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Eminem Cover’s Vibes October/November Issue, Reunites with 8 Mile Cast


To commemorate the tenth anniversary of the movie 8 Mile, B rabbit and the rest of the 8 Mile cast chopped it up with Vibe for their October/November Issue. You can read the full cover story here. (more…)

Slaughterhouse & Rita Ora Cover Urban Ink Magazine


Jay’s new pet project is certainly making the rounds. Head down bottom to check out Slaughterhouse’s cover.  (more…)

Video: Obie Trice “Spill My Drink”

Here’s Obie releasing some new work from off his Bottom’s Up project. His video there, and the interview we did with him, right here(more…)

Video: Hopsin Discusses “Ill Mind Of Hopsin 5″ Success, God, and Eminem

Hopsin recently sat down with Hard Knock TV to discuss the huge success of his “Ill Mind Of Hopsin 5″ video, his relationship with God, and Eminem being one of his favorite rappers.

Video: Slaughterhouse Stops By The Breakfast Club

Welcome To: Our House is out now. They talk about the usual. Working with Em, mixtapes, etc. That mixed in with C the God’s humor always makes for good conversation.  (more…)

Video: Slaughterhouse “My Life” ft Cee-Lo Green

Slaughterhouse drops the visuals for their Cee-Lo assisted track complete with a hilarious intro from Eminem. Don’t be surprised if this track takes over airwaves in the coming weeks.

Video: Eminem’s Freestyle On “The Art Of Rap”

Em goes in, and if you want to see more, check the film when it comes out this month. (more…)

Mixtape Download: Jon Connor “The People’s Rapper”


To celebrate his birthday, Flint, Michigan MC Jon Connor pays homage to arguably one of the greatest MCs of all-time and fellow Michigan rapper, Eminem, with the latest installment of his “Best In The World Series.” On this Don Cannon-hosted tape Connor reworks many of Em’s classic joints. Clearly Jon has big shoes to fill, but based on the intro alone, he fits them snugly. John Connor The People’s Rapper Previews: “Cold Wind Blows (Intro)”Stream “Cleaning Out My Closet”Stream “The Way I Am” – Stream

Album Review: Obie Trice – Bottoms Up


Artist: Obie Trice Album: Bottoms Up Label: Black Market Entertainment Date: 4/3/12 “O-Trice, Back At It!”  Six years after the release of Second Rounds On Me, Obie Trice is back with his third album, Bottoms Up, which keeps in line with his other alcohol-inspired album titles.  Ten years ago Eminem memorably sampled the line “Obie Trice, real name, no gimmicks” from Obie Trice’s “Rap Name” on “Without Me.”  Now, Obie maintains his “no gimmicks” attitude on this project and even brings the line back on “Ups & Downs.” His past albums, Cheers and Second Rounds On Me, featured many collaborations and with only four features on this sixteen track album Obie Trice seems more comfortable showcasing his lyrics and flow on his own.  The subject matter of the album is light and ranges from the type of woman Obie fantasizes about on “I Pretend” to the story of his career and relationships within the rap game. Although Obie Trice split from Shady Records in 2008, Eminem has a strong presence on the album through samples, shout outs, production, and a feature.  The project kicks off with a Dr. Dre produced introduction on which Obie spits a verse letting us know that on this album he is “simply spittin whats in O-Trice’s system.”  He then thanks all those who have helped and supported his career so far.  The intro is followed by the energetic “Going Nowhere.”  Obie shows his confidence and lets us know he’s “in this to win this” over Eminem’s production.  The first single off the project, “Battle Cry” features Adrian Rezza and was produced by his brother Lucas Rezza.  It was released last summer.  On the track, Obie reminisces about his critics and past albums.  He starts each verse with his catchy battle cry of “O-Trice, Back At It” reminding us of his perseverance in the game.  The second single “Spend The Day” features singer, Drey Skoni and was produced by Detroit rap/production trio NoSpeakerz, who produced a third of the album.  The track tells the story of what its like for a woman to spend a day with Obie.  “Spill My Drink” is a catchy track on which Obie mentions his album delays and who has stuck by him through all this time. On the highly anticipated Statik Selektah produced “Richard,” Obie and Slim take it back to “Shady 1.0” with alternating verses packed full of references about them being “dicks” with Eminem on the chorus.  Obie comments on Interscope, as a label, and his issues with the industry on “Ups & Downs” and “Hell Yea.”  He also addresses his relationships with Eminem and Dre accompanied by a few Dre and Em samples on “Hell Yea.”  Trice and the late MC Breed represent for the Michigan rap scene on “Crazy.”  “Lebron On” is the story of Obie’s career told through basketball metaphors and comparisons to Lebron.  It discusses overcoming obstacles and being underrated and hated on.  Obie ends the last track with a shout out to “the G-Unit he knows” and a request to follow him on twitter @RealObieTrice. A few tracks such as “BME Up” or “Secrets” would have been a good fit for a 50 Cent verse or chorus, but they are solid tracks anyway.  There is an early 2000s classic feel to the album which maybe because he started the project so long ago. Obie’s verses are authentic and unaffected and uninfluenced by current music.  The overall production of the album is solid and a good fit for Obie’s style.  Many tracks have memorable witty lines and metaphors like “The way I hurt em with the ‘Ye, she call me Amber Rose.“  Although some tracks are more memorable than others, the project is comprised of well-written verses, catchy choruses and diverse flow, and definitely worth a listen. Purchase Bottoms Up on iTunes

The Debate Continues: Who Came Off Harder On ‘Renegade’? Jay-Z Or Eminem? (Poll)

This is one of those Hip-Hop arguments that never seems able to go away, and that’s pretty much how we like it around these parts. There’s no question that both MC’s did their thing on the legendary track that appeared on Jay-Z’s first Blueprint album back in 2001, but as with everything else; only won person can take home the gold. So in your opinion, who was the gold medalist and who was the silver medalist? Jay-Z: “Motherfuckers - say that I’m foolish I only talk about jewels (bling bling) Do you fools listen to music or do you just skim through it? See I’m influenced by the ghetto you ruined That same dude you gave nothin, I made somethin doin what I do through and through and I give you the news – with a twist it’s just his ghetto point-of-view The renegade; you been afraid I penetrate pop culture, bring ‘em a lot closer to the block where they pop toasters, and they live with they moms Got dropped roasters, from botched robberies niggaz crotched over Mommy’s knocked up cause she wasn’t watched over Knocked down by some clown when child support knocked No he’s not around – now how that sound to ya, jot it down I bring it through the ghetto without ridin ’round hidin down duckin strays from frustrated youths stuck in they ways Just read a magazine that fucked up my day How you rate music that thugs with nothin relate to it? I help them see they way through it – not you Can’t step in my pants, can’t walk in my shoes Bet everything you worth; you lose your tie and your shirt” Eminem:  “Since I’m in a position to talk to these kids and they listen I ain’t no politician but I’ll kick it with ‘em a minute Cause see they call me a menace; and if the shoe fits I’ll wear it But if it don’t, then y’all’ll swallow the truth grin and bear it Now who’s these king of these rude ludicrous lucrative lyrics Who could inherit the title, put the youth in hysterics usin his music to steer it sharin his views in his marriage But there’s a huge interference – they’re sayin you shouldn’t hear it Maybe it’s hatred I spew, maybe it’s food for the spirit Maybe it’s beautiful music I made for you to just cherish But I’m debated disputed hated and viewed in America as a motherfuckin drug addict – like you didn’t experiment? Now now, that’s when you start to stare at who’s in the mirror and see yourself as a kid again, and you get embarrased And I got nothin to do but make you look stupid as parents You fuckin do-gooders – too bad you couldn’t do good at marriage! (Ha ha!) And do you have any clue what I had to do to get here I don’t think you do so stay tuned and keep your ears glued to the stereo Cause here we go – he’s {*Jigga joint Jigga-chk-Jigga*} And I’m the sinister, Mr. Kiss-My-Ass it’s just the” Jay-Z: “I had to hustle, my back to the wall, ashy knuckles Pockets filled with a lot of lint, not a cent Gotta vent, lot of innocent of lives lost on the project bench Whatchu hollerin? Gotta pay rent, bring dollars in By the bodega, iron under my coat, feelin braver Doo-rag wrappin my waves up, pockets full of hope Do not step to me – I’m awkward, I box leftier often My pops left me an orphan, my momma wasn’t home Could not stress to me I wasn’t grown; ‘specially on nights I brought somethin home to quiet the stomach rumblings My demeanor – thirty years my senior My childhood didn’t mean much, only raisin green up Raisin my fingers to critics; raisin my head to the sky Big I did it – multi before I die (nigga) No lie, just know I chose my own fate I drove by the fork in the road and went straight” Eminem: “See I’m a poet to some, a regular modern day Shakespeare Jesus Christ the King of these Latter Day Saints here To shatter the picture in which of that as they paint me as a monger of hate and Satan a scatter-brained atheist But that ain’t the case, see it’s a matter of taste We as a people decide if Shady’s as bad as they say he is Or is he the latter – a gateway to escape? Media scapegoat, who they can be mad at today See it’s easy as cake, simple as whistlin Dixie while I’m wavin the pistol at sixty Christians against me Go to war with the Mormons, take a bath with the Catholics in holy water – no wonder they try to hold me under longer I’m a motherfuckin spiteful, DELIGHTFUL eyeful The new Ice Cube – motherfuckers HATE to like you What did I do? (huh?) I’m just a kid from the gutter makin this butter off these bloodsuckers, cause I’m a muh’fuckin” Take Our Poll

Obie Trice “Richard” ft Eminem (Prod. Statik Selektah)


Eminem says his peace on the full cut of Obie’s Statik Selektah-produced “Richard,” the first single off Bottoms Up, out April 3. (more…)

iHipHop Interview: Obie Trice: Open Bar

Right now, the house that Eminem built, better known as Shady Records has a new set of faces with a new name; Shady 2.0. But before the 4-headed monster recognized as Slaughterhouse, and the rapid-fire specialist, Yelawolf all signed their government names onto Shady contracts; the original stable of verbal assassins included one Obie Trice. (more…)

Video: 50 Cent Brings Out Eminem At SXSW

For those who aren’t there, we got you covered.  (more…)

Video: Royce Da 5’9″s Interview With Montreality

Basically, it’s nothing you haven’t heard already, but the folks up at Montreality are good people, so they’re always going to get love. (more…)

What Label Would You Sign To? (Poll)

In this game, (better known as the music business) you’re only as good as your team. That statement has been more than proven with all of the heavy hitters in Hip-Hop assembling strong supporting casts to further their own movement, as well as to give those next up a platform to showcase their skill set. (more…)


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