Dawaun Parker: Art of Production
Dawaun Parker is an American record producer and artist. After attending Berklee on a full scholarship, Parker got his start professionally as a staff songwriter and producer for Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment label. Under the aegis of Dr. Dre, Parker has written and produced for Eminem, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, and Snoop Dogg, among others. Parker contributed several songs on Busta Rhymes' #1 album, The Big Bang, as well as Jay-Z's return record, Kingdom Come, which included the single, "Lost Ones." In 2009, Parker co-wrote the #1, Grammy award-winning single, "Crack A Bottle" by Eminem, Dr. Dre, and 50 Cent, and co-produced nearly every track on Eminem's album Relapse, which also won the Best Rap Album. Parker earned his third Grammy again working with Eminem in 2010 on the album Recovery. At the top of 2014, Parker executive-produced "ETHER", the debut project from Phil Beaudreau, the first and flagship artist on Parker's imprint High Renaissance. Most recently, Parker earned another Grammy nomination for being a producer on the Album-of-the-Year-nominated Good Kid m.A.A.d City by Kendrick Lamar.