By Joey Guerra Updated 9:48 am CST, Friday, December 7, 2018 Producer Boi-1da Producer Boi-1da Photo: Facebook.com/Boi1daNET Photo: Facebook.com/Boi1daNET Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 Producer Boi-1da Producer Boi-1da Photo: Facebook.com/Boi1daNET Grammy nominations: Who is Boi-1da? 1 / 5 Back to Gallery One name stood out among hip-hop heavyweights Kendrick Lamar, Cardi B and Drake in this year’s Grammy nominations. He likely had people asking … “Who is Boi-1da?” AWARD SEASON: Hip-hop and women rule this year’s Grammy nominations He’s up for six awards, including producer of the year and a trio of rap nods for his work with Drake, Eminem and Jay Rock. Boi-1da (Matthew Samuels) is an in-house producer for Drake’s OVO Sound. He was born in Jamaica and was just 18 years old when he worked on Drake’s 2006 mixtape “Room for Improvement.” He produced the tracks “Do What You Do,” “City is Mine” and “Make Things Right.” His big break came in 2009 when he produced Drake’s monster hit “Best I Ever Had.” From there, he went on to produce “Not Afraid” by Eminem and “Work” by Rihanna, which both topped the Billboard Hot 100. Boi-1da has also worked with Wocka Flocka Flame, Nicki Minaj, DJ Khaled, Lamar, Lana Del Rey and G-Eazy. He’s previously earned 14 Grammy nominations but has yet to win. Maybe this could be his year.