I fear an entire generation has never known this 2001 live performance of ‘Stan’ by Eminem with Elton John on the keys. And many of us who lived through it have forgotten about it since it came out ~18 years ago.
What a shame.
This performance is one of a kind, with nothing before or since coming close to transcending prejudices with such a BOOM moment. (If you have not already, turn your speakers up to 11 and enjoy!)
On stage for the world to see are two of the greatest artists to ever walk planet Earth getting together to perform a poetic masterpiece that many would call divisive. Yet instead of divide this epic performance brings people together, with Em delivering an inspiring pro mental health message in the one of a kind way that only he can do, while Elton adds the lyrics to the spooky chorus (thanks, Dido!) but his singing is overshadowed by how he just jams tf out in the background, making the keys sing like only Elton can do.
And then the hug heard ’round the world. If that does not move you, see your doctor immediately because you have no heart!