Eminem Sets Guinness World Record For Most Words In A Hit Single
Eminem is known for his technical ability, and while he's put his sheer rapping talent on display on plenty of songs, "Rap God" took the showmanship to another level. Turns out, the blindingly fast delivery from the Marshall Mathers LP II single has earned it a nod from Guinness World Records for having the most words in a hit single.
Eminem's Wraps Up "The Monster Tour" With Special Shade 45 Interview
Eminem's joint tour with Rihanna "The Monster Tour" came to a close recently, and with that Shade 45 has released a special podcast they did centered around the tour, including backstage interviews from the tour with Eminem, Mr. Porter and The Alchemist. The special show was hosted by Reef, and also includes music from Em, ScHoolboy Q, among others. At around the 30-minute mark Eminem makes his appearance, as per usual, plenty of jokes follow.
Eminem's "Shady XV" Album To Be Double Disc, More Details Emerge
Over the weekend rumors began to fly that Eminem had a new album up his sleeve, and shortly thereafter, the man himself confirmed that Shady XV was a reality. The new album has already locked down Black Friday as a release date, aka November 28th.
Is There An Eminem Project Called "Shady XV" Coming This Fall? [Eminem Confirms Project]
Eminem just wrapped up his much-talked about Monster Tour with Rihanna, but it seems he may not be taking a break anytime soon. A new trailer for "The Equalizer" film hit the net today, and in the closing moments it listed that Eminem's upcoming song, "Guts Over Fear" with Sia was scheduled to appear on a project called Shady XV. Beside the title are the words "Black Friday", which suggests the effort is set for a November release.
Eminem & Rihanna Do The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge On Stage In Detroit
Dr. Dre had one of the more memorable ice bucket challenges we've seen thus far, and the hip hop mogul decided to pass the task on to Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, and Eminem. We saw K.Dot's video earlier in the week, and now Eminem has taken the plunge-- on stage at The Monster Tour no less. That's right, Em got the very special honor of having Rihanna douse him in ice water, for which he quickly returned the favor. From the footage we've seen, it's not clear who the two stars have challenged, but chances are they've picked some high profile candidates.
Eminem's Celebrity Disses: A Chronology
It's been well over a decade since Eminem reveled in the center of seemingly every fiery controversy in popular culture. Never before had an artist dragged so many bystanders into his path of destruction. His assaults were ghastly, yet outstanding displays of rhyme, cadence and character. In the years of his prime, many would step foolishly into his crossfire, while others simply had it coming. The rest caught stray bullets.
SportsCenter Anchors Who Love Hip-Hop
Hip-hop and professional sports are more similar than you might think. Both fields are competitive, exciting, and allow for great debates.
Eminem Brings Out Rihanna And Royce Da 5'9" At Lollapalooza
Last night, Eminem returned to Chicago's Lollapalooza for the first time since he headlined in 2011. Closing out Friday's music, he delivered a hit-filled setlist, complete with two surprise guests: Rihanna and Royce da 5'9". Em's "Monster" tourmate joined him onstage for "Love The Way You Lie," "The Monster" and "Stan," and his "Bad Meets Evil" collaborator helped out on "Fast Lane." Watch performance videos of all of those tracks below.
Top 10: Sophomore Albums Of The 2000s
In music we tend to glorify the debut album, always craving the newest and shiniest thing out. The downside of that is usually we're slightly disappointed in the follow up sophomore album, possibly what led to the phenomenon known as the "sophomore slump".
Top 10: Dual Threats
After covering rappers and a producer in our first couple instalments of Top 10, we decided to combine the two for this week's. In the past decade especially, the producer credit has gotten it's fair share of the spotlight, whereas before, the role was much more in the background. With increased exposure, comes increased opportunity to capitalize on it.
