Producer Alex Da Kid says he tried to get in touch with Eminem but had no luck, that soon changed. After producing B.o.B's "Airplanes" track, he says Eminem reached out to him to do a verse for the remix. "A lot of time, generally in the industry, [artists] will say they want something different, but they don't know what that is until they hear it," said Alex, who produced Recovery's "Love the Way You Lie," featuring Rihanna. "So you kind of just go out there yourself. 'Cause if you chase what they did before, it never really works out, and I wanna do different things anyway. That's my thing. I took his past work into account, but he was looking for new things, and I did my thing, and luckily it worked out."
Alex, who also produced Nicki Minaj's "Massive Attack" single, says he sent over the "Love The Way You Lie" beat and Eminem jumped on it. Rihanna recently spoke about that collaboration with Eminem. "They reached out to us directly, and they just said, 'We have this song, and we just think Rihanna would be perfect to sing it,' " Rihanna recalled in an interview with E!'s Ben Lyons. "And, of course, I was like, 'OK, if I love it, I'll definitely do it, because I love Eminem.' And I love the song. "It's really beautiful, and it really stands out," Rihanna added. "It's a really unique record. I'm really excited about it."
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