In a recent interview, producer and Mobb Deep affiliate The Alchemist revealed that he wants to work with Eminem again.
Al served as Eminem's DJ on 2005's "Anger Management Tour" and produced a number of tracks for the posse album Eminem Presents: The Re Up, but said he has more in mind.
"I feel like the best out of my connection with Em hasn't happened yet," Al told Complex magazine. "Once we get to making music, that's when the world will appreciate that connection. And we haven't really got to that level yet."
"He's a mastermind," Al said of Eminem. "If anything I would bring it to him, load it into him, let him compute the things that I'm going through, the sounds that I'm finding. Let's interpolate this Eminem style ... His sound is so big and cinematic. My sh*t is more stripped down and raw. I think it would make it dope, we'd meet somewhere in the middle. And I know it will happen eventually."
Like Eminem, The Alchemist - who grew up in Beverly Hills and went to school with Angelina Jolie - is one of a minority of white artists in a black-dominated genre. He said the color of his skin posed a problem when he was first hooking up with Queensbridge duo Mobb Deep and a doubtful Prodigy.
"It took a long time until I got down with them to where it was like, 'Yo Al!' It was a very long time," he said. "Those guys have a lot of deaths through their circle and they're leery just being from Queens in general. The white and black thing too wasn't like automatic, me being a white dude, just the whole sh*t. P is one of the most skeptical people on the planet. For years he thought I was an FBI agent"
"I swear to God," he continued. "Recently I was like, 'Are you kidding me?' He's like, 'Nah.' So I was like, 'When did you realize I wasn't?' (And he said) 'When I saw you making the beat son!'"