Fat Joe, a prominent figure in the world of Hip Hop, owes a significant part of his success to his collaborations with fellow artists. Among his many accomplishments, one of the most memorable guest features in his career was none other than Eminem, and he attributes this achievement to the unwavering support of DJ Khaled.
Recently, on November 5th, Rolling Stone released an insightful profile of DJ Khaled, offering a glimpse into the world of the Miami-based beatmaker. In this piece, various industry peers shared their perspectives, including Fat Joe, who provided intriguing insights into the origins of Eminem’s verse in the remix of “Lean Back.”
Recalling the creative process behind the remix, Fat Joe revealed, “When we did ‘Lean Back,’ we did it in a studio in Khaled’s house. I remember when it came to be remix time, I would’ve never thought I had a chance in the world of getting Eminem.”
“Khaled said to me, ‘You could get Em.’ And I went all out, and I got Eminem because Khaled had pushed me to.”
The collaboration between Fat Joe and Eminem on the “Lean Back” remix not only became a memorable moment in hip-hop history but also showcased the power of mentorship and support within the music community.