Today, Creed III movie was premiered in the theaters. The 3rd part in the Creed series and the overall 9th installment in the Rocky franchise was accompanied by two soundtrack albums. One is titled Creed III: The Soundtrack, featuring original songs executive produced by J. Cole’s Dreamville, and Creed III: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, featuring an original score composed by Joseph Shirley. Both were released today, March 3, 2023.
The original soundtrack includes contributions from Dreamville artists, J. Cole, Bas, Cozz, Omen, Lute, Ari Lennox, JID, and EarthGang. In the song called “Adonis Interlude (The Montage),” Cole interpolates the lyrics and the beat of Dr. Dre‘s “The Watcher,” featuring Eminem, a song that was written by Slim Shady himself.
Eminem is the sole credited writer on “The Watcher” and sings on its hook. The D.O.C. has stated it was Eminem’s work, and the lyrics use typical tropes of Eminem’s writing in 1999 – the sarcastic tone and use of vowel modulation to form impossible rhymes. The beat is produced by Dr. Dre.
In the song, “Adonis Interlude (The Montage),” Cole kicks his verse with “Things ain’t the same for young Jermaine” just like Dre’s opening line on “The Watcher,”: “Things just ain’t the same for gangstas…” For that reason, Eminem and Dr. Dre are credited as writers of the song and Dre as a producer.
You can listen to the new track below: