“8 Mile” fans have something new to look forward to.
The Eminem-produced rap-battle movie “Bodied” just shared its first trailer en route to a Toronto International Film Festival premiere. The gritty-looking comedy explores racial tensions in the U.S. through the witty wordplay and intensity of battle rap.
“Bodied” is loaded with talent: its roster includes entertainers like Charlamagne tha God, Anthony Michael Hall, and Debra Wilson, plus veteran battle rappers Dumbfoundead, Dizaster and Canada’s Charron among others.
The expletive-riddled battle rap featured in the trailer is popping with wordplay and verbal destruction. The rapper in the video stomps on his opponent’s glasses before handing them back and saying: “Now you get to complete your dream of being this genius math wiz/Because everything you see is in fractions.“
Be warned, much of the language may not be for the faint of heart. Eminem’s “Bodied” premieres at TIFF in September.