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Eminem Drops First Single In Over A Year

Eminem Drops First Single In Over A Year

The real Slim Shady is back

Eminem has released his first single in more than a year.

The rapper has dropped 'The King and I', featuring CeeLo Green, as part of the Elvis soundtrack.

You can hear a flavour of it here - though be warned, it contains STRONG LANGUAGE:

Speaking about the collaboration, Green said told KTLA: "Me and Eminem have been friends for years, I've longed for an opportunity to work with him.

"He said, 'Hey man, can you do this for me? I need it really quickly, I need it tonight.' So when Eminem says he needs something tonight, you deliver."

Slim Shady may not have been pumping out loads of tunes of late, but it's still been a big year for him.

In May, it was announced that he'd been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

To be eligible, artists are required to have released their first record 25 years before induction, meaning Eminem - real name Marshall Mathers - was added in his first year of eligibility.

The 49-year-old is a 15-time Grammy winner and is one of the best-selling musical artists of all time.

Announcing his induction, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame said: "With one hand, he holds up a mirror to American society to expose its darkest corners: domestic violence ('Stan', 'Love the Way You Lie'), white privilege ('White America'), anxieties about homosexuality (Ken Kaniff skits), failed parenthood ('My Mom'), and corrupt politicians ('Mosh') – no one is left unscathed.

"With his other hand, he throws up a middle finger. Art that stands the test of time often makes people uncomfortable and questions the status quo, and no one shakes people to their core quite like Eminem."

And of course in February, he played the Super Bowl half-time show.

Em joined an all-star cast on stage for the short medley performance, performing a snippet of 'Forgot About Dre' as well as 'Lose Yourself'.

At one stage, he dropped to one knee in the style that has become symbolic of the Black Lives Matter movement, championed by former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

It was reported that the NFL had asked him not to take the knee, but this allegation was subsequently quashed.

Speaking to TMZ, Dre - real name Andre Young - said the NFL only asked them to make a few small changes.

The 57-year-old said: "There were a few things that we had to change but it was like really minor things.

"Em taking the knee, that was him doing that on his own and there was no problem with that."

Joining Eminem for the groundbreaking performance - which many have described as the greatest Super Bowl half-time show of all time - were Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, and 50 Cent.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Eminem, Music