The producer behind Kanye West and Cam’ron‘s new “Christmas In Harlem” collaboration has come forward to detail the story on the reunion track’s development.
According to producer Hit-Boy, Ye’s cousin got the record into the beatsmith’s hands.
“My boy Dala Roc hooked me up with Kanye’s cousin, Ricky,” Hit-Boy said in an interview. “This was around the time when he started working on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. I just kept sending him beats to try and get one on there. Then, on the night of Kanye’s New York release party, Ricky called saying Kanye wanted to use one of my beats for a Christmas song…There are some Marvin Gaye interpolations in there and it has that old-school feel to it.” (VIBE)
The track began circulating across the Internet yesterday (December 15) evening.
Kanye West wishes you G.O.O.D. tidings on the finished version of his seasonal tune “Christmas in Harlem.” On the epic affair, Yeezy Claus buries the hatchet with Dipset’s Cam’ron and Jim Jones, roping in G.O.O.D. Music’s Pusha T, Big Sean, and CyHi the Prynce. Teyana Taylor and Musiq Soulchild add some R&B spice to the wintery track, harmonizing with one another about spending the holidays with family. (Rap-Up)
Yesterday, West confirmed the record was authentic on Twitter.
“Just got Dipset verses for Christmas in Harlem! Eeeeevrybody on it!!!! Cam, Vado, Jimmy, Pusha, Big Sean, Cyhi, Teyana Taylor & Musiq,” he tweeted Wednesday (December 15). (Kanye West’s Twitter)
West’s new My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy has remained on the sales chart since its release last month.
Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy spiraled seven slots away from Top 10 and landed at No. 14 with 66,500. With three weeks in stores, Yeezy’s comeback album rests at 672,000 sold records. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Check out “Christmas In Harlem” down below: