SLUMSMAG STAFF: Greg Lewis
On November 1, the rapper, Eminem, made a public Twitter announcement that he was buying out an entire Detroit theatre for a screening of Bodied, his latest soundtrack.
“DETROIT! Come through and get #BODIED!” he wrote. “I bought out the theater, so tickets on me for the Friday + Saturday @BodiedMovie 6:40pm screenings at the AMC 30 in Sterling Heights. First come first serve.”
Bodied tells the story of a graduate student who immerses himself in the competitive rap battle scene, said Joseph Kahn.
Joseph Kahn directed several of Eminem’s videos, including “Without Me” and “Love the Way You Lie.”
Detroit News reported that the rapper, Eminem, signed on as executive produce the satire late in the process.
“I always had it in the back of my mind that he was going to come on board at some point,” Kahn said. “But you don’t want to go to Em and ask for money or an endorsement on something on big as battle rap, because everybody asks him for things.
“So I made the movie, showed it to him, and he loved it. Then he decided to come on board, and he helped us put the deal together.”
Fans are excited, he film is in theaters now and hits YouTube Premium on November 28.
According to Hip Hop DX, Illa Da Producer hopped on Instagram Live over the weekend to answer a few questions about Eminem. The accomplished beatsmith — who produced cuts on both Revival and Kamikaze — admits his favorite song on Em’s Kamikaze is “Good Guy” (which he crafted) and credits Shady for saving his life.
The “Bodied” Soundtrack is out and available now.