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Eminem's "Lose Yourself" powers Biden campaign spot

By Gary Graff
ggraff@medianewsgroup.com, @GraffonMusic on Twitte

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Eminem is throwing his voice -- literally -- behind former Vice-President Joe Biden's presidential campaign.

The Detroit rapper is allowing the Biden For President campaign to use"Lose Yourself,"the defiant end-credit anthem from the 2002 film "8 Mile" -- which won Academy and Grammy awards -- in a new 45-second spot supporting Biden and urging viewers to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

The black-and-white clip, which is expected to appear on television and online, features footage of Biden arriving at campaign rallies, first responders, voters standing in line and other scenes, as well as shots of the Detroit skyline. It will be...

Eminem has been a vocal critic of President Donald Trump, criticizing him in his music, particularly on 2018's "Kamikaze" album and this year's "Music to Be Murdered By," and in occasional interviews. The Eminem spot closely follows another commercial featuring narration by Bruce Springsteen, as well as Stevie Wonder's performance at a Biden rally on Saturday, Oct. 31, on Detroit's Belle Isle.

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