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My Favorite Room: Alex Da Kid moves into the living room when it's time to get creative

My Favorite Room: Alex Da Kid moves into the living room when it's time to get creative

Producer Alex Da Kid’s songs for Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Dr. Dre have lit up nightclubs around the world.

But to create the thumping chart-toppers, the British hit maker turns to the tranquillity of his Hollywood Hills living room. The 1,000-square-foot space has “a good energy,” said the 34-year-old, whose real name is Alexander Grant.

“A lot of time, the work begins with silence,” he said. “Just me and my guitar and my laptop in my living room.”

Alex Da Kid’s work has sold more than 110 million units and attracted more than 11 billion views on YouTube. Two of his singles — Eminem and Rihanna’s “Love the Way You Lie” and Imagine Dragon’s “Radioactive” — were...

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