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Eminem Outshines Yelawolf on the Scowling ‘Best Friend’

On April 21, Alabama rapper Yelawolf will release his second studio album Love Story via Shady Records, which is why it makes all the sense that he’s joined by label head Eminem on “Best Friend,” a gloppy “Love the Way You Lie” takeoff that weaves between schmaltzy and hard-fought. For his part, Slim Shady fires off quick barbs that call to mind his sharpest songwriting. It’s worth slogging through Yelawolf’s autotuned remorse to get to Em’s lava-hot verse. Stream “Best Friend” below and look for Love Story next week.