New Interview: Trackstar the DJ talks meeting Eminem in Glasgow

Remy Gelenidze

Run The Jewel’s touring DJ, Trackstar has recently done an interview with Revolt where among many things, he also talked about meeting Eminem in 2017.

– Over the last six years, what’s been the most memorable show?

– That’s tough. Glastonbury (on June 24, 2017) was the biggest crowd we performed in front of. We did a show in Glasgow (on August 24, 2017) where we opened for Eminem and that was crazy. A lot of my favorite stuff has to do with the artist that we open for because I’m such a hip hop fan.

– You mentioned opening up for Eminem. What were the interactions between Run the Jewels and Em?

– I actually had to plot to be involved in that situation. I knew they were going to meet him at some point. As the DJ, my role is that I’m part of the group, but I’m not part of the group. It totally makes sense for me to be included, but it also makes sense for me to not be included sometimes (laughs). After that show, I followed the tour manager and was on his heels. I was like, ‘Yo, where are you going? Where are you going?’ He was like, ‘Oh, I’m going to Em’s compound. I want to see if it’s cool for the guys to come by. I was like, ‘Alright, cool.’ He goes to the door and says, ‘Em wanted to see the guys’ and Em’s security was like, ‘How many of you is it?’ I just leaned over and looked at him like, ‘Yeah, how many of us is it?’ (Laughs). He was amused by it and was like, ‘Alright, we have four.’ I was like, ‘Yes!’ Royce Da 5’9″ and Mike are the first two artists I did tribute mixtapes. They’re two of my favorite rappers ever. Being in the room with all of them was crazy. I was there just playing my role. It was a short conversation. Em had to get onstage. We all just wanted to connect.

Read the full interview here.

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