Eminem and Venom, Together at Last

An accurate representation of listening to Eminem’s Venom rap.
Gif: Venom

Would you like to experience the intoxicating pain of being bonded with a psychotic alien parasite? Well, good news, Marshall Mathers himself is here to help with a truly, truly bizarre new track for Sony’s Venom movie.


Last night Eminem dropped a surprise release for his album Kamikaze, which includes a new song created for the upcoming Venom movie that, I sincerely cannot state enough, is fully titled “Venom - Music From the Motion Picture.” And it is...a lot. It’s also very NSFW, so be warned should you have a listen to it below:

Did...did Eminem just rap a line about E.T. the Extraterrestrial that flowed immediately into a line about chokeholds and symbiotes? Why yes. That is a thing that happens in this four-minute-plus track. And that’s not the only lyrical nugget from this avant-garde piece of cross-promotion:

I’m the supervillain

Dad and mom was losin’ their marbles to

You Marvel that?

Eddie Brock is you

And I’m the suit

So call me Venom.

You know what, I said this is absurd, but maybe it’s not. Maybe it’s perfect for a movie that includes the line “You will be this armless, legless, faceless thing, won’t you, rolling down the street like a turd in the wind” in the most earnest manner possible. Maybe I don’t know what’s real anymore.

Venom is out October 5, in some form of our cruel and strange reality.


James is a News Editor at io9, where you can find him delivering your morning spoilers, writing about superheroes, and having many feelings about Star Wars. He wants pictures. Pictures of Spider-Man!


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I originally suggested this for a headline, btw.