Eminem has officially endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden by approving the use of his signature hit, “Lose Yourself,” in a new campaign ad.
Released the day before Election Day, the 45-second ad titled “One Chance” and supports voter voting by showcasing black and white footage of Americans standing in line to quit. promissory note. Those scenes are interspersed with footage of Biden and his racing partner, Kamala Harris, campaigning in Eminem’s home state of Michigan. All of it is the soundtrack of the rapper’s Oscar-winning song, which appeared in the 2002 film 8 miles.
While sharing the video on Twitter, Mr. Biden consulted the lyrics by writing, “We have a once. A chance. A moment.”;
Eminem echoed the president’s hope by tweeting the video along with the caption, “A chance … #Vote.”
Eminem has been frank about his political beliefs over the years, whether criticizing then-President George W Bush on his 2004 song “Mosh” or attacking Donald Trump on various records. At the BET 2017 Awards, the Detroit rapper devoted an entire 5-minute freestyle song to the president, rapping, “Any of my fans who support him / I’m drawing in the sand. line against / And if you can’t decide who you like more in the breakup / Or who should you stand by / I’ll do it for you with this / F— you. “
The Biden commercial marks the first time Eminem has licensed one of his songs to a political candidate, and in one of the few cases the 48-year-old artist has been allowed to use outside of his music. He joins the growing roster of music superstars who have openly supported Biden, including Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Bruce Springsteen.