Known for his incorporation of an eclectic mix of soundtracking artists, Baz Luhrmann-directed Elvis Presley biopic, titled Elvis, features one of the most diverse soundtracks in cinematic history.
Luhrmann’s previous works, such as Moulin Rouge! and The Great Gatsby, have featured a variety of artists including contributions from Doja Cat, Tame Impala, Denzel Curry, Kacey Musgraves, Nardo Wick, and Swae Lee. And now, we get "The King and I" from Eminem and CeeLo Green.
Produced by Dr. Dre, the track samples The King's classic hit “Jailhouse Rock,” fusing hip-hop and rockabilly elements led by the Rap God’s display of lyrical immaculacy and erudition of his wordplay. Embodying the braggadocious swagger and showmanship that Elvis Presley captivated audiences with, from start to finish the track lyricizes what it means in terms of becoming and being, The King.
Be sure to stream “The King and I” on all platforms and see the release of Baz Luhrmann’s film Elvis on June 24.