Logic Couldn’t Get Eminem For The Collabo Video. But He Upgrades With A Clever Concept
Logic’s chart-topping Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind was released in mid-May, and the MC/producer. Many Heads were wondering what a video with the Gaithersburg, Maryland spitter and Eminem would look like considering their hallmark collaboration for “Homicide” and now they’re finding out that neither are actually rapping at all in the newly-released visual for the song.
At the beginning of the nearly seven-minute long James Larese-directed effort, Logic is informed by Def Jam’s leader (and Eminem’s managing partner) Paul Rosenberg that the “Rap God” will not be able to make the video shoot. After some hesitation, Logic then agrees to let a body-double not only fill in for Eminem, but also himself.
At the suggestion of an aide, he taps actor Chauncey Leopardi (“Squints” from Sandlot, “Alan” Freaks and Geeks, etc.) to play himself. Actor/comedian Chris D’Elia, who previously went viral for recording himself doing an impression (embedded below) of an Eminem’s 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards freestyle, plays Eminem. Although the makeup and wardrobe leave something to be desired, both actors pull it off impeccably.
#BonusBeat: Chris D’Elia’s original spoofing of Eminem: