Die Alone

Songfacts®:

  • This song finds Eminem opening up about his relationship Kim Mathers and the struggles he's faced since their second marriage ended in early April 2006.
  • The hook and bridge features vocals by Kobe. The singer previously collaborated with Eminem on "Talkin' 2 Myself," a track from 2010's Recovery.
  • Detroit musician Luis Resto's song "Just So You Don't Die Alone" is sampled on the hook and the bridge. The track is off his 2013 album One Small Light.
  • The song is from ShadyXV, a compilation album performed by various artists of Shady Records. The record was released to celebrate the label's fifteenth anniversary. Shady Records co-founder Paul Rosenberg explained to Billboard magazine: "Marshall [Mathers] had some music he was looking for a home for, and we were looking for something to possibly attach it to. So when we realized it was our 15th anniversary earlier this year, we decided to create a project to celebrate that. We haven't released a greatest hits for the label yet, so this is it."

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