Exclusive: DJ Dahi Talks Working On Elle Varner, Dom Kennedy & Big K.R.I.T.’s New Albums

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You’re known mainly for working with a lot of working with a lot of west coast artists. Kendrick Lamar, Dom Kennedy, Casey Veggies, ScHoolboy Q just to name a few, but Drake is one of the few artists where you ventured out into another region and did a big record, so what records do you have coming with people not necessarily from California.

I’m working with Big K.R.I.T on his album. We were in the studio a couple months ago, and we cut like 6 or 7 records, and we got some really dope stuff that I’m super excited about, because, I feel like the stuff that I have will help K.R.I.T. really take it to the next level, we took the time to hash out some ideas and they’re coming on pretty dope. I’m also working with Elle Varner on her album, and I’ve been working with her for pretty much the entire year on different songs and ideas so, we have some pretty dope records. I did some stuff with Jazmine Sullivan recently, we did a song for her upcoming project. As far as rap, of course, I’m still working with Kendrick, even though he’s in Cali, but right now its definitely open ended.

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We can move back to Cali now, I know Dom [Kennedy] and ScHoolboy Q have releases slated for later this year, Dom is actually dropping on the 1st*, and you guys have the “My Type Of Party” record which was one of 2012′s biggest rap songs, do you guys have anything else in the works?

Um, I don’t know, you know me and Dom, we got in couple times last year, and I know he picked like 5 or 6 beats that he was really feeling, but we didn’t get a chance to really go in like last time, so I’m not sure I think I have one on this project [Get Home Safely], but beyond this music we’ll always have stuff coming, so even if I don’t make this project we’ll always have music coming, that’s the homie. Of course, ScHoolboy Q, and Ab-Soul, we have some good stuff coming out. I feel like I have a lot of different joints, that’ll be coming out, pretty soon.

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-Khari Nixon (@KingVanGogh)

*At the time of the interview, Dom Kennedy’s album, Get Home Safely, was expected to be released on October 1st. However, yesterday, he announced the new official release date would be October 15th.

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