On the song, the Detroit rapper and the ‘Power’ creator deliver bars about their place in hip-hop and juxtapose their current situation with their humble origin.
Among the tracks on Ed Sheeran‘s “No. 6 Collaborations Project”, one song stands out the most than the rest. Fans have been highly anticipating “Remember the Name”, the British singer’s collaboration with Eminem and 50 Cent, and the joint track has now finally been able to listen to on various streaming services.
On the song, Em and Fofty talk about their place in hip-hop and juxtapose their current situation with their humble origin. The Detroit rapper takes over the second verse, reflecting on his drugs abuse. “I climbed the Billboard charts to the top until, as fate would have it,” Em spits. “Became an addict, funny ’cause I had pop appeal/ But they said time would tell if I’d prevail.”
Meanwhile, the “Power” creator references Andre Benjamin‘s line on Outkast‘s “So Fresh, So Clean” during his verse. “Ain’t nobody cold as me, I/ Dress so fresh, so clean,” he delivers his bars. “You can find me in my whip, rockin’ my Fendi drip/ Man, you know just what I mean/ Shinin’, wrist with the rocks on it.”
“Remember the Name” marks Em and Fofty’s first collaborative project in seven years, following their 2012 hit “My Life”. On the other hand, this is Ed’s second time collaborating with Em and his first time teaming up with the “In Da Club” rapper.
“No. 6 Collaborations Project” was released at midnight on Friday, July 12. Besides “Remember the Name”, the album also features collaboration with the likes of Cardi B, Camila Cabello, Bruno Mars and Travis Scott (II). Ed said of the album, “Before I was signed in 2011, I made an EP called No. 5 Collaborations Project. Since then, I’ve always wanted to do another, so I started No. 6 on my laptop when I was on tour last year. I’m a huge fan of all the artists I’ve collaborated with and it’s been a lot of fun to make.”