Eminem has new music with Dr Dre coming out soon
There's certain musicians that were just born to work together; whether it's Jay-Z and Linkin Park, or Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers, certain collaborations were just made to happen. Two artists that seem to create absolute magic whenever they enter the studio together are Eminem and Dr Dre, who have worked together on a variety of different projects and have delivered incredible results.
In the year 2000, the hip hop landscape was changed forever when Eminem dropped the Marshall Mathers LP. The album, which is largely regarded as one of the greatest rap albums of all time, changed the way that white rappers were viewed in the music world, and launched Slim Shady to a new level of fame. While Shady deservedly took the credit for the album, the man behind it (producing most of the records) was Dr Dre.
It was Dr Dre who discovered and signed Eminem, and since then, the two of them have worked together on numerous occasions. However, while we haven't heard much from the dynamic duo for quite some time, it finally looks like fans will be getting their wish, as a collaboration is in the works.
The duo are reportedly working together on the upcoming film, Bodied. The feature-length movie will focus on the underground rap battle scene in America and is directed by Joseph Kahn, the Korean-American director who worked with Taylor Swift on her music video for Look What You Made Me Do. Take a look at the trailer for the movie below:
Eminem has penned the soundtrack for the project, and it is being reported that he has brought his long-term friend and collaborator, Dr Dre, onto a couple of tracks as well.
Paul Rosenberg, Eminem's manager, who also worked with him on 8 Mile, is said to helping Marshall Mathers to compose a couple of original songs for the soundtrack. Joseph Kahn, the director, says that the film is set to explore the use of explicit language in rap music, and will look at the limitation on free speech with rap battles.
"In battle rap, people would say the meanest, craziest, most racist things, and then they would get a beer together, and they would be friends. I wanted to explore that in a movie."
"The battle rap world is an underground message of free speech. But the film doesn’t automatically take the side of free speech because there's still the question that we're asking: 'Is there a limit to it?'
"It's a legitimate question."
Shady is acting as a producer for Bodied, which has given a lot of credibility to Kahn's film and will no doubt bring in plenty of fans. The film is also set to star the likes of Dizaster, Holla Da Don, Dumbfounded and Loaded Lux.
It's not the first bit of Eminem-related news we've had recently, with there being teasers that his 11th studio album is on the way. But the fact he is working with Dr Dre once again is enough of a reason for us all to get very, very excited.