Hit-Boy is a well-known producer with a long resume. However, he admitted that after collaborating with Jay-Z and Kanye West on their 2012 hit "N*ggas in Paris," he ended up with $0 in his bank account.
The California native revealed his financial woes to DJ Akademiks on his Off The Record podcast. This followed collaborations with Beyoncé, Rihanna, and A$AP Rocky.
Shortly after completing "N*ggas In Paris," Hit-Boy announced that he had signed a deal, made millions of dollars, and relocated to Tarzana, a Los Angeles suburb.
"I moved all the homies in," he said, attempting to assist his buddies and emerging artists. "The homies began moving their homies in," he said, adding, "I had a big a** mansion.with five studios in it. All my artists living with me, it was just a recipe for disaster.”
He revealed how his finances had plummeted, saying,“Imma say I turned up [in] 2012, got dumb bread. By 2017, I was laying on my ground with zero dollars in my account after having millions.”
“I was investing in the homies,” Hit-Boy continued. “I was putting up money for everybody around me. And I wasn’t even buying ice and whips back then like I am now because I’m way more elevated than I ever was.”
He was eventually able to recoup his losses by producing notable hip-hop tracks such as Travis Scott's "Sicko Mode" and The Game's "Eazy."
The 35-year-old talent, who is also known for his rap abilities, has been gaining a following with his solo music.
He published "Fire Proof" earlier this year. The song had the words, "Roadblocks, stop signs, s**t that I ain't had to do / People felt entitled to, that s**t had made me fire-proof," which opened up about his personal life and disappointments. This past October, Hit-Boy released "Tony Fontana III" alongside Curren$y.