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  • Review: Shady Records "Shady XV"
    Review: Shady Records "Shady XV"
    Dec 8, 2014 at 12:02pm
    Fifteen years of Shady Records represents an unusual time for rap music, transitioning out of the shiny suit era and into a bubble featuring new names. Aside from D12 and Obie Trice releases, the label’s existence was mostly tied to Eminem signing a certain Queens MC.
  • Trick-Trick Suggests Banning J. Cole From Detroit Following Eminem "Diss"
    Trick-Trick Suggests Banning J. Cole From Detroit Following Eminem "Diss"
    Dec 7, 2014 at 04:48pm
    Trick-Trick may be a rapper, but he's primarily known as the creator of the "No Fly Zone" policy that he enforces in his hometown of Detroit. Trick has been known to ban rappers from the city if they do not actively support the Detroit rap scene or collaborate with artists from the region. We most recently saw some conflict arise from this when Rick Ross attempted to play a show in Michigan, but it appears J.
  • Spotify Names Their Most Popular Artists & Songs Of The Year, Pharrell Wins Big
    Spotify Names Their Most Popular Artists & Songs Of The Year, Pharrell Wins Big
    Dec 3, 2014 at 06:48pm
    By now, it's no secret that streaming giant Spotify has eclipsed nearly every other comparable service in its field, so its new list of the "top" (or most popular) music of the year is probably one of the best gauges of America's listening habits that we have. Including categories for male and female artists, albums and songs, the list includes several artists from the hip-hop/R&B world (alright, mostly the R&B one). Check out the lists below.
  • J. Cole Takes Shots At Iggy Azalea, Eminem & Macklemore On "2014 Forest Hills Drive" Leak
    J. Cole Takes Shots At Iggy Azalea, Eminem & Macklemore On "2014 Forest Hills Drive" Leak
    Dec 3, 2014 at 04:03pm
    J. Cole is going a unique route with his upcoming album 2014 Forest Hills Drive. He's shying away from traditional promo and album campaign, instead getting the fans directly involved by hosting a listening session at his childhood home (which the LP is named after) and inviting fans to come through. He's also not dropping any singles leading up to the December 9th release date.
  • First Week Sales For "Shady XV" & "Hood Billionaire"
    First Week Sales For "Shady XV" & "Hood Billionaire"
    Dec 3, 2014 at 03:49pm
    Last week, the guy with the best selling hip-hop album of 2013 and the guy with the best selling hip-hop album of 2014 (thus far) dropped new albums.
  • Stream Eminem's "Shady XV" Compilation
    Stream Eminem's "Shady XV" Compilation
    Nov 24, 2014 at 06:58pm
    On Friday, Eminem and Shady Records will be dropping a two-disc compilation entitled Shady XV. Preceded by the massive, 66 track mixtape that we premiered for the label over the weekend, the project arrived on Spotify today for your streaming pleasure.
  • Iggy Azalea Wins "Best Hip Hop Album" At The American Music Awards
    Iggy Azalea Wins "Best Hip Hop Album" At The American Music Awards
    Nov 23, 2014 at 10:12pm
    In the ongoing debate about whether or not Iggy Azalea is "hip hop," the judges at the American Music Awards have cast their vote as an overwhelming "yes." Beating out Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2, as well as Drake's Nothing Was The Same, Iggy's The New Classic took home the ceremony's award for Best Rap/Hip-Hop Album.
  • Iggy Azalea Responds To Eminem's Mention On "Shady XV" Record
    Iggy Azalea Responds To Eminem's Mention On "Shady XV" Record
    Nov 20, 2014 at 03:15pm
    Eminem's compilation album Shady XV isn't supposed to be dropping until November 24th, but you know how things go on the internet, everything tends to arrive a tad early. Apparently Em isn't exempt from this general rule, and with album leaks circulating, fans (and blogs) have noticed a diss (of sorts) towards Iggy Azalea. The line in question appears on the Bad Meets Evil record "Vegas" off Shady XV's first disc.
  • Shady Records Plans To Drop Huge Mixtape In Support Of "Shady XV"
    Shady Records Plans To Drop Huge Mixtape In Support Of "Shady XV"
    Nov 19, 2014 at 11:04am
    Eminem and his team at Shady have really stepped up their efforts in the roll-out of their compilation double-disc album, Shady XV. Rightly so, as the album celebrates 15 years of Shady Records. After giving us a cypher with Slaughterhouse, Yelawolf and Eminem, plus some short black and white cartoons, we'll be getting one more piece of content presumably before the album arrives on Monday: a mixtape.
  • Classic Rotation: Dr. Dre's "2001"
    Classic Rotation: Dr. Dre's "2001"
    Nov 16, 2014 at 02:06pm
    It was 15 years ago today that Dr. Dre released 2001, his 20-track, star-studded, cinematic LP.  “It's a movie, with different varieties of situations. So you've got buildups, touching moments, aggressive moments…It's got everything that a movie needs,” Dre said of the album.
  • Samples Of The Week: November 13
    Samples Of The Week: November 13
    Nov 13, 2014 at 02:05pm
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey".  This week, see who Eminem, PRhyme and Azealia Banks sampled on their recent tracks, all of which can be found on HNHH.
  • Azealia Banks Criticizes Eminem For Rapping "I’ll Punch Lana Del Rey Right In The Face"
    Azealia Banks Criticizes Eminem For Rapping "I’ll Punch Lana Del Rey Right In The Face"
    Nov 11, 2014 at 10:28am
    Eminem's new "SHADY CXVPHER" has attracted a fair amount of attention since hitting the web yesterday, namely because Em is still one of the biggest rappers in the game, and pretty much anything he does is going to get an insane number of eyeballs. However, very quickly the discussion turned from the technical raps of Em, Slaughterhouse, and Yelawolf, and toward a line in Shady's verse.
  • Eminem, Slaughterhouse & Yelawolf To Air "Shady CXVPHER" Tomorrow
    Eminem, Slaughterhouse & Yelawolf To Air "Shady CXVPHER" Tomorrow
    Nov 6, 2014 at 11:10pm
    Remember the classic cypher from Eminem and the Slaughterhouse gang a few years back at the BET Hip-Hop Awards? Well good news, the gang is about to do it all over again.
  • Taylor Swift's "1989" Projected To Have Best-Selling Week Since "The Eminem Show"
    Taylor Swift's "1989" Projected To Have Best-Selling Week Since "The Eminem Show"
    Nov 1, 2014 at 10:27pm
    Some general music news here for those among us who care about album sales: it has been officially announced that Taylor Swift's fifth studio album 1989 is on track to have the biggest-selling week for any album in any genre since The Eminem Show sold 1,322,000 copies in 2002. Her sales are currently estimated to be upwards of 1,200,000 copies. It's important to note that, with only two months remaining in the calendar year, no other album to be released in 2014 has reached platinum status yet.
  • 10 Horrorcore Tracks For Halloween
    10 Horrorcore Tracks For Halloween
    Oct 31, 2014 at 03:43am
    Violence isn't an odd topic in hip-hop music by any stretch of the imagination; there probably hasn't been a mainstream rap album to hit stores this year in which an emcee didn't at least threaten to kill someone. Gun violence and homicide are an epidemic in hip-hop. Cannibalism, torture, and crucification, on the other hand, are harder topics to come by. 
  • Eminem Shares "Shady XV" Cover Art [Update: Tracklist Revealed]
    Eminem Shares "Shady XV" Cover Art [Update: Tracklist Revealed]
    Oct 29, 2014 at 12:35pm
    Back in August, Eminem confirmed that a new project entitled Shady XV would be dropping later this fall. He also revealed that it'd be a double record, with one disc functioning as a greatest hits collection, and the other as a compilation featuring new music from him, Yelawolf, D12, Slaughterhouse and Bad Meets Evil.
  • Big Sean Says Eminem Collab Will Not Be On His Album, Confirms Kanye West, Chris Brown & Ariana Grande Features
    Big Sean Says Eminem Collab Will Not Be On His Album, Confirms Kanye West, Chris Brown & Ariana Grande Features
    Oct 17, 2014 at 12:38pm
    The internet got excited when Big Sean confirmed that the long-awaited collaboration with Eminem was finally happening. In a recent interview he kept it brief, just saying that a "somethin'" would arrive sooner or later. Now, in another interview with Angie Martinez over at Power 105.1, the G.O.O.D. rapper explains a bit more on his studio session with Eminem, and says that the song will likely not land on his upcoming album.
  • Big Sean Confirms Eminem Collaboration
    Big Sean Confirms Eminem Collaboration
    Oct 15, 2014 at 05:58pm
    Although previous rumors of Detroit rappers Eminem and Big Sean working together were quashed, it now appears that we'll be hearing a collaborative track after all.
  • Let The Beat Drop: Hottest BET Hip-Hop Awards Cyphers
    Let The Beat Drop: Hottest BET Hip-Hop Awards Cyphers
    Oct 13, 2014 at 03:56pm
    The beauty of a cypher is that it gathers artists from different walks of life and allows them to share their fortes. In a hip-hop cypher, competitors and spectators alike gather to hear some of the hardest bars around. The nicest emcee goes home with the respect of onlookers and a metaphorical prize that comes with murdering everything on sight. The 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards have potential to include some classic cyphers. This year’s contenders include David Banner, Treach, Remy Ma, T-Rex, and Tsu Surf.
  • The 10 Hottest Freestyles On Tim Westwood TV
    The 10 Hottest Freestyles On Tim Westwood TV
    Oct 12, 2014 at 04:55pm
    Tim Westwood may not look like your average hip-hop personality, but the 57-year-old gangly white dude, always rocking a different color polo, is an industry legend, and he's been there from the beginning. In the late 80s, Westwood was one of the first DJs in Europe to play hip-hop on mainstream radio. As host of the revolutionary BBC Radio 1 Rap Show, started in '94, he became arguably the #1 importer of American hip-hop to the UK and beyond.
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