When it was announced that Eminem would be producing a satirical film about rap battles, could the news have gotten any better?
Well, yes, apparently, as The Hollywood Reporter reports that Em and Dr Dre are working together to contribute to the soundtrack for Bodied.
The pair are reportedly polishing off Slim Shady's ninth studio album together, but an extra treat will come in the form of this soundtrack.
Bodied premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last week, prompting a great response from viewers, though it didn't include any original music.
However, according to reports, Eminem and Dre will have recorded a few original songs for the film for its proper release.
The film focuses on Adam (Callum Worthy), a skinny white guy 'who infiltrates a community of diverse battle rappers for the sake of an edgy thesis'. He's dismissed by the majority of his opponents purely on his race and appearance, however slowly but surely, he gets to prove himself.
Credit: Bodied Productions Inc.
Directed by Joseph Khan, the film debuted at the Toronto Film Festival and has already been getting rave reviews. Indie Wire's Eric Kohn says: "It may be overlong and uneven, but it's still the most subversive movie about hip hop ever made, one of the most exciting modern portraits of race relations period, and a daring assault on white liberal privilege that checks it from the inside out."
While Collider's Matt Goldberg writers: "Even if you have no interest in rap battling, Bodied will suck you in and send you spinning with the battles. You'll love seeing words used as weapons, and you'll never stop considering the wounds they inflict."
But if two movie critics haven't sold it to you yet, there are plenty more who absolutely love it.
It's also handy having Joseph Khan as the man behind the lens for a movie about rap battles. The South Korean born director has been in charge of the music videos of some of the biggest names in music, including Eminem, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga.
Unfortunately, there's no word on when the movie will be released around the world yet.
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