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: Biggie, Bobby Creekwater, D.Julien, Kanye West, Music, Stat Quo, Videos | Tags: 808's & Heartbreak, Biggie, Bobby Creekwater, D.Julien, Diddy, Kanye West, Notorious, P.Diddy, Shady Records, Stat Quo
DIDDY BIGGIE BLOG 01:
Double post intended. Even though the picture doesn’t really make sense. New Stat, off of his upcoming mixtape, Checks & Balances, coming soon.
D.Julien sent through some new music as well as a detailed description for those who be slow:
Perseverance:To continue steadfastly, especially in something that is difficult or tediousWaddup LD fam. It’s D.Julien back with a new track off “The Experiment“. The Experiment is dropping real soon. I can’t stress it enough that this project will be very dope and will really define me as an artist I think. Can’t wait for you to hear it. This track is called “Perseverance” and it is produced by Phillmeeh. Anxious to hear what you think.
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: DJ Premier, Interviews, Kanye West, Music, Peter Rosenberg, Stat Quo, Videos | Tags: DJ Premier, Dr Dre, Eminem, Kanye, Kanye West, London, Nas, Peter Rosenberg, Shady Records, Stat Quo
New London city buses………..well kinda………KanYe has more info.
Double post intended. Even though the picture doesn’t really make sense. This sounds like it could have actually been the intro track to the never released Shady Records album.
LISTEN/DOWNLOAD: Stat Quo – Get Up Again
Watch these about 2 hours ago but started making music instead of posting. Blame Primo for being inspiring.
ROSENBERG MEETS PRIMO SHOW [PART 1: PRIMO ON “NAS IS LIKE”]:
Watch more footage of the Rosenberg Meets Primo Show:
Filed under: Eminem, Hip Hop News, Music, News, Obie Trice | Tags: Eminem, Obie Trice, Paul Rosenberg, Shady Records
As I reported almost a month ago Obie Trice has left Shady Records. Eminem’s manager Paul Rosenberg released this statement earlier today confirming the news.
“Shady Records has agreed to allow Obie Trice to pursue his craft in a different forum free from the constraints of the current major label model,” Eminem’s long time partner and manager Paul Rosenberg told AllHipHop.com.
Sources on the web have erroneously reported that the new explanatory track released to the web on Sunday (Jun 29) included lyrics meant as a diss to his former label and Eminem, who added Trice to the label’s roster in 2000.
At issue was the song’s opening verse, on which Trice raps “Guess it was meant / for me to branch off from my Caucasian friend” and “Nope, no more 2nd place to Eminem / question if I was 2nd is the question to many men.”
“Eminem will continue to support and work with Obie on many levels of his career,” Rosenberg stated frankly. “He remains a close friend and member of the Shady family.”
During his time as a Shady/Interscope artist, Obie Trice’s two albums which were well received critically, established the artist as Eminem’s heir apparent.
The first, 2003’s Cheers, sold over 500,000 copies worldwide, while its follow-up Second Round’s On Me found slightly less commercial support.
In case you missed the tracked mentioned in the statement, you can listen to it by clicking the switch below:
Will we ever see a third album??
Filed under: 50 Cent, G-Unit, Hip Hop News, Interviews, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Music, News, Uncategorized, Videos | Tags: Glastonbury, Jay-Z, Kano, Mark Ronson, Obie Trice, RIAA, Shady Records, The Cool Kids
So once again the good people over at the RIAA decided to suspend my blog. At the moment I am working on trying to establish why they are choosing me to focus on when I am more of a promoter than a “bootlegger” to be honest.
Anyway, while I have been away Obie has confirmed his exit from Shady (see/listen below) & I managed to watch Jay-Z live at Glastonbury which confirmed him, in my opinion, as one of the best to ever do it. I just got a ticket to see him again at Hyde Park on Thursday so you can expect a review, pics, clips etc etc on that soon. Oh yeah, Kano, Mark Ronson & The Cool Kids will be there too.
Posting will be a little light for a while as I try and figure out what I can & can’t do.
LISTEN/DOWNLOAD: Obie Trice – The Giant
I HAVEN’T STOPPED.
Filed under: Hip Hop News, News, Obie Trice | Tags: Eminem, Obie Trice, Shady Records
Apparently my favourite Emcee from Shady Records (excluding the founder) is no longer on the label. I find this hard to believe unless he decided to quit himself. Rumored new homes include Bad Boy (nope!) & Koch which I feel its safe to say are less powerful record labels for the type of music Obie likes to make.
I will only believe it when I see him dancing next to Diddy or explaining how good a money earner it is being on Koch via his Koch video blog.
Ill keep you updated.