Off the back of executive producing The Game’s Drillmatic: Mind vs. Heart, producer-rapper extraordinaire Hit-Boy fires off an array of sizzling rhymes on his new single “Fire Proof” (Aug. 19).
While the Grammy-winning producer has been known to set the booth ablaze — previously dropping off “Salute” with Big Sean and Fivio Foreign and “Corsa” with DOM KENNEDY — “Fire Proof” sees Hit bounce back-and-forth between two beats that work in tandem.
Leading in with somber production that imitates a slow burn, “Fire Proof” soon flips a switch as Hit-Boy turns up the heat — tearing off a barrage of fiery bars that complement the track’s infectious, summertime bounce. Hit has all the attitude this song needs, however, the beat is just as “Fire Proof” as his track presence — asserting that he’s “fully with it.”
“Still a n*gga wit an attitude
Working on my gratitude
You don’t understand me, say it’s understandable
I’m done with the back and forth
I’m in territory unexplored”Hit-Boy — “Fire Proof”
Amid “Fire Proof’s” release, Hit-Boy revealed that he’s working on a compilation tape and an album of his own in a recent interview with XXL. Also teasing an upcoming collaboration with Westside Gunn and Jay Electronica, listeners can simply expect greatness if Hit-Boy is involved in any capacity.
“I been seeing a lot of people saying I should do a compilation of my own with my beats and just different artists. That’s something I wanna turn up on. Look out for that Hit-Boy compilation. My rap album, too. I got all types of joints coming.”Hit-Boy on his upcoming projects
Previously tapping in with Big Sean (What You Expect), Benny The Butcher (Burden Of Proof) and Nas — winning a GRAMMY for Best Rap Album with King’s Disease — the Fontana, California native continues be a beacon of forward-thinking sounds in hip-hop. Garnering a cult following for his work behind the boards, Hit-Boy’s skills as a rapper are instantly head-turning for those unfamiliar.
Few and far between the vast scope of hip-hop’s true emcees, the industry legend seemingly becomes more influential every time he returns to the forefront of the game.
Catch a heat check with “Fire Proof” below!