Eminem is set to release a new song on the upcoming soundtrack for new movie Southpaw.
His label Shady Records will produce the OST for the film, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal. Eminem’s contribution has yet to be unveiled but is reported to be called ‘Phenomenal’ and has been produced by DJ Khalil.
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The album is scheduled for release in July, reports Billboard, and the full tracklisting has yet to be confirmed.
Shady Records president Paul Rosenberg has discussed the label’s involvement in the film, saying: “We have been involved in developing Southpaw since its inception, and Eminem has dedicated himself to ensuring that this film captured his passion for the project through his music. We’ve assembled a great soundtrack to accompany what’s sure to be one of the finest boxing films ever.”
A preview of ‘Phenomenal’ was recently shared in a new Beats By Dre advert, which you can watch below.
Originally Eminem was intended to star in the film when it was announced in December 2010 but later postponed the project and eventually dropped out entirely. He was replaced by Nightcrawler actor Jake Gyllenhaal.
Southpaw would have seen Eminem return the big screen for the first time in over a decade. His only previous movie role came in 2002’s semi-autobiographical 8 Mile.