Over the weekend, Eminem surprised not only the entire rap game but anyone close to the genre with a brand new album. The album is focussed on anyone that disliked the artists' previous album "Revival", included within the album is a song that features samples from Square Enixs' Kingdom Hearts.
According to an interview with Rolling Stone, Eminem was asked what sample is featured on the track "Good Guy (feat. Jessie Reyez)" and the artist replied with "That's me doing my video game thing. Kingdom Hearts. It's a Japanese video game, and that's the theme song from it." It appears that Eminem is a very big fan of Kingdom Hearts' melodies and loved it so much that he deemed the melodies "It's one of the dopest melodies I've ever heard."
The artist continued by explaining how he went about sampling the video games' melody, here is what he had to say "Filtered it, did some chops, did some processing to it. I basically made it unrecognizable, but I know they would have still found it. That's why we had to deal with the clearance. But when I do anything I try to make it to where it's not fully recognizable." If you are wondering if this is the first time a Kingdom Hearts melody has been featured in a rap song, it is not. J Cole released Dollar And A Dream III which happened to have Kingdom Hearts II's Darkness of the Unknown behind the lyrics.
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