Interview: Hit-Boy Talks Kanye West's "Theraflu," Jay-Z Interview, & Working With A$AP Rocky

The Surf Club/G.O.O.D. Music producer talks about Yeezy's latest single and how he's been dabbling on the mic.

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Last week, Kanye West shook up the world once again when he dropped, "Theraflu." The DJ Pharris-featuring track has everybody talking (You know you've got a smash when Today is asking Kim Kardashian about your song's lyrics and PETA is issuing press releases in response to it).

We've already found the best memes, picked the best lines, and even made a guide to the Chicago neighborhoods listed in the song. But we had to take it a step further so we got on the horn with the song's producer, Hit-Boy, to talk about how it all came together. 

Hit also took time out to explain what the deal is with that #JayZInterview he keeps tweeting about—he even spilled the beans on his upcoming song with A$AP Rocky (who he was recently spotted in the studio with)...

As told to Insanul Ahmed (@Incilin)

On Kanye West’s “Theraflu”

“We did the song like a week and a half ago. It came together real quick, that’s how it happens sometimes. I gave the beat to DJ Khaled for his album and he gave the beat to Kanye. Kanye heard it and he wanted to do it and put it out.

On The G.O.O.D. Music Album

“We’re still working on it but it’s definitely coming together. With Kanye, it could be done tonight or it could be done months from now. When he feels it’s ready, we’ll put it all together. But it’s sounding crazy. I don’t know how many records [I’ll have on there]. I could have zero records on it or I could have 10 records on it. I’m just working and hoping my shit makes it.”

“Jay-Z Interview”

“‘Jay-Z Interview’ is actually going to be my coming out party as a rapper. A lot of people don’t know I rap. It’s a record I did, it sounds urgent, it’s produced by Bink! and I’m going to  showcase the whirlwind that I’ve been going through for the last year and a half. That’s what 'Jay-Z Interview' is.

His Future & Working With A$AP Rocky

“I got an A$AP Rocky song coming out soon. It’s called “Cristal.” The world needs to look out for that. It’s the single off his album, that’s supposed to be dropping soon. I’m really excited about that.

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