Grammy award winning producer and burgeoning rap artist Chauncey Hollis - better known as Hit-Boy - sat down with RevoltTV for an interview regarding his production of "SomeWhereInAmerica" from Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail.
According to Hit-Boy, the track was originally intended for Houston-born rapper and Grand Hustle signee Travi$ Scott. The track was then passed on to Jay-Z when Scott went into the studio and happened to played the beat for Hov.
"I made that in Hawai'i last September just messing around in the studio," Hit-Boy stated, "The strings and stuff Mike Dean added...[Jay-Z] can really rap on any beat and make it sound good."
Regarding the significance of working with Jay-Z, Hollis stated, "Blueprint was the first album that I bought ever with my own money."
"It's crazy, I told Hov that I feel like I finally got my chance to be a part of the Blueprint with this album ... I've just been a fan for the longest time."
"A lot of the beats - just the vibe on them joints, that's what was missing in hip-hop ... just the youthful energy. Even with Watch The Throne - I brought the youth to that album."
When asked if he considers it to be the best Jay-Z album, Hit-Boy said, "No, I wouldn't."
"I haven't lived with it enough," he continued, "[But] I love the Holy Grail."
Watch the full interview above.