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"Nice Guy"
Song by Eminem and Jessie Reyez
from the album Kamikaze
ReleasedAugust 31, 2018 (2018-08-31)
StudioEffigy Studios (Detroit, MI)
GenreIndustrial hip hop
Length2:30.
LabelShady
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)

"Nice Guy" is a song by American rapper Eminem from his tenth studio album Kamikaze, released on August 31, 2018 via Shady Records. Recording sessions took place at Effigy Studios in Detroit. Produced by Fred Ball and Symbolyc One with additional production by Em, with guest vocals by Canadian singer Jessie Reyez. Despite never being released as a single, the song has managed to chart in several countries.

Aja Romano of Vox wrote: "'Nice Guy' and 'Good Guy' both trade on the popular conception of the "nice guy" as an embodiment of the kind of entitled misogyny that leads to the violence we see in "Normal". It's not exactly groundbreaking, and as always, it's so difficult to uncouple Em's critique of misogyny from actual misogyny that it might as well be one and the same".[1] Craig Jenkins of Vulture.com wrote: "The methodical Jessie Reyez raps on "Nice Guy" nudge the marquee artist toward pointed story raps that revisit his old glory, when songs gripped with emotion and honesty, not just a barrage of internal rhymes. The melodic relationship raps on the back end of "Normal" pose the question of how much better this half of Eminem's decade could've gone had he poured himself into collaborations with guys like Drake and Future instead of writing their entire wing of rap off as heralds of some coming real hip-hop apocalypse".[2]

Personnel

Charts

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[3] 48
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[4] 74
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 53
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[6] 63
France (SNEP)[7] 168
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[8] 33
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[9] 82
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 65
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[11] 31

References

  1. ^ Romano, Aja (August 31, 2018). "Eminem just dropped a surprise album. It might be one of his best". Vox. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  2. ^ Jenkins, Craig (September 4, 2018). "What Is Eminem Going to Do When He Runs Out of People to Blame?". Vulture.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  3. ^ "Eminem feat. Jessie Reyez – Nice Guy". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  4. ^ "Eminem feat. Jessie Reyez – Nice Guy" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  5. ^ "Jessie Reyez Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  6. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – SINGLES DIGITAL – TOP 100 and insert 201836 into search. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  7. ^ "Eminem feat. Jessie Reyez – Nice Guy" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  8. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Select SINGLES DIGITAL - TOP 100 and insert 201836 into search. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  9. ^ "Eminem feat. Jessie Reyez – Nice Guy". Singles Top 100. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  10. ^ "Jessie Reyez Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  11. ^ "Jessie Reyez Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 8, 2020.