California’s superproducer Hit-Boy, born Chauncey Alexander Hollis Jr., has linked up with the legendary Hip-Hop producer The Alchemist on “Slippin Into Darkness”. Clocking at just over four minutes, the far-reaching record was first released as a visual-only effort. Notably, the record has Hit-Boy and Alchemist rapping over each other production and finessing their mega-success in Hip-Hop music.
Hit-Boy takes it further and drops controversial verses against Metro Boomin, Hitmaka a.k.a. Yung Berg, DJ Mustard and Southside. Our publication earlier reported the effortless diss by Hit-Boy. However, soon after the visual treatment, fans asserted that Hit-Boy and The Alchemist drop the single on streaming platforms or “at least on Soundcloud”.
Tony Montana reminisced about his thriving relationship with the “Donda” emcee Kanye Omari West. “When you move how you wanna move, you gon’ make somebody mad / My n***a, I’m the best student Kanye ever had,” Hit-Boy raps on the first verse.
The ‘Gunehgar’ producer swiftly switches his rhyme schemes and hits Hip-Hop’s leading producers where it hurts. “I’m usually homeboys with produces I get compared to / But on this one, I wanna see ’em stretched out, extra legroom / I don’t really know dude, he seem like a cool cat / But I never once heard Metro Boomin do boom bap / I never heard a Southside beat without an 808 in it / HB in drunk-driver mode, I swerve in every lane with it.” he raps.
While Hitmaka, Southside and DJ Mustard are yet to respond to Hit-Boy’s diss, Metro Boomin subliminally took a jab at the legendary producer via Twitter. The ‘Heroes & Villains’ superproducer quoted ‘Rich Spirit’ by Kendrick Lamar hours after the video surfaced. “Stop playin’ with me ‘fore I turn you to a song,” Boomin said.
Hit-Boy is having a great time this year music-wise. Last year, the legendary Hip-Hop producer teamed up with Nas and executive produced his sixteenth LP ‘King’s Disease III’.
Watch the “Slippin’ Into Darkness” official video by Hit-Boy & The Alchemist here.
Stream ‘Slippin’ Into Darkness’ by Hit-Boy & The Alchemist here.