Come again? Hit-Boy took to Twitter this afternoon to announce that he is retiring from “music industry production,” and everyone is basically confused. Neglecting to offer up any other details regarding his “retirement” (we’re putting quotation marks because it can’t be true), the Grammy-winning beatmaker dropped the tweet and left it at that:
I retired from music industry production last night
— Hit-Boy (@Hit_Boy) November 12, 2014
In a recent interview with VIBE, Hit-Boy talked working on “pretty major” collaborations with Cassie Veggies, Joey Bada$$ and Rockie Fresh. He also discussed growing his HS87 label after the release of their We Are The Plug album. The producer shared that he was setting his sights on number one records. “That’s really, you know those real number one albums and hits? That’s what we’re pushing for,” he said. “Just trying to break through in the culture, letting people know we’re coming from a different avenue. Trying to build the label up.” Call it wishful thinking, but we just refuse to believe this. The man produced “Niggas In Paris” for God’s sake. Stay tuned for more details.