Eminem and Dr. Dre to Contribute to ‘Bodied’ Soundtrack
Eminem's new film, Bodied, recently played at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival, and with the purchase of distribution rights for the movie being imminent, talks of a soundtrack that will include Shady and Dr. Dre are starting to circulate.
The film, which is directed by Joseph Khan, and stars battle rap mainstays like Loaded Lux, Dizaster, Dumbfoundead and Hollow Da Don, and actors such as Anthony Michael Hall, Debra Wilson, Charlamagne Tha God, Alter Perez, Rory Uphold, Jackie Long, Callum Worthy and Shoniqua Shanda, is billed as a battle rap comedy. With the movie being so heavily musically motivated, it's only right that the soundtrack be proper.
According to the The Hollywood Reporter, who recently spoke with Khan, "By the time it’s bought and ready for distribution (ICM is selling worldwide rights), Eminem will contribute a number of songs to the soundtrack. [Em and longtime manager Paul Rosenburg] have enlisted Dr. Dre for a couple of songs."
This news comes of the heels of reports that Eminem and Dr. Dre will reunite on Slim's upcoming album, which was revealed by The Defiant Ones director, Allan Hughes. “Dre still records,” Hughes said in an interview. “People don’t know this: Dre records every day. Literally, he’s in there recording songs every day. He’s like Picasso in that way. He’s always painting. Right now he’s producing, in the 11th hour, a track for Eminem’s latest album. So Dre’s still real active in music, you know? But I hear what you’re saying. It’s the truth.”
Check out the trailer for Bodied below.
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