Eminem’s “Relapse” Tarnishes The Alchemist’s Effort, “I Wanted To Throw [My Album] Away”

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Eminem‘s official deejay, The Alchemist, recently spoke on what fans should expect from the upcoming release of Relapse and how it could possibly become an instant classic.

Promising a full release of Dr. Dre beats, Al said Em stepped his rhymes up for each track this time around.

“I just got back from Detroit, was with Em for like three or four days working,” Al explained. “Got a chance to listen to the whole album and man, I love my album and it’s coming out in mid-June, when he played his album I wanted to throw mine away, straight up… Like when he was playing me the album, like, I didn’t wanna say it ’cause I was like thinking of his whole body of work and I was like, ‘This might be some of his best body of work,’ in my opinion. It’s 16 Dr. Dre beats, it’s like Em kinda decided, I’m assuming, when was the last time you heard a full production of Dr. Dre’s music through and through, minus one joint, Em did one joint. The attention Dre put on those beats is the equivalent to the attention Em put on to the writing.” (The Maguire) Continue reading

Eminem Planning Violent Game For iPhone

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Rapper Eminem has revealed a gaming application that could find its way into the iTunes application store.

The rapper announced the game on his Twitter page and posted a link to the game, which is also titled Relapse.

Eminem has had a tense relationship with iTunes.em

The two have battled in court twice, the first time over a commercial that featured Eminem’s track “Lose Yourself,” the second over downloading royalties.

In 2005, Eminem’s Eight Mile Style publishing company agreed to an undisclosed financial settlement over an iPod commercial that featured “Lose Yourself,” without permission.

In March of 2009, FBT Productions, a company affiliated with Eminem, sued Universal Records in an attempt to get higher royalty rates on all digital sales through Apple’s iTunes App Store.

FBT argued that their tracks were “masters,” which were then reproduced as digital copies.

While Eminem was not a party to that lawsuit, FBT, he would have made millions, had FBT one the case, which went in favor of Universal, after a judge ruled that a sold online is no different than a song bought in a store.

It appears that the various legal skirmishes have not impacted Eminem’s relationship with Apple thus far, although the rapper’s proposed game may not help the relationship. Continue reading

[video] Rick Ross Wants War With Eminem? “Eminem Your A Monkey. Your Really A Honkey. But Thats Racial” + Says 50’s New Name Is “Wood Face” + Clowns On Whoo Kid

It’s official, shots fired! Ross decides to take the fight to Eminem by calling him a “Monkey” also as well as a “Honky” for the racial implications. He calls 50 “Wood Face” and says the Unit got dropped off of Interscope. This ongoing saga needs to get picked up by a network already.

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Alright, I will say it since no one else seems to have the balls…this dude done fell off! It’s not so much the lackluster lyrics as much as it is the same tired ass formula. The first song is normally a Slim Shady joint and the follow up is a Marshall Mathers joint, exactly what we got this time around. The predictability is disappointing, plus this guy is no longer teenage trailer park trash, his songs should reflect his age and experience.  This is totally lame and exactly why the music genre is stuck in a rut, tired ass formulas that suppose to change with time have become the blueprint to mediocrity. Em needs to relapse his ass back in the studio and stop taking advantage of an eager consumer base.  

Eminem to Perform at the MTV Movie Awards

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Get the censors ready. Rap-Up.com has exclusively learned that Eminem
will take the stage live at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards.

The controversial rapper will return to the 18th annual event, airing live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif., on Sunday, May 31. He is set to perform his celebrity-bashing song “We Made You” off his sixth studio album Relapse, which is being released May 19.

Since his last appearance at the pre-taped awards in 2005, the show has switched to a live format. It’s possible that a few of the celebrities Em takes shots at in his first single will be in attendance, making for an even more interesting spectacle.

“Saturday Night Live” funnyman Andy Samberg will host.

[Op-Ed] Is Eminem Irrelevant?

 

via LA Times

When Eminem burst onto the scene, he enraptured the nation with his gift for saying exactly what the rest of us were already thinking but were too afraid to say out loud. 6a00d8341c630a53ef01156ffdae0c970b-250wi

But a lot has changed since the acclaimed satirist’s last album — “Encore” — came out in 2004, both in politics and in pop culture. An entire industry has been built on celebrity bashing. Which is why Eminem’s new video feels so flat.

With the steady current of sniggering, and downright damaging, remarks about famous people populating the public consciousness today, Eminem’s new song, “We Made You,” feels at best irrelevant. And at worst, truly mean.

In light of recent attacks on Jessica Simpson for her weight gain — and her well-publicized battle with her figure — segments of the video that feature a bloated, Jessica Simpson look-alike chowing down on burgers just feel stale and tacky. And also, about a month too late.

Here’s hoping the rest of Eminem’s new album, “Relapse,” gets away from the celebrity culture and features some of the beautiful, honest and self-reflective poetry we have come to expect from this amazing artist, who was — and hopefully will remain — the voice of our generation.

[Op-Ed] Eminem’s back…but does the world still need him?

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via The Independent

You must have heard it by now. That adenoidal, sing-song delivery; the slow, clipped beat, the tack piano… like a signal, beamed from a not-too-distant past. Nothing remarkable about that – except that, in the hyper-accelerated world of pop, a five-year silence is equivalent to skipping an entire generation. So the leak of a new track from Eminem – amid reports that he’s set to return with not one but two new albums – has understandably set the internet buzzing.

Which is fine – but can Marshall Bruce Mathers III, by far the biggest-selling rap artist in the world, possibly reclaim his position as the world’s most famous MC? His long, self-imposed exile is the least of it. After a reconciliation with (and subsequent divorce from) perpetual ex-wife Kimberley, the murder of a close friend, rumours of creative burnout, signs of weight gain and a much-publicised “dependency on sleep-medication”, he’s starting to resemble, for sheer weight of troubles, the very Michael Jackson he once mocked.

At 36, even if Eminem’s musical skills are intact, his road back may prove tough. Consider the following obstacles he’ll have to overcome along the way… Continue reading

Eminem Album Release Date Not Confirmed

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Hip Hop fans were buzzing yesterday as various media outlets reported Eminem’s upcoming album to be released on December 23.

The album, which was listed as Relapse per Eminem’s previous statements [click to read], is now listed as “TBD” and with no release date attached to it.

During a release party for his autobiography, The Way I Am, Em also released a freestyle called “I’m Having a Relapse,” [click to listen] which is not confirmed to be a track on the album, contrary to some reports.

As previously reported, while there is no release date for Relapse, Dr. Dre is expected to handle the majority of its production and DJ Premier has also contributed at least one song [click to read