Eminem is back with more energy than ever, with his rapid-fire delivery on “Godzilla,” and a breathtaking visual directed by Lyrical Lemonade founder Cole Bennett.
The visual kicks off with Eminem taking swings from a bottle of whiskey and staggering through a grocery aisle while being pursued by two literal Godzillas. With things escalating from there to there, as the artist brandishes a missile launcher, vomits and assortment of Legos, breathes fire and more vivid visuals.
Both of Shady’s characters switch off rapping his fiery and fierce last verse before Bennett signs off the clip with a special tribute to Juice WRLD, the song’s featured artist who died at just 21 years old on Dec. 8 from an accidental overdose.
The “Godzilla” video includes various nods to Eminem’s past work, including /The/ /Slim Shady LP/ and /8 Mile/. Boxer Mike Tyson and longtime producer Dr. Dre make appearances, adding to the off-the-wall irreverence that characterised Eminem’s best early-2000s videos, including “Without Me” and “Just Lose It.”
Juice WRLD’s chorus from the song still plays throughout the music video, but his solo vocals share an important message in the video’s final 30 seconds. “I hope everybody havin’ a good day. I hope everybody accomplished something significant. Even if you didn’t accomplish anything significant, don’t be discouraged,” he voices over a black-and-white video of him smiling. “Just aim to accomplish something significant tomorrow and the next day and so on. If anybody is going through anything, I hope and I pray that you get through it. And just know that you do have the strength to get through whatever the fuck you going through, no matter what it is.”
You can also stream the song via Spotify and Apple Music down below.