Posts Tagged ‘ Eminem ’

IllaDaProducer Explains The Origins Of The “Killshot”.


As I was buying a whole new bunch of Christmas presents for my team, I finally came to the “music gear”, and in the process of doing research, I stumbled across an extremely interesting video.  Eminem’s record-breaking diss track, “KILLSHOT,” was the final salvo in his late-summer feud with Machine Gun Kelly. The scorching song was a direct response to MGK’s own diss track, “Rap Devil,” which was in turn prompted by the shots Eminem took at the Cleveland rapper on “Not Alike.” Production on “KILLSHOT” is handled by IllaDaProducer, who also placed several tracks on Eminem’s most recent album, ‘Kamikaze.’ The Florida-based beatmaker spoke with Genius about creating the track on the latest episode of ‘Deconstructed.’  Check the method.

MGK Comes At Eminem?


Everyone is hearing about Eminem’s latest album ‘Kamikaze’ via social media, but it’s about to get a bit more live when they talk about people’s responses to it.  Machine Gun Kelly definitely has me as a fan, his wit and lyricism has to be recognized… BUT after him getting dissed by Em, he was a bit upset, and put out quite the diss to the aging rapper.  Em has gone up against the likes is Ja Rule, Brittney Spears, Christina Agulara, Will Smith, and a whole host of others.  It will be interesting to see what happens next. MGK’s “get the wedgie out your Dungarees” line was quite good, however, the rest is inflammatory.  Take a listen below, and sound off about what you think.

 

Eminem Is Back… Again (AGAIN).


It seems as if Em has taken the Beyonce route, and randomly released a brand new album titled “Kamikaze” out of the wild blue yonder.  The surprise album is getting a cascading effect of social media reviews a bit late, because no one really knew he was going to put it out.  That being said, there are some surprising tracks on the album including one from the ‘Venom’ movie sound track, but this is definitely one to check out.  Leave any comments you may have about this new release below.  And if you’d like to download it, just click here.

Dr Dre’s New Album Drops TOMORROW?


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As previously reported, Dr. Dre has recorded an original soundtrack for the forthcoming N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton. According to the film’s director F. Gary Gray, the OST contains new music from Dre and features contributions from Kendrick Lamar and Eminem, among others.  Now, in a interview with Philadelphia’s Power 99, Dre’s N.W.A. group mate Ice Cube has revealed the entire album will be dropping on August 1st.  “It’s mega, it’s Dr. Dre, it’s what everybody’s been waiting for,” Ice Cube explained. “It’s definitely a dope record, and he’s dropping it all on the same day.” He also confirmed the soundtrack contains new music from N.W.A.

 

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Ice Cube was also asked about reports that N.W.A. would be reuniting for a reunion tour with Eminem filling in for the late Eazy-E. While both Dre and Eminem have disputed their involvement, Ice Cube told Power 99 that “We’ve definitely been talking about it. It’s just really about promotors coming to the table and we put together something that works for everybody. It’s definitely, definitely possible.”  Watch Ice Cube discuss Dre’s album and the possibility of N.W.A.’s possible reunion below.

Creed vs. Southpaw.


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Seemingly in the tradition of Captain America taking on Ironman in Civil War, and Batman vs. Superman on the big screen, it seems as if another rivalry may be on the horizon in the hollywood box-office. Creed (above) features Michael B. Jordan as the son of Apollo Creed (from the Rocky Balboa movies.) who is being trained by Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky.  When I heard the premise for the movie, it seemed quite a bit silly, or like Sly Stallone just needed another check.  But after watching the first trailer, my opinion was instantly turned around.  The dark and gritty semi-sequel is focused on the struggles of the young Creed, and honestly seems to be just a genuine attempt at a GOOD boxing movie, as apposed as a way to bring Rocky back to the big screen.  And IN THE BLUE CORNER!!! (sorry, I couldn’t help buy type that). Southpaw was originally intended to star rap icon Eminem, but he backed out in order to focus on the soundtrack.  When Jake Gyllenhaal (who’s name I still cannot spell without the help of Google) took his place after the movie Nightcrawler, people were a bit taken aback.  If you haven’t seen Nightcrawler, Gyllenhaal’s character is a spindly, creepily skinny late night journalist.  But when the first shots of him in Southpaw emerged, he was massive.  I don’t even think Eminem would want to fight Gyllenhaal in that shape.  The film itself features an interesting original story, directed by Antoine Fuqua.  Sound off below as to which boxing flick YOU think will bring home the best for best boxing movie of the year.

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A Look Back At The History Of One Of Hip Hop Hottest Songs.


003FCB_Eminem_037It doesn’t seem that long ago that I was in high school, and Eminem was all the rage.  His music was everywhere, he had a movie coming out, and every song he dropped seemed to be fire.  I remember hearing ‘Wangsta’ blaring from car speakers after school, and not realizing that 50 Cent (the same guy who made ‘How To Rob’, one of my favorite tracks ever) was in cahoots with Em.  However it does seem like a while ago since the last time I’ve heard one of their first collaborations, ‘Patiently Waiting’, until I start singing it, and I remember every single word.  There was just something about that changed many peoples minds about this dynamic duo, and Complex Magazine thinks so as well.  Below is a short “documentary” (Magnum Opus style) about the origins of this amazing song, and why the timing was so perfect.  Check the method.

Celebrity Oil Paintings.


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This collection of detailed oil paintings comes from the artist only known as “Hans”.  Hans hails from Bangkok, Thailand, and has an affinity for turning existing photos of celebrity faces, into custom portraits.  Check out some of his collection below.
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50 Cent – The Funeral (Official Video)


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50 Cent, who announced his departure from Interscope yesterday, drops a new clip from his Animal Ambition album, dropping June 3rd.  Check the official video below.

Eminem ft. Rihanna – Monster (Official Video).


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A seemingly unconventional combination, Rihanna, and Eminem have blanketed the world with their music once before, and on Em’s latest album ‘The Marshal Mathers LP 2’, they have another monster hit on their hands.  ‘The Monster’ has deemed itself the most successful single off Em’s newest recording breaking album, and as of 7:40 EST time, the official video has been dropped.  Click the pic to see the video.

Eminem – Rap God (Official Video).


Nový objekt - Bitová mapa (5).bmpEminem’s return to the rap game has come with some ups and downs since “Relapse”.  But the MMLP2 project has graced his fans with the “style of Em” that made him famous in the first place.  The newly debuted video for “Rap God” reminds of the material plastered all over MTV back in the 2000’s.  Check the method below.

Eminem Feat Kendrick Lamar – Love Game


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Here’s the highly anticipated collaboration between Eminem and Kendrick Lamar off the upcoming “MMLPII” album. I’ve always been a fan of Eminem and excited to hear that there is an artist that can keep up with him.

Eminem – Rap God


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In the just-released six-minute-plus track, Eminem surveys his competition in the hip-hop world and, comparing himself to all others he concludes, “I’m beginning to feel like a rap God”.

Eminem – Survival


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The new video for Eminem’s “Survival,” the track thatrecently premiered as part of the “Call of Duty: Ghosts” video game, has arrived, and it finds the Detroit rapper tagging and bragging once again. Eminem shows up spray-painting a ghostlike face onto the side of a building as he raps about what sounds like his journey through the music world, which he characterizes as a fight between fame and artistic expression.

Jay Z – Holy Grail feat. Justin Timberlake Official Visual


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Director Anthony Mandler has produced the visuals to Jay Z and Justin Timberlake’s new release “Holy Grail”, which comes from Carter’s twelfth studio album Magna Carta… Holy Grail. The video sees Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, and some cloth-covered women in an abandoned mansion and includes a slightly remixed version of the collaborative track. Prior to this, the American director had frequently collaborated with Rihanna and has produced videos for Eminem, Usher, Drake, M.I.A. and Lana Del Rey, amongst many others.

Eminem – Berzerk


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Brand new single from Eminem “Berzerk”. Produced by Rick Rubin. This will appear on Eminem’s upcoming album “Marshall Mathers LP 2″, in stores November 5th.

Eminem Ft. Skylar Grey – Survival


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Brand new music from Eminem “Survival”. Produced by DJ Khalil and it’s a soundtrack to the upcoming video game  ”Call Of Duty: Ghosts”, in stores November 5th.

10 Memorable Celebrity Appearances In Super Bowl Ads


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With 30 seconds of Super Bowl ad time going for as much as $4 million, companies want to get the biggest bang for their buck. One way to do that? Get yourself a celebrity endorser; then put the person in a memorable situation that people will be talking about Monday morning. Psy (promoting Wonderful Pistachios), Amy Poehler (Best Buy), Kaley Cuoco (Toyota), Dwayne Johnson (“Got Milk?”) and Tracy Morgan (MiO Fit) are among this year’s most anticipated endorsers. To set the bar high, here are ten celebrity commercial appearances from past Super Bowls that had people talking well after the confetti fell.

Betty White for Snickers

The “Golden Girls” star has been everywhere the last few years — including movie roles, hosting “Saturday Night Live,” and getting her own primetime prank series on NBC. White credits one appearance for her career revival: a Snickers commercial during the 2010 Super Bowl. “That’s what really started the little surge,” the actress told AdAge in 2010, talking about the commercial where she and fellow elder actor Abe Vigoda get into a game of pickup football.

 

Jay-Z for Budweiser

For Budweiser Select, the company brought in football royalty Don Shula to square off against one of rap’s biggest stars. The two played a confusing-to-follow, futuristic, holographic football game that was shown on one of Hova’s flat-screen TVs. It’s good to know that even in the future, Jay-Z is still the coolest guy in the room, and two-time Super Bowl champ Shula is as competitive as ever.

 

Cindy Crawford for Pepsi

In 1992, which might have been the apex of Crawford’s modeling career, Pepsi used her to perfection in its Super Bowl spot. The beauty pulled up to a dusty gas station and purchased a Pepsi as some nearby boys stopped playing to lean on a fence and ogle … the new can design.

 

Matthew Broderick for Honda

Some fans were horrified when they found out Broderick was reprising the titular role from the ’80s classic “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” for a car commercial, but the postgame consensus was that the ad was pretty great. Honda said they packed in two dozen tributes to “Bueller” in the extended version of the ad, and while a CR-V might not be a Ferrari 250 GT California, it’s still fun to watch a professional hooky player at work.

 

Megan Fox for Motorola

Megan Fox taking a bubble bath? Not a terrible start to a commercial. What made the Motorola spot even more interesting was that they had to bring in a double — for the actress’s thumbs. Fox suffers from brachydactyly, a condition that results in clubbed thumbs.

 

David Letterman, Oprah Winfrey, and Jay Leno for “The Late Show with David Letterman”

Somehow kept under wraps until it hit the air was a 2010 meeting that improbably saw late-night rivals Letterman and Leno on the same couch as daytime queen Winfrey. Letterman and Leno’s feud goes back to the early ’90s when the two competed for the “Tonight Show” hosting gig, but it reheated when Letterman sided with Conan O’Brien in an ugly feud over NBC late-night positioning. But Letterman invited Winfrey (who had joined him in a 2007 ad) and Leno, and under a veil of secrecy that included Leno wearing a fake mustache in Manhattan, they pulled off the surreptitious taping and surprised America.

 

Michael J. Fox for Diet Pepsi

Pepsi used Michael J. Fox for a series of commercials in the ’80s, but the 1987 entry might be the best. Fox went to get his attractive new neighbor a soda, only to find that he had foolishly put an empty 2-liter bottle back in the fridge. This led to a madcap trek down a fire escape and across traffic in the pouring rain, with Fox finding that his quest wasn’t over just yet.

 

Britney Spears for Pepsi

In 2002, Pepsi wanted to showcase its generations of fans, so they had Spears — at the peak of her popularity — step into ads set in 1958 and the intervening years up to the present. The black-and-white spot of Spears singing and dancing in a soda fountain kicked off the night of commercials.

 

Justin Timberlake for Pepsi

In 2008, Pepsi got another former Mouseketeer in an ad, using the singer/actor/beloved “Saturday Night Live” host to promote Pepsi Stuff. The spot found Timberlake being pulled across town by a mysterious force and incorporated a whole lot of physical comedy and cameos by Andy Samberg and Tony Romo.

 

Eminem and Clint Eastwood for Chrysler

Chrysler went for a combination of grit and class in 2010 with “Imported from Detroit,” as Eminem drove through the Motor City, eventually joining a gospel choir onstage as they sang the opening notes of “Lose Yourself.” Two years later, Chrysler again had a unique take, this time with Eastwood discussing how it was halftime in America. The Eastwood ad generated a lot of interest, angering Karl Rove and spawning an “SNL” parody.

2-cent Good Christmas(Music Video Parody)


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2-cent Good Christmas was created as a Music Video Parody for the holidays back in 2010. But every year around christmas I can’t get enough of this. This parody makes fun of  Eminem, Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka, Rick Ross, Willow Smith, Chris Brown, Rihanna, Kanye West, Birdman, Nicki Minaj, Plies, Drake, Lil Wayne, Wyclef, and Lady Gaga.

Skylar Grey Ft. Eminem – C’mon Let Me Ride (Official Video)


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Skylar Grey is the queen of the trailer park in her new Eminem-assisted video ‘C’mon Let Me Ride,’ which features the singer-songwriter portraying a flannel-wearing hellraiser, an evil plastic surgeon, and a polka-dot-loving girl apparently modeled after Katy Perry. Eminem makes a cameo, which is only fair, since Grey co-wrote his smash ‘Love the Way You Lie.’ Slim Shady delivers a typically campy comedic performance that ends with the rapper towing a kiddie pool full of ladies from the trailer park.

50 Cent feat. Eminem And Adam Levine – My Life


50 Cent showcases his expert driving skills and classic flow in his new video for “My Life,” the lead single off of his upcoming album “Street King Immortal.”

The video features vocals from Adam Levine as well as a couple of verses from 50’s fellow Detroiter Eminem. The video shows 50 and Eminem attempting to avoid the blinding spotlight of a helicopter chasing them. Eminem does his running on foot while fifty takes the more stylish route, choosing to evade his captors in a sleek, black car. Levine evens out the mix of outlaws, appearing in no way phased by the thick smoke invading his personal space. The video was shot at Michigan Central Station, an abandoned train station in Detroit. Video from the shoot hit the web in October though Detroit Urbex. At that time, the film crew said they were shooting scenes for a shoe commercial.

Slaughterhouse ft. Cee Lo Green – My Life (Behind The Scenes).


A good behind the scenes look at a video or record is always entertaining, but not too many have Eminem in jeggings, getting fed grapes by an anonymous assistant.  Take a look at the Slaughterhouse doing their thing with Cee Lo Green while filming the ‘My Life’ video.

Lil Wayne & Big Sean – My Homies Still (Official Video).


Rapper Lil’ Wayne released “My Homies Still” as the official first single from his much-anticipated tenth studio album “I Am Not a Human Being II”, scheduled to hit stores in 2012 via Young Money Records – In the StreetRunner & Sarom-produced urban single Weezy trades verses with G.O.O.D. Music representative Big Sean. “My Homies Still” is a sick tune! The beat is off the chain, and both Wayne and Sean throw in some of their dopest verses.  To me personally it looks and feels a little bit like ‘Rella’ from Odd future… which looked and felt like ‘My Name Is‘ from Eminem.  But check the method below.

Eminem In The Art Of Rap.


Ice-T takes us on an intimate journey into the heart and soul of hip-hop with the legends of rap music. This performance documentary goes beyond the stardom and the bling, to explore what goes on inside the minds, and erupts from the lips, of the grandmasters of rap. Recognized as the godfather of Gangsta rap, Ice-T is granted unparalleled access to the personal lives of the masters of this artform that he credits for saving his life. Interspersed with the performer’s insightful, touching, and often funny revelations are classic raps, freestyle rhymes, and never before heard acappellas straight from the mouths of the creators. What emerges is a better understanding of, and a tribute to, an original American art form that brought poetry to a new generation.

 

Young Jeezy ft. Freddy Gibbs & Eminem – Talk To Me.


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There are always collaborations in the Hip Hop world people wouldn’t expect, that have some of the best results (Game and Tyler the Creator for instance).  I personally never thought I’d ever see Eminem and Jeezy on the same track, but lo and behold, that day has come.  Click the pic above to check out the collaboration between Young Jeezy, Freddy Gibbs, and Slim Shady.

Eminem & Yelawolf Talk About Race In Hip Hop.


Check out a small excerpt from the Vibe magazine article with Eminem and his newest artist Yelawolf.

Eminem, what advice do you offer, if any, on being scrutinized for being a white rapper. Do you guys ever talk about race in that way?

Eminem: We make jokes about it, but I don’t think we talk about it in depth. As I was listening to his music, I am not even thinking about any of that shit. It’s just the music. That’s one of the things that’s great about it. I’m not even thinking about it when I hear the music.
Yelawolf: We do poke fun of it because it’s funny. Like, he calls me White Dog.

Oh, you called him that on the BET Awards Cypher. I didn’t realize it was an ongoing joke?
EM: Yeah, or Beige Sheep. [Laughs]
YW: Cracker Nuts. Whatever, I think it’s kinda unspoken.
EM: We deal with it enough as it is. So now, let’s make music.
YW: Let’s make great records. At the end of the day, that’s all there is to do.