News

Hit-Boy Discusses Producing Jay-Z's "SomeWhereInAmerica"

Naomi McPherson

by Naomi McPherson

Published July 12, 2013

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.

HIT-BoY INTERVIEW

Via YouTube

0
105
artists
Hit-Boy Jay-Z
genres
East Coast Rap
сomments
Send Feedback

Hand-Picked Music for Your Taste

Follow artists, discover new music, and personalize your music experience.
JOIN US
Registration and login will only work if you allow cookies. Please check your settings and try again.

OK
Web Analytics