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Rahki in 2014
Background information
Birth name Columbus Smith III
Also known as
  • Rahk
  • Rahki Beats
Born Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Record producer
  • songwriter
  • drummer
Years active 2009–present
Associated acts

Columbus Smith III, better known by his stage name Rahki (sometimes Rahk or Rahki Beats), is a Grammy award winning American record producer and songwriter from Los Angeles, California. He is known for his work with mentor DJ Khalil and acts such as Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Currensy, Evidence, Schoolboy Q, 50 Cent, Domo Genesis, Lecrae, Aloe Blacc, and more.

Production credits[edit]

  • Sampa The Great – HERoes Act 2
"Everybody's Hero" (feat. Estelle)
  • HodgyFireplace: TheNotTheOtherSide
  • STAR on FOX
"Pink Beetle"[1]
"Crooked Cops"
"Hot Air Balloon"
"All I Got"
  • IllyTwo Degrees
"Swear Jar"
  • Brenna Whitaker – Brenna Whitaker
"Light" (co-arranged)
"Institutionalized" (featuring Bilal, Anna Wise & Snoop Dogg)
"Stigmata" (feat. Action Bronson & Assad)
"Happy Birthday"
  • Talib KweliTrain of Thought: Lost Lyrics, Rare Releases & Beautiful B-Sides Vol.1
"Ocean Song"
  • Thurz – Designer
"Perfect Words" (feat. Kelsey Belkin)
"Black Boy Fly"
"Mayday" – Drums
"The Man" – Drums
"Can You Do This" – Drums
"Chasing" – Drums
"The Hand Is Quicker" – Drums
"Won't Back Down" – keyboards and additional drum programming, co-producer (uncredited) with DJ Khalil[7]
"Echo" – additional programming
"Ricky" – drums
"It Wasn't Me"
"Falling Down"
"Mission Statement"
"50's My Favourite"
  • Precious Paris – From Paris with Love[10]
"Diamond Life"
"Lost in the Bossness" – producer with Butcher Brown
  • Rocky Diamonds – The Diamond Life 2[13]
"My City"
"Hell of a Night" produced with DJ Dahi, Rey Reel, and Travi$ Scott"


Grammy Awards
Year Nominee/work Award Result
2011 Recovery (Writer, Programming & Keyboards) Best Rap Album Won
"Recovery" (Writer, Programming & Keyboards) Album of the Year Nominated
2013 Gravity (Drums) Best Gospel Album Won
2014 "Good Kid, M.A.A.D City" (as producer) Album of the Year Nominated
"Good Kid, M.A.A.D City" (as producer) Best Rap Album Nominated
2015 "i" (as producer) Best Rap Song Won
"Lift Your Spirit" (Drums) Best R&B Album Nominated
2016 "To Pimp a Butterfly" (as producer) Album of the Year Nominated
"To Pimp a Butterfly" (as producer) Best Rap Album Won