Thursday, April 30

Eminem's "3 AM" Video To Debut On May 2nd

After his first single "We Made You" debuted on MTV and got major press, Slim Shady has decided to take a different approach for releasing his 2nd single "3 AM". The "3AM" video will debut on Cinemax this Saturday (May 2nd) at 10 p.m. just prior to Cinemax's premier of their horror-flick "The Strangers," so it makes sense that since the new single is basically the inner thoughts of a serial killer so the video would hit next to a scary movie.

According to Paul Rosenberg, Eminem's longtime manager and business manager, the new video is directed by Syndrome and he suggests everyone check out it out in real 1080HD on Cinemax's HD channel, that is if you have it, "Otherwise, it's on the regular channel too." Check out a preview snap shot of the video below!

Wednesday, April 29

Relapse Tracklist Confirmed

Recently, RapRadar confirmed the track list of Eminem's upcoming album 'Relapse'.

01) Dr. West (Skit) 01:29
02) 3am 05:20
03) My Mom 05:20
04) Insane 03:01
05) Bagpipes From Baghdad 04:43
06) Hello 04:08
07) Tonya (Skit) 00:43
08) Same Song & Dance 04:08
09) We Made You 04:30
10) Medicine Ball 03:57
11) Paul (Skit) 00:19
12) Stay Wide Awake 05:20
13) Old Time’s Sake f. Dr. Dre 04:35
14) Must Be The Ganja 04:03
15) Mr. Mathers 00:42
16) Deja Vu 04:43
17) Beautiful 06:32
18) Crack A Bottle f. Dr. Dre & 50 Cent 04:58
19) Steve Berman (Skit) 01:29
20) Underground/Ken Kaniff 06:19

Source: RapRadar

2 New Eminem Songs Coming To iTunes Before Relapse

As we previously reported, Eminem will cover the upcoming issue of XXL Magazine, but that isn't the only magazine cover Slim Shady will be featured on. As you can see below, Eminem will now cover the upcoming issue of Vibe Magazine.

In the new issue, Eminem talks about his drug addiction saying "I litterally almost died." Make sure you pick up the new Vibe Issue. Eminem's "Relapse" hits stores on May 19th. 

Source: RapBasement

Eminem Says He "Almost Died" In Vibe

As we know, Eminem will cover the upcoming issue of XXL Magazine, but that isn't the only magazine cover Slim Shady will be featured on. As you can see below, Eminem will now cover the upcoming issue of Vibe Magazine.

In the new issue, Eminem talks about his drug addiction saying "I litterally almost died." Make sure you pick up the new Vibe Issue. Eminem's "Relapse" hits stores on May 19th.

Friday, April 24

News: Eminem Breaks Silence On Asher Roth, "He's Dope"

In the new issue of XXL, Marshall addresses the Asher Roth comparisons.

"Asher Roth, I haven't had a chance to, like, really get into everything, like, really get into what he's about, because I've only hear a couple songs. There was talk about people saying he sounded like me, and he was doing this and that and, you know, trying to take what I do and do it. You know, shit like that. I've heard things. But the stuff that I've heard from him honestly, which certainly isn't enough for me to make my own opinion and say, 'Yeah, he does sound like me' or 'No, he doesn't.' But the couple of songs I've head, I don't really think he does. You know what I mean? He's doing his own thing. I can respect it, too, because at the end of the day, I think he's dope."

Bonus: Em also mentions working with two other rappers from their Freshman 10 cover.

Eminem Goes Back To Rehab In New Viral Campaign

By now, you probably are aware that Eminem has a new album, Relapse, hitting stores on May 19. And, in celebration of that, he's checked himself back into rehab.

The Popsomp Hills Rehabilitation Center, to be specific — a Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, facility that "uses a number of cutting-edge techniques to persuade even the most desperately addicted person into treatment." And he's not hiding it, either, posting a photo on his Twitter account that shows him checking into Popsomp.

Of course, if it seems like Em is being a bit too open about the matter — after all, back in 2005, he received treatment for a dependency to sleep medication — well, join the club. Seems most fans see Popsomp as the opening moves in a viral campaign to promote Relapse, à la Nine Inch Nails' ultra-ambitious Year Zero stunt back in 2007.

To wit: Say the name "Popsomp Hills" three times fast — sounds an awful lot like "Pop some pills," doesn't it? Now take a look at the cover of Relapse. Plenty of pills on there, huh?

Next, consider Popsomp's slogan — "We Remade You" — a riff on the title of Relapse's first single, "We Made You." And dig around on the facility's Web site, where you'll learn that it was apparently founded by a Swiss therapist named, uh, "Dr. Balzac" (we know). Oh, and if you click on the "Learn More" link at the bottom of the page, you're redirected to the Wikipedia page for Hell.

Still, you've got to hand it to Em for trying. If you call the Center's "24-hour confidential information line," (313) 486-5975, you are greeted by a woman who tells you that Popsomp is "currently experiencing technical difficulties," and are advised to press 1 to receive text messages with information. Send an e-mail to, and you receive an automated response from Dr. Balzac himself, who briefs you on the center's "4-prong program," designed to "teach you how to get back in the driver's seat and start living on cruise control."

Fans are encouraged to sign up for Popsomp's newsletter, where — in theory — they'll learn the next step in Em's viral campaign.

A spokesperson for Eminem's label, Interscope Records, did not respond to MTV News' request for comment on Popsomp Hills.

Source: MTV

Thursday, April 23

Eminem To Appear On Jimmy Kimmel 3 Times

Eminem will reportedly appear on the popular late night show "Jimmy Kimmel Live" not once, but three times next