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DJ Khalil Says Eminem’s Passion Is Back

Posted By on June 22, 2010

    Eminem's new "Recovery" album hit stores yesterday and a producer for the album, DJ Khalil, recently talked about working with Eminem saying that he has his passion again. "He's back. He really brought it," DJ Khalil says. "Every song that he played me, it just seemed like he had so much to say since Relapse, and Relapse is just a moment in time for him, and now it's just a different moment. Every record is where you're at at that particular time. With him, I feel like he wanted to really express himself and really get out whatever feelings he had. He talks about being sober, and he's been sober for over a year now, so he talked about that. He's gone through a transformation. And I was at Staples Center, and I saw him perform [last week at Activision's E3 concert]. I had goose bumps. He came out to 'Won't Back Down,' and I thought, 'Oh my God.' It was powerful. It just seemed like his passion and everything is back."

     Khalil talks about working on the album…"There was no direction," Khalil said. "He's a fan. [Eminem's manager] Paul Rosenberg and Em both called me, they said they'd been following me since the Slaughterhouse records, the Clipse/Kanye record and all the stuff that I've down with Kobe. They were into my production, and it's different than everybody else's, because it's dense. There's a lot of music going on. Even with 'Won't Back Down,' he told me the track was beating him down. He had to scream to be able to rap over that track. They just wanted what I do. When I talked to them, they said I was a big part of the direction for the record," the producer continued. "And for Eminem to say that, that's amazing. That's like the biggest compliment you can get."

DJ Khalil – Talks Eminem Having His Passion Again