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Eminem Says The Lost Take Of His 3rd "Stan" Verse Was "Way Better" Than The One Released
Eminem Says The Lost Take Of His 3rd "Stan" Verse Was "Way Better" Than The One Released May 28, 2016 at 11:00am
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
Fans Can Now Buy An Actual Brick From Eminem's Childhood Home May 23, 2016 at 08:49pm
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.
#TBT: Proof
#TBT: Proof May 19, 2016 at 10:10am
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
Eminem Just Annotated A Bunch Of His Lines On Genius May 18, 2016 at 05:04pm
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
Every Rap And R&B Album That Sold 1 Million Units In A Week May 11, 2016 at 02:35pm
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"
Russell Simmons: If Beastie Boys Had Stayed At Def Jam, They'd Be "Eminem Or Bigger" May 9, 2016 at 12:51pm
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"
Who Had The Better Verse: Eminem Vs. Royce Da 5'9" Mar 17, 2016 at 06:15pm
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
Eminem Performs "Fack" For The First Time In Brazil Mar 13, 2016 at 06:48pm
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" Once Turned Down A $250,000 Deal With Dr. Dre Mar 10, 2016 at 01:11pm
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
Eminem's "The Slim Shady LP" To Be Reissued On Cassette Mar 5, 2016 at 01:08pm
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.
#TBT: Eminem Freestyles
#TBT: Eminem Freestyles Feb 18, 2016 at 11:34am
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
The Best Super Bowl Commercials Starring Rappers Feb 6, 2016 at 09:17pm
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.
Diddy & Mark Wahlberg Have Donated 1 Million AQUAHydrate Bottles To Flint, Michigan
Diddy & Mark Wahlberg Have Donated 1 Million AQUAHydrate Bottles To Flint, Michigan Jan 25, 2016 at 07:56pm
If you weren't aware by now, Diddy and Mark Wahlberg are in the water business. The two have been repping AQUAHydrate bottled water over the last couple of years, and today, they've been generous enough use their position to help those in need -- donating 1 million bottles to the Flint Water Crisis.Puff and Mark join Meek Mill, 50 Cent, and Big Sean in artists who have publicly aided residents of the Michigan town, while Eminem and Wiz Khalifa have also contributed to the AQUAHydrate donation that the business partners have brought forth.
Earl Sweatshirt Makes Fun Of Present-Day Eminem Fans
Earl Sweatshirt Makes Fun Of Present-Day Eminem Fans Dec 10, 2015 at 05:37pm
Vince Staples recently caused controversy when he admitted that he doesn't listen to '90s rap, and his frequent collaborator, Earl Sweatshirt, will likely do the same, as he's just uttered somewhat of a diss against anyone who's still listening to Eminem. 
Top Tracks: November 2 - November 8
Top Tracks: November 2 - November 8 Nov 9, 2015 at 06:36pm
10. Fetty Wap - Jimmy Choo It's been less than two months since Fetty Wap's debut self-titled album, which went No. 1, and he's already dropped a joint tape with French Montana and has another EP in the works. "Jimmy Choo," dedicated to the Malaysian fashion designer, would sound nicely on the upcoming release. It's softer than most of Fetty's radio anthems, as Zoovier channels the sound of his new life of luxury.