Hit-Boy Reacts To JAY-Z & Kanye West’s “N###as In Paris” Going Diamond


The ‘Surf or Drown’ creator continues to drop his own music.

Hit-Boy helped put together the “N##### In Paris” record. The producer/rapper was behind the boards for JAY-Z and Kanye West’s most commercially successful collaboration.

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) recently certified “N##### In Paris” as a diamond single. This was the first time JAY-Z earned a 10x-platinum certification from the RIAA. It’s Kanye West’s second.

“It’s a real blessing to be a part of the song that became [JAY-Z’s] first Diamond record and producing the album that won Nas his first Grammy,” Hit-Boy wrote. “What a life.”

Hit-Boy produced Nas’s 2020 studio LP King’s Disease. That project won Best Rap Album at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards in 2021. They also teamed up for 2021’s King’s Disease II, 2021’s Magic and 2022’s King’s Disease III.

In addition to producing tracks, Hit-Boy releases his own music as a recording artist. The 3x-Grammy winner dropped the HITstory mixtape in 2012. His discography also includes Surf or Drown which came out in March.

June 12 saw the arrival of Hit-Boy’s official THIRDEYERAZ-directed “Sunrise” music video. He’s also put out visuals for other tracks like “Broke The Mold,”  “Wake Your Game Up,” “More 4 Me” and “Show Me” over the last two weeks.