New Music: Skylar Grey – ‘Kill for You’ ft. Eminem

Sep 23, 2016 |

Eminem has joined forces with frequent collaborator Skylar Grey for the soaring new song “Kill for You.” The single will appear on Grey’s forthcoming third album Natural Causes.

Eminem References A 1932 Bank Robbery On Skylar Grey’s “Kill For You”

Eminem References A 1932 Bank Robbery On Skylar Grey’s “Kill For You”

The ominous song, which the rapper also produced, is heavily influenced by the infamous crime couple Bonnie and Clyde. It’s a recurring theme in Eminem’s own music, specifically on 1999’s “’97 Bonnie & Clyde.” The pair embody different characters, with Grey promising to “kill for you” while Eminem is the manipulative, brainwashing half of the pair. “You always ride/Whatever the plan is/’Til the end/Even if I led us into an ambush,” the rapper rhymes.

“Since the first day I started writing ‘Kill for You,’ I thought the Bonnie and Clyde message would be more powerful as a duet,” Grey tells Rolling Stone. “I was stoked when Marshall put a verse on it.”

Grey has worked as a collaborator and duet partner with Eminem in the past. She has co-writing credits on all three versions of “Love the Way You Lie” and appeared as a vocalist alongside the rapper’s feature on Dr. Dre’s “I Need a Doctor” as well as Eminem’s own “Asshole.”

Natural Causes will be released on September 23rd.


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