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Hit-Boy talks about crafting Kanye West’s exclusive “Theraflu” beat

After teaming up for mega-hit “Niggas In Paris,” off of Kanye West and Jay-Z’s Watch The Throne album, Yeezy and G.O.O.D. Music producer Hit-Boy have cooked up another song seemingly destined to become a smash. Since “Theraflu” dropped unexpectedly late last night (April 4), the banger has been much of the talk of the rap and music world. The track, which features DJ Khaled and DJ Pharris, finds Kanye both talking greasy and getting personal over an addictive beat from Hit-Boy. XXLMag.com caught up with the up and coming producer to talk about the song and subsequent response.

“I made that beat a couple months ago, just in a session messing around,” the Surf Club member told XXLMag.com. “I had sent the beat to Khaled, and Khaled, he sent it to ‘Ye. ‘Ye just did the record maybe a week and a half ago. We actually don’t know if it’s going to be on Khaled’s album or ‘Ye’s album. We just put it out because we felt like it was so urgent, people just needed to hear it. Obviously, the proof is in the pudding. That joint is everywhere now.”

Though Hit-Boy was in California while Yeezy recorded the joint in New York recently, the man behind the track’s sound is pleased with the outcome.

“I just always want my stuff to sound fresh; I want it to sound big,” he continued. “I really like the snare. I feel like this is the new snare that people haven’t really heard on conventional club records, so when you hear this joint in the club, it’s going to be fresh to the ears, and that’s what I’m always looking to bring.” (more)


(Photo courtesy of XXL)

Article by Adam Fleischer, XXL Mag |  Read full article here

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