20 Dope Hip-Hop Songs Made For Film
On paper, recording a song for a film soundtrack is considered the ultimate form of selling out. The music itself is literally used as promotional material for a larger product. Music money is big, but movie money is on another level (ask Ludacris, who hasn't released an album since "Fast Five"). That being said, let's remove the negative stigma generally associated with the term "selling out" and call soundtrack inclusions what they really are: a honing in on a given artist's particular skill set to create something universally appealing to an established fan base.
Eminem Teases Upcoming Announcement For Texas
Eminem may be headlining a stadium tour with Rihanna, but it looks as though he's got something else big cooking, although we won't find out what until tomorrow. Em isn't so big on his socials, but he took to his Instagram account to post a photo of himself on a horse in cowboy mode, with the caption, "Texas - "Square Dance" with me! Announcement coming 4/22."
Stay Sober: Rappers Who Don't Smoke Or Drink
Drugs are everywhere in hip-hop. Whether they're mentioned on the radio, seen in music videos, or smuggled into concerts, drugs are pretty much unavoidable in the genre. Weed, lean, pills, coke, booze, shrooms, you name it, dope's not to hard to find. Many rappers, like Juicy J or Lil Wayne, have made it clear in their music that they love getting fucked up. Despite the popularity of drugs in hip-hop culture, not every rapper partakes in popping mollys or getting fried.
Eminem & Rihanna Set To Perform At 2014 MTV Movie Awards
Before Eminem and Rihanna embark on their three city-tour in August, they will have a little practice come this Sunday. MTV announced today that Eminem and Rihanna will be performing at this year’s MTV Movie Awards.
50 Cent Thanks Eminem For Giving Him A Shot, Describes Him As One Of His Favorite People
In case you hadn't noticed, it's been a slow news day, folks. As such, we thought we'd bring this moment of homage to light, given Ferrari F's recent departure from Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope / Shady Records.
Spike Lee Rumored To Direct Eminem's Next Music Video
If "Headlights," the memorable track where Shady shocking had some some less than horrible things to say about his dear mother, was on of your favorite cuts off of The Marshall Mathers LP 2, then you're in luck: "Headlights" is the next Eminem track to get the music video treatment and there's some strong speculation alleging that Spike Lee will be sitting in the Director's chair.
20 Funny Hip-Hop Videos For April Fools'
Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who don't believe every hip-hop video has to be about models sitting on the hood of a rented car. The idiots who believe you cannot fill a three and a half minute run time with close-ups of your friends mean-mugging and call it a day.
Eminem Recalls Wanting To Diss Kanye West & Lil Wayne On Record
On "Talkin' 2 Myself" from Recovery, Eminem spoke of a time when he almost took aim at Lil Wayne and Kanye West on record. Speaking to Big Boy in an interview with Power 106, Em went into more detail about those feelings at the time.
Lollapalooza Announces Line-Up, Eminem & OutKast To Headline
Last week it was rumored that Eminem would be the Lollapalooza headliner. The annual Chicago festival has officially announced their line-up today, and lo and behold, Eminem is a headliner, alongside, unsurprisingly, OutKast.
How Hip-Hop Has Permeated Pop Culture
Emerging from the ghettos of New York City, specifically the Bronx, in the '70's, Hip-Hop became the voice for a people who had been ignored for too long. It echoed the conditions African- Americans were living in - and still are, to an extent - and their daily struggles. Acts like Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five laid down the roots for what would become, slowly, the genre that permeated global society; Hip-Hop, over time, became the method that people of all religions, cultures, socio-economic classes could speak through. Hip-Hop became a voice for the ignored.
50 Cent Thinks Eminem Is Underrated, "More Hood Than So Many People Out There"
50 Cent recently sat down with Noisey to talk about his upcoming album, Animal Ambition, as well as his frequent collaborator, Eminem. Despite his massive success, 50 described Em as "underrated", which he said was due to his race. "Em is really underrated because people have always been talking about him like, "The WHITE rapper Eminem" instead of just "the rapper."
Eminem & Rihanna Announce "The Monster" Tour Dates, "MMLP2" Goes Double Platinum
Eminem and Rihanna have announced the dates for their upcoming "The Monster" tour, named after their hit single from the former's new album The Marshall Mathers LP 2, which is now certified double platinum, having passed the two million mark with 13 thousand copies sold this week.
Eminem Rumored To Headline Lollapalooza 2014
While the official lineup for Chicago's 2014 Lollapalooza music festival is yet to be announced, industry sources have revealed what are claimed to be the "confirmed" headliners of the festival. While the names seem right, OutKast (who if you haven't noticed have made a point to headline EVERY festival in existence this year) are nowhere to be found. It is possible that their name will simply appear further down the list ('additional headliners' are mentioned).
5 Hip-Hop Tours That Are Worth The Ticket Price
Lets be real, most of us can't even afford to buy CDs at retail value. At least that's what we tell ourselves as we pirate just about every record we can get our hands on. That being said, there are some things in life that just aren't accessible for free on the internet no matter how badly we want them to be. One of those things is food. Another is live performances. "Bullshit! 50 is streaming his SXSW performance for free on March 11th," you might say. Well, first off, stop being a smart ass. Second, while it's true you might be able to "see" Mr.
Cinematic: 10 Rappers With Films About Their Lives
Over the years many rappers have ventured into acting and usually watching them act on the big screen is excruciating or downright funny. But sometimes there are rare gems where that rapper surprises you and goes beyond expectations to show off a stellar performance. Through the years plenty of rappers have taken to the screen in an effort to chronicle their lives, a big noteworthy tour, a moment or a behind-the-scenes look into their real lives.
From Potheads To Oxymorons: 10 Of The Druggiest Rap Albums
Last week, the world got an unprecedented look inside of Schoolboy Q's various addictions on Oxymoron, an album named after the painkiller Oxycodone. It's most certainly an album that can be categorized as "drug rap," making it the latest in the long, storied history of rapper's infatuation with, selling of, and popularizing of various controlled and illegal substances.
Charts Don’t Lie: March 2
It's almost time for the ScHoolboy Q and Kid Cudi chart invasion, but not just yet. We received the first week sales projection for both rappers respective releases, Oxymoron and Satellite Flight, and both are on track to sell a solid amount of albums. Q is looking like he'll do some damage with 150,000-160,000 copies projected, and thus debut at #1 which definitely isn't a bad look, while Kid Cudi will come close behind with 90,000-95,000 copies.
Top 10 Funniest Rappers
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
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
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.