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Eminem's new album Kamikaze is proving itself to be quite controversial for its diss lyrics aimed at a wide number of other rappers, but that's not the only reason it's started some arguments on the Internet. There has been some confusion about whether one of the songs on the album, “Good Guy,” samples music from Kingdom hearts, but we now know it does not.
The confusion started when one of the album's producers, IllaDaProducer, spoke to Rolling Stone and claimed that “Good Guy” sampled a song from Kingdom Hearts. He said that he was sampling Kingdom Hearts‘ theme song, presumably “Simple and Clean,” but then later clarified that the song sampled in “Good Guy” is actually “Glassy Sky” from the anime Tokyo Ghoul.
IllaDaProducer made this clarification on social media, where he explained that he did make a beat using the Kingdom Hearts theme, but that he got it confused with the beat he made that sampled “Glassy Sky” from Tokyo Ghoul. This prompted some fans to ask IllaDaProducer which song on the album used the Kingdom Hearts theme, and he responded by saying he will release the beat later today or tomorrow.
It's actually Glassy Sky from Tokyo Ghoul. I got it confused with another beat I did in which I used Kingdom Hearts theme. You guys got the exclusive hahaha
— illaDaProducer (@illaDaProducer) September 4, 2018
The Kingdom Hearts series has been recognized for its music in the past, but even so, “Simple and Clean” seems like an odd choice to turn into a rap beat. Needless to say, it will be interesting to listen to the beat and see how it turned out.
In the meantime, one has to wonder if the upcoming Kingdom Hearts 3 will introduce any new music to the series that will become as popular as “Simple and Clean.” We know that the game will feature an all-star voice cast and cutting-edge graphics, so it would be strange if Square Enix didn't go all out with the music as well.
Luckily, the wait for Kingdom Hearts 3 is nearly over. Over five years after it was originally announced, Kingdom Hearts 3 is set to launch this coming January 25 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Kingdom Hearts is out now for PS2.
Source: Rolling Stone