Kid Cudi and Eminem have teamed up for new song, “The Adventures of Moon Man and Slim Shady,” which dropped on Thursday at midnight.
In a lyric video for the song, the rappers appear as animated characters as they rap about recovery and current events, among other subjects. “Yeah, it’s been a minute, but I’m back in it,” Kid Cudi raps at the opening of his first verse, which discuss late-night jaunts, his stint in rehab and going through the “dark and the light.” Eminem broaches the topics of the COVID-19 pandemic and police brutality in his verse. “Half of us walking around like a zombie apocalypse,” he raps. “Other half are just pissed off and don’t want to wear a mask.” Later, Eminem raps, “Prayers for George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery/How the fuck is it that so many cops are dirty?” The lyrics also refer to a trilogy that “continues.”