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: 50 Cent, Chris Brown, Rihanna, The Wire | Tags: 50 Cent, Chris Brown, Marlo, Rihanna, The Wire
The smoking section just sent through this article comparing rappers to actors, or in some cases, rapper/actors to actor/rappers.
Only a couple points I would like to make, firstly, Micheal should be compared to Chris Brown. This was always my feeling due to their resemblance but thankfully Chris has added more fuel to the fire by also proving to be good with his fists. Secondly and quickly, I agree with the 50 = Marlo theory but wish to add that they both slur their speech and have suffered cheek wounds(on the face).
Filed under: 50 Cent, Cipha Sounds, DJ Premier, Interviews, Music, Peter Rosenberg | Tags: 50 Cent, Casino, Cipha Sounds, DJ Premier, Frankenstein Mobster, Goodfellas, HOT 97, Peter Rosenberg, Scarface
WHO: Cipha Sounds & Pete Rosenberg
WHERE: HOT 97
WHEN: Monday January 12th
LISTEN/DOWNLOAD: CIPHA SOUNDS & ROSENBERG MORNING SHOW FEATURING GANGSTER MOVIES
New 50. Produced by DJ Premier aka Primo for those who don’t know.
LISTEN/DOWNLOAD: Curtis – Shut Your Blood Clot Mouth (Prod. by DJ Premier)
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: 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Music, Videos | Tags: 50 Cent, Dr Dre, Eminem, Jay-Z
New video from 50. Don’t wanna speculate too much but that looks like Dre & Em in the tubes at the end. That sentence will make a bit more sense once you have seen the video.
50 Cent – Get Up:
I have had he snippet on repeat since yesterday so its good to finally get the full version. Now all we need is the CDQ track and the album. Full interview with Angie included.
LISTEN/DOWNLOAD: Jay-Z – History
LISTEN/DOWNLOAD: Jay-Z on Hot97 w/ Angie Martinez
Filed under: Cipha Sounds, Donny Goines, Grafh, Peter Rosenberg, Videos | Tags: 50 Cent, Cipha Sounds, Donny Goines, Grafh, HOT 97, Peter Rosenberg
The return of Cipha Sounds. There may or may not be any actual “freestyles” on this edition but I am only a quarter of the way in so Ill change the picture when necessary.
EDIT: THERE IS FREESTYLIN’ OCCURRING AS I TYPE THIS. I AM PRETTY SPECIAL.
New video for “Bring The Goon’s Out” by Grafh which is track 13 on the above mixtape. Its right after his cover of “Gunz Come Out” by 50 Cent which was confusing. Also I am pretty sure the drums on this are jacked straight from “I Get Money” so theres another link. In fact the whole mixtape is kind of a advertisement for Fif to sign Grafh. Hopefully that happens.
Mention to Jabari as usual.
Donny Goines – Ghetto U.S.A:
Filed under: 50 Cent, Alchemist, Evidence, Joe Budden, Juelz Santana, Lil Wayne, Music, Videos | Tags: 50 Cent, Alchemist, Evidence, Joe Budden, Juelz Santana, Lil Wayne
This is apparently the title track from the upcoming, and I have no clue about what date “upcoming” relates to, duo album.
LISTEN/DOWNLOAD: Juelz Santana & Lil Wayne – I Can’t Feel My Face
Trailer for Curtis’ new movie to coincide with the new album. The fact that the video is watermarked with “Thisizgame.com” makes me question it.
Vodpod videos no longer available.
Alchemist signs off on the recently mastered EP from Evidence, The Layover.