Eminem & CeeLo Green Team Up For New Song From 'Elvis' Soundtrack
By Tony M. Centeno
June 16, 2022
Eminem is known for cutting some dope records for movie soundtracks, but this may be one of his most historic banger to date. The Detroit rapper likens himself to the King of Rock in his new collaboration with CeeLo Green.
On Thursday, June 16, Eminem and CeeLo Green delivered their new banger "The King & I" off the official Elvis soundtrack. Once the instrumental kicks up, we can hear CeeLo's familiar vocals before Em chimes in with his Elvis-inspired bars. The Shady Records founder raps about his similarities to the King over a bluesy sample of the late musician's classic "Jailhouse Rock."
"Now I'm about to explain to you all the parallels/Between Elvis and me, myself," Eminem raps. "It seem obvious: one, he's pale as me, Second, we both been hailed as kings/He used to rock the Jailhouse, and I used to rock The Shelter."
The song, which was named with the film's director Baz Luhrmann in mind, is just one of several major artists that are set to appear on the soundtrack to Elvis Presley's upcoming biopic. Em joins Denzel Curry, Doja Cat, Jazmine Sullivan, Nardo Wick, Swae Lee and Diplo, Stevie Nicks, Kacey Musgraves, Tame Impala and so many more. Prior to Eminem's song, Doja Cat released the soundtrack's first single "Vegas" followed by Diplo and Swae Lee's "Tupelo Shuffle." Diplo performed the song at iHeartRadio's Wango Tango Festival.
Eminem and CeeLo Green's new song comes ahead of the release of the Elvis biopic, which hits theatres on June 24. It also arrives shortly after slim Shady released a special edition of his successful album The Eminem Show. Listen to "The King & I" below.