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Eminem drops his catchy new single ‘The King and I’, featuring Cee Lo Green, as part of his Elvis soundtrack collaboration!

Eminem on Thursday released a new single titled The King & I in a collaboration for the soundtrack to the Baz Luhrmann film Elvis.

The 49-year-old artist, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, took to Instagram Thursday with a sample clip of the track, a collaboration with Cee Lo Green.

 

The Detroit native captioned the clip: ‘”If you came to rock/ and you never gave a f***” #thekingandi ft. @ceelogreen OUT NOW – link in bio @ElvisMovie #TCB.’

 

 

The latest: Eminem, 49, on Thursday released a new single titled The King & I in a collaboration for the soundtrack to the Baz Luhrmann film Elvis. The rapper was snapped performing at the Super Bowl in LA this past February

The song was previously played during red carpet entrances at the Cannes Film Festival, Billboard reported.

Lyrics in the track include: ‘I rolled up like the bottom of a tooth paste tube/ Blue suede shoes, one missin’ a shoe lace too/ Two chains, you can call me 2 Chainz/ Ropes hang like Hussein’s noose/ Yeah, they let the fruitcake loose/ It goes one for the trailer park, two for my baby-ma’s/ Three for the tater tots, four if you ate a lot.’

The Grammy-winning rapper in the track also references the topic of cultural appropriation both he and Presley faced, saying, ‘I stole Black music, yeah true/ Perhaps used it as a tool to combat school.’

Eminem also draws parallels between himself and Presley in the last verse of the track: ‘Between Elvis and me, myself/ It seems 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 rapper, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, took to Instagram Thursday with a sample clip of the track, a collaboration with Cee Lo Green

 

The rapper, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, took to Instagram Thursday with a sample clip of the track, a collaboration with Cee Lo Green

 

Green, 47, said earlier this month that he and Eminem 'have been friends for years' and he's 'longed for an opportunity to work with him'

 

Green, 47, said earlier this month that he and Eminem ‘have been friends for years’ and he’s ‘longed for an opportunity to work with him’

The Grammy-winning rapper in the track also references the topic of cultural appropriation both he and Presley faced, saying, 'I stole Black music, yeah true/ Perhaps used it as a tool to combat school'

The Grammy-winning rapper in the track also references the topic of cultural appropriation both he and Presley faced, saying, ‘I stole Black music, yeah true/ Perhaps used it as a tool to combat school’

Green, 47, spoke with KTLA about his participation on the song earlier this month, saying he and Eminem ‘have been friends for years’ and he’s ‘longed for an opportunity to work with him.

 

‘He said, “Hey man can you do this for me? I need it really quickly, I need it tonight,”‘ Green said. ‘So when Eminem says he needs something tonight, you deliver.’

The Real Slim Shady artist is joined on the film soundtrack by artists including Doja Cat, Stevie Nicks, Kacey Musgraves, Maneskin, Jack White, Tame Impala, Gary Clark Jr. and Jazmine Sullivan.

 

Elvis, starring Austin Butler, Tom Hanks and Olivia DeJonge, is slated to hit theaters June 24.

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