Eminem and Spike Lee working on new music video in Detroit

Eminem and Spike Lee working on new music video in Detroit


Detroit rapper Eminem has revealed that he’s working with Brooklyn-native director Spike Lee for his latest music video in Detroit.


On April 5, Eminem and Spike Lee appeared in a photo posted to the rapper’s Instagram channel, which was then tweeted. Lee later confirmed by posting the same image himself.


“Headlights,” which appears on Eminem’s 2013 release Marshall Mather LP 2, features vocals by Fun’s frontman Nate Ruess and production from Emile Haynie, Jeff Bhasker, and Eminem himself. The nearly six-minute-long track is an apology to his estranged mother Debbie Mathers.

“Headlights” describes the mother-and-son’s last meeting, and offers hope of a more unified family, as well as a chance to reconcile. This track is a sincere message following years of verbal criticism of their relationship on tracks such as “My Name Is” and “Cleanin’ Out My Closet.” (Which Eminem now refuses to play in concert.)

Lee, who is known for films such as “Do the Right Thing,” “Jungle Fever” and “Malcolm X,” will provide the visual direction to what many see as Eminem’s most sentimental and personal composition to date.