“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.”
The pop vixen has also enlisted the help of another “Scream & Shout” pal, will.i.am, for her follow-up to 2011’s Femme Fatale. But, unlike will, Hit-Boy thinks he has yet to really prove himself as a pop guy. And while he has worked on tracks for Justin Bieber and Rihanna in the past, he’s hoping this album will help him cross over in a big way.
“I mean Britney, I mean she’s amazing. She’s been around for years and she’s gonna to continue to do her thing,” Hit-Boy said. ” I wanted to just show people that I’m not just a hip-hop producer, that I’m not just an urban world [and] that I’m just a music maker in general. And I can make quality stuff no matter what it is and when she reached out it’s like so perfect … to make it happen. So we went in the studio and we started making some ideas already. And it’s coming out nice, so I’m excited about that.”