5 Rappers Who Got Sober
Gucci Mane's gentle post-prison demeanor took many by surprise and even fueled a conspiracy theory that a Gucci clone had been released and the real Guwop was still in prison.
Eminem's $30,000 Carhartt Air Jordan 4s Get Dunked In Melted M&M's And Brought Back To Life
We've seen this before, but it never ceases to amaze how confident the folks over at Crep Protect are in their premier sneaker cleaning product. This time around, they took to the Eminim x Carhartt Air Jordan 4 to prove that their product can bring sneakers back from the dead. And what better way to prove that your cleaning kit can get the job done than by dunking some $30,000 pair of sneakers into a tray of melted M&M's?
Drake's "VIEWS" Is No. 1 For 7th Straight Week
He did it again, and it wasn't even close. Drake's VIEWS, released at the end of April, has achieved the No. 1 spot for the seventh consecutive week. He's the first male artist to earn seven straight weeks at No. 1 in almost 16 years. The last man to equal or better his current streak was Eminem, whose The Marshall Mathers LP was at the top of the chart for eight weeks in a row from June 10-July 29, 2000.
The 11 Greatest O.J. Simpson References In Rap History
Today marks the 22nd anniversary of O.J. Simpson's white Bronco police chase. O.J. is locked up now at Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada for committing armed robbery. Even from behind bars, O.J. is still able to capture America's imagination's like few else. He was recently the subject of the FX show, "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story"; he is currently the subject of ESPN's stunning 5-part documentary "O.J. Simpson: Made in America."
Eminem Partners With StockX For An Air Jordan 4 "Eminem x Carhartt" Giveaway
StockX, the world's first "stock market of things," has launched a new partnership with Eminem and they'll be giving away several products, including the super rare Eminem x Carhartt Air Jordan 4. The Carharrt 4s, which have sold for as much as $30,000 on the secondary market, are just one of three potential prizes that contest entrants can win.
Nick Cannon Wants To Battle Eminem For $100,000
Nick Cannon has been working his way back into the rap game, contributing a couple of songs to the "Chi-Raq" soundtrack and, more recently, teaming up with rapper ImAMovie as the NCredible Gang. He's so confident in his mic skills, in fact, that he's willing to challenge the game's very best -- most notably Eminem -- for a lot of money.
Eminem Says The Lost Take Of His 3rd "Stan" Verse Was "Way Better" Than The One Released
Eminem's "Stan" has gone down as a classic hip-hop narrative, and while each verse is an essential part of building one of rap's most infamous characters, the third 16, which finds Stan at his breaking point is easily the most chilling part of the record. Em's vocal performance is as important as his writing at this point in the story, and as effective as it came out, Em has revealed that there was actually a superior take of verse 3 that was erased by a stoned engineer.
Fans Can Now Buy An Actual Brick From Eminem's Childhood Home
To celebrate the 16th anniversary of The Marshall Mathers LP, Eminem has decided to release a number of limited-edition collectibles in its honor. We already reported the other day that cassettes were on the way, and now it looks like some MMLP t-shirts, and salvage from Em’s childhood home is going up for sale as well.
Eminem To Reissue "The Marshall Mathers LP" On Cassette, Hints At New Music
Eminem had been awfully quiet ever since he contributed a couple songs to the "Southpaw" soundtrack last summer. He recently went on Genius to annotate a random assortment of lyrics, and today, he has fueled more rumors that he's ready to get back in the game.
Proof was two albums into a promising solo career when Mario Ethridge shot and killed him during an argument over a game of billiards in 2006. He was a childhood friend of Eminem, member of D12, and author of unimpeachable rhymes. If he were alive today, he would be 42 and still slaughtering 90% of the current rapper population on the mic. Click through the gallery to revisit 10 of his best moments. RIP Proof.
Eminem Just Annotated A Bunch Of His Lines On Genius
Usually when an artist shares verified annotations on a Genius post, they're explaining a lyric, or giving insight into how a song was made. Eminem has certainly done this in the past, but today, possibly due to boredom, he decided to throw some jokes and random thoughts on a few of his songs, with a couple of simple explanations here and there.
Every Rap And R&B Album That Sold 1 Million Units In A Week
Drake's VIEWS became the most recent album to achieve the rare feat of selling 1 million copies in one week, an accomplishment it shares with only 20 other albums (recorded by Neilsen Soundscan), and even fewer hip-hop releases. Today, we've decided to look back at the small selection of rap and R&B that has reached this milestone.
Russell Simmons: If Beastie Boys Had Stayed At Def Jam, They'd Be "Eminem Or Bigger"
At one point in time, Beastie Boys were signed to Def Jam Records. The seminal NYC group met then-NYU student Rick Rubin when they asked him to DJ their shows. Soon after, Rubin began producing records and founded Def Jam Records with another NYU student: Russell Simmons. Trio recorded and released Licensed to Ill on the newly founded label, and ended up selling over 10 million copies of the record. However, the Beastie Boys left the label after the release, a surprising move after so much success.
Who Had The Better Verse: Eminem Vs. Royce Da 5'9"
Not a lot of rappers can hold a candle next to Eminem. For nearly 20 years, he built himself a reputation for being a diabolical lyricist. Only a few have been able to square up to Marshall toe-to-toe without crashing and burning. Of those few, one hails from Em's own hometown: Royce Da 5'9".
Eminem Performs "Fack" For The First Time In Brazil
Marshall Mathers has made too many great songs to name. "Fack" is not one of them. Though, in all fairness, it's certainly something that could've only come from the mind of Eminem. Most of the track sounds like Em maniacally repeating a certain gay slur, and the rest of it is incredibly vulgar, as Em raps about ass play involving gerbils amid multiple audible orgasms.
Royce Da 5'9" Once Turned Down A $250,000 Deal With Dr. Dre
Royce Da 5’9” is gearing up to release Layers in April, and sat down for a quick interview with Complex to discuss his past and where’s at in his career. The Detroit rappers speaks on his sobriety, his friendship with Eminem, and more. We’ve broken down the highlights for y’all below.
Eminem's "The Slim Shady LP" To Be Reissued On Cassette
The cassette has become the primary means of distribution in DIY punk scenes, while simultaneously becoming an Urban Outfitters-stocked novelty. Now, Eminem has announced that his debut album, The Slim Shady LP, will be released on tape, and it feels a little closer to the novelty end of the spectrum.
Snoop Dogg Says Tour With Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, & Eminem "Could Become Reality"
During an interview on DJ Whoo Kid’s “The Whoolywood Shuffle” radio show, Snoop Dogg spoke on the rumored tour that would take him across Europe with Dr. Dre, Eminem, & Kendrick Lamar.
#TBT: Eminem Freestyles
In his acclaimed movie "8 Mile," Eminem's character, Rabbit, (ultimately based on Eminem) is showcased as an absolute beast at freestyle rapping. Everyone who saw the movie surely remembers when Rabbit went in over Mobb Deep's "Shook Ones Pt. II" beat and absolutely roasted Papa Doc.
The Best Super Bowl Commercials Starring Rappers
Over its 50 year lifespan, the NFL's championship game has done a better job than any other sporting event of attracting viewers who have little to no interest in the sport. Gratuitous halftime shows starring some of the biggest musicians in the world is certainly one draw for non-fans, but the game has also become the biggest day of the year for advertisers in the US, for once making the many commercial breaks actually enjoyable to the viewer. Budgets are huge, humor is a must, and high-profile cameos are almost a certainty at this point.