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Music From Drake, Big Sean, Nipsey Hussle, And More Was Teased During Boi-1da And Hit-Boy’s Beat Battle

After Swizz Beatz and Timbaland’s epic beat battle from earlier this week, many wondered which two producers would give us the next entertaining rap battle. After a bit of instigating from Joe Budden, Boi-1da and Hit-Boy agreed to bring their talents to Instagram Live for a beat battle. The two producers went head-to-head last night and, to put it mildly, fans were greatly satisfied with what the battle entailed.

Boi-1da and Hit-Boy reached deep into their catalogs to show off some of their best work, but it was the songs that haven’t yet been officially added to their catalogs that became the true talk of the show. The two then started teasing those tracks online.

Hit-Boy previewed unreleased music from Benny The Butcher and Nas, as well as a collaboration between Big Sean and the late Nipsey Hussle. He last produced for Nas on “Royalty,” from his 2019 The Lost Tapes II, while he also recently worked with Benny The Butcher earlier this year on “All Business,” from his The Chauncey Hollis Project. As for the track between Big Sean and Nipsey, that song is set to appear on the former’s upcoming Detroit 2 album. The track would also be Hussle’s fifth posthumous release, a list that includes work with DJ Khaled, Mustard, Rick Ross, and The Game.

As for Boi-1da, Drak’es longtime-producer previewed a new collaboration between the Toronto star and Roddy Ricch, one that could very well wind up on his upcoming album. In addition to the collaboration, Boi-1da played another unreleased track from Drake, one that finds him switching up the flow a bit.

As for the battle itself, Drake’s “Duppy Freestyle” and “Controlla,” Rihanna’s “Work” and “Sex With Me,” Nicki Minaj’s “Chiraq,” and more were heard from Boi-1da while Hit-Boy played Kendrick Lamar’s “Backstreet Freestyle,” GOOD Music’s “Clique,” Drake’s “Trophies,” Travis Scott’s “Sicko Mode,” and Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “N****s In Paris.”

You can hear snippets from the tracks in the above video.

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