The Alchemist Recalls Recording "Chemical Warfare" With Eminem

The Alchemist says that Eminem still isn't satisfied with his own verse on the title track from "Chemical Warfare."

Even though he's been spinning for him for a number of years, it's surprising to some that producer The Alchemist and Eminem have only ever linked up on one track - 2009's "Chemical Warfare." Now, in an exclusive interview with Complex, the California-based producer/emcee recalls the recording process of said track.

A-L-C said he was ecstatic to finally be able to work with Em on his album, especially given that Em was in the beginning stages of his recovery from drugs and alcohol. Still, the Gangrene member said that Em still apologizes to him to this day for the off-kitler accent he used on the song.

"It's funny we laugh about it now cause that’s the era where he [Eminem] was just sobering up and he was still coming out of those accents. I was so happy and it was so dope at the time but he was kinda like over the accent thing. A couple times Eminem has been like, ‘Yo my bad I had to give you one of the accent joints for your album.’ A couple times he’s been like, ‘Yo my bad I had to give you one of the accent joints for your album.’ Like are you kidding, if I can get an adlib from Eminem I'm lucky. He's the greatest, possibly, of all time. Regardless of me DJing for him, Em is the man.”

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  • Jon Connor - Unconscious State (2nd Studio Album) (Duck Down Music Inc.)

    1. Intro 2. When Darkness Falls (Produced by The Alchemist) 3. Gotta Get 'Em feat. Royce da 5'9" (Produced by Mr. Porter) 4. Take My Pain (Produced by Mr. Porter) 5. Nightmares (Produced by Statik Selektah) 6. Better Days (Produced by Mr. Porter) 7. Bloody Money (Produced by Statik Selektah) 8. Judgement Day (Produced by Statik Selektah) 9. Two Clips feat. Pharoahe Monch (Produced by Marco Polo) 10. Sunshine (Produced by Mr. Porter) 11. Die Hard (Produced by Black Milk) 12. Mercy feat. Guilty Simpson (Produced by Apollo Brown) 13. Formidable Enemy (Produced by Mr. Porter) 14. City Lights feat. Phonte (Produced by 9th Wonder) 15. Big Beat Walkthrough feat. Action Bronson & Reks (Produced by Statik Selektah) 16. Unconscious State (Produced by Khrysis) Deluxe Edition 17. What I Do (Produced by Statik Selektah) 18. Thousand Words (Produced by !llmind) 19. Fear (Produced by Beatnick & K-Salaam) 20. Die Hard (Remix) feat. Sean Price, eLZhi & Royce da 5'9" (Produced by Black Milk)

  • orr971

    I love the accents! RELAPSE is the best! Alchemist is the best producer and he should work with Em MORE!!!

  • ll

    Eminem could make a dope ass album if he went with the right production.. I mean could you imagine Em spitting on El-P production?! That shit would be amazing!! He could get damn near every producer that he wants..

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  • shady83

    listen to relapse, he has some dope joints on there. loll granted the accent dose your head in on 4 or 5 tracks but its not as bad as ppl make out tbh.

  • FOCKit

    Em has already released some of the dopest albums of all time so I dont get mad when I hear his last few albums. We probably wont get another dope Em album like his first few but he was in a totally different space than he is now. No doubt if he had a good subject to rap about he would kill it but hes not really into politics like Lupe or wants to start beefs by addressing the state of hip hop like Em probably would of back when he was on drugs.



  • Anonymous

    why is everybody recalling shieet lately? is the world coming to a upmost end?? life flashing before are eyes!

  • Anonymous

    i dont get it he says "get a boner and dick swords with the jonas, brothers you mother fucking mother aromas" NAHHHH

  • Anonymous

    I dont mind the accents at all. makes it more entertaining and allows for different and wordplay and infliction.

  • Anonymous

    eminems next album should sound like a re-up solo album

  • Anonymous

    me to i couldnt wait

  • ....

    Sometimes it was dope when Eminem used the accent but he just "ran it into the ground".

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