Eminem & Cee-Lo Green Pay Homage To Elvis On “The King & I”
Eminem and Cee-Lo Green team up for the “Elvis” soundtrack.
Today, we’ve been hit with contributions from Eminem and Cee-Lo Green. The two artists connect on “The King & I,” a fitting record that draws the parallels between Eminem and Elvis Presley. The bluesy-tinged production is met with Eminem’s intricate wordplay as he lays down some self-awareness about being white men who’ve gained success through Black artforms. “I stole black music, yeah true/ Perhaps used it as a tool to combat school,” Em raps on the record before pointing out all of the similarities between their careers.
Check the song out below.
Now I’m about to explain to you all the parallels
Between Elvis and me, myself
It seem 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