Next Tuesday, Hit-Boy and his HS87 crew will release their All I’ve Ever Dreamed Of album, which you can stream now at the new MySpace. Much has been said about Hit-Boy’s foray into rapping, and some remain convinced he would’ve been better off staying behind the boards. But hey, that’s what they said to Kanye at first, too.
Either way, the jury is still out, and the collaborative HS87 album probably won’t help us decide if we like Hit-Boy the Rapper more than we like Hit-Boy the Producer, but we figured now is a good time to take a look back at what Hit-Boy does best, and collected our favorite 15 Hit-Boy-produced tracks.
While most think Hit came out of nowhere when he produced Jay and Kanye’s Watch the Throne super-smash ”Ni**as in Paris,” the young GOOD Music cohort has been around for years, initially forming the Surf Club with fellow producer Chase N. Cashe and working with r&b divas like Mary J. Blige, J. Lo, Brandy and Macy Gray before connecting with ‘Ye.
Click through to familiarize yourself with Hit’s best work to date.-Compiled by Sean Ryon and Dan Buyanovsky