Hit-Boy On Signing To G.O.O.D. Music
Hit-Boy: “My boy Dolla hooked me up with Kanye’s cousin, Ricky Anderson. I was sending him beats for the longest. I was trying to get on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and Rick would just tell me, ‘Ye really likes your beats, but he just doesn’t feel like this is the right sound for right now.’
“The night MBDTF was released—the same night Kanye played that little theatre in NYC—Ricky called me from there and was like, ‘Yo, I think Kanye is about to record a Christmas song to one of your beats.’ I’m like, ‘What? That’s crazy!’ I didn’t normally [think of] that beat as a Christmas song, but when he did [‘Christmas In Harlem’], I was like, ‘Damn, this is hip-hop history.’
“The signing situation came along two months later when we went to Dubai and New York. We created all this incredible music within about a three-week span and then Kanye approached me. He was feeling my whole vibe and wanted me to get down with his team.
“Kanye knows that I have my own thing with Surf Club. I definitely make that known with everything that I do, that I’m just still gonna be there to my own plan. But it’s definitely a blessing and an honor to be down with G.O.O.D. Music.
“I have some stuff with Pusha [coming up]. I don’t know how many joints on the album I’ll end up with, but we did work on some amazing joints. I haven’t completed any records with Big Sean or Kid Cudi yet, but we definitely did some super dope ideas out in New York so we’ll see where it ends up.
“After Kanye recorded ‘Christmas In Harlem,’ Kanye kept telling Ricky, ‘I need more Hit-Boy beats.’ So we did songs [for Watch The Throne]. We’ll see where they end up. I don’t really want to get into detail, but we definitely did some amazing stuff.”