We know Eminem has worked on new music for Antoine Fuqua’s Southpaw. His first contribution, “Phenomenal,” dropped earlier today. Check out the track from the rapper below.
Remember, Eminem won the original song Oscar in 2002 for “Lose Yourself” from 8 Mile. Still, I can’t imagine “Phenomenal” making the lineup – the chorus is a little weak, and, to me at least, it feels a little dated. (Not that it matters for Oscar, but Eminem also spits “little sissy” on the track…)
Then again, “Phenomenal” may become a legitimate hit – as of this writing, it sits at No. 3 on the U.S. iTunes chart. More importantly, Harvey Weinstein is behind this one, and if he wants it to happen, it may very well happen.