Charts Don't Lie: August 8th
Even when a project is only tangentially connected to Eminem, it tends to sell. Em's executive-production of the soundtrack for Southpaw (as well as some exclusive material) has earned it an admirable debut at number four on the Billboard 200. Meanwhile, Hopsin has come in at 17 with a tally of entirely traditional sales. Future doesn't appear to be leaving the top ten anytime soon, while Meek Mill also keeps his numbers relatively high.Check out the full breakdown below.
8 Rappers Who Had Their Careers Ruined By Diss Tracks
Some of the more brutal memes that sprung up in the wake of Drake's Meek Mill diss tracks were the ones shouting "R.I.P." or insinuating that Meek's career was dead. With a recent number one album, a good record deal and (most importantly) a ton of talent, Meek doesn't seem like he's going anywhere anytime soon, but people claiming that "diss songs can't ruin careers" in the wake of "Back To Back" are somewhat off the mark.
Everything Dr. Dre Has Produced Since His Last Album
On Friday, Dr. Dre will drop Compton: The Soundtrack, his first project since 1999's 2001. He's kept busy in the 16 years inbetween, executive producing hip hop classics like Eminem's Marshall Mathers LP, 50 Cent's Get Rich Or Die Tryin', & The Game's The Documentary and contributing to the making of hundreds of other projects. He hasn't done it all by himself -- credit must be given to his frequent co-producers, such as Mark Batson, Mel-Man, & Mike Elizando -- but Dr.
Eminem Details His Recovery After 2007 Pill Overdose
Eminem nearly died from a methadone overdose in December 2007. It was a defining moment that chartered the course he would take as he recorded his next two albums, 2009's Relapse and 2010's Recovery. In a new interview with Men's Journal, he detailed his recovery in the weeks and months after the overdose.
5 Things We Want From Dr. Dre's "Straight Outta Compton" Soundtrack
Tomorrow, Dr. Dre is dropping... something. Ice Cube said as much in an interview earlier this week, calling the release in question "an album inspired by the "Compton" movie," referring to the August 14th N.W.A. biopic that he, Dre and director F. Gary Gray have been working on. But will this be just another "music inspired by the film"-style soundtrack? Or something bigger?
Fetty Wap The First Male Rapper To Have Two Top 10 Singles Since Lil Wayne
Fetty Wap clocked on the Billboard charts this week with "Trap Queen"at No. 6 and "My Way" feat. Monty at No. 7, making him the first male rapper to hold down two concurrent Top 10 singles since Lil Wayne accomplished the feat in 2011 with "She Will" & "How To Love." "Trap Queen" is now in its 27th week in the Top 100, while "My Way" skyrocketed from No. 87 to the No. 7 spot this week.
Eminem Talks "Southpaw," Floyd Mayweather, & More In Twitter Q&A
Eminem hosted a Twitter Q&A this afternoon to promote "Southpaw," which premieres today. He took 13 questions from fans who submitted queries via the hashtag #DearSlim. Eminem, who was originally slated to star in the film, said he turned down the role because his nose is "already fucked up enough." Among other things, he also discussed who he considered to be the boxing G.O.A.T., compared Southpaw soundtrack single "Phenomenal" to the immortal 8 Mile track "Lose Yourself," and commented on the whereabouts of mysterious and loathsome Em character Ken Kaniff.
Stream The "Southpaw" Soundtrack Feat. Eminem, Slaughterhouse, Action Bronson & More
"Southpaw," a boxing film starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, 50 Cent and Rachel McAdams, opens in theaters today, but more importantly for hip hop fans, the soundtrack's now on Spotify.
Eminem To Host Twitter Q&A Friday Afternoon
After spitting possibly the hottest freestyle in radio history this morning on Shade45, Eminem took to Twitter to announce that he will host a Twitter Q & A sesh Friday afternoon at 1 PM EST.
Eminem Might Be An "Honorary" N.W.A. Member On Their Reunion Tour
With the Straight Outta Compton film right around the corner, there's been a lot of talk about N.W.A. in recent months, and a few of the members even reunited on stage. Apparently, the studio behind the movie is looking to launch an official N.W.A. tour in Europe, this time with all surviving members, Dr. Dre, DJ Yella, MC Ren, Ice Cube in tow, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, another notable MC may be filling a spot as well.
Eminem Says Hip Hop "In A Good Place Right Now"
In a new interview with the New York Times, Eminem stated his belief that hip hop is in a good place in 2015. The interview mostly addressed Eminem's role and experience working on the soundtrack for the upcoming 50 Cent-produced film Southpaw, but also took the time to share his opinion on the state of the genre. Here's what he had to say:
10 Celebrities Who Have Responded To Rappers' Shout-Outs
Rappers name-drop celebrities all the time. Whether making comparisons about their own skills, referencing films, weaving together careful similes, or just being thirsty, MCs have been shouting out other pop culture entities for as long as we can remember. What's much more uncommon is the celebrities in question hearing the shout outs, and then responding.
Take A Look At Eminem's Handwritten Letter & Drawing To Tupac's Mom
Tupac is generally heralded by any rap fan as being one of the greatest, and Eminem is no exception to the rule. Today an interesting artifact of hip-hop history has surfaced, in the form of a handwritten letter Em wrote to Tupac's mother, along with a drawing he did of Pac.
Top Tracks: July 6 - July 12
As much as everyone loves to hate Young Thug, all that does his push towards the very top of our Top 100 chart. This week Thugger snatches up the first spot, but before we get to that, let’s see what the rest of the top 10 is looking like. 10) Majid Jordan ft. Drake - My Love
Eminem Debuts Official Video For “Phenomenal” On Apple Music
Following yesterday’s “Kings Never Die” collab with Gwen Stefani, Eminem decides to come through and premiere the official video for "Phenomenal". Acting more as a short cinematic film, “Phenomenal” finds Eminem running through an action-packed filled night, which includes racing through the streets of Chinatown on a motorcycle and jumping out of an exploding helicopter after having hijacked it.
Eminem Reveals Tracklist For "Southpaw" Soundtrack
That Eminem is executive producing the soundtrack for upcoming boxing film "Southpaw" came as a pleasant surprise. His lead single "Phenomenal" went hard. Shady Records tweeted out the soundtrack tracklist early Friday morning a couple weeks after tweeting out the album cover. Gahdam, its stacked.
Eminem To Appear On Zane Lowe's First Beats 1 Radio Show
Zane Lowe and Eminem have created some good dialogue in the past, and they'll join forces once more for the inaugural Beats 1 show on the newly-launched Apple Music streaming service. Zane Lowe's radio show is slated to go live this coming Tuesday, and Lowe teased fans about his Eminem interview with a picture on Instagram. Em will reportedly discuss the forthcoming film "Southpaw."
10 Best Hip-Hop Crews Of All Time
The hip hop crew is an essential part of success. Whether big or small, every rapper has an entourage. Sometimes it's full of rappers, and other times it's just his buddies from back in the day, nonetheless, weak links in a crew can water down the crew as a whole-- something we took into consideration when crafting this list. You have the multimedia approach that Odd Future takes, and also the full-on lyrical assault that Wu-Tang Clan makes. Both are great crews, but who would comprise a list of the best rap crews of all time?
Eminem Reportedly Set To Executive Produce New TV Series “Narc”
Coming off his executive producer duties for the upcoming film “Southpaw”, it looks like Eminem is about to take on the same role again, this time for a new television series though. According to Deadline, Eminem is currently in negotiations to executive produce and write music for an upcoming series based on the movie, "Narc".