"Southpaw" Soundtrack Out in July—Our Five Fave Modern Boxing Anthems
Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:28:49
Jake Gyllenhaal stars in the film, Eminem exec produced the soundtrack.
Shady Records/Interscope Records will release Southpaw (Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture), soundtrack to The Weinstein Company motion picture Southpaw, starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
The album will feature new songs created for and inspired by the film and more and will be released this July. Shady Records founder Eminem also serves as the album's executive producer.
The film, directed by Antoine Fuqua, tracks the riveting story of Billy "The Great" Hope, the reigning light heavyweight boxing champion of the world. Hope seemingly has it all, with an impressive career, a beautiful and loving wife, an adorable daughter and a lavish lifestyle.
When tragedy strikes and his lifelong manager and friend (Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson) leaves him behind, Hope hits bottom, and turns to an unlikely savior at a local gym, Tick Willis (Forest Whitaker), a retired fighter and trainer to the city's toughest amateur boxer.
Regardless of the soundtrack, here are five modern boxing anthems that Hope could listen to on his headphones and while working out. Yes, we left "Eye of the Tiger" and the Rocky theme song off—sorry, Philly!—because we felt those might be too obvious.
But first, here's Eminem with "Phenomenal," which will appear on the Southpaw soundtrack:
Cool, now onto Our Five Fave Modern Boxing Anthems: