It’s had everyone talking since yesterday afternoon, enlightening some and disappointing others. ‘What “Through the Wire” was to Kanye, “Jay-Z Interview’ is to Hit-Boy’, some say. Perhaps not on a lyrical level, but the striking similarties between their stories. The video, which is quite similar to Ye’s breakout video for “Through the Wire”, beings with Jay-Z introducing him at a WTT concert: “This young man is an incredible producer, a lot of passion. He made one of the most incredible records of all time.” (“N*ggas in Paris”) That introduction is enough to have us, as Hit-Boy says, ‘tuned in like a Jay-Z interview’.
It’s been a long overdue release, but the first to showcase Hit-Boy’s talents as more than a producer and hopefully, he’ll shine on G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Summer later this year.
(Directed by Jelani Fresh)