DJ Khaled has the entire industry on speed dial.
Just check the features on his June 23rd album Grateful:
Jay Z, Drake, Nas, Lil Wayne, Beyonce, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Migos, Calvin Harris, Bryson Tiller, Big Sean, Travis Scott, Alicia Keys, Young Thug, Kodak Black, Nicki Minaj, Gucci Mane, Jadakiss, T.I., 21 Savage, Chance The Rapper, Jeremih, Future, Pusha T, PARTYNEXTDOOR, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross and more.
But there is one superstar Khaled hasn’t been able to rope into his world of positivity.
“I never got a chance to work with Eminem,” he told Katie Couric during an interview. “I have tried before, but I’m gonna try again. But this time when I try again, I’m gonna make sure I have the right record. I don’t think he’s telling me no. I think I just gotta come with the right presentation.”
Khaled’s like a dog in heat when he wants a verse from an artist.
Last year, he admitted to moving so he could get some bars from Jay Z.
“I basically got a condo in New York City for a whole year to stay close by him and let him know how hungry I was for that verse,” Khaled admited. “So I went in studio every day. He was recording his album and I appreciate him letting me be around and capture that greatness, but at and at the same time I was hustling too, you know what I am saying. I wanna get that verse in. It was a year process.”
Would a Shady verse be worth that same persistence?