The name Hit-Boy has been popping up a lot in the world of hip hop lately. The rapper/producer rose to fame by working with artists like Jay-Z. His track “Drop The World” was picked up by Lil Wayne (featuring Eminem), which lead to the number one record off Jay/Ye’s “Watch The Throne” album, “N----- In Paris”.

He’s also the mastermind behind your soon-to-be-new-favorite-song, “Clique” – featuring Jay, Kanye and Big Sean. It will be featured on the upcoming G.O.O.D. Music album “Cruel Summer”, and of course, will be in high rotation on Hot!

Hit recently spoke to Rap-Up about Jay, his solo project, and working on “Cruel Summer”: