Eminem was originally eyed to play the leading role in Antoine Fuqua’s new boxing film, Southpaw. He ultimately pulled his name from consideration in order to work on The Marshall Mathers LP 2, but remained involved as the executive producer of the film’s soundtrack. Additionally, he recorded a brand new song called “Phenomenal”.
“Let me self-empower you/ When you’re down and they’re tryna clown the fuck out of you/ When you feel like you’re running out of fuel/ I’ll show you how to use doubt as fuel,” Eminem raps over a DJ Khalil-produced beat.
Listen to “Phenomenal” below.
Due in theaters on July 24th, Southpaw stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, and Rachel McAdams. Watch the trailer below.