Eminem has just released the music video of “Higher,” which features Dana White, footages of UFC fights and videos of the fans sent to him a week ago.
In the video, Eminem pays homage to his biggest influence when growing up: LL Cool J. Specifically LL’s Grammy-winning single “Mama Said Knock You Out.” The song that was inspired by his grandmother, who told him to “knock out” critics who were disappointed in his previous album.
Eminem – Higher (2021)
LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You Out (1995)
Marshall always pays homage to legends pic.twitter.com/UX4iVSEi3B
— le petit prince (@LeUnderprince) January 23, 2021
“Mama Said Knock You Out” uses samples from James Brown’s “Funky Drummer,” the Chicago Gangsters’ “Gangster Boogie,” Sly & The Family Stone’s “Trip to Your Heart” and “Sing a Simple Song”, and his own track “Rock the Bells” which Eminem performed at Hip-Hop Honor Awards 2009.
Watch the both videos below: