Filed under: Eminem, Hip Hop News, Interviews | Tags: 50 Cent, Crack A Bottle, Dr Dre, Eminem, Relapse, Shady Records
Em thought it would be nice to drop 2 albums this year. Don’t believe me? Read this press release please:
SANTA MONICA, CA – March 5, 2009 – Eminem, the biggest selling music artist of the decade, officially announced the street date of his eagerly awaited new album; his first original studio album in over four years. Relapse (Interscope/ Aftermath/Shady) will be released on May 19, 2009. The first single from the album and its accompanying video will see a simultaneous release on April 7th.
Anticipation for Relapse has been building since the fall, when Eminem first announced the album title and debuted the freestyle, “I’m Having A Relapse,” during an interview on his Shade 45 satellite radio station. Last month, the release of “Crack A Bottle” from Eminem, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent brought that anticipation to a head. The track soared to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (Eminem’s second #1 after 2002’s “Lose Yourself”) and set a Nielsen SoundScan record for opening week download sales (418,000). The recording ranked third in the history of all weekly download sales. “Crack A Bottle” will be included as an album track on Relapse.
With the announcement of the release date for Relapse also comes confirmation of something that had been rumored in recent weeks: Eminem is already working on a follow-up album, Relapse 2, that fans can expect in the second half of 2009. “A lot of people were expecting Relapse to drop last year,” said Eminem. “I was one of them. Then Dre and I went back in the studio in September for a few days, and that turned into six months. We were on such a roll; we wound up with a ton of new music produced by Dre. Putting out Relapse 2 will let everyone get all of the best stuff.”
Eminem has sold more than 75,000,000 albums worldwide. His previous studio album, Encore, reached #1 and dominated the charts in late 2004. Certified quadruple platinum and spinning off four Top 40 Hot 100 hits, the Grammy-nominated disc has sold more than 11,000,000 copies around the globe. The #1, double platinum, 2005 greatest hits collection, Curtain Call: The Hits and #2, platinum, 2006 various artists compilation, Eminem Presents: The Re-Up, followed. In October 2008, Eminem released “Eminem: The Way I Am”, a book compiling thoughts, stories, and memorabilia from various points in his life. The book entered the New York Times Best-Seller list at #11.
Filed under: 9th Wonder, Asher Roth, Blu, Cipha Sounds, Hip Hop News, Juan Epstein, Kanye West, Music, News, Paul Mooney, Peter Rosenberg, Richard Pryor, Videos, Wale | Tags: 9th Wonder, A Tribe Called Quest, Asher Roth, Blu, Chris Brown, Cipha Sounds, Consequence, G.O.O.D Music, HOT 97, J.Period, Juan Epstein, Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Paul Mooney, Peter Rosenberg, Rhianna, Richard Pryor, Rihanna, Wale
I have been getting some emails wondering just how long this site is gonna be “down” for so here is the answer: I don’t know. It could be up and running this afternoon if I work hard enough but as you may or may not have guessed by now I am super lazy. Here is a couple updates to keep you going until I get back in the update zone.
Oh yeah, Chris Brown punched Rihanna in the face…..I was there……I bit her.
P.S Although I said it before, apologies to the senders of the 100’s of emails I am getting with “postable” material.
CONSEQUENCE IN THE STUDIO WITH KID CUDI & J.PERIOD:
Here is a video of Cons & Kid Cudi working on a G.O.O.D Music version of “Buggin Out” with J.Period. Download link for the final track below the video.
LISTEN/DOWNLOAD: J.Period Ft Consequence & Kid Cudi – Buggin Out 2009
ASHER ROTH – I LOVE COLLEGE:
I’m not late with this….I just wasn’t around.
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The way 9th and Wale are positioned on this cover looks unfortunately __________.
In my absence Cipha Sounds & Pete Rosenberg have managed to stay on the air which means my daily update is about a week behind. Here is yesterday’s (Monday 9th Feb) show. Click the link below the download to catch-up on the missed episodes.
WHO: Cipha Sounds & Pete Rosenberg
WHERE: HOT 97
WHEN: Monday 9th Feb
LISTEN/DOWNLOAD: CIPHA SOUNDS & ROSENBERG MORNING SHOW FEATURING CHRIS VS RIHANNA
Paul Mooney + Juan Epstein = Dope-ness.
LISTEN/DOWNLOAD: Juan Epstein Season 2, Episode 17
Filed under: Hip Hop News, Kanye West, News, Videos | Tags: Construction, G.O.O.D Music, Kanye West, Louie Vuitton
I am currently working on a site update so there will be a lack of updates for a while. Keep checking back as it should be completed soon.
A BRIEF MESSAGE FROM MARTIN LOUIE KING Jnr:
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Filed under: Eminem, Hip Hop News, Interviews | Tags: 50 Cent, Before I Self Destruct, Billboard, Cashis, Detox, Dr Dre, Eminem, Relapse, Shady Records
Em was recently interviewed by Billboard Magazine, via email, for a quick discussion of all things current.
Em on his relationship with Dre:
“Me and Dre are back in the lab like the old days, man,” Eminem says. “Just him banging away on tracks and me getting that little spark that makes me write to it. I don’t have chemistry like that with anyone else as far as producers go — not even close. Dre will end up producing the majority of the tracks on Relapse.’ We are up to our old mischievous ways … let’s just leave it at that.”
Em on “Number 1” aka “Crack A Bottle”:
“….It wasn’t close to finished, and it even has me doing guide vocals for Dre as a suggestion of how he could lay his verses down. It’s like someone catches you peeping in your window before you got the Spider Man costume all zipped up! Nobody is supposed to see that. We are gonna finish it up though and get it out there how it’s supposed to be.”
Em on Shady Records ’09 ambitions:
“Before I Self Destruct” will be out in February. “He’s still working on it and getting back together with me and Dre next week to finish up,” he says. “I have a couple of tracks on there with him. It’s sick.”
For the whole interview click the link below:
Filed under: Charles Hamilton, Cipha Sounds, EPMD, Hip Hop News, Interviews, Jabari Johnson, Juan Epstein, N.E.R.D, Peter Rosenberg, Videos, Wale | Tags: Charles Hamilton, Cipha Sounds, EPMD, Hiphopgame.com, Jabari Johnson, Juan Epstein, N.E.R.D, Peter Rosenberg, Pharrell Williams, Soulja Boy, Wale
Did you forget that this album still had single material??
N.E.R.D – SOONER OR LATER [BEHIND THE SCENES]:Vodpod videos no longer available.
And the shot-taking continues……..Vodpod videos no longer available.
They were on the radio show last week but as we all know, Juan Epstein is like Cipha & Rosenberg on drink & drugs. Here is Juan Epstein featuring EPMD.
LISTEN/DOWNLOAD: Juan Epstein Season 2, Episode 15
JABARI JOHNSON MEETS WALE:
Filed under: Hip Hop News, Interviews, Kanye West, Videos | Tags: Kanye West
KanYe posted a video of a recent press conference he held in New Zealand. That was about 1 hour ago. About 10 mins ago he posted a personal comment about that press conference. I guess he must have watched it a couple times and decided he needed to.
When I listened back to the New Zealand conference I was like whoa this is pretty harsh. Sometimes I speak with no filter. I did not mean to be so harsh on the subject of Christianity being that I was a well known Christian. When I was at my Mom’s funeral a fucking stranger came up to me and said, “I hope you’ve accepted Jesus as your saviour so you can see your Mother again!” My entire life, being an african american, Christianity was forced down my throat. Since I was a child, I would ask questions like, “so are little babies that can’t speak yet going to hell also?” I one thousand percent believe in God, I believe in Karma, I believe in being a good person. I’m not trying to tell people what they should believe or not believe. To each is his own. I was in situations where someone constantly used Jesus to show me how baaaad a person I was or how not perfect or not Christ like I was. When I say I don’t want to be Christ like I’m saying I’m fine with not being perfect. I’m fine with being a human being. I’m happy with just that. + KanYe’s Blog
Click the picture to watch the video.
Filed under: Black Milk, DJ Drama, DJ Skee, Hip Hop News, Interviews, News, Videos | Tags: Black Milk, DJ Drama, DJ Skee
I remembered that Obama owed me a couple favors so got that kid on the phone and told him to get my site un-blocked. 2 hours later and here we are.
A whole bunch of visual, written and all round mouth watering material has surfaced on other blogs etc while I have been in the big house. However, that was the past and we need to get back to the future like Marty McFly. I also got several invitations to write for other blogs during my short hiatus which I appreciate but can’t handle right now. I’m ramblin’………..lets get on with it.
BLACK MILK – OUT THE BOX TV:
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DJ SKEE + DJ DRAMA TOUR THE AMG STUDIOS: