Season six of Rémy Martin’s Rémy Producers series found their West Coast regional winner in Clyde Strokes Tuesday night at Dream nightclub.
Grammy Award-winning producer Boi-1da, music industry legend Steve Lobel and season five Remy Producer winner Milo were judges for the four contestants. Strokes will compete in the national finale in Atlanta for a production deal with Jermaine Dupri’s So-So Def Records.
Speaking with Boi-1da, he told HipHopDX that Rémy Producers was important since it’s essentially how he got his start before making multi-platinum hits for the likes of Drake, Eminem and Rihanna.
“Events like Rémy Producers is important is because this is what I came off of things like beat battles and beat competitions,” he said. “It’s important because a lot of producers are introverted people so it’s good for them to get out, compete and get their names out there. Big shout out to them for putting this on for the producers because a lot of producers don’t get their shine. A lot of producers do big beats for artists and you don’t know who’s who.”
Despite having a relatively quiet 2019, many of Boi-1da classic loosies with Drake made the recently released Care Package compilation alongside placements on Juice WRLD debut album and Lil Nas X’s debut EP 7. According to him, he’s spent the year relaxing a bit.
“2019 for me has been pretty chill,” he explained. “I took about three months off of music to spend time with my family for the summer and recharge. I had an amazing 2018, 2017, 2016 and at the end of the day, I’m a human being. So, I took a break.”
One thing is for sure, Boi-1da says “next year is going to be crazy.” Despite not naming any names, he says to expect some work with his usual suspects.