DJ Khalil shares working experience with Kendrick Lamar, compares him to Eminem

Hip-hop producer DJ Khalil Joined HotNewHipHop for an exclusive interview where the veteran producer discussed controversy with Timbaland ,Dr. Dre’s Detox, working with Kendrick Lamar on his 2012 album “good kid maad city”. Khalil who has worked on many records for Eminem, compared K dot’s work ethic with Detroit Legend Eminem.

On working with Kendrick Lamar Good Kid Maad City’s bonus song “County Building Blues”

“I would give Kendrick ideas, like sketches. And he would just take them and record ideas. It was always about just playing him different styles. So I would visit him, but we didn’t cut that record together. He just kind of did it and then they put it on the album. It was like the Target version, but at first, it was like the second or third song on the album then they changed the sequence. “

On being inspired by Kendrick’s work ethic

That’s what I admire about Kendrick is he’s not afraid to try stuff. He’s going to try whatever and he’ll execute it. It’s one thing to try it, but then to actually execute it? I look at him like Eminem. It’s like, these guys just go in the studio and just and they are going to make as perfect a record as they can and they’re going to try everything. It’s that level of excellence that they operate with. You just can’t teach that. That’s what’s inspiring to me. He’s along those lines of Dre and Eminem and all those artists that are just next-level elite about every little detail and then it’s authentic to him. He’s not trying to be somebody else. He’s just going to be him. I think that’s why good kid m.A.A.d city and even Section 80 are — actually every album, really — is unique to him. It’s his world and I feel like it’s that authenticity that people connect with. “

Khalil also expressed his desire to listen new music from Compton rapper Kendrick, he says “he’s actually needed right now, during this whole pandemic, this whole time. I’m really curious to hear what his take is on this moment in time. “

 


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