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  •  Charts Don't Lie: January 12
    Charts Don't Lie: January 12
    Jan 12, 2014 at 09:00am
    There aren't very many changes in this week's Charts Don't Lie compared to last week. The main list of artists has remained the same, as we have yet to receive any new rap or r'n'b debuts on the Billboard 200, although Kid Ink's debut album My Own Lane will begin charting in the near future. Ink's RCA album is projected to move a solid 40-45k, which will land him within the top 3.
  • Producer Scoop Deville Details Upcoming Busta Rhymes & Eminem Collaboration
    Producer Scoop Deville Details Upcoming Busta Rhymes & Eminem Collaboration
    Jan 11, 2014 at 07:30pm
    During a recent interview with VladTV, Los Angeles emcee/producer Scoop Deville broke down the upcoming collaboration between Busta Rhymes and Eminem, which he produced. It'll appear on the former's new album Extinction Level Event 2.  "That's the next record that's going to, I'd say, destroy the streets of New York and hip-hop in a lot of ways," Deville said. "That record is something that we've been putting together for a minute. It's not just like an overnight thing. We've been trying to make this THE record to bring back Busta in a major way."
  • DMX Discusses Eminem, The State Of Rap, Becoming A Pastor & More
    DMX Discusses Eminem, The State Of Rap, Becoming A Pastor & More
    Jan 6, 2014 at 10:00am
    In a recent interview with Bulgarian urban media outlet 359HipHop, DMX discussed his legal troubles, Eminem's "Rap God" status, the evolution of the game and his aspiration to eventually become a pastor (not a priest).
  • Charts Don’t Lie: January 5
    Charts Don’t Lie: January 5
    Jan 5, 2014 at 07:00am
    With the holiday season winding down, we're still seeing the affect it had on the charts and the sales. It seems like almost everyone on today's Charts round-up had an increase in sales and a rise up the Billboard 200 in the past seven days except for B.o.B. Unfortunately, Underground Luxury does not seem to be taking off in any way, and although it was released in time to give as a Christmas gift, it apparently wasn't. For his second week on the charts Bobby Ray sold 19,000 units, and dropped to #30.
  • Eminem & Rihanna's "The Monster" Sales Skyrocket
    Eminem & Rihanna's "The Monster" Sales Skyrocket
    Jan 4, 2014 at 04:19pm
    Eminem's newest collaboration with Rihanna was always expected to be huge, but this week it got a pretty surprising second wind. "The Monster" had a 123% sales increase in the last seven days, giving it the biggest sales week yet for the single, which officially dropped back in October. Apparently, the huge increase in sales can be attributed mainly to iTunes gift card purchases. The track wa spurchased a total of 433,000 times, an impressive gain on it's first and biggest sales week, which only managed to move 373,000 units.
  • Charts Don’t Lie: December 29
    Charts Don’t Lie: December 29
    Dec 29, 2013 at 09:24am
    The past week brought Christmas, which undoubtedly brought sales in all departments, music or otherwise. However not all hip-hop artists were lucky enough to benefit from this Christmas season. Although B.o.B released his album Underground Luxury just in time to enjoy some holiday giving, his album fell completely flat, managing to debut at #22 this week on the Billboard 200, moving only 35k. Compare this to Strange Clouds which did 76k, or better yet, his debut album which moved 84k opening week, and it looks like Bobby Ray's fan base is waning.
  • Eminem & Kanye West Wanted $1-2 Million To Perform During Super Bowl Week
    Eminem & Kanye West Wanted $1-2 Million To Perform During Super Bowl Week
    Dec 20, 2013 at 06:15pm
    Looks like Eminem and Kanye West think they're worth a little more than the NFL is willing to shell out. According to TMZ, both Em and 'Ye were approached but the organization to headline a party during Superbowl week, but both of their quotes were turned down. Eminem's representatives reportedly asked for $2 million dollars for the rapper to perform, while Kanye's people requested $1 million plus benefits.
  • 50 Cent On "In Da Club": "It's Chasing Me, I Keep Running From It"
    50 Cent On "In Da Club": "It's Chasing Me, I Keep Running From It"
    Dec 16, 2013 at 04:46pm
    50 Cent made quite a splash when he released his breakthrough single, "In Da Club" in 2003. In fact, the track was such a phenomenon that casual listeners still define Fif by it to this day. The NY rapper talked to Complex about his attempts to escape the iconic hit, his respect for Miley Cyrus, and how Eminem's lack of interest in areas outside of music has benefited him. Read some excerpts from the interview below:
  • Charts Don't Lie: December 15
    Charts Don't Lie: December 15
    Dec 15, 2013 at 08:16am
    This segment of Charts Don't Lie is relatively subdued, as we have no big new entries to speak of just yet.
  • Danny Brown Talks On The Time He Met Eminem
    Danny Brown Talks On The Time He Met Eminem
    Dec 12, 2013 at 04:10pm
    Danny Brown has been relatively quite since releasing Old, and while we haven't really been getting any new music from him (apart from "Sweeney Song"), he's still making the interview rounds from time to time. Yesterday he sat down with Sway Calloway on RapFix and shared some of what he's been up to since Old. Among his adventures, Danny had some involvement in Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" video, he's visited South Africa, and he met Eminem.
  • Charts Don't Lie: December 8
    Charts Don't Lie: December 8
    Dec 8, 2013 at 09:15am
    This week nothing major dropped in terms of hip-hop. Nonetheless, overall album sales went up by 42%. To what can we blame this spike in sales? It would be safe to say Black Friday, which is basically the commencement of the holiday season/shopping frenzy. It's interesting to see the effects on the charts, as many of the rap albums we're looking at today were affected positively from this season of giving, and thus we're seeing a lot of sales increase by large percentages-- Drake's Nothing Was The Same, for example, spiked by 349% in sales.
  • Charts Don’t Lie: December 1
    Charts Don’t Lie: December 1
    Dec 1, 2013 at 08:07am
    Eminem found his way back to #1 on the Billboard 200, after spending a week at #2. The rapper sold the same amount that some rappers do opening week (if not more) and he's in his third week on shelves with MMLP2. Em's standard for success has undoubtedly been raised higher than the average rapper, so if we were to compare those sales to that of Yo Gotti's opening week for I Am, you may not seem too impressed. But nonetheless, Yo Gotti did well for himself, selling more than any of his past releases, with 47,469 copies, and debuting at #7.
  • Asher Roth Responds To Eminem's Diss
    Asher Roth Responds To Eminem's Diss
    Nov 27, 2013 at 07:51pm
    You may remember Asher Roth's track from Asleep In The Bread Aisle where he addressed Eminem comparisons, and if you don't-- Eminem sure does. On a track from his recently released MMLPII Em goes at Asher for what he claims to be a backhanded compliment. "Quit actin' salty, I was countin' on you to count me out/Ask Asher Roth when he round-a-bout dissed me to shout me out/Thought I was history/But goddamn honkey, that compliment's like backhanding a donkey," said Em on "Asshole," making reference to Roth's "As I Em".
  • Eminem & Rihanna's "The Monster" Goes Platinum
    Eminem & Rihanna's "The Monster" Goes Platinum
    Nov 27, 2013 at 03:32pm
    Eminem and Rihanna are apparently an unstoppable force. The two teamed up on "Love The Way You Lie" back in 2010, which went on to become Eminem's best selling single, moving six million units in the U.S. alone. Em and RiRi's latest offering isn't doing too bad for itself either, hitting the platinum mark this week.
  • Eminem's Childhood Home Damaged In Fire [Update: Home Was Demolished]
    Eminem's Childhood Home Damaged In Fire [Update: Home Was Demolished]
    Nov 25, 2013 at 10:22am
    Many are familiar with Eminem's childhood in Detroit home through his album covers. First featured on his seminal Marshall Mathers LP in 2000, and revisited on the cover of MMLPII, which dropped this week.
  • Charts Don’t Lie: November 24
    Charts Don’t Lie: November 24
    Nov 24, 2013 at 06:55am
    This week we have two new-comers on Charts Don't Lie, the first being buzzing singer Jhene Aiko and the latter, veteran in the game, Bun B. Jhene Aiko pulled pretty good numbers for her debut EP, leaving us hopeful for what's to come from the West Coast native. Her buzz will only continue to climb leading up to the release of her debut album, Soul(ed) Out, and so dropping the EP was definitely a good look for the singer. The EP was projected to move 25-30k, but surpassed 30k with 33,000 units opening week.
  • Eminem & Rihanna Shooting Music Video For "The Monster"
    Eminem & Rihanna Shooting Music Video For "The Monster"
    Nov 20, 2013 at 06:14pm
    We heard awhile back that a music video for Eminem's "Rap God" was being shot, and now another visual off MMLP2 is in the works. The Rihanna-featured "The Monster" will soon come to life, and is being shot in Em's hometown of Detroit. The video is being shot by Rich Lee (who also worked with the rapper on "Not Afraid" and "Lighters"). Only two flicks from the set thus far, peep them in the gallery above.
  • Eminem Covers Rolling Stone
    Eminem Covers Rolling Stone
    Nov 20, 2013 at 02:07pm
    Eminem's promo time isn't finished just yet. The rapper nabbed another magazine cover, this time for Rolling Stone's December issue. In the issue Eminem talks about channeling the Beastie Boys in his "Berzerk" single and how hip-hop saved his life. For now read exceprts of the interview below, and you'll be able to pick up a copy when it hits news stands on November 22nd.
  • Eminem's "Marshall Mathers LP 2" Goes Platinum, J. Cole's "Crooked Smile" Goes Gold
    Eminem's "Marshall Mathers LP 2" Goes Platinum, J. Cole's "Crooked Smile" Goes Gold
    Nov 20, 2013 at 11:10am
    In a matter of just two weeks, Eminem's new album MMLP2 has already been certified platinum.
  • Eminem Speaks On Success Of "Hi My Name Is," Not Compromising "Lyrical Integrity"
    Eminem Speaks On Success Of "Hi My Name Is," Not Compromising "Lyrical Integrity"
    Nov 19, 2013 at 06:12pm
    Eminem sat down with Zane Lowe for an extensive interview following the release of the Marshall Mathers LP 2. During the second part of the interview, which was released today, Em talks about his ability to make hugely successful records, although they may not be your typical 'pop' records lyrics-wise (as Marshall says, he never compromised "lyrical integrity").
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