Alan Daniel Maman, better known as The Alchemist is an American record producer, DJ and rapper. He hails from Beverly Hills, California. After rising to prominence in the late 1990s as a close associate of Dilated Peoples and Mobb Deep, he went on to produce for many of hip hop's leading artists in the 2000s, and has been hailed as one of the genre's leading producers. He is currently working as a DJ with Eminem and is also signed to his label Shady Records as a producer.
He began his career as a teenager as rapper "Mudfoot" in the rap duo The Whooliganz, along with now-actor Scott Caan.