The Best Up-and-Coming Hip-Hop Producers


DJ Dahi

Highlights: Kendrick Lamar ft. Jay Rock - "Money Trees," Schoolboy Q - "Hell of a Night," Schoolboy Q - "Sexting"

Scoring one of the signature tracks on Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city with "Money Trees," DJ Dahi immediately became a name worth watching. Though he'd already begun to cut his teeth with Pac Div and Kendrick's TDE labelmate Schoolboy Q, "Money Trees" solidified Dahi's clean, inventive sound, both heavy and airily expansive. Dahi continued to explore his signature–a close cousin of T-Minus' cinematic, southern-influenced production–on Schoolboy's leaked "Hell of a Night" and his recent confirmed placements on Drake's upcoming Nothing Was the Same guarantee the Los Angeles producer a spot on back to back fall blockbusters.