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Nas says Remi is “meticulous.”

“He doesn’t work with everybody, but the people who work with him, who really sit down with him, get great results. He really lives in the music,” Nas said. “I think he’s producing in his sleep. He’s someone who really cares about the sound. He’s really, really meticulous about everything that’s in there, and it pays off because he really cares about what he’s doing.”

Remi’s competition Sunday includes Markus Dravs (Mumford & Sons, Coldplay), Diplo (Usher, Santigold), Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys and fun. producer Jeff Bhasker, who also co-produced “Girl on Fire” with Remi.

“I think they did really big records this year,” he said. “I try not to show up at a birthday party like it’s my birthday; I’m just going to party.”

The Grammys will air live from the Staples Center on CBS.



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