In 2022, Eminem released and was featured in total of seven songs, mostly produced by Dr. Dre, featuring the likes of 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Kanye West, CeeLo Green, The D.O.C. and Cordae. Even though it had not been much active year for Em, he performed at one of the biggest stages in the world, that includes Super Bowl Halftime performance, Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame and MTV Video Music Awards. Traditionally, at the end of every year, we have listed all the songs Slim Shady jumped on in 2022.
1. Cordae – “Parables (Remix),” featuring Eminem (January 14, 2022)
Cordae and Eminem teamed up on the remix of “Parables” for “From A Bird’s Eye View” album, produced by Cardiak and Nami. “Parables (Remix)” opens with the same two Cordae verses heard on the original. In the song, Eminem raps overcoming adversity on his verse, a showcase for his rapid-fire punning. He starts by remembering how, as a young rapper, he dreamed of nothing more than being featured in the hip-hop magazine The Source, which would award “five mics” for killer albums and promote new talent in the “Unsigned Hype” column.
2. Dr. Dre – “Gospel,” featuring Eminem & The D.O.C. (February 4, 2022)
Originally, “Gospel,” debuted in December 15, 2021 through GTA Online: The Contract but it was officially released on streaming platforms on February 4, 2022, a week before legendary Super Bowl performance, which also featured 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and Anderson .Paak. Contrary to most Eminem verses, the pace throughout “Gospel” is relatively not fast. GTA Online: The Contract showcases Dre’s beginnings of a comeback in the music game after not having dropped a project of his own since 2015’s Compton.
3. Eminem – Jimmy, Brian and Mike (May 26, 2022)
Originally recorded sometime in 1999-2000, Eminem released the song alongside 38-track expanded edition of his blockbuster 2002 fourth solo studio album, The Eminem Show, in honor of the LP’s 20th anniversary. The song is produced by Eminem, Mike Elizondo and Dr. Dre and Em originally recorded it for his third solo studio album, The Marshall Mathers LP, before scrapping the track in its early stages. “A couple months ago for this EXPANDED EDITION release Em went back to the lab, recalled the sessions, finished the chorus and put the touches on it so that it could be included in the Bonus Tracks added to the album. Please sit back and enjoy the show.” said Eminem’s manager, Paul Rosenberg.
4. Eminem & CeeLo Green – “The King and I,” (June 16, 2022)
The song was released on June 16, 2022, as the fourth single from the soundtrack to the Elvis Presley biopic film Elvis. It was later included on Eminem’s second greatest hits album, Curtain Call 2, released through Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment, and Interscope Records. Produced by Dr. Dre, the song samples Presley’s “Jailhouse Rock”, and showcases the two artists taking turns, paying homage to Presley. “Me and Eminem have been friends for years. I’ve longed for an opportunity to work with him. He said, ‘Hey man, can you do this for me? I need it really quickly, I need it tonight.’ So when Eminem says he needs something tonight, you deliver.” said CeeLo Green. The song debuted at No. 86. on UK’s Single’s chart.
5. Eminem & Snoop Dogg – “From The D 2 The LBC” (June 24, 2022)
Originally intended for Mount Westmore album, the song was released as the second single from Eminem’s second greatest hits album, Curtain Call 2. Produced by Eminem the track marks the first collaboration between the two rappers in over 20 years, having last appeared together on the track “Bitch Please II” from Em’s iconic album, The Marshall Mathers LP, released in 2000. On the day of the single’s release, Eminem and Snoop Dogg performed the song live at ApeFest, a festival held in New York for Bored Ape NFT holders, about a month later, they also brought the song live on MTV Video Music Awards. The song debuted at No. 72 on US Billboard Hot 100, making the first entry for Eminem in 2022.
6. Eminem – “Is This Love (’09),” featuring 50 Cent (August 5, 2022)
“Is This Love” is an unreleased song from 2009, most likely recorded for Em’s Relapse 2 album, yet was kept in the vault due to the negative reviews received by Relapse from Critics. This track is one of the three recorded by the duo in 2009, with the one, “Psycho”, being put on 50’s album, Before I Self Destruct and Relapse’s “Crack A Bottle,” which also features Dr. Dre and became No. 1 single in US. Like “Jimmy, Brian and Mike,” the track contains re-recorded vocals by both Em and Fiddy.
7. DJ Khaled – “Use This Gospel (Remix),” featuring Kanye West & Eminem (August 25, 2022)
In 2020, Ye announced a remix of his daughter’s favorite song, featuring Eminem and produced by Dr. Dre. Kanye tweeted that he had always loved and respected Eminem, expressing respect towards him for appearing on the song. The two of them had previously collaborated on the single “Forever” in 2009, alongside Drake and Lil Wayne. The song was released by DJ Khaled through his thirteenth studio album God Did.
You can listen to the songs through our Spotify playlist below:
For the list of all Eminem songs, released in 2011, visit here.