Eminem will allways be connected to his roots in battle rap. If it’s him paying homage to the 90s underground scene that made him who he is today (as portrayed in the semi-autobiographical blockbuster 8 Mile), his music, or signing little known, yet top-tier lyricists to his Shady Records imprint, like Westside Gunn and Conway, the Hip Hop icon is giving the battle rap scene a go at the big screen.
As reported by The Tracking Board, music video impresario Joseph Kahn and Eminem are gearing up to release a battle rap satire film “Bodied“ later this year. The movie’s premise is to explore race relations. The production team is withholding many other details about the story at press time. The film is being shown at the Toronto International Film Festival next month.
Kahn’s résumé reaches almost 30 years backing films with a client list that includes Missy Elliott, Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, Dr. Dre, U2, Lady Gaga, and Taylor Swift. The film’s screenwriter — and battle champion — Kid Twist developed the story with Kahn which features battle circuit mainstays Dizaster, Dumbfounded, Loaded Lux, and Hollow Da Don.
Other cast members will include Anthony Michael Hall, Charlamagne Tha God, Callum Worthy, Debra Wilson, and Rory Uphold.
Take a look at the “Bodied“ trailer below.