Hit-Boy confirms joint album with Musiq Soulchild

Hit-Boy is looking to extend his hot streak in 2023 by releasing a new joint album with Musiq Soulchild.

The project was first announced by the R&B legend in a recent interview with comedian Bill Bellamy’s top billin’ podcast where he revealed the title – Victims and villains – and hinted at a February release.

As word spread, Hit-Boy confirmed the collaboration on Twitter on Friday (January 6). “R&B Hit-Boy otw” he wrote in response to a fan’s enthusiastic tweet about the album.

The multi-platinum producer also confirmed the news HipHopDX. He later shared a screenshot of his tweet on Instagram while tagging Soulchild, who responded with a series of water wave emojis.

Musiq Soulchild shared more insight into the upcoming album in his interview with Bill Bellamy, including explaining the meaning behind the name Victims and villains.

“The show is designed to address the subject of the challenges we all deal with in relationships, but I’m approaching it from a slightly different angle than I used to,” he said. “It’s more abstract, yet direct.”

He added: “A lot of people don’t realize which they are; they think they’re one when they’re the other.”

The Grammy-nominated crooner also revealed that the album has only been months in the making and is in the “beginning stages of mixing,” while describing Hit-Boy as a “GOAT of our time.”

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While the upcoming album marks new territory for both artists, Hit-Boy and Musiq Soulchild are no strangers to working together. Soulchild has previously featured on two Hit-Boy-produced tracks: Kanye West’s 2010 holiday jingle “Christmas in Harlem” and Audio Push’s “Praise You” in 2016.

The Surf Club hitmaker is also no rookie when it comes to R&B, having previously collaborated with Beyonce, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Mary J. Blige, John LegendThe-Dream, Kelly Rowland, Teyana Taylor, Jennifer Hudson, Macy Gray and many more.

However, Hip Hop was Hit-Boy’s main priority last year and his prolific campaign served him well HipHopDXs Best producer of 2022 krone.

The Inland Empire native dropped joint projects with Dreezy and Pacman Da Gunman while contributing to Beyonce’s Renaissance, The game Drillmatic, Ab-Soul’s Herbert, Conway The Machine’s God does not make mistakes and YGs I have problemsamong other albums.

But it was his crown The King’s Disease IIIhis fourth collaboration with U.S in three years and arguably the finest episode of their Grammy-winning series.

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