Boi-1da wasn’t alone in his admiration for Dahi. Fellow producers Vinylz (Drake “Know Yourself”) and Kenny Beats (Vince Staples “Law of Averages”) co-signed his statement, along with Terrence “Punch” Henderson, President of Top Dawg Entertainment, who wrote, “I second this.”
DJ Dahi accepted his crown gracefully. “Appreciate you brotha,” he replied to Boi-1da’s tweet. “Real recognize real.”
Appreciate you brotha. Real recognize real..??????
Hailing from Los Angeles, DJ Dahi has emerged as one of the most innovative and in-demand producers in the game over the last decade.
The 38-year-old DJ/beat conductor is best known for his work with Kendrick Lamar (“Money Trees,” “LOYALTY.”), Drake (“Worst Behavior,” “U With Me?”), J. Cole (“No Role Modelz,” “Let Go My Hand”), Travis Scott (“90210,” “Mamacita”) and 21 Savage (“A Lot,” “Monster”), as well as Pusha T, Mac Miller, Childish Gambino, Big Sean and ScHoolboy Q.
For all his glittering production credits, Dahi somehow manages to maintain a low profile. However, the SoCal native stepped closer into the spotlight this year with the release of his first lead single, “Gravity,” featuring Tyler, The Creator and Brent Faiyaz.
What separates DJ Dahi from his rap producer peers is the way he deconstructs vocal samples and manipulates his own voice in his beats — as demonstrated in an episode of NPR Music’s The Formula from last year.
In other news, Boi-1da recently announced he’s working on his very first album. After spending the last 15 years crafting hits for some of the biggest names in Hip Hop while shaping Toronto’s sonic identity, OVO Sound’s producer-in-chief is finally ready to headline his own solo project.