DETROIT, Mich. (CBS DETROIT) – A Detroit rap producer is gearing up for the Grammy Awards Sunday night after being nominated for best rap song and best rap performance.

23-year-old Pooh Beatz – whose real name is Darryl Clemons – is behind the hit song “Suge” by rapper DaBaby.

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Pooh Beatz recalls a time in LA with fellow producer Jetsonmade who asked him to go to the studio with DaBaby.

“He said, ‘Let’s go to the studio with Da Baby today, I feel like we gonna make a hit,’ and I was like alright cool. So, we ended up going to the studio, and literally we made a hit,” he said.

The Detroit native says he always knew he would get a Grammy, but never put a date on the success to come.

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“It (kind of) shocked me that it happened as quick as it did,” he said.

The 2020 Grammys will take place Sunday, Jan. 26 and air live at 8 p.m. on CBS 62.

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