The producers are currently the story in hip-hop. Hit-Boy and The Alchemist recently collaborated on the single “Slipping Into Darkness,” where Hit-Boy rapped over a beat The Alchemist made, and The Alchemist rapped over a beat Hit-Boy made. In Hit-Boy’s verse, he had a few choice words for other hip-hop producers.
I’m usually homeboys with producers I get compared to
But on this one, I wanna see ’em stretched out, extra legroom
I don’t really know dude, he seem like a cool cat
But I never once heard Metro Boomin do boom bap
I never heard a Southside beat without a 808 in it
H.B. in drunk-driver mode, I swerve in every lane with it
I f— with Mustard, he can make that ratchet s— with his eyes closed
But now I’m startin’ to wonder, can that n—- chop soul?
I just seen Yung Berg spoke on the wave
I should do him like Trick Trick and snatch Hit out his name
The bars bring up the question of whether other producers are willing to step into the booth and brag about their producing skills as well. Drumma Boy says he wishes other producers would try it.
“N—– know not to mention my name,” Drumma Boy told rolling out. “N—- ain’t said s— about me. I love Hit-Boy and I love Metro. Metro DM’s me all the time like, ‘We grew up on Young Buck …’ I’ve got a song with Future on one of Metro’s beats, ‘First of The Month.’ You can probably find that on YouTube, so n—-s know not to include me in that s—. I’ve been rapping pretty much longer than [most of them].”
Drumma Boy recently locked in with West Coast artist Sir Will on the single “By Any Means.” The Memphis, Tennessee, native said he has more music and episodes of his “Beauty & The Beats” podcast on the horizon, in addition to his House of Fresh clothing store in Atlanta.