Eminem News

  • Top 10 Funniest Rappers
    Top 10 Funniest Rappers
    Feb 24, 2014 at 01:33pm
    Many emcees are noted for their serious, aggrandized personas so it becomes easy to forget that for the most part, Hip Hop is about fun and many rappers use their verses to tell some jokes (isn't that why they call them punch lines?).
  • Classic Rotation: Eminem's "The Slim Shady LP" 15 Years Later
    Classic Rotation: Eminem's "The Slim Shady LP" 15 Years Later
    Feb 23, 2014 at 02:02pm
    In early 1999, a white rapper came out of relative obscurity and pissed off a lot of people. He was a white kid from Detroit, backed by a legend in Dr. Dre, and savvy music -industry heavyweight Jimmy Lovine. Who was this bleach blond asshole liberally speaking about slitting his father’s throat and stuffing his baby’s Mama into the trunk of his car? The answer was in the record’s first single. The album was definitely one of a kind. Love it or hate it, it was a pivotal moment in the annals of Hip Hop.
  • Charts Don’t Lie: February 23
    Charts Don’t Lie: February 23
    Feb 23, 2014 at 10:45am
    Overall album sales are up this week by 20% according to Nielsen, and we may have Valentine's Day purchases to blame for this one. Perhaps lovers were picking up Drake's Nothing Was The Same, and some r'n'b albums for V-Day? Along with Drake seeing a rise in sales, so did Justin Timberlake, R. Kelly, Beyonce and John Legend-- those are all very Valentine's Day-worthy releases.
  • Eminem & Rihanna Announce Three-City Summer Tour
    Eminem & Rihanna Announce Three-City Summer Tour
    Feb 21, 2014 at 08:52pm
     Frequent collaborators Rihanna and Eminem are linking up once again to embark on "The Monster Tour". The music megastars just announced that this Summer they will perform a three-city tour together. Fresh off the release of their No. 1 single “The Monster” off The Marshall Mathers LP 2, the two will perform at stadiums concerts in New York, Los Angeles, and Detroit this August, according to XXL.
  • Eminem's Backstage Tour Rider For South Africa Revealed
    Eminem's Backstage Tour Rider For South Africa Revealed
    Feb 20, 2014 at 10:59am
    Eminem is a very private person, and he keeps his life tightly under wraps at all times. It's not often he strays from his native Detroit, and when he does, it's for a reason, i.e., tours or an important interview-- he rarely does interviews. So when Eminem's backstage tour rider for South Africa somehow hit the web, we jumped at the chance to find out what Em's demands are.
  • Eminem, Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine Cover XXL
    Eminem, Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine Cover XXL
    Feb 18, 2014 at 03:05pm
    XXL are preparing for a big issue this month, as they've got Eminem, Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine gracing their new cover, which is a first. The magazine is celebrating all things Beats Electronics for the upcoming isssue.
  • Charts Don’t Lie: February 16
    Charts Don’t Lie: February 16
    Feb 16, 2014 at 12:24pm
    Although we saw an increase in overall album sales last week, due to the Grammys and the Super Bowl, this week we're back down again, with a 3% decrease compared to last week. While Bruno Mars isn't featured on the list below, it should be noted he's still benefiting from the Super Bowl half-time show, with two of his albums, Unorthodox Jukebox having an astounding 92% increase, and his debut, Doo-Wops & Hooligans benefiting from a 52% increase.
  • Charts Don’t Lie: February 9
    Charts Don’t Lie: February 9
    Feb 9, 2014 at 01:10pm
    This past week has been pretty interesting for the Billboard 200. Following the Grammys and more recently, the Super Bowl, we've seen several artists gain substantial increases in sales. First, the song that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis performed at the Grammys, "Same Love", as we reported earlier this week, saw a crazy increase in sales of 350%, while their album, The Heist, saw a 62% increase.
  • Bizarre Reveals Eminem Inspired Him To Get Sober
    Bizarre Reveals Eminem Inspired Him To Get Sober
    Feb 7, 2014 at 06:42pm
     The last we heard from rapper, Bizarre, he was leaving D12 due to "creative differences," way back in 2012. Now the Detroit rapper reveals that D12 will forever be tied with him and they are currently working on new projects. This is good news for the D12 fan who found Bizarre's often shocking and, frankly (forgive us), bizarre contributions to the groups tracks. While speaking to Peter Czymbor of WXBR, he said:
  • Charts Don’t Lie: January 26
    Charts Don’t Lie: January 26
    Jan 26, 2014 at 06:00am
    This week the charts remained relatively calm, with no hip-hop new-comers to speak of yet. However, Ty Dolla $ign recently dropped his new Beach House EP, so we'll have to see how well that does sales-wise next week. This past week was Kid Ink's second week on the Billboard 200, and while he wasn't able to maintain a spot within the top 20 of the Billboard 200, he was pretty close, dropping to #21 after a #3 debut. Although Ink is signed to RCA, this is his debut effort and while he's pushing towards the mainstream, he hasn't quite broken down the barrier yet.
  • Eminem, Dr. Dre, Nas & More Perform At Beats By Dre Grammy Party
    Eminem, Dr. Dre, Nas & More Perform At Beats By Dre Grammy Party
    Jan 25, 2014 at 10:24am
    Beats Music just launched last week, and they celebrated the occasion (as well as the upcoming Grammy awards) last night at the Belasco Theater in LA. It was a star-studded event to say the least, with Dre seemingly calling in just about all his connectiosn to perform at the event.
  • D12 Recording New Music With Eminem?
    D12 Recording New Music With Eminem?
    Jan 22, 2014 at 01:04am
     Could D12 be working on a comeback with long-time homie Eminem? According to an article posted in the Detroit Free Press, it appears so.
  • Charts Don't Lie: January 19
    Charts Don't Lie: January 19
    Jan 19, 2014 at 09:00am
    This week we welcome a new entry on Charts Don't Lie, Kid Ink. Kid Ink is a prime example of a rapper who took his internet fame way past the internet. The Alumni rapper is now signed to a major label, and was able to successfully release his debut album My Own Lane-- he actually surpassed the sales projections of 40-45k. Ink sold a respectable 50k, which isn't too shabby for an artist who is not quite mainstream yet, although it's only a matter of time until he gets there.
  • Rappers' Wives That Have Been Arrested
    Rappers' Wives That Have Been Arrested
    Jan 18, 2014 at 03:02pm
    It’s hard out there for the life of a rappers wife or that ride-or-die chick. Once you beat out the competition; the gold diggers, video vixens and schemers, and officially accept the title, your public image changes, usually for the worse. The role of the rappers wife includes extended alone time, which can make you feel like a single mother, cheating allegations and a hedonistic lifestyle of bottle poppin’ and partying. But what’s even more unfortunate is that it opens up your personal life to scrutiny from, well, pretty much everyone.
  • Eminem Reportedly Working On Rap Battle Reality TV Show With Jack Thriller [Update: Royce Da 5'9" Chimes In]
    Eminem Reportedly Working On Rap Battle Reality TV Show With Jack Thriller [Update: Royce Da 5'9" Chimes In]
    Jan 16, 2014 at 03:02pm
    Eminem got his start as a battle rapper in Detroit, and it looks like he'll be going back to his roots with a new TV show centered around battle rap. ThisIs50 host Jack Thriller took to his Instagram to reveal that Em hit him up to be the host of said battle rap reality TV show. That's basically all we know right now, but this will definitely be something to keep an eye out for.
  •  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.
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