Hear Eminem’s Love Letter to His Hometown, ‘Detroit Vs. Everybody’
Eminem gathered together a handful of the Motor City’s most notable rappers for the final track of his label Shady Records’ upcoming ShadyXV comp, “Detroit Vs. Everybody.” Singer Dej Loaf takes the hook on the track before Royce Da 5’9″, Big Sean, Danny Brown and Eminem take verses and “the godfather Trick Trick” closes things down. “I can’t never leave this bitch,” Eminem raps at one point after gang vocals shout out “Detroit!” The only non-Detroit artist associated with the track is producer Statik Selektah, who hails from Massachusetts.
The rapper detailed the release of ShadyXV, which comes out on November 24th, this past August. At the time, he shared “Guts Over Fear,” a new track he had recorded with Sia that follows up their The Marshall Mathers LP 2 duet “Beautiful Pain.”
That track, along with “Detroit Vs. Everybody,” are among the 12 songs by the likes of Slaughterhouse, D12, Yelawolf and others that comprise a disc of brand new songs on Shady XV. Eminem is the lead artist on half of the tracks and features on three others (including D12’s “Bane”). The second disc contains Shady Records’ greatest hits, like 50 Cent’s “Wanksta” and “In Da Club,” Eminem’s “Lose Yourself,” D12’s “Purple Pills” and others.
To complement the release, Shady Records also put out a cypher, dubbed “CXVPHER,” in which Eminem offered some eyebrow-raising lines about a certain pop star and a disgraced football player. “I may fight for gay rights, especially if the dyke is more of a knockout than Janay Rice,” he rapped. “Play nice? Bitch, I’ll punch Lana Del Rey right in the face twice, like Ray Rice in broad daylight in the plain sight of the elevator surveillance ’til her head is banging on the railing, then celebrate with the Ravens.” His whole seven-minute freestyle, which finds him wandering around the inside of an amphitheater, is streaming below.
The rapper will be among the performers at “The Concert for Valor,” a Veterans Day concert that will also feature performances by Bruce Springsteen, Rihanna, Dave Grohl, Metallica and more. The concert will air live from the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on HBO at 7 p.m. EST tonight.
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