It’s always nice when we get something that feels like a throwback to the hip hop soundtracks of the 90’s: seemingly random collections of MC’s thrown together for link ups that otherwise, likely, never would have happened.
Courtesy of the Venom: Let There Be Carnage, we have the latest entry into the “wait, who all is rapping together?” canon: the song may be credited to Skylar Grey, but this is clearly Polo G, Mozzy, and Eminem‘s show. Thankfully, the three MC’s avoid specific film references, opting instead for reflections on their own fraught ascensions to success.
Naturally, a Skylar Grey song (at least alongside regular collaborator Eminem) is still a Skylar Grey song, you know what you’re getting before you even push play: a dramatic anthem that tries rather a bit too hard. Neither the beat nor her by the numbers chorus are necessarily overly inspiring, but it ultimately doesn’t much matter – it’s simply too intriguing to hear these three rappers grace the same track.
Speaking on the track in a press release, Grey shares, “Over the past year I’ve been very selective about the projects I work on, outside of working on my album. I’ve really been putting focus on finding the right collaborations and the right film/tv projects. The way this song came together was kind of the perfect storm. Venom is one of my favorite superheroes because he’s an antihero and I relate to that. Also Tom Hardy is one of my favorite actors. So I’m honored to be a part of this.“
Check it out below, and stay tuned to Beats Per Minute for more regarding all four of the artists in the future. Indeed, 2021 has already seen albums from Polo G and Mozzy in the form of Hall of Fame and Untreated Trauma, respectively (not to mention Mozzy’s collaborative album alongside YG, Kommunity Service). With Grey’s album impending, and rumors abound of yet another surprise LP from Mathers, we shall see what the last few months of the year hold.