DJ Khaled probably has united more artists than anyone else in the music industry. Despite being G.O.A.T.ed, Kanye West and Eminem have never had a song just two of them together…until now. “Use This Gospel (Remix)” is here to unite them together on top of a Dr. Dre production.
“Use This Gospel” was a song from Kanye’s 2019 album ‘JESUS IS KING.’ The remix to the song was planned to be on a sequel to this album, which was scrapped later on. Kanye did reveal the existence of the remix in 2020, but was never officially released until DJ Khaled got his hand on it.
DJ Khaled released his thirteenth studio album ‘GOD DID’ on August 26, 2022. The album is stacked with features from some of the most popular artists such as Drake, Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Lil Baby, Future, 21 Savage, Lil Durk, Roddy Ricch, Quavo, SZA, Kodak Black, Don Toliver, Travis Scott, Gunna, City Girls, Latto, Juice WRLD, and Jadakiss.
With Ye on the hook, Eminem performs the only verse on “Use This Gospel (Remix).” Untrue to his nature, Eminem actually takes a religious approach to the verse and also touches on his addictions that he had to beat with the help of the Lord.
Kanye and Eminem have previously appeared on the Drake track “Forever” from 2011.
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Kanye West “Use This Gospel (Remix)” Ft. Eminem Lyrics Meaning and Song Review
Kanye West is on the hook and it has not changed from the original. Ye almost blesses us with this song as a chant of protection from evil. He realizes that the road to heaven is much tougher than the road to hell. So, you will need all the help you can get. In the original song, Pusha T blessed us. Now it’s time for Eminem.
Eminem wraps themes of hate and his drug addiction to tell us the story of his resurrection.
Today’s the day that I put all of my trust and faith in You, Father
Please let this hate make me stronger
Eminem has always been the center of controversy throughout his career. He has been the subject of hate from his childhood up until today, yes, today! But, Eminem has always said that he uses all the hate as motivation and energy for his music. More hate = more ammunition for Eminem.
When temptation is almost like Satan is making you tryna
Take you away from your daughters
Eminem now segments into the addiction problems that drove him to a near-death experience in 2007 and the years that led up to that day. Eminem was addicted to prescription drugs courtesy of the stresses of his massive career at the time. The punch that drove him to overdose was the death of his best friend and rapper Proof in 2006. Eminem’s family was in disarray, separated from his wife Kim, mother, and his own daughters.
However, Eminem has been able to fend off these demons. He is 14 years sober as of 2022.
In the lyrics, Eminem admits that the devil still knocks on his door from time to time. But he knows he won’t break down now. He has the Father by his side this time. Em also calls himself a soldier, a person who does not back away from a fight. But, it could also be a reference to his own song “Solider” from 2002.
So my savior, I call on
To rescue me from these depths of despair
Em says he is armed to the teeth with prayer. So, he knows he has his special weapon, Jesus on his side.
Em has never shied away from admitting his lack of perfectness. He knows his head is not in the right place. Similar things have been said about Kanye, too. So, it makes sense that Em compares himself to Yeezus, one of many nicknames of Kanye.
Despite the holy theme, Eminem does not want his haters to forget that he would still go at anyone’s jugular given the chance. Em says that his competition would have a fairer fight going against former boxing champion Floyd Mayweather than going bar-to-bar with Slim Shady.
Eminem says that he thanks God every day for the gift that he was bestowed with. God probably was in an extra good mood the day he created Eminem because God installed some serious penmanship in Eminem. But God also made it a fair fight for everyone else. God put Eminem in one of the worst circumstances in his childhood and teen years–from extreme poverty to a fatherless family to a drug addict mom to getting bullied at school to getting addicted to drugs to losing his best friend. Eminem, somehow, overcame all these hurdles.
It is often said that God doesn’t give you what you want, but God presents you with opportunities for you to go and get what you want.
It is a rather strange thing to hear Eminem praising Jesus, but we are all in for it. Eminem’s cadence on the beat was something unnatural.
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