You’ve probably seen snippets of this in several different versions in Chrysler commercials but the complete performance of Eminem’s Lose Yourself by Detroit’s Selected of God choir is well worth watching and listening to in full. I find it very affecting.
Blessedly aside from a bit of discrete product placement it’s without commercial interruption.
I have a few quibbles with the pragmatic truth of the lyric not to mention its theology but that is, perhaps, a post for another time. That may be a class issue. The higher one’s position in the class structure the less true it may be that you only have one shot.
I find the developments in gospel choirs over the years fascinating from jubilee to jazz to rhythm and blues and, now, to hip-hop (something I predicted decades ago).
The full length song can be purchased at iTunes. All publishing proceeds will go to benefit a number of Detroit based charities.