Eminem Talks ‘Southpaw’ Soundtrack; Why He Decided Not To Star In The Movie
Eminem who recently released the 30 second movie-style music video of “Phenomenal,” soundtrack of the movie “Southpaw” shared how he got involved in the movie.
The Detriot rapper released his latest single a few weeks back, and shot a video for the song while he is in Japan and no word can explain how his video attracted many fans to excitedly wait for the released date of the full audio and video.
Eminem who is working as the executive producer on the soundtrack for “Southpaw” tells BBC alumni Zane Lowe of Beats 1 Radio, an international streaming radio station that he was actually presented with the idea for the movie about five years ago.
According to the Detroit rapper, the original idea was to have something for a particular montage where they actually had used originally “Till I Collapse.” He explained that they wanted something like that with similar energy so he came up with the song “Phenomenal.” “What I had done was I did the beat first, laid a hook, and sent it to them,” he added.
Em also addressed that he was supposed to play the lead role, but the movie-making timeline conflicted with his music-making schedule because at that time, the self-proclaimed super-boxing fan was working on “Marshall Mathers LP 2.”
The rapper admitted that the script of the movie was incredible and that everything about it was dope when it was first presented. But seeing how Jake Gyllenhaal just smashed it, it just made sense that he still wanted to have something to do with the project so they circled back around once again and “’What if we did music for it?’”
“I believed in it and wanted to have something to do with it,” said Eminem as he became the movie’s soundtrack’s executive producer.
The soundtrack for the boxing movie features the singers/rapper Eminem himself, Slaughterhouse, Gwen Stefani, PRhyme, Bad Meets Evil, and Action Bronson.
The movie “Southpaw,” that stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel Mcadams, Naomi Harris, Forest Whitaker and Rita Ora will step into the ring on July 24.
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