Eminem Might Be An "Honorary" N.W.A. Member On Their Reunion Tour
With the Straight Outta Compton film right around the corner, there's been a lot of talk about N.W.A. in recent months, and a few of the members even reunited on stage. Apparently, the studio behind the movie is looking to launch an official N.W.A. tour in Europe, this time with all surviving members, Dr. Dre, DJ Yella, MC Ren, Ice Cube in tow, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, another notable MC may be filling a spot as well.
Eminem Says Hip Hop "In A Good Place Right Now"
In a new interview with the New York Times, Eminem stated his belief that hip hop is in a good place in 2015. The interview mostly addressed Eminem's role and experience working on the soundtrack for the upcoming 50 Cent-produced film Southpaw, but also took the time to share his opinion on the state of the genre. Here's what he had to say:
10 Celebrities Who Have Responded To Rappers' Shout-Outs
Rappers name-drop celebrities all the time. Whether making comparisons about their own skills, referencing films, weaving together careful similes, or just being thirsty, MCs have been shouting out other pop culture entities for as long as we can remember. What's much more uncommon is the celebrities in question hearing the shout outs, and then responding.
Take A Look At Eminem's Handwritten Letter & Drawing To Tupac's Mom
Tupac is generally heralded by any rap fan as being one of the greatest, and Eminem is no exception to the rule. Today an interesting artifact of hip-hop history has surfaced, in the form of a handwritten letter Em wrote to Tupac's mother, along with a drawing he did of Pac.
Top Tracks: July 6 - July 12
As much as everyone loves to hate Young Thug, all that does his push towards the very top of our Top 100 chart. This week Thugger snatches up the first spot, but before we get to that, let’s see what the rest of the top 10 is looking like. 10) Majid Jordan ft. Drake - My Love
Eminem Debuts Official Video For “Phenomenal” On Apple Music
Following yesterday’s “Kings Never Die” collab with Gwen Stefani, Eminem decides to come through and premiere the official video for "Phenomenal". Acting more as a short cinematic film, “Phenomenal” finds Eminem running through an action-packed filled night, which includes racing through the streets of Chinatown on a motorcycle and jumping out of an exploding helicopter after having hijacked it.
Eminem Reveals Tracklist For "Southpaw" Soundtrack
That Eminem is executive producing the soundtrack for upcoming boxing film "Southpaw" came as a pleasant surprise. His lead single "Phenomenal" went hard. Shady Records tweeted out the soundtrack tracklist early Friday morning a couple weeks after tweeting out the album cover. Gahdam, its stacked.
Eminem To Appear On Zane Lowe's First Beats 1 Radio Show
Zane Lowe and Eminem have created some good dialogue in the past, and they'll join forces once more for the inaugural Beats 1 show on the newly-launched Apple Music streaming service. Zane Lowe's radio show is slated to go live this coming Tuesday, and Lowe teased fans about his Eminem interview with a picture on Instagram. Em will reportedly discuss the forthcoming film "Southpaw."
10 Best Hip-Hop Crews Of All Time
The hip hop crew is an essential part of success. Whether big or small, every rapper has an entourage. Sometimes it's full of rappers, and other times it's just his buddies from back in the day, nonetheless, weak links in a crew can water down the crew as a whole-- something we took into consideration when crafting this list. You have the multimedia approach that Odd Future takes, and also the full-on lyrical assault that Wu-Tang Clan makes. Both are great crews, but who would comprise a list of the best rap crews of all time?
Eminem Reportedly Set To Executive Produce New TV Series “Narc”
Coming off his executive producer duties for the upcoming film “Southpaw”, it looks like Eminem is about to take on the same role again, this time for a new television series though. According to Deadline, Eminem is currently in negotiations to executive produce and write music for an upcoming series based on the movie, "Narc".
Eminem No Longer Holds The Record For Most Words In One Song
In 2013, Eminem set the record for the most words used in one song, due to his blindingly fast verses on "Rap God". Unfortunately, his 1560-word record has now been bested, and chances are you've never heard of the guy who did it. Harry Shotta is the man behind "Animal"-- another 6 minute song that features some impressively speedy double time, and set a new record for words-per-song, coming in at 1771 total.
Eminem's Top 5 Songs From Movie Soundtracks
Eminem's lengthy career has been littered with various endeavors, but the projects he attaches himself too always seem to make sense-- he's not out here making frivolous moves just 'cause. From producing for select artists, to forming his own label Shady Records, to working on movies like "8 Mile," it's usually something that hits home for Em. It was announced the other month that the rapper would be executive producing the upcoming film, "Southpaw," which stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whittaker and Rachel McAdams.
Eminem To Executive Produce "Southpaw" Soundtrack
We got a surprise back in March when the first trailer for the Jake Gyllenhaal-starring film "Southpaw" dropped with a snippet of a new Eminem song attached. As the film also stars 50 Cent, we should've guessed that Shady Records was involved in some way.
The Top 10 Hip-Hop Performances On David Letterman
When you closes your eyes and thinks about hip-hop, it’s safe to assume you are not envisioning David Letterman.
Top 10 Features On Tech N9ne's "Special Effects"
Even though Tech N9ne has spent years cranking out a series of collaboration albums, he couldn’t resist inviting his (wildly talented) rapping friends to join in on the fun on his latest album, Special Effects. Most of the album's 25 tracks include features from some very familiar faces. The biggest surprises, though, come from those you don't know, who compete with industry veterans on an album full of quotable verses. This is ripe territory to rank the best features on the album and include some of our favorite bars.
Review: Tech N9ne's "Special Effects"
Tech N9ne, who has accrued nearly three decades in the rap-game, has made a career out of dancing between the mainstream and underground universes. Admired by his fans for his consistency and his abstract approach to the genre, the Missouri MC's cocktail of freakshow world mixed with club-worthy finesse is something that has become expected out of each N9ne discography installment.
Stream Tech N9ne's "Special Effects"
After drumming up hype by dropping the Eminem collab, "Speedom (Wwc2)," a few weeks ago, Tech N9ne officially releases his new album today. Stream the 24-track Special Effects below, and buy it here.
Lyrical Allegiance: Picking Pacquiao/Mayweather Sides Through Song
For the majority of a decade, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather have been busy cementing their legacies as boxers, all while manifesting a near mythic pop culture status - established largely in part to their potential matchup.
Jay Z, Drake & Eminem Are Among Billboard's "Money-Makers" Of 2014
Yesterday, Billboard released its annual "Money-Makers" list, which rounds up last year's top earners in the music world. In 2014, hip-hop only had three moguls who managed to crack the top 25: Jay Z, Eminem, and Drake.
Rap Industry Recap: April
Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings, to movie deals, to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place. Be on the look out for this monthly recap of news-worthy items you may have missed to stay afloat with the industry.