Watch Daniel Radcliffe Rap Eminem’s “The Real Slim Shady”
After previously running through "Alphabet Aerobics" by Blackalicious on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Daniel Radcliffe took to a karaoke stage recently to try his hand at an even more famous song. With his girlfriend, actress and Upright Citizens Brigade alum Erin Darke in tow, Radcliffe skated through Eminem's "The Real Slim Shady" with ease. Though it was only your standard karaoke night at whichever of your local bars has the most neon, the Harry Potter star evidently has the performance switch flipped to 'on' at all times. Since moving on from JK Rowling's massively successful franchise, the classically-trained actor has taken on a variety of roles, showing skill in fare ranging from Hollywood horror flicks to character-driven Broadway plays. He has a role in the upcoming Amy Schumer vehicle Trainwreck, which also stars Bill Hader and LeBron James.
Released in the spring of 2000, "The Real Slim Shady" helped the Eminem frenzy reach its fever pitch. The story goes that Eminem had turned in his second studio album, The Marshall Mathers LP, when Interscope boss Jimmy Iovine sent the Detroit rapper back into the studio to come out with a hit that would serve as lead single. Iovine got more than he bargained for, as Em added to the album not only "The Real Slim Shady," but the vitriolic "The Way I Am," which vented his frustration at being a famous cog in the music industry. The Marshall Mathers LP went on to be one of the highest-selling rap albums of all time.