The track’s existence was originally announced by Kanye West in September 2020 when he tweeted his gratitude to Eminem for rapping on the record “@Eminem THANK YOU FOR RAPPING ON THE DR DRE REMIX OF USE THIS GOSPEL I HAVW ALWAYS LOVED AND RESPECTED YOU AND IM HONORED TO HAVE YOU BLESS THIS SONG … ITS ALSO NORTH WEST’S FAVORITE KANYE WEST SONG OF ALL TIME,” he tweeted.
Since then, fans have been eagerly awaiting the song’s release, although a snippet of Em’s verse surfaced online last year November. Some two years later, Use This Gospel is available for streaming courtesy of DJ Khaled’s God Did album. On the long-awaited track, Eminem claims his faith over the track’s hard-hitting drums, while West’s chorus from the original song is kept the same.
Em raps about his fears and how he needs a savior to rescue him from his demons. “So my savior, I call on/To rescue me from these depths of despair/So these demons better step like a stair/Because He is my shepherd/I’m armed with Jesus, my weapon is prayer.” He goes on to talk about how he feels protected with the bible by his side.
“Bible at my side like a rifle with a God-given gift. Every single day I thank God for it. That’s why I pay so much homage. Praises to Jesus, I’ll always.”
The original “Use This Gospel” featuring Pusha T, No Malice and Kenny G can be found on Ye’s 2019 album Jesus Is King.
Listen to “Use This Gospel” Remix below.