It's hard to imagine a more unassuming hit factory than Boi-1da's home studio in Whitby, Ontario, which is 45 minutes from downtown Toronto. On a well-kept block of identical, modest McMansions, in a house he shares with his daughter, his sister/assistant and her two kids, in the basement next to the boiler room, is a small, sparse room containing a laptop, a pair of small keyboards and a few speakers.

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