After producing hit singles for artists at EMPIRE, Hitmaka has earned an executive position at the record label. On Wednesday (Sept. 22), it was announced that the beat maker was appointed vice president of A&R, a position that will allow him to find and develop new talent that will join EMPIRE’s roster.

“Partnering with EMPIRE and Ghazi has given me the freedom to create with global talent,” Hitmaka said in a statement. “Being wholly independent allows us to make great music and let the fans enjoy it without any hurdles or restrictions – we strike while the iron is hot! A perfect example is Yung Bleu’s ‘Baddest’ which is one of the songs of the summer.”

According to EMPIRE CEO and founder Ghazi, he gave Hitmaka the new role because he “is one of the best in the game.” “We’re lucky to have him on the home team at EMPIRE – inspiring and creating with our artists and delivering top-quality music of his own,” he added. “We’re already off to the races with several of Hit’s records charting and have more on the way.”

The announcement of Hitmaka’s role as vice president of A&R coincided with the release of his new single “Quickie” featuring Queen Naija and Ty Dolla $ign and its accompanying visual. When discussing the track, the beat maker explained that it “came together organically” and gave fans insight on what the song is truly about.

“Me and my partner Chrishan cooked up the demo and were in Miami with Ty Dolla $ign,” he said. “Shortly after, we sent it to Queen Naija, and it really came together! It’s about wanting to be with someone but not having all the time needed, so let’s make the best of these moments.”

Congratulations to Hitmaka! Look below to see the producer’s Instagram announcement.