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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.”