Shad News

 
  • Cover of Review: Shady Records "Shady XV"
    Fifteen years of Shady Records represents an unusual time for rap music, transitioning out of the shiny suit era and into a bubble featuring new names. Aside from D12 and Obie Trice releases, the label’s existence was mostly tied to Eminem signing a certain Queens MC.
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: December 7
    This is a pretty eventful Charts Don't Lie, as we were not only anticipating first week sales for the likes of Eminem, Rick Ross, Beyonce and Iggy Azalea, but we're now seeing the streaming initiative from Billboard in full effect. For those unaware, we'll explain real quick.
  • Cover of 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.
  • Cover of Tyler, The Creator Calls "Shady XV" "Ass"
    Eminem's new two-disc album, one disc consisting of new records from Shady Records and the other a 'greatest hits' compilation, has been out for four days now and it's already been dissected and reviewed by critics and fans alike. 
  • Cover of Sales Projections Are Here For Rick Ross, Eminem, Beyonce & Iggy Azalea
    This week has seen a few big albums drop, all to coincide with the shopping frenzy that will occur on Black Friday.
  • Cover of Stream Eminem's "Shady XV" Compilation
    On Friday, Eminem and Shady Records will be dropping a two-disc compilation entitled Shady XV. Preceded by the massive, 66 track mixtape that we premiered for the label over the weekend, the project arrived on Spotify today for your streaming pleasure.
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Responds To Eminem's Mention On "Shady XV" Record
    Eminem's compilation album Shady XV isn't supposed to be dropping until November 24th, but you know how things go on the internet, everything tends to arrive a tad early.
  • Cover of 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.
  • Cover of Eminem, Slaughterhouse & Yelawolf To Air "Shady CXVPHER" Tomorrow
    Remember the classic cypher from Eminem and the Slaughterhouse gang a few years back at the BET Hip-Hop Awards? Well good news, the gang is about to do it all over again.
  • Cover of Eminem Shares "Shady XV" Cover Art [Update: Tracklist Revealed]
    Back in August, Eminem confirmed that a new project entitled Shady XV would be dropping later this fall.
  • Cover of Bow Wow Engaged To Erica Mena
    Bow Wow (now going by his government name, Shad Moss) and Erica Mena have officially announced their engagement. Shortly after Mr. Moss cryptically posted an image with an engagement ring on his Instagram account, Erica confirmed with ThisIs50’s Jack Thriller that the wedding is definitely taking place.
  • Cover of Eminem's Wraps Up "The Monster Tour" With Special Shade 45 Interview
    Eminem's joint tour with Rihanna "The Monster Tour" came to a close recently, and with that Shade 45 has released a special podcast they did centered around the tour, including backstage interviews from the tour with Eminem, Mr. Porter and The Alchemist.
  • Cover of Eminem's "Shady XV" Album To Be Double Disc, More Details Emerge
    Over the weekend rumors began to fly that Eminem had a new album up his sleeve, and shortly thereafter, the man himself confirmed that Shady XV was a reality. The new album has already locked down Black Friday as a release date, aka November 28th.
  • Cover of Is There An Eminem Project Called "Shady XV" Coming This Fall? [Eminem Confirms Project]
    Eminem just wrapped up his much-talked about Monster Tour with Rihanna, but it seems he may not be taking a break anytime soon.
  • Cover of 8 Battlers Who Should Be On "Road To Total Slaughter" Season 2
    The reality TV show "Road To Total Slaughter" brought battle rap into a spotlight it hasn’t seen for quite some time (if ever).
  • Cover of Bow Wow Joins Cast Of "CSI: Cyber"
    Bow Wow (who's recently insisted on using his real name, Shad Moss) has been acting almost as long as he's been rapping, with career-making roles in "Like Mike" and "Roll Bounce" already under his belt at this point.
  • Cover of Debate: Was Total Slaughter Bad For Battle Rap?
    Buzz remains consistent for Total Slaughter, the first event in Shady/Aftermath's pay-per-view rap battle series. At two weeks past, the novelty of the event has waned somewhat, but the sour reception from that night persists.
  • Cover of Prince Threw A Massive Subtweet At Lil Mo After She Shaded Him On Instagram
    Lil Mo did not have a great time at the Essence festival yesterday. Despite possessing a VIP pass, the singer had trouble making it to the bathroom backstage, being stopped by police while Prince was making his entrance.
  • Cover of 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.
  • Cover of Daylyt Signs To Shady Records [Update: Label Source Says It's Not True]
    Daylyt has seemingly appeared at the top of the game from out of nowhere. After making his television debut last week on the Shady Films reality series "Road to Total Slaughter," the battle rapper turned heads on Ab-Soul’s These Days… with an extended verse hidd
  • Cover of Bow Wow Changes His Rap Name
    Bow Wow progressed from his youth as a rapper named Lil Bow Wow, and as he continues to grow up he's decided on another name change, although this one is more drastic than simply dropping the "lil." 
  • Cover of Review: Slaughterhouse's "House Rules"
    In the hip-hop industry, there are four kinds of artists: those who have crossover appeal, those who don’t, those who choose not to, and those who shouldn’t. Slaughterhouse, as a collective and as solo members, simply shouldn’t.
  • Cover of Joe Budden To Battle Hollow Da Don For "Eminem Presents: Total Slaughter"
    Joe Budden's battle with Hollow Da Don has been on the table for a while now, but the new trailer for "Eminem Presents: Total Slaughter" has officially confirmed it. Budden and Hollow will be the headlining match, but we will also see Loaded Lux and Murda Mook face off during the event.
  • Cover of Isaiah Rashad Reflects On TDE, Names Jay-Z Above Tupac And Biggie
    Isaiah Rashad has been making waves since his inception as a member of Top Dawg Entertainment, where he raps among the label's impressive roster, including recent classics like Kendrick Lamar.
  • Cover of Classic Rotation: Eminem's "The Slim Shady LP" 15 Years Later
    In early 1999, a white rapper came out of relative obscurity and pissed off a lot of people. He was a white kid from Detroit, backed by a legend in Dr. Dre, and savvy music -industry heavyweight Jimmy Lovine.
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