Hit-Boy already has some powerful partnerships—as a beatsmith, he's as a part of the G.O.O.D. Music camp and with production credits for many of the biggest artists in the game—but he's now taking the next step, signing with one of the most powerful management firms around.

The California native has aligned with management and artist development firm Blueprint Group, according to a press release. “I believe in the precedence they have set in this industry and know they can and will take my career to the next level,” Hit said in the release.

The firm, works with artists included Lil Wayne, Drake and Nicki Minaj, was created as a merger between by Gee Roberson and Kyambo “Hip Hop” Joshua’s Hip Hop Since 1978 and Cortez Bryant’s Bryant Management. “Very few artists have the ability to work successfully as both a producer and recording artist," Roberson said. "Hit-Boy is one of those exceptions. Blueprint Group looks forward to working with our colleagues at Fakework to provide Hit-Boy with the tools necessary to emerge as an A level artist.”

Hit-Boy's solo debut as an artist, HITStory, dropped in August. —Adam Fleischer (@AdamXXL)