Joe Budden Loses "Total Slaughter" Battle Against Hollow Da Don [Update: Watch The Battle]
Tonight, the very first edition of Eminem's Pay Per View rap battle series "Total Slaughter" took place, and while plenty of matches went down, everyone was waiting on the showdown between Hollow Da Don, and Slaughterhouse rapper Joe Budden.
Eminem, Dr. Dre, Odd Future & Danny Brown Take Over Wembley Stadium
This weekend Eminem made history by becoming the very first rapper to headline Wembley stadium. In fact, he performed two sold out dates in a row at the 90,000-capacity venue, and he made sure to bring some friends along for the ride. The biggest news from the show was Dr. Dre's surprise appearance, showing up to perform a medley of hits, including "Still D.R.E.," "Next Episode," "Nuthin’ But A G Thang" and “Forgot About Dre." The stadium show also boasted opening slots from fellow Detroit rapper, Danny Brown, and students of Em's early horrorcore records, Odd Future.
Hollow Da Don Says His Battle With Joe Budden On "Total Slaughter" Is Rigged
If any of you are looking forward to watching Hollow Da Don battle Joe Budden on the debut episode of "Eminem Presents: Total Slaughter" tonight, we've got some disheartening news for you, straight from one of the rapper. Earlier this morning, Hollow claimed that, barring any surprises, Budden will get "the automatic win" in the battle. Read all of his tweets on the subject below. As long as Joe doesnt stumble or do horrible they will give him the automatic win, I heard this from a credible source...TAKE ALL BETS BACK
Busta Rhymes Thinks Modern Hip-Hop Lacks "Balance"
In the wake of Busta Rhymes' huge new single with Eminem, "Calm Down," hip-hop publications have been scrambling to interview him, and most of the resulting articles have produced headlines that are quite eye-catching.
Best Hip-Hop Break Up Tracks
Today, we take enjoyment from the misery of others. It's no secret that most artists experience creative highs at their personal lows. Sadly, there's nothing like a good travesty to really make someone look deeper and pull meaning from their experiences--unless you're Robin Thicke; then it's just an opportunity to embarrass yourself in front of a nation with an album filled with contradictory lyrics and lazy instrumentals (sorry, Robby, I'm still a fan).
Top 10: Rappers Bodied On Their Own Shit
Guest features have been an important part of hip hop throughout its history, and have become increasingly popular in recent years. It's a great way for artists to cross promote between each other's fan bases, as well as give each track a signature shakeup for a verse or two. The only problem with letting other rappers spit, is once in a while they body you on your own shit. See what I did there? Here's 10 of the best times it happened, with a few that just missed the cut.
Busta Rhymes Broke The Windshield Of A Tour Bus The First Time He Heard Eminem
If any rapper was going to shatter a windshield by banging their head, it would be Busta Rhymes. The "Break Your Neck" MC is clearly a fan of the violent head bang, and in a hilarious new interview, he reveals that the dance move once decimated the entire windshield on Wyclef Jean's tour bus. The music that spurred on this incident? Eminem's Slim Shady LP, obviously.
Samples Of The Week: July 3rd
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".
Busta Rhymes On Collaboration With Eminem: "It Started To Feel Like We Was Really Battling Each Other."
The world was waiting for Busta Rhymes and Eminem's "Calm Down" all weekend, as Busta announced the track last Friday and dropped it on Monday. What we got was exactly what was expected of the syllabically gifted pair: a thrilling, battle rap-esque epic. Before the track was even released, Busta caught up with Power 106's Ricki Martinez to talk about working with Em on the song.
Eminem's Daughter Hailie Graduates High School With Top Honors
Some of the earliest criticisms of Eminem centered around his many references to his daughter Hailie, who was just a toddler when songs like "'97 Bonnie & Clyde" (the lyrics of which had Em taking her and her recently-murdered mother out for a drive) first dropped. If Em's original detractors were to be believed, this girl's life was in danger of being ruined, but now it seems that quite the opposite has happened. Hailie Mathers, now 18, has graduated her high school with top marks and is headed to Michigan State University.