Meet Boi-1da, The Grammy-Nominated Producer Behind Drake, Beyoncé & EminemTime #Hip_HopFebruary 12, 2019
Every year of Boi-1da’s career could fill a greatest hits album.
On the eve of the show, he talked to TIME about the importance of politics in hip-hop, the plight of 21 Savage and the possibility of working with Adele.
Here are some of the songs you worked on this year: Drake’s “Duppy Freestyle,” Cardi B’s “Be Careful,” G-Eazy’s “No Limit,” Eminem’s “Lucky You,” Beyoncé & Jay-Z’s “Friends,” Jay Rock’s “Win.” Does that feel like a Producer of the Year year to you?
It does feel like a Producer of the Year year for me.
Me and Joyner, we talk about stuff that’s going on in the world.
People don’t want certain people to be awoken to certain things.
Given your Jamaican heritage and the fact you grew up with dancehall music, what does it mean to you to work on dancehall-derived songs like Rihanna’s “Work” and Drake’s “Controlla?”
I’ve been making music for a long time, and it’s kind of boring to sit in a room and make music by yourself some of the time, you know?
I make all kinds of music.
I feel like I could make something really crazy with Adele.
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