DJ Khalil. One half of the rap group Self-Scientific (for underground hip-hop fans). The man behind beats such as Jay-Z’s “I Made It”, 50 Cent’s “I’ll Still Kill”, Drake’s “Fear” and Eminem’s “Won’t Back Down” (for the commercially inclined). And most notably, a staff producer for Dr. Dre (for those of you paying attention). If the name doesn’t ring a bell right away, it’s probably because he prefers it that way.
While the Grammy winner’s resume reads like a who’s who of hip-hop, if he had it his way, he’d pass on the fame altogether and go straight to the music. After all, it’s always been about the music. When a 13-year old Khalil first met his musical hero, Dr. Dre, at a party his parents had thrown (Khalil’s father was former basketball legend Walt Hazzard), he had no idea that his words would actually come to fruition.
Visit TheUrbanDaily.com to read the full interview.