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‘The Eminem Show’ Goes Diamond in the U.S.

March 10, 2011

Eminem isn’t rapping like he used to but that doesn’t mean people stopped liking how he used to rap. Em’s critically acclaimed third major label album The Eminem Show hit the 10,000,000 sales mark this week earning the coveted Diamond plaque according to the RIAA.

The Eminem Show was largely considered a turning point for Em as an artist where he began to focus less an cartoonishly  blasting celebrities, carelessly abusing drugs and overtly and gratuitously verbal abusing women and gays and instead began to focus more addressing the realities he faces as he gained his god-like celebrity status. Ironically, many people who saw this change as a turn for the worst musically. I for one consider this his last truly great CD before his drug addiction and death if his best friend Proof (of D12) changed his personality irreversibly forever altering him away from the care free young emcee he flawless portrayed in his first two albums.

That being said, Eminem was and remains one of the best emcees of all time whose music redefined hip-hop forever.

Heres one of my favorite tracks off the album:

Eminem- ‘Till I Collapse:

[audio https://xandersgame.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/eminem-18-till-i-collapse.mp3]
Source HipHopDX
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Roach Gigz on MTV2

March 7, 2011

Local Bay Area MC Roach Gigz was featured yesterday on MTV2.  As he discusses in his interview, his whirlwind success has really taken the bay area by storm much to his own surprise.

Roach Gigz’s mother is good friends with my mom and I remember playing video games with him when I was little so I try and show him love whenever possible.  If you haven’t already, check out his newest mixtape Roachy Balboa 2.

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Dr. Dre’s Detox to be released “April 1st”

February 2, 2011

A new image has surfaced claiming the long awaited oft-delayed Detox album will drop April 1st 2011.  No, it probably won’t…

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Dr. Dre Re-Launches Website

January 31, 2011

Legendary Producer Dr. Dre relaunches his website which has laid dormant for several years now.  He is using his newly revamped website to promote second single Detox “I Need A Doctor” featuring Eminem which goes on sale on iTunes tomorrow, February 1st.  Check out the website here.

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Wiz Khalifa’s New Album “Rolling Papers”

January 26, 2011

According to his twitter, Pittsberg MC and Freshmen of the Year Wiz Khalifa’s new album titled Rolling Papers is dropping March 29.  He’s also dropping a movie called High School with Snoop Dogg on 4/20 so stay tuned! 

Check out the single for High School here.

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Slaughterhouse & Yelawolf Sign To Shady Records

January 12, 2011

Hip Hop supergroup Slaughterhouse oft delayed, often talked about signing to Shady records has finally gone through. Additionally, up-and-comer Yelawolf has also been side according to February 8th’s XXL (article below):

IT’S SHADY 2.0: EMINEM ANNOUNCES THE SIGNINGS OF YELAWOLF AND SLAUGHTERHOUSE TO SHADY RECORDS ROSTER

SLAUGHTERHOUSE JOINS SHADY RECORDS & INTERSCOPE RECORDS, YELAWOLF ADDS SHADY RECORDS TO THE TEAM

Complete Story Told Exclusively In The March 2011 XXL Magazine On Stands Nationally February 8th

SANTA MONICA, CA – January 12, 2011 – Rap supergroup Slaughterhouse and budding superstar Yelawolf have been signed to Eminem’s Shady Records it was announced today.

“Yelawolf and Slaughterhouse, it’s kinda phase two of Shady,” says Eminem. “It’s the new generation of Shady Records and as we’re trying to rebuild our label, it’s exciting for hip-hop and with all of these forces coming together and with what everybody’s capable of on the mic, it’s gonna be fun.”

Bringing together the East Coast, West Coast and Detroit in the middle, Slaughterhouse consists of Crooked I, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and Royce da 5’9”. Most recently, Slaughterhouse was featured on “Session One,” a bonus track on Eminem’s 2010 blockbuster Recovery album. Eminem is expected to be personally involved in Slaughterhouse’s sophomore album scheduled for release in 2011.

Said Royce Da 5′9″: “It’s very exciting for me to reunite with Eminem years after our Bad Meets Evil project together. Slaughterhouse on Shady Records will be a force to reckon with.”

Late last year, Yelawolf released Trunk Muzik 0-60, a compilation of select tracks from his critically acclaimed 2010 mixtape Trunk Muzik, along with six previously unavailable songs. The Alabama native is currently in the studio recording his full length major label debut.

Said Yelawolf: “Considering where I’m from and the shit I’ve been through, it’s hard to put into words what partnering with Shady means to me, my team at Ghet-O-Vision, and my state of Alabama. I can tell you that when you’re willing to give your life up to see a dream through, the reward is great. And now that I’ve become an apprentice to one of the greatest artists in the world, my potential reaches beyond anything I ever imagined. Let’s kill this shit.”

Shady Records was founded in 1999 by Eminem and his manager Paul Rosenberg. D12, the label’s first signing, were also Shady’s first breakout stars, selling more than four million albums in the U.S. In 2002, the label released the quadruple platinum 8 Mile soundtrack, with its hit single “Lose Yourself”–the first hip-hop song to win an Academy Award for Best Original Song. Shady Records then partnered with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment to ink 50 Cent, who subsequently has sold more than 23 million albums worldwide. Of Shady’s 11 albums to date, four have earned U.S. multiplatinum certification, three others platinum (including the compilation Eminem Presents: The Re-Up) and two gold. The label has sold over 40 million albums worldwide.

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Kanye West & Jay-Z Single Cover “H.A.M.”

January 8, 2011

 

About a week ago I mentioned that Kanye West drunkenly declared “Watch the Throne coming in one week”, well a week has past and still no Watch The Throne. However, we do have this single cover.  So what do you think “H.A.M.” stands for?