitmaka hasn’t actually seen the same type of success. He cited his collaborations with Benny The Butcher as one of the biggest commercial successes for Griselda, along with a number of other accolades he’s gained in his career. “... Helped Nas win his first Grammy. I got Jay-Z most streamed song, I produced Nipsey’s biggest song. Like, n***as be trying to disrespect,” he said, explaining that he’s been an integral part of the culture for the past 10 days.

However, Hit-Boy reiterated his previous claims that Hitmaka isn’t actually a producer. He said that the artist formerly known as Yung Berg should actually be an A&R. “The conversation over. He don’t make beats, bro. Let’s start there,” he said. “I’m really crafting – handcrafting – new styles, coming out with different bounces, different drum patterns, different type of ways of thinking about the music. This man don’t even make the beat and he got the nerve to speak on me. That’s like, you really on pills, for real. You crazy. He’s an A&R, bro.” No word from Hitmaka just yet but we can’t imagine that he’ll be entirely happy with what Hit-Boy had to say about his production skills. Check out Hit’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.