Eminem has been in rare form during his time at Lollapalooza Brazil, unexpectedly performing his remix of The Weeknd’s, The Hills.
In October last year, Eminem tweeted his remix of the popular song, saying that it was “too good to pass up,” which is a rare move for the rapper, who doesn’t make a habit of remixing pop songs. Both he and Nicki Minaj injected their own unique flavours to the hit song on a jointly released pair of remixes.
While performing at Lollapalooza over the weekend, the Detroit rapper decided to perform his remix of The Hills live. Although the move was definitely unexpected, as with his extensive discography, Eminem definitely doesn’t need to dip into his lesser known tracks to please fans, it was none the less a crowd favourite, with the large audience singing along to the chorus and Eminem’s verses.
This hasn’t been the only surprise performance by Shady at the Brazilian festival, with him performing Fack, from the compilation album Curtain Call: The Hits, live for the first time ever. The song was by no means anyone’s favourite, being stored in the back of fans collective memories, along with Drips and a good 50% of the Encore album, but nevertheless, stans love their deep cuts, and the track was met with wild cheers.
With Eminem scheduled to perform at the Lollapalooza festivals in both Argentina and Chile, it will be interesting to see if he chooses to perform any other unexpected tracks during his upcoming performances.
It’s perhaps not too surprising that the rapper has decided to mix things up a little. While he’s obviously not lacking in hits to perform, it might still be a nice break to showcase songs he has never played live before, insuring his performances remain fresh for both the audience and himself.