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  • Origins: The Samples From Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2"
    Origins: The Samples From Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2"
    Nov 13, 2013 at 01:48pm
    Eminem took things back to basics on his new LP. The Detroit rapper recruited one of Hip Hop's pioneers, Rick Rubin, to help him channel some classic sounds and ideas, many of which came through sampling.  The late 80s era of hip hop they pull from is well-represented in plenty of small vocal snippets and interpolations not instantly evident to the casual rap listener. Many of the musical samples also harken back to the days of Run DMC, where rock-based loops were the norm.
  • First Week Sales For Eminem's "MMLPII" Are In
    First Week Sales For Eminem's "MMLPII" Are In
    Nov 12, 2013 at 04:31pm
    As expected, Eminem did some big numbers for the opening week of Marshall Mathers LP 2. The album was projected to sell 700,000 to 750,000, and if the initial numbers are correct, he did even better than projected.
  • Review: Eminem's "Marshall Mathers LP 2"
    Review: Eminem's "Marshall Mathers LP 2"
    Nov 11, 2013 at 03:25pm
    The Marshall Mathers LP dropped in 2000 and became the fastest selling solo album of all time, influencing a whole generation of artists with its unique and in-depth look into the bizarre world of Eminem. The album was sandwiched in between Slim Shady LP and The Eminem Show – two other classic albums that are every bit as influential today as they were a decade ago.
  • Lyrics Of The Week: November 1-7
    Lyrics Of The Week: November 1-7
    Nov 8, 2013 at 11:55pm
    Repetition remains a reality in the rap game, and specific bars tend to get overlooked. This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions. Keep in mind, these are the most noteworthy lyrics of the week, not necessarily the best. Also, it's hard to get everything right - if you notice any errors, don't hesitate to let us know in the comments section. Lines we're not sure about will be bolded.
  • Eminem First Artist Since Beatles To Have 4 Top 20 Hits Simultaneously
    Eminem First Artist Since Beatles To Have 4 Top 20 Hits Simultaneously
    Nov 8, 2013 at 05:25pm
    Eminem narrowly edged out the Beatles to become the best selling artist of the last decade, and it seems he's still competing with the band, now matching a Billboard record previously set by the fab four. Em is the first artist to have 4 singles simultaneously rank within the Billboard top 20 since 1964, with "Berzerk," "Rap God," "Survival" and "The Monster" all charting high. It should be noted that this is for "lead" artist, and not featured. 
  • Rick Rubin Speaks On Producing "Love Game," Says It's "Supposed To Sound A Little Wrong"
    Rick Rubin Speaks On Producing "Love Game," Says It's "Supposed To Sound A Little Wrong"
    Nov 8, 2013 at 03:27pm
    One of the most anticipated tracks off Eminem's MMLPII was the Kendrick Lamar collaboration titled "Love Game." When the album leaked, and thus the track as well, fans were surprised at the concept record, which was in no way a scathing hip-hop record that we expected, but a very quirky song actually about love.
  • Eminem Lists Favorite Rappers Of All Time, Breaks Down "Rap God" Writing Process
    Eminem Lists Favorite Rappers Of All Time, Breaks Down "Rap God" Writing Process
    Nov 6, 2013 at 03:20pm
    We didn't hear from Eminem for years, but with MMLPII dropping this week, his recent promo train has been inescapable. The Detroit rapper sat down with Shade 45's Sway for an in-depth interview to talk about the album, his presence in the "Top 5" discussion, as well as sharing his own personal list. 
  • First Week Sales Projections For Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2"
    First Week Sales Projections For Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2"
    Nov 5, 2013 at 09:01pm
     It appears Eminem is going to rock the Billboard charts next week. His new album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, is on course to earn the second-largest sales week of the year and debut at No. 1.
  • 15 Dope Eminem Freestyles
    15 Dope Eminem Freestyles
    Nov 5, 2013 at 10:38am
    Eminem is undoubtedly one of the best rappers of this generation, but his ability to freestyle it pretty untestable as well. His rhymes are intricate, complex, and sometimes just plain crazy. This list shows off Shady’s rare ability to spit off the cuff. Whether it has been in a group or rapping solo on a beat, the rapper embodies the art of freestyling. 
  • Eminem Talks About Using The Word "Faggot" In "Rap God"
    Eminem Talks About Using The Word "Faggot" In "Rap God"
    Nov 4, 2013 at 03:59pm
    After Eminem dropped his single "Rap God," which is jam-packed with lyrical content, a familiar criticism arose, when he was called out for using the word "faggot" in the track.
  • Eminem Covers Complex Magazine
    Eminem Covers Complex Magazine
    Nov 4, 2013 at 11:17am
    Eminem has returned to the music, and with his return has come (what are usually) rare interviews with the "Rap God," including this one for Complex's December/January cover. Em has a double cover for the new issue of Complex, which was unveiled today, right in time for the Marshall Mathers LP 2 to drop tomorrow.
  • Meet Jon Bellion, The Co-Writer Of Eminem's "The Monster"
    Meet Jon Bellion, The Co-Writer Of Eminem's "The Monster"
    Nov 4, 2013 at 09:55am
    Eminem's new album, Marshall Mathers LP 2, officially hits stores tomorrow. The lead singles he's dropped thus far have left fans with opposing views-- some stand by their fierce support of Em, while others wish the old drug-addled rapper would return.
  • Eminem & Macklemore Among Winners At 2013 YouTube Music Awards
    Eminem & Macklemore Among Winners At 2013 YouTube Music Awards
    Nov 3, 2013 at 08:30pm
    The first annual YouTube music awards aired tonight, and while the Spike Jonze-helmed production was far from smooth, it was certainly interesting. Eminem, who also performed at the event, took home the "Artist Of The Year" award, while Macklemore & Ryan Lewis beat out Kendrick Lamar for "YouTube Breakthrough". View the full list of nominees and winners below. Video of the Year:
  • A Visual For Eminem's "Rap God" Is Dropping In The Coming Weeks
    A Visual For Eminem's "Rap God" Is Dropping In The Coming Weeks
    Nov 3, 2013 at 04:51pm
    More Marshall news, folks - we'll keep it brief once again. A new interview Em' gave the Detroit Free Press took place on location of the video shoot for "Rap God", and information concerning its release timeframe was revealed. According to Eminem's manager Paul Rosenberg, the visual should be dropping in two weeks or so.  That's all for now. The Marshall Mathers 2 drops in two days.
  • Stream The YouTube Music Video Awards, Feat. Performances From Eminem, Tyler, The Creator & More
    Stream The YouTube Music Video Awards, Feat. Performances From Eminem, Tyler, The Creator & More
    Nov 3, 2013 at 12:55pm
    YouTube will be streaming its inaugural YouTube Music Awards ceremony live at 6 p.m. EST, with performances from Eminem, Tyler, the Creator and more. Relevant rap game nominees include Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. The award show, which is being hosted by Jason Schwartzman and Reggie Watts, features Spike Jonze as its creative director, and countdowns are currently taking place in Seoul, Moscow, Rio and London.  
  • Eminem & Dj Whoo Kid Discuss Lyricism, Rock-Influenced Hip-Hop & Rihanna's Vocals
    Eminem & Dj Whoo Kid Discuss Lyricism, Rock-Influenced Hip-Hop & Rihanna's Vocals
    Nov 2, 2013 at 07:11pm
    Y'all have been inundated with Eminem coverage lately, so we'll keep this one brief. The resurgent Detroit emcee called DJ Whoo Kid's Shade 45 radio show from a pay phone earlier today, and the two discussed The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Rick Rubin's rock-influenced approach to production, the abilities of both Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna and more.   
  • Eminem On Kendrick Lamar's "Control" Verse:  "If You Get Mad... You Might Look Foolish"
    Eminem On Kendrick Lamar's "Control" Verse: "If You Get Mad... You Might Look Foolish"
    Nov 2, 2013 at 03:57pm
    Eminem has already given Kendrick Lamar, who appears on his new track "Love Game," quite a bit of praise.
  • Lyrics Of The Week: September 25-31
    Lyrics Of The Week: September 25-31
    Nov 1, 2013 at 06:46pm
    We're back, folks. There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific bars are often overlooked. This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions. Keep in mind, these are the most noteworthy lyrics of the week, not necessarily the best. Also, it's hard to get everything right - if you notice any errors, don't hesitate to let us know in the comments section. Lines we're not sure about will be bolded.
  • Eminem Says Kendrick Lamar Is Doing "Incredible" Things
    Eminem Says Kendrick Lamar Is Doing "Incredible" Things
    Nov 1, 2013 at 05:21pm
    Eminem is getting ready to drop his much-anticipated sequel to the Marshall Mathers LP next week, but we still haven't heard very much about the process behind the album. In a new interview with Billboard, Eminem opens up about his approach to recreating the vibe and feel of the 2000 project, his struggle with addiction, and his confidence in what Kendrick Lamar is doing right now.
  • Eminem Releases Full Album Stream Of "MMLPII"
    Eminem Releases Full Album Stream Of "MMLPII"
    Nov 1, 2013 at 04:57pm
    Although Eminem's highly anticipated album MMLPII has already sprung a leak, Em's manager, Paul Rosenberg, has attempted to stop people from streaming it/downloading it illegally by letting go a free iTunes stream of the album. The stream is only available in the U.S., so if that's where you're located, click here. Let us know your initial thoughts on the album, and check out Marshall's friendly PSA concerning illegal downloading below.
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