DJ Khaled assembled an all-star cast for his latest album We the Best Forever, but there’s still one collaboration that has escaped him. The Miami DJ has his sights set on a record with Eminem.
“I wanted Eminem,” Khaled told Hot 97’s Angie Martinez of his desire to work with the in-demand MC. “I really want to make it happen, I think it’s gon’ happen.”
Despite his ability to get everyone from Mary J. Blige to Cee Lo Green on his records, the Cash Money signee has never approached Eminem’s camp about a collaboration. “I never really sat down and talked to him,” he added. “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.”
Khaled wants the track to come together organically. “I don’t just ask people to get on records. I want people 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 before, so I wanted to reach out to Eminem.”
When Em is ready, Khaled already has the song picked out. “I actually have a track waiting,” he added. “Ya’ll A&R that.”
Next up, he plans to shoot a video for his album’s R&B offering, “Legendary” featuring Chris Brown, Keyshia Cole, and Ne-Yo.