Eminem Surprises Industry After Rapping About Jesus, Faith: ‘My Savior; I Call On’
By Movieguide® Staff
Hip-hop icon Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, is famous for his foul-mouthed, freestyle raps and underdog story to fame. However, the Grammy Award-winning artist turned heads for a different reason after releasing a song about his faith in Jesus, the power of prayer, and his need for a savior.
The Grammy Award-winning rapper appears on the song “Use This Gospel (Remix)” from D.J. Khaled’s new album “God Did.”
The song is a remix of Kanye West’s original song, which first appeared on his 2019 album, “Jesus Is King,” which similarly sparked a conversation about the rapper’s personal faith.
“I’m holding on but I don’t know if I can take it much longer; today’s the day that I put all of my trust and faith in You, Father,” Eminem raps in the song.
Eminem’s rap in “Use This Gospel” contains no cuss words and only one substitute word, which is a far cry from his other music, which is ordinarily rife with foul language.
“So my Savior, I call on; to rescue me from these depths of despair; so these demons better step like a stair; because He is my shepherd; I’m armed with Jesus, my weapon is prayer,” the lyrics continue.
“Bible at my side like a rifle with a God-given gift; every single day I thank God for; that’s why I pay so much homage; praises to Jesus, I’ll always,” Eminem’s rap concludes.
Although “The Slim Shady LP” writer is an unlikely artist to praise Jesus in his music, the cultural icon has talked about God in previous songs, dating as far back to his first album from 1996 called “Infinite.”
In the track titled “It’s Ok,” Eminem raps: “In the midst of this insanity / I’ve found my Christianity / through God and there’s a wish he granted me / He showed me how to cope with this stress and hope for the best / instead of moping depressed.”
Christian rap artist Derek Minor also took notice of the change of tone in Eminem’s feature, tweeting: “Kanye and Eminem making Christian Raps on a DJ Khaled album is not something I would have ever seen coming but I’m here for it. It’s a blessing to see positivity. Especially in these times.”
Kanye and Eminem making Christian Raps on a DJ Khaled album is not something I would have ever seen coming but I’m here for it. It’s a blessing to see positivity. Especially in these times. 🙏🏾