Drake & Eminem have both dropped singles today, and producer Boi-1da has actually worked with both artists!
Eminem’s first single off Recovery is called “Not Afraid” and was produced by Boi-1da. The producer dropped by MuchMusic last night to show off his skills and talk about working with the rapper. “Not Afraid” is Boi-1da’s first track with Eminem and it is absolutely nuts! Listen to it here.
Boi-1da also talked about his close relationship with Drake. The pair both hail from Toronto and are actually good friends. Boi-1da is responsible for the beats on such Drake tracks as “Over” and “Best I Ever Had”. Boi-1da told us how he and Drake started working together and his reaction to their first hit track together “Best I Ever Had”.
Boi-1da says “when [Drake] sent me ‘Best I Ever Had’ I was instantly like ‘this is a hit song’. I was amazed. Like, this is so catchy, everyone’s gonna love this song.”
The producer also talks about his work with Dr. Dre, and a potential collaboration with the Jonas Brothers.