The soundtrack for Southpaw, was released today (July 24), the same day the movie hit theaters.
The album is executively produced by Eminem. It includes original music from the Detroit rapper with features from Tech N9ne, Action Bronson, Gwen Stefani and others.
Also today, Eminem took to Twitter to answer questions about the film and said that the lead single, “‘Phenomenal'” is different from ‘Lose Yourself.’ Its just grit and determination.”
Stream the album below:
Eminem is executive producing and releasing new music on the Southpaw (Music from and inspired by the motion picture) soundtrack, according to a press release posted on Shady Records’ website today (May 22).
The Detroit rapper’s “Phenomenal” is the project’s first single. It is produced by DJ Khalil and is featured in the trailer of the film, which is below.
The soundtrack is set to be released on Shady/Interscope Records and slated for a July release. Southpaw is due in theaters July 24.
The film follows light heavyweight boxing champion Billy “The Great” Hope, who is portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal. Former Shady Records recording artist 50 Cent portrays Hope’s lifelong friend and manager.
“We have been involved in developing Southpaw since it’s inception and Eminem has dedicated himself to ensuring that this film captured his passion for the project through his music,” Shady Records President Paul Rosenberg says in the press release. ” We’ve assembled a great soundtrack to accompany what’s sure to be one of the finest boxing films ever.”
For additional Eminem coverage, watch the following DX Daily:
(May 22, 2015)
UPDATE: The Southpaw soundtrack cover art and tracklist have been released via Shady Records.
The 14-cut collection is due July 24.
The cover art and Shady Records’ tweet containing the tracklist are as follows: