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Grammy-nominated producer Jahaan Sweet has explained how he made A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie’s “Drowning (Water)” featuring Kodak Black in a new episode of Genius’ Deconstructed. The track peaked at No. 38 on Billboard’s Hot 100.
“Drowning (Water),” which appeared in the March edition of DJcity Trends, is A Boogie’s highest-charting single. It was certified platinum in July and currently has over 100 million streams on Spotify.
In the video, Jahaan recalls how the track came about and breaks it down in Logic Pro. He discusses his chance encounter with A Boogie and says that 18th-century composer Johann Sebastian Bach inspired the beat.
The Los Angeles-based producer is a graduate of the world-renowned music school, Juilliard. He’s best known for his work with Kehlani, though he has also produced tracks for Lana Del Rey and Ty Dolla $ign.
Watch Deconstructed above.