No matter which label he calls home, rapper/producer Hit-Boy is still living good. At 26 years young, the beatsmith best known for crafting Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Niggas In Paris” beat is spreading his wings as the leader of his Hits Since 87 (HS87) roster and moving to the front of the mic from behind the boards. Hit recently chopped it up with our good friends at Idolator to discuss why he spearheaded the HS87 label, what it was like working with pop sensationalist M.I.A. and why he’s focused on becoming one of the greats. Watch the full interview here.