The first trailer for Eminem's rap-battle drama 'Bodied' is out: Watch
The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and is due for a November 2 release via YouTube Premium.
Earlier this year, YouTube picked up the rights to 'Bodied', an Eminem-produced satirical rap-battle film that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and took home the Grolsch People's Choice Midnight Madness award. Now, ahead of its November 2 release via YouTube Premium, the film's first trailer has just dropped.
Directed by Joseph Khan, the film stars Calum Worthy, Dumbfoundead, Anthony Michael Hall, Jackie Long and Charlamagne Tha God. 'Bodied' tells the story of Berkeley student Adam Merkin (played by Worthy) who just like Eminem, is a white rapper in a black man's ballgame that is the Oakland hip-hop world. He enters a rap battle and makes it big. Drama then ensues as he alienates his fellow rappers as well as those closest to him.
By the looks of the trailer, the film is a 'woke'-friendly tragicomedy, a millennial reimagining of Eminem's quasi-autobiographical 2002 hit film '8 Mile.' Check out the first trailer below:
Speaking of rap-battles, we're still waiting on Machine Gun Kelly to respond to Eminem's brutal diss-track 'Killshot', which was the final installment (so far) of the rap world's latest slugfest. 'Killshot' was a response to MGK's 'Rap Devil', which in turn was a reply to Eminem throwing a flurry of punches at MGK on his single 'Not Alike' from his latest album 'Kamikaze'.
It all started with MGK passing a comment about how attractive Em's daughter Hailey was way back in 2012. The pass obviously didn't go down well with the Aftermath Records spearhead, who allegedly made sure that MGK's music was banned from Sirius XM (more specifically, Eminem's Shade 45 channel). In a recent detailed interview with Sway Calloway, Eminem explained his actual reasons for the attack on Kelly and claimed that it was much "pettier" than it seemed. Apparently, Em's feathers were ruffled after he saw a YouTube video with Kelly "doing a press run basically about Hailie."
“First he said, ‘I’m the greatest rapper alive since my favorite rapper banned me from [Eminem’s radio station] Shade 45’. Like I’m trying to hinder his career. I don’t give a f*** about your career. You think I actually f***in’ think about you? You know how many f***ing rappers that are better than you? You’re not even in the f***ing conversation,” Eminem explained to Sway.
He continued: “Now I’m in this f***ing weird thing, because I’m like, ‘I gotta answer this motherf***er’. And every time I do that, it makes that person—as ‘irrelevant’ as people say I am in hip-hop—I make them bigger by getting into this thing, where I’m like ‘I want to destroy him. But I also don’t want to make him bigger.’”