Drake, Eminem, Kanye West & Lil Wayne
Things have changed a lot since 2009. The release of "Forever," a crew track featuring Drake, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, and Eminem, was the peak of hashtag rap, a trend where rappers ditched the "like" or "as" in their similes and just dropped the punchline, much like a hashtag for each individual bar. Drake was the main abuser of the style, but he credits Big Sean's "Supa Dupa Flow" with inventing it.
'04 Tim Westwood Freestyle (Unreleased)
Eminem Feat. Proof, Swifty McVay & Stat Quo
The TBT concept may have become awfully stale on the Facebook and Instagram feeds, though in the hip-hop world, Throwback Thursdays have been the impetus for some exciting unreleased music from eras that deserve to be memorialized in the midst of today's transient climate.
'99 Tim Westwood Freestyle (Unreleased)
Eminem & Proof
It's Thursday, and that means another special archived release from Tim Westwood.
My Name Is (Slim Shady) [Throwback]
Seventeen years ago today, Eminem released the music video for "My Name Is (Slim Shady)." With this song (and all of The Slim Shady LP, which came out a month later), Em embraced his failures, doubled down on his depravity, and skyrocketed to fame. He never looked back. In the video, Dr. Dre plays a psychiatrist unable to diagnose and/or assist Eminem with his sociopathic tendencies. Eminem portrays various versions of his self, as well as Bill Clinton (the Monica Lewinsky scandal was still fresh in America's memory). Still goes hard?
The Way I Am (Freestyle)
DJ Absolut has been maintaing his #MixtapeMonday music series with weekly series, however it's been over two months since we received a Mobb Deep #MixtapeMondays cut. Today the series makes a return, with Mobb Deep in tow, following up last week's Ransom freestyle.
Devil's Night Intro (Acapella)
On the night before Halloween, D12 returned with their first release in over 4 years, Devil's Night. The project included a few big features, including Royce da 5'9", Young Buck, and Kidd Kidd, but one guy who we suspected to make an appearance never showed up. Of course, a D12 reunion without Eminem is exciting enough, but we thought he would come through with at least a cameo. Well, the "reloaded" mixtape, with the help of DJ Whoo Kid, now includes an acapella intro of Em spitting his most lethal, Halloween-ready bars.
Rap God (Remix)
Get familiar with a wildly talented Maryland spitter by the name of KAAN. His latest track that's getting a lot of attention is a freestyle over Eminem's "Rap God." Due to the lyrical onslaught, not once in the track will you question if he's got the credentials to remix an Eminem track. He rhymes at blistering speed, with too many quotable bars and clever metaphors to keep track of. We're not gonna count the number of lines he manages to sneak into the 6-minute track, but it's gotta be some sort of record.
Sway In The Morning Freestyle
Eminem may have fallen off in recent years, but he is still the undisputed GOAT of multisyllabic freestyles and he showed why today, spitting a 6-minute a capella freestyle on "Sway in the Morning." He was joined in the studio by his manager Paul Rosenberg, and he doffed his cap to Rosenberg by kicking things off with "Paul Rosenberg, the small frozen turd." That set the tone for what was nothing short of a hilarious, disrespectful, and deeply impressive freestyle that recalled the days of Marshall Mathers LP.
Kings Never Die (Official Version)
Eminem Feat. Gwen Stefani
While we may have already heard Eminem’s latest single “Kings Never Die” featuring Gwen Stefani last week, the official, CDQ-version of the record can now be yours for free when you
Kings Never Die
Eminem Feat. Gwen Stefani
Eminem's "Kings Never Die" feat. Gwen Stefani is the second song off the Southpaw soundtrack after "Phenomenal." Here Em utilizes the same rapping style he uses on "Phenomenal," and most of MMLP2 for that matter: forward-leaning, dextrous, monotone yet emotional.
Back in March, Eminem fans got quite the surprise when the first trailer for the Jake Gyllenhaal-starring film "Southpaw" dropped and featured a new snippet from Marshall in it.
Speedom (Worldwide Choppers 2)
Tech N9ne Feat. Eminem & Krizz Kaliko
Here's the moment you've all been waiting for. Tech N9ne promised us an Eminem guest spot on his new album, Special Effects, and here it is. The song's called "Speedom (Worldwide Choppers 2)" and it also features Krizz Kaliko.
Yelawolf Feat. Eminem
Yelawolf's long-awaited sophomore album, Love Story, is out next week, but we're getting a leak at one of the project's most anticipated tracks a bit early. Today, "Best Friend" has made it's way out, featuring a guest verse from Yela's Shady Records boss, Eminem. As he tends to do, Em goes long, going well over 16 bars. Meanwhile, Yela handles hook duties, offering yet another country-inflected melody that works perfectly over the arpeggiated guitar line. Look out for the album April 21st.
Ca$his Feat. Young Buck, Arez Cobain & June B
Irvine, CA rapper Ca$his is gearing up for the release of his 4th studio album The County Hound 3, which is set to drop on April 7, and he's just dropped off "Kingpin", the project's first single. The rap king of Orange County spits on a gritty beat provided by The Coalition & Rikanatti, and invites Young Buck, Arez Cobain, and June B to throw down as well. Though Rikanatti handles the bulk of the production on CH3, the album will also feature production from Eminem, with whom Ca$his has collaborated in the past.
Detroit Vs. Everybody
Detroit native, Obie Trice, is back and he just dropped his newest single, "Detroit Vs. Everybody," an ominous slap with the theme song of The Walking Dead in the background. A few of his classics recently premiered on the Shady Records compilation album, Shady XV, and his new stuff is just as fresh as ever. As for the original "Detroit Vs.
Shady's #1 (Freestyle)
If the artwork on Crooked I (AKA KXNG CROOKED)'s new track is to be believed, Eminem's Shady XV is currently the number one album in the country. For the Slaughterhouse member, that's reason to celebrate, as he was included on a few tracks and will most likely never sniff the top spot again. Today, he drops off a freestyle over O.T. Genasis' "CoCo" entitled "Shady's #1."
Tonight, HNHH was happy to premiere the mixtape from DK Whoo Kid & Shady Records titled Shady Classics. Laced with 66 tracks (that’s no typo), the monster project is filled with a mixture of older songs, newer ones, and freestyles all from various members of the Shady gang, including many of 50's older joints.
Eminem Feat. Slaughterhouse & Yelawolf
As we all await Eminem and Shady Records' Shady XV compilation, the label has dropped off another new track from it. "Psychopath Killer" features Em, Yelawolf and Slaughterhouse, and was produced by the insanely talented team of Just Blaze, Boi-1da & The Maven Boys.
Lose Yourself (Original Demo Version)
In a recent trailer of Beats By Dre video series, Beat-By-Beat, we got to hear Em briefly speak on one of his most recognizable tracks, "Lose Yourself." The full interview, which has yet to drop, is expected to find Eminem share the full story behind the making of the hit record.
Don't Approach Me
Xzibit Feat. Eminem
We went on a Cash Money streak in terms of the TBT tracks, so we're switching things up today. We're getting pretty excited about Eminem's 15-year anniversary album Shady XV, which drops on November 24th, so we're taking things back to Em's hey-day with his feature and production on Xzibit's "Don't Approach Me." We need some more Eminem beats in our lives amirite?