Eminem News

  • Iggy Azalea Thinks The Criticism Towards Her Stems From Misogyny
    Iggy Azalea Thinks The Criticism Towards Her Stems From Misogyny
    Jan 7, 2015 at 05:30pm
    Iggy Azalea's rise to fame has not been without critics and haters, including some very vocal disapproval from similar or lesser celebrity stature, like Azealia Banks and Lord Jamar. Given the Australian rapper's penchant for putting on some weird Southern accent in her raps, and generally giving us bars about absolutely nothing over pop-driven instrumentals, the criticism from rap counterparts isn't unwarranted.
  • Eminem Sued Over Sample In "Rap God"
    Eminem Sued Over Sample In "Rap God"
    Jan 5, 2015 at 05:58pm
    Eminem paid homage to a lot of rappers in his lyrical acrobatics on "Rap God," however, it seems that one MC who got a shout out of sorts was none too pleased about it. Mid-song on "Rap God" Em samples, however briefly, "Lookin' Boy" from Chicago rap group Hotstylz, allegedly without their permission. Now one of the MCs in the group, rapper Raymond Jones, is suing Eminem and his record label for a cool $8 million. All for a 25-second sample. 
  • Royce Da 5'9" Doesn't Think J. Cole's "Fire Squad" Was An Eminem Diss
    Royce Da 5'9" Doesn't Think J. Cole's "Fire Squad" Was An Eminem Diss
    Dec 28, 2014 at 02:49pm
    It's a combination of rap fans' thirst for beef and media's thirst for clicks that often turns ordinary statements into "shade". In the case of J. Cole's "Fire Squad", the speculation around a line made the rounds before many even heard the song themselves.
  • Tyler, The Creator Calls "Shady XV" "Ass" [Update: Royce Da 5'9" Responds]
    Tyler, The Creator Calls "Shady XV" "Ass" [Update: Royce Da 5'9" Responds]
    Dec 25, 2014 at 12:55pm
    Eminem's new two-disc album, one disc consisting of new records from Shady Records and the other a 'greatest hits' compilation, has been out for four days now and it's already been dissected and reviewed by critics and fans alike. 
  • Most Disappointing Projects Of 2014
    Most Disappointing Projects Of 2014
    Dec 23, 2014 at 09:54am
    After giving everyone a positive spin with the Hottest Songs of 2014, we're getting brutally honest and critical today with the Most Disappointing Projects of 2014. Following 2013’s parade of ridiculously good albums, it was hard to keep pace and not get left behind from the jump.
  • #TBT: Eminem's Early Deep Cuts
    #TBT: Eminem's Early Deep Cuts
    Dec 18, 2014 at 01:54pm
    Marshall Mather's career has been a roller-coaster ride of success, drug abuse, WTF moments and undeniable talent. Widely regarded as one of the best MCs of all time, Eminem has no shortage of recognizable tunes and hits.
  • J. Cole Lists Top 5 Rappers, Recalls "Worshipping" Eminem
    J. Cole Lists Top 5 Rappers, Recalls "Worshipping" Eminem
    Dec 12, 2014 at 02:01pm
    J. Cole's address of white privilege on "Fire Squad" has consistently been misconstrued as an Eminem diss by fans and media alike. Cole has always been pretty vocal about his admiration for Shady, but he nevertheless took the chance to set the record straight in his recent interview with Angie Martinez.
  • 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.
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