50 Cent On "In Da Club": "It's Chasing Me, I Keep Running From It"
50 Cent made quite a splash when he released his breakthrough single, "In Da Club" in 2003. In fact, the track was such a phenomenon that casual listeners still define Fif by it to this day. The NY rapper talked to Complex about his attempts to escape the iconic hit, his respect for Miley Cyrus, and how Eminem's lack of interest in areas outside of music has benefited him. Read some excerpts from the interview below:
Eminem Reveals "Deluxe Edition" Artwork For "The Marshall Mathers LP 2"
Eminem has already given us the tracklist for the deluxe edition of his upcoming Marshall Mathers LP 2, and has now revealed the cover. The deluxe artwork incorporates the same image from the original album cover, but comes from a new perspective. Em's old Detroit house is seen through the backseat window of a car, illustrating the distance that now exists between him and his former-self.
Danny Brown Talks On The Time He Met Eminem
Danny Brown has been relatively quite since releasing Old, and while we haven't really been getting any new music from him (apart from "Sweeney Song"), he's still making the interview rounds from time to time. Yesterday he sat down with Sway Calloway on RapFix and shared some of what he's been up to since Old. Among his adventures, Danny had some involvement in Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" video, he's visited South Africa, and he met Eminem.
Charts Don’t Lie: January 26
This week the charts remained relatively calm, with no hip-hop new-comers to speak of yet. However, Ty Dolla $ign recently dropped his new Beach House EP, so we'll have to see how well that does sales-wise next week. This past week was Kid Ink's second week on the Billboard 200, and while he wasn't able to maintain a spot within the top 20 of the Billboard 200, he was pretty close, dropping to #21 after a #3 debut. Although Ink is signed to RCA, this is his debut effort and while he's pushing towards the mainstream, he hasn't quite broken down the barrier yet.
Producer Scoop Deville Details Upcoming Busta Rhymes & Eminem Collaboration
During a recent interview with VladTV, Los Angeles emcee/producer Scoop Deville broke down the upcoming collaboration between Busta Rhymes and Eminem, which he produced. It'll appear on the former's new album Extinction Level Event 2. "That's the next record that's going to, I'd say, destroy the streets of New York and hip-hop in a lot of ways," Deville said. "That record is something that we've been putting together for a minute. It's not just like an overnight thing. We've been trying to make this THE record to bring back Busta in a major way."
Shady Records Announces The Launch Of Shady Films
Eminem's Shady Records have announced a big business move, they are now venturing into film production with Shady Films. The label has announced a new deal for content development and production with Ben Silverman’s LOUD channel in partnership with Electus.
Universal To Reissue Classic Albums From Eminem, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne & More On Vinyl
Vinyl was once an inseparable part of hip hop culture, but as technology has advanced, the format has naturally fallen out of favor (even in the DJ world). Universal Music is making an effort to give collectors another (or in some cases, first) chance to own some of genre's seminal albums on wax. The label's intention with the project is to “spotlight iconic, genre-defining albums” from the past releases of Def Jam, Interscope, Priority and Virgin Records.
Chance The Rapper Says There's "No Reason" To Sign A Deal In This "Dead Industry"
Chance The Rapper's success seemed to happen overnight. Even the anticipation over his Acid Rap project seemed to culminate only a week or so prior to its release. Since then, he's appeared on Lil Wayne's Dedication 5 mixtape (contributing what was arguably the best track), and toured with the likes of Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.
Eminem In The Studio With Chris Rock
We've heard plenty of rumors about Eminem's album since it was announced he's was working on a new one. While nothing can be said for sure about a release date, or when to even expect new music from Em, we've been given hints that something big is coming from the lyrical genius.
Eminem Announces New Album Title & Release Date
Eminem has finally given us some details on his upcoming album, which he has now announced will be a sequel to the seminal Marshall Mathers LP. MMLPII will be executive produced by Dr. Dre and Rick Rubin, and the first official single "Berzerk" will see release this tuesday. The album will be released November 5, 2013. Watch a brief promo clip below, which includes an excerpt of the new single.
Eminem’s "Berzerk" & Drake’s "Hold On" Go Platinum, Jay Z’s "Holy Grail" Goes Double Platinum
The numbers are in, and these rap game heavyweights are still killing it. Eminem's Marshall Mathers LP II single "Berzerk" sold 115,000 copies this week, which put him at 1,110,000 total copies sold, solidifying the track's platinum status. The album is scheduled for release on November 5th.
Eminem First Artist Since Beatles To Have 4 Top 20 Hits Simultaneously
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.
Charts Don't Lie: January 12
There aren't very many changes in this week's Charts Don't Lie compared to last week. The main list of artists has remained the same, as we have yet to receive any new rap or r'n'b debuts on the Billboard 200, although Kid Ink's debut album My Own Lane will begin charting in the near future. Ink's RCA album is projected to move a solid 40-45k, which will land him within the top 3.
Eminem Will Produce 4 Tracks On Ca$his' "The County Hound 2"
While Ca$his has departed from Shady records to form his own label, the rapper still keeps what he calls a "familial" relationship with Eminem. Apparently family makes beats for family, as Eminem will serve as producer or co-producer on 4 of the tracks on Ca$his' upcoming album, The County Hound 2. The album will also feature guest appearances from Obie Trice, King Los, Kuniva and more. View the the cover artwork in the gallery above, and the full tracklist below.
Eminem's Childhood Home Damaged In Fire [Update: Home Was Demolished]
Many are familiar with Eminem's childhood in Detroit home through his album covers. First featured on his seminal Marshall Mathers LP in 2000, and revisited on the cover of MMLPII, which dropped this week.
Charts Don't Lie: January 19
This week we welcome a new entry on Charts Don't Lie, Kid Ink. Kid Ink is a prime example of a rapper who took his internet fame way past the internet. The Alumni rapper is now signed to a major label, and was able to successfully release his debut album My Own Lane-- he actually surpassed the sales projections of 40-45k. Ink sold a respectable 50k, which isn't too shabby for an artist who is not quite mainstream yet, although it's only a matter of time until he gets there.
Paul Rosenberg Confirms Eminem Album To Arrive Post-Memorial Day
Fans have been waiting a fair amount of time for a new album from Shady Records' boss Eminem. We heard he was working on it in October, and we've heard various rumors and random details since, however nothing too concrete.
All Eight Of Eminem's Solo Albums Charted This Week
Eminem sold an insane number of copies of The Marshall Mathers LP 2 this week, but it turns out it wasn't the only one of his albums flying off the shelves. The hype around Em's new record was apparently strong enough that ALL SEVEN of his previous solo albums showed up on the Billboard 200.
Eminem Releases Full Album Stream Of "MMLPII"
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.
Alchemist Sheds Light On New Eminem Album
Not much is known about Eminem's upcoming album, but Shady Records producer Alchemist had a few things to say about the project in a recent interview with MTV. "That's my boss. I deejay for him and I'm not at liberty to speak on much, but you know his caliber and what he does," Alchemist said of the level of secrecy around the album. The producer stressed that Em would be showing some evolution in his new material, indicating that the rapper is "clearly going to further territories" on the project.