Boston, Massachusetts native Dawaun Parker has been a major production resource to Aftermath Entertainment for over five years. Joining the likes of Mark Batson, Denaun Porter and Che Vicious, Parker has assisted Hip Hop production icon Dr. Dre on a number of compositions for Busta Rhymes, Jay-Z and Eminem.
It was announced this afternoon that Parker is at work on a forthcoming EP called The Decision. Details are still releasing, but the producer is said to be releasing the project’s first song this Wednesday, reportedly called “Lost.” The song is said to feature some co-production from Dr. Dre.
Speaking with HipHopDX last May, Parker explained Dre’s hand in his own success and development. “[My] production has increased exponentially because of Dre’s help and his tutelage and things that he’s said to me. ‘Try this and try this.’ None of the music would have even gotten made, that I contributed to, that any of us contributed to, if Dre wasn’t there.”
Previously, Dr. Dre has produced several of his beat-making collaborators including Sam Sneed, Daz Dillinger (as Tha Dogg Pound) and Cold187um (as Above The Law).