Jake Gyllenhaal’s boxing film Southpaw already looks intense, and now we know that the historically intense Eminem is controlling the soundtrack. Shady Records announced Friday that the rapper will executive produce the soundtrack, which will feature new songs, including Slim’s “Phenomenal,” produced by DJ Khalil.
A snippet of the track is played at the end of the Beats advertisement for expressive Golden State Warriors player Draymond Green. It’s a confidence-booster brimming with bravado, paired with layers and layers and industrial keys: Trent Reznor would be proud.
“We have been involved in developing Southpaw since its 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 said in a press release. “We’ve assembled a great soundtrack to accompany what’s sure to be one of the finest boxing films ever.”