#18 Bio-1da – Top Producers of all time

Jun 10, 2017 by CoatesMusic - 0 Comments

Key tracks: Drake, “Best I Ever Had” (2009); Eminem, “Not Afraid” (2010); Drake, “Energy” (2015)

Drake has arguably been the most influential rapper to emerge in recent years, and his fellow Canadian Boi-1da has been the producer most responsible for shaping his signature, oft-imitated sound: intricate beats filtered through a hazy, hypnotic wash of keyboards and synth strings, laced with the occasional mournful piano. Since coming up with Drake on his Room for Improvement and Comeback Season mixtapes, Boi-1da has diversified both his sound and his client roster, turning out club bangers for the likes of Jeezy and Rick Ross and giving Eminem one of his biggest comeback anthems with “Not Afraid.” But his most innovative work continues to be with Drizzy, whose darker, more aggressive style on this year’s If You’re Reading It’s Too Late owes much to Boi-1da’s increasingly moody, menacing sound.