News: DJ Khaled Admits He's Still Out Here Grindin' For Eminem: "I Need Help"

Thursday, Mar 14, 2013 8:47AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Miami's DJ Khaled recently talked about his admiration for Grammy-winning rapper Eminem and revealed despite a widespread campaign dating back a few years, he has still not linked up with the Shady Records boss.

In Khaled's perspective, he wants to add one of his handcrafted anthems onto Em's extensive music track record.

"Tell Eminem I want to do a record with him, and I think the fans and the people, they wanna see that too," Khaled said Wednesday (March 13) on "RapFix Live." "I need help on that. Sway, can you talk to Em? ... He's amazing. It's Eminem. But I feel like we need to do an anthem together, a record together. We need to get in the studio together, me and him just vibe out. I want to play him the beat, give him the energy, the inspiration. Then I want his engineer, not mine, his, and make him feel comfortable, turn the mic on and do what we do." (MTV)

Back in 2011, Khaled detailed his struggle in trying to land Em.

"I wanted Eminem," Khaled said in an interview this week. "I really want to make it happen, I think it's gonna happen...I never really sat down and talked to him -- I'm a fan of him and I'm cool with him, but he doesn't know me like that. I really don't know what route to get him...I don't just ask people to get on records. I want people to want to want to do the records and know I'm gonna make a hit record 'cause that's what I do. I've worked with Jay-Z before, I've worked with Kanye [West] before, so I wanted to reach out to Eminem." (Hot 97)

Weeks prior, Khaled said he hoped to snag Nas and Em for his We The Best Forever compilation album.

"Me and Nas are still on the creative process. He was on my last two albums. We are talking to get a new song done. I think it's pretty close. The list of the artists on We The Best Forever is amazing, but the records are hits. The album will drop in July, and I'm still hunting down Eminem. It's the right time to ask for him. This is my fifth album, so I should be on his radar." (VIBE)

In 2010, the electric producer envisioned what recording alongside Slim Shady would embody.

"The collaboration I want to make happen and the people want to make happen is a DJ Khaled/Eminem collaboration," Khaled said in an interview. "I know if I get with Eminem and put him on one of my anthems ... 'cause I make these anthems. I got something so special in my drive that for Eminem on there...We're doing it for hip-hop. We doing this for hip-hop. I'm a big fan of his. I don't have a way to contact him. I don't know how I can sit down and play him some music; whatever I gotta do. Eminem, I got love. I wanna make this crazy record with you. Let's make history. Let's rip the streets apart. I got the idea already [that] I wanna do with Slim Shady. I got the beat right now, so crazy, the concept. It's something the people are gonna love too. If I get Slim Shady on this joint, I'mma tear up the streets." (MTV)

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