“Remember the Name” by Ed Sheeran (ft. Eminem & 50 Cent)
Ed Sheeran, Eminem and 50 Cent’s “Remember the Name” is a song centered on the narrators’ braggadocio, though it does not necessarily come off as such. The phrase “remember the name” is a roundabout way of saying ‘respect my greatness’. So the main theme of the track is the narrators’ standing in the music industry, which in the case of all three individuals, as insinuated by the title, is quite impressive.
However, they go about expressing such in different ways. For Ed Sheeran, it is about reminiscing on the days when nobody really thought he would blow up and comparing it to his current superstar standing. Eminem also remembers his early years struggling to “shop a deal” (as in get a record contract) but focuses more on his superior lyricism and the fact that he never intends to stop rapping. Meanwhile 50 is straight “ballin’”, as in detailing various ways his extravagant wealth is manifest and his mantra of ‘blowing a check’ (i.e. spending a lot of money) today with no concern for tomorrow, only to repeat the process again the next day.
So in summation, we have three different artists reminding you of what they are about. For Ed, it is career advancement. For Em, it is exceptional lyrics. And for 50, it is spending racks on a showy lifestyle. And their overall goal for doing so is to help the listener “remember the name”, as in not to forget how great they actually are.
50’s first collabo with Ed Sheeran
This is 50 Cent’s first collaboration with Ed Sheeran. However, this isn’t the first for Ed and Eminem. Ed teamed up with Eminem in the past, on Eminem’s hit song “River” (2017).
On the other hand, Eminem and 50 have an extensive collaboration history, considering that the former discovered the latter. Their last collaboration prior to this one was 50 Cent’s 2012 track “My Life”.
Release Date of “Remember the Name”
50 Cent was the first to tease the release of this song. He did so via Instagram, on 11 December 2018.
Asylum Records in conjunction with Atlantic Records released “Remember the Name” on 12 July 2019. The song appears as part of Ed Sheeran’s critically acclaimed 2019 album No. 6 Collaborations Project.
Writers and Producers of “Remember the Name”
This collabo has quite a few co-writers. These writers are:
- 50 Cent
- Ed Sheeran
- Ray Murray
- Rico Wade
- Sleepy Brown
- Big Boi
- André 3000
- Max Martin
In addition to composing the tune, Shellback and Max Martin also produced the track. They did this alongside record producer Fred Gibson.