Zane Lowe’s interview with Kanye West took on a life of its own, spawning controversy and a feud turned national-television resolution. Eminem’s no stranger to…anyone. Hopefully, this series gives more insight into his process.
With MMLP2’s release to an adoring public, even as it earned uneven marks, Eminem’s perceived maturity has emerged as a red herring in terms of ways to evaluate this clumsily-conceived sequel. Like many of Hollywood’s clunkers, it is necessarily weighed against and down by the success of the first.
A bonus track from MMLP2 that is a departure from the album’s overall sound. Just Em’s verse on this.
Eminem releases the official tracklisting for upcoming Marshall Mathers LP 2. Marshall looks to be keeping it relatively light with the guest spots on this one, with King Kendrick being the only rap feature on the project. Unlike most big-budget, stilted sequels, maybe this one won’t suck. Peep the full tracklist after the jump. Read More
This is Eminem carving his face on rap’s Mt. Olympus. This is Eminem striking down mortals with the hand of a lyrical super-being. This is Eminem on a quirky beat, twerking flows and generally proving that rhythm has no race and no confines. He still comes down to bless us occasionally. Off MMLP2.
Eminem raps against Call of Duty on a projection screen in a more than fitting video for his “Survival” single with Lisa Rodrigues. This is actually exactly what Em stans do when they play this song in their mom’s basement. Read More
the unofficial tag-team is one of hip-hop’s quiet victories over other forms of music. while rock and jazz and r&b is often replete with dual acts like the singer and the drummer, or the keyboard player and the bassist, hip-hop tends to thrive on the power of the individual voice.
Sometimes wish there were separate Rap Awards for things like this…radio freestyling. Slaughterhouse does it probably better than anyone else who’s ever done it as a group. Maybe Wu Tang is in the picture if you edit them down to their giants. These guys are a class unto themselves though. They don’t need to make songs.
Eminem’s childhood home is for sale at auction. Based on some of the topics he covered on that album, and the trauma associated with it, my guess is he won’t be bidding. But there may be some interested buyers in the Detroit area. Details after the jump.
Eminem premieres the video for his “Berzerk” single, which includes appearances from Rick Rubin, Kendrick Lamar, Slaughterhouse and more. MMLP 2 drops November 5.