Watch Eminem’s Inspirational, Boxing-Themed ‘Guts Over Fear’ Video
Syndrome-directed clip chronicles downtrodden fighter’s road to redemption
In August,Â EminemÂ releasedÂ “Guts Over Fear,”Â a triumphant single focused on resiliency in the face of adversity. Now the track ”“ culled from the rapper’s newÂ Shady XVÂ compilation ”“ has a perfect visual counterpart with a recently released video focusing on a boxer’s path from poverty to redemption.
Eminem’s lyrics mirror the story, as he raps in his classic rapid-fire cadence about escaping from the trailer park into the world’s stadiums. “The crazy part/Was as soon I stopped singing I gave a fuck/Haters started to appreciate my art,” he rhymes over dark piano and a skittering beat. Meanwhile, singer-songwriter SiaÂ builds momentum with her soulful chorus hook.
“Guts Over Fear” was previously featured on the soundtrack to the Denzel Washington filmÂ The Equalizer.Â Now the track will be included onÂ Shady XV (out Monday).Â The two-disc, 28-song compilation celebrates the 15th anniversary of Shady Records, featuring theÂ label’sÂ greatest hits (like 50 Cent’s “In Da Club” and Eminem’s “Lose Yourself”), new songs from Eminem, Slaughterhouse, Bad Meets Evil, D-12 and Yelawolf and collaborative tracks with guest artists.
The rapper alsoÂ supplemented the release with the free, career-spanning mixtapeÂ Shady Classics, a 66-track collection curated by DJ Whoo Kid.