Hit-Boy: Born to make Hits

Born May 21 and named Chauncey Hollis, to the rest of the world he is Hit-Boy. Hit-Boy is an American Grammy Award Nominated hip-hop, R&B and contemporary platinum-level music Producer and Rapper. He has produced numerous Platinum songs for various rappers and R’nB singers. He is the founder of Hits since ’87. He is also one of the founding members of the collective brand Surf Club (along with fellow beat makers Chase N.Cashe, BCarr, and Chili Chill).

Surf Club has become a team to host a number of artists as well as songwriters and other producers. Surf Club originated in southern California. They got their start in the industry in 2007, after linking with Polow Da Don’s Zone 4 (record label), an imprint of Interscope Records. Hit-Boy is currently signed to G.O.O.D Music

Production Credits include:

☀ Lil Wayne feat Eminem “Drop the world”, the single went on to sell 2xPlatinum copies in the USA alone

☀ Jay – Z & Kanye “Niggas in Paris”, the single also sold 2xPlatinum copies in the US alone

☀Kanye West, Jay-Z, Big Sean “Clique”off the “Cruel Summer” Album by G.O.O.D Music

☀Kelly Rowland feat Big Sean “Lay it on me”

☀Mary J Blige “stronger”

He has also produced for big-name artists including Kid Cudi, Chris Brown, Jennifer Lopez, Snoop Dogg, Justin Bieber, and many others.

Hit-Boy’s upcoming productions will be on 50cent’s “Street King Immortal” album, Jay-Z’s 12th studio album, Lupe Fiasco’s “F&L II The Greatest American Rap Album Part 2”, Lil Wayne’s “I am not a Human Being II” and Beyonce’s 5th studio album

He recently released his debut Mixtape as a rapper titled HITstory. The Mixtape exhibits exceptional beat production artistry as well as deep lyrical content. Hit-Boy produced 7 tracks off the Mixtape which include:

01. “HITstory” (co-produced with Hanine)
02. “Brake Lights”
03. “Option” (featuring Big Sean) (co-produced with Rey Reel)
04. “Old School Caddy” (featuring Kid Cudi)
05. “Fan”
06. “She Belongs to the City”
11. “Running In Place” (featuring Stacy Barthe)

Hit-Boy is clear testament that the rap and rnb music industry is in safe hands. The future can only be brighter! The world should look forward to more genius raps and beat productions from this Boy who has made making Hits a habit!


Cruel Summer Album Review

The much awaited & anticipated Album has been dropped! IB people “Cruel Summer” is here!

Its a good album which features exceptional beat productions overall, tracks like “Higher”, “Creepers”, and “Sin City” stand out thus far. “The Morning” feat Raekwon, Pusha T, Common, 2 Chainz, CyHi Da Prynce, Kid Cudi & D’Banj vocally exhibited a level of good rap I expected for this album! Raekwon showed that he is still in the game, coming up with hard punch lines!
Track #12 “Don’t Like” (Remix) featuring Kanye West, Chief Keef, Pusha T, Big Sean & Jadakiss is a great track, Big Sean, Pusha T, Jadakiss and Kanye West had signature bars they all gave great flows!

Listening to the album I can’t help but wonder what the album concept is for “Cruel Summer”, it greatly lacks focus.

My sentiments, “Clique”, “New God Flow” and “Cold” as singles built the hopes too high for me, they raised the bar too high! I highly anticipated a classic album and it fell short. The G.O.O.D. Music Clique is more than capable of putting together an Album better than “Cruel Summer”!

That said “Cruel Summer” is still a good album earning 4 mics based on I.B album ratings.

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Jordan Son of Mars

The Jordan “Son of Mars” sneaker was released in the United States of America yesterday, September 15th in Dark Grey/University Gold – Bordeaux – Cool Mint colours.

This hybrid shoe borrows prominent design elements from the Air Jordan III, IV, V, VI, and XX. It also retains a strap across the shoe laces, that is a custom modification with a design that seems to be elephant print but is instead a series of relevant icons.

The Price tag on this pair of retro hybrid kicks is US$160, equivalent to ZAR1313,23.

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Cruel Summer Track List

1. To The World – Kanye West, R. Kelly
2. Clique – Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean
3. Mercy – Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
4. New God Flow – Kanye West, Pusha T, Ghostface Killah
5. The Morning – Raekwon, Pusha T, Common, 2 Chainz, CyHi Da Prynce, Kid Cudi & D’Banj
6. Cold – Kanye West & DJ Khaled
7. Higher – The-Dream, Pusha T & Ma$e
8. Sin City – John Legend, Travi $ Scott, Teyana Taylor, CyHi Da Prynce & Malik Yusef
9. The One – Kanye West, Big Sean, 2 Chainz & Marsha Ambrosius
10. Creepers – Kid Cudi
11. Bliss – John Legend & Teyana Taylor
12. Don’t Like (Remix) – Kanye West, Chief Keef, Pusha T, Big Sean & Jadakiss

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“Dare Mighty Things”

Theodore Roosevelt“It is not the critic who counts; nor the one who points out how the strong person stumbled, or where the doer of a deed could have done better.

The credit belongs to the person who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; who does actually strive to do deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotion, spends oneself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at worst, if he or she fails, at least fails while daring greatly.

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those timid spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”   ~    Theodore Roosevelt 26th President of the U.S. and winner of 1906 Nobel Peace Prize

Be Inspired!