Eminem To Host Twitter Q&A Friday Afternoon
After spitting possibly the hottest freestyle in radio history this morning on Shade45, Eminem took to Twitter to announce that he will host a Twitter Q & A sesh Friday afternoon at 1 PM EST.
Eminem Plans To Release Spike Lee-Directed "Headlights" Video On Mother's Day
Eminem's been making some big announcements as of late, including founding his own rap battle league and becoming the first rapper to headline London's Wembley Stadium.
Odd Future Will Open For Eminem At Wembley Stadium
Earlier in the month, it was announced that Eminem would be making hip hop history by becoming the very first rapper to headline Wembley stadium. Not only that, when tickets went on sale last week, Em managed to sell out the gigantic venue almost immediately, resulting in a second date being added. The opening act for the momentous occasion has now been announced, and it happens to be none other than Tyler, The Creator and his Odd Future cohorts.
Eminem Covers Complex Magazine
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.
Samples Of The Week: November 13
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.
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.
Proof was two albums into a promising solo career when Mario Ethridge shot and killed him during an argument over a game of billiards in 2006. He was a childhood friend of Eminem, member of D12, and author of unimpeachable rhymes. If he were alive today, he would be 42 and still slaughtering 90% of the current rapper population on the mic. Click through the gallery to revisit 10 of his best moments. RIP Proof.
Eminem & OutKast To Headline Austin City Limits Festival
Eminem teased us recently about a big Texas-related announcement coming on 4/22, and as we hypothesized, the announcement is that the rapper will be headlining this year's Austin City Limits festival. Alongside Em, OutKast will be headlining as well-- if you're located in Austin, that in and of itself sounds like something not to miss out on.
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.
Yelawolf Speaks On The Making Of "Love Story"
Yelawolf's new album, Love Story, is in stores and online today. The rapper has hinted at what to expect from his sophomore album with the "Son's of Anarchy"-featured track "Til It's Gone" as well as "Whiskey In A Bottle" and most recently, "Best Friend." All these songs have a country and southern edge not often heard in hip-hop, and in comparison to Yela's first album, Radioactive, it's definitely a change of pace-- in a good way, though.
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.
Busta Rhymes' New Album Will Feature Eminem, Lil Wayne & Kanye West
Busta Rhymes recently revealed his long-awaited Cash money debut would be a sequel to his 1998 classic, Extinction Level Event: The Final World Front. We've already heard his take on the twerk trend with Nicki Minaj, but according to Busta, he's got plenty of other big features up his sleeve.
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."
Corey Feldman Compares Himself To Eminem During Attempted "Today" Show Comeback
If you didn't catch 80's child actor Corey Feldman's "Today" Show performance, it's an exercise in celebrity self-entitlement and the surreal circus that is life in 2016. After his musical number was panned by by publications and plebeians alike, Corey Feldman wept publicly. Returning to the "Today" Show for his comeback performance, Corey Feldman started off hot, comparing himself to the white GOAT Marshall Mathers.
Samples Of The Week: July 3rd
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".
Charts Don’t Lie: December 1
Eminem found his way back to #1 on the Billboard 200, after spending a week at #2. The rapper sold the same amount that some rappers do opening week (if not more) and he's in his third week on shelves with MMLP2. Em's standard for success has undoubtedly been raised higher than the average rapper, so if we were to compare those sales to that of Yo Gotti's opening week for I Am, you may not seem too impressed. But nonetheless, Yo Gotti did well for himself, selling more than any of his past releases, with 47,469 copies, and debuting at #7.
Word Up: Hip-Hop Through The Wire
The Wire is a critically-acclaimed T.V. show, probably one of the greatest ever. Although it didn't have a large audience while it aired, its fan base has since grown ten-fold, and many fans of the show are within the hip-hop community.