Most Disappointing Projects Of 2014
After giving everyone a positive spin with the Hottest Songs of 2014, we're getting brutally honest and critical today with the Most Disappointing Projects of 2014. Following 2013’s parade of ridiculously good albums, it was hard to keep pace and not get left behind from the jump.
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 Calls Kendrick Lamar's "Good Kid, M.A.A.D City" A "Masterpiece"
Kendrick Lamar's sophomore album (and his first on a major label), good kid, m.A.A.d city -- the album that posited the Compton rapper as a prodigy in the eyes of much of the rap world, was released four years ago on this day (Oct. 22). Fans are using the occasion to revisit the album and remember just how special it sounded upon its release. It so happens that another great emcee, Eminem -- one of Kendrick's idols, has offered his thoughts on GKMC, describing it as a "masterpiece."
Eminem's Former Bodyguard Says Suge Knight Tried To Have Eminem Killed
Eminem's former bodyguard, Byron "Big Naz" Williams, recently sat down for an interview on the Murder Master Music Show and he revealed some crazy details about what it was like to look out for Em, especially when Suge Knight was trying to kill him. According to Big Naz, Suge, who is currently on trial for murder, was out for blood at the Source Awards 15 years ago.
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.
Shady Records Plans To Drop Huge Mixtape In Support Of "Shady XV"
Eminem and his team at Shady have really stepped up their efforts in the roll-out of their compilation double-disc album, Shady XV. Rightly so, as the album celebrates 15 years of Shady Records. After giving us a cypher with Slaughterhouse, Yelawolf and Eminem, plus some short black and white cartoons, we'll be getting one more piece of content presumably before the album arrives on Monday: a mixtape.
Let The Beat Drop: Hottest BET Hip-Hop Awards Cyphers
The beauty of a cypher is that it gathers artists from different walks of life and allows them to share their fortes. In a hip-hop cypher, competitors and spectators alike gather to hear some of the hardest bars around. The nicest emcee goes home with the respect of onlookers and a metaphorical prize that comes with murdering everything on sight. The 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards have potential to include some classic cyphers. This year’s contenders include David Banner, Treach, Remy Ma, T-Rex, and Tsu Surf.
Boy George Criticizes Eminem For Homophobic "Rap God" Lyrics
Boy George is the latest to take offence to Eminem's use of the words "fag" and "faggot" on his new single "Rap God". Although he apparently has yet to hear the record, the openly gay English singer-songwriter took to Twitter to voice his opinion. "Fag? Is this really recovery talk or are you running your own program these days?" George tweeted at Eminem. "Really unhelpful."
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.
Every Rap And R&B Album That Sold 1 Million Units In A Week
Drake's VIEWS became the most recent album to achieve the rare feat of selling 1 million copies in one week, an accomplishment it shares with only 20 other albums (recorded by Neilsen Soundscan), and even fewer hip-hop releases. Today, we've decided to look back at the small selection of rap and R&B that has reached this milestone.
Earl Sweatshirt Makes Fun Of Present-Day Eminem Fans
Vince Staples recently caused controversy when he admitted that he doesn't listen to '90s rap, and his frequent collaborator, Earl Sweatshirt, will likely do the same, as he's just uttered somewhat of a diss against anyone who's still listening to Eminem.
Big Sean Speaks On Working With Eminem
Remember back in April when a picture of Big Sean and Eminem in the studio had surfaced and it had the internet buzzing? Well, not much was heard about their collab after that until today when Big Sean spoke with MTV News about that time working with Eminem.
Royce Da 5'9" Doesn't Think J. Cole's "Fire Squad" Was An Eminem Diss
It's a combination of rap fans' thirst for beef and media's thirst for clicks that often turns ordinary statements into "shade". In the case of J. Cole's "Fire Squad", the speculation around a line made the rounds before many even heard the song themselves.
Jalen Rose Responds To Eminem Rapping About His Girlfriend On "Campaign Speech"
On the most recent taping of the Jalen & Jacoby podcast, Detroit native Jalen Rose issued a statement about Eminem's new song "Campaign Speech" in which the Detroit rapper gushes over Jalen's girl, First Take host Molly Qerim. Toward the end of the lengthy song, Em says; But then I think of Molly Qerim and I steer ‘em in that direction and forget my ideas for them/ Molly, I’m gone off you/
5 Times The Grammys Got 'Best Rap Album' Right
The Grammys are coming right up, and we'll have the pleasure of watching Iggy Azealia, Common, Eminem, Childish Gambino, Schoolboy Q or Wiz Khalifa take home an award for the 'Best Rap Album.' In the past, the Grammys have picked some albums that had everyone scratching their head, but they've also got it right a few times. We're going to focus on those instances with this list.
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.
The 10 Hottest Freestyles On Tim Westwood TV
Tim Westwood may not look like your average hip-hop personality, but the 57-year-old gangly white dude, always rocking a different color polo, is an industry legend, and he's been there from the beginning. In the late 80s, Westwood was one of the first DJs in Europe to play hip-hop on mainstream radio. As host of the revolutionary BBC Radio 1 Rap Show, started in '94, he became arguably the #1 importer of American hip-hop to the UK and beyond.
Busta Rhymes Broke The Windshield Of A Tour Bus The First Time He Heard Eminem
If any rapper was going to shatter a windshield by banging their head, it would be Busta Rhymes. The "Break Your Neck" MC is clearly a fan of the violent head bang, and in a hilarious new interview, he reveals that the dance move once decimated the entire windshield on Wyclef Jean's tour bus. The music that spurred on this incident? Eminem's Slim Shady LP, obviously.
Eminem Performs "Fack" For The First Time In Brazil
Marshall Mathers has made too many great songs to name. "Fack" is not one of them. Though, in all fairness, it's certainly something that could've only come from the mind of Eminem. Most of the track sounds like Em maniacally repeating a certain gay slur, and the rest of it is incredibly vulgar, as Em raps about ass play involving gerbils amid multiple audible orgasms.
First Week Sales For "Shady XV" & "Hood Billionaire"
Last week, the guy with the best selling hip-hop album of 2013 and the guy with the best selling hip-hop album of 2014 (thus far) dropped new albums.