Coupe of days ago, Yelawolf performed at the Welcome To Rockville festival in Daytona Beach, Florida where the former Shady Records artist performed some of his biggest hits, including “Best Friend,” from “Love Story” album which originally features Eminem.
Before performing the song, Yelawolf gave shout out to Eminem for changing his life forever: “This song is special to me because it represents the part of my career where it really changed my life so if everyone one time could just make some noise Marshall Mathers! One time, please. Thank you! This song is called Best Friend!”
“Best Friend” was released on April 14, 2015 as the fifth single from his second studio album “Love Story” via Shady and Interscope Records, and was later released on Eminem’s second greatest hits album “Curtain Call 2” in 2022, with Shady, Interscope, Marshall B. Mathers III, and Aftermath Entertainment.
The song reached top charts in several countries, including Belgium, Canada and the United States. “Best Friend” is certified platinum in US for selling more than 1 million units in the country.
On the song Yela calmly approaches the instrumental with a more spiritual tone, while Eminem goes into full aggressive mode spitting more than 16 bars as he usually does. This is also the only song on the album with a feature, and marks Em’s first musical release in 2015.
Yelawolf and Eminem have previously worked together on several occasions that include: “Best Friend,” “Psychopath Killer” by Slaughterhouse, “Twisted” with Skylar Grey, “2.0 Boys,” also featuring Slaughterhouse and “Throw It Up” also featuring Gangsta Boo.
Watch Yelawolf’s tribute to Eminem below: