News: Kanye West Protégé Packs His Bags: "I'm No Longer A Part Of G.O.O.D Music" [Video]
Saturday, Jun 29, 2013 11:30PM
Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West's G.O.O.D Music crew is one member short these days as producer/rapper Hit-Boy has announced his departure from the star-studded roster.
While brief with the details, Hit-Boy revealed his unexpected exit to hip-hop personality Miss Info this weekend.
"I got nothing but respect for Kanye, [but] I'm no longer a part of G.O.O.D. Music anymore. But HS87 is where my heart is, that's what I'm reppin'," Hit revealed. "[Anything make me leave?] No, I committed, as far as my contract, I did what I was supposed to do. I did six, seven singles for the label and I did what I was supposed to do. ... I love Yeezus, I think it's great." (Miss Info TV)
Over the winter, Hit expressed an interest in working with pop stars like Britney Spears.
"I'm bringing my world to her world, so I'm infusing what I do in hip-hop and bringing pop elements to it. So it's just going to be a global sound," he told MTV News on the set of the "Scream & Shout" remix clip. "We've just been throwing ideas back and forth so far. So I can't really put a number on it or anything but it's coming together." And despite Spears' legend status, Hit-Boy says she doesn't act like a diva at all. "I mean she's actually just really nice and cool," he revealed. "It's nothing different than working with everyone else, just a really cool person." (MTV)
Back in May 2011, the hitmaker confirmed his addition to the G.O.O.D Music roster.
"Yeah, man it's definitely official," Hit said when asked about the new association. "We've got a lot of things going with Kanye West right now. Just be on the lookout. I'm a part of the production team, so I'll be working on various projects over there, pretty much everybody from [Kid] Cudi to 'Ye to Big Sean--everybody...It's been in the works for three months, since 'Christmas in Harlem.' We just had to get the business right and it finally came together. I signed a couple of weeks ago." (VIBE)
Hit also previously described his reaction to Yeezy reaching out to have him join the team.
"It was a dream come true. It's Kanye West! It's crazy. It ain't really hit me until I actually had went to work. We worked side by side--making beats together and coming up with ideas --with the beats I was making and the beats that I already had. He's a person I had said I admire so much." (VIBE)
Check out Hit-Boy's announcement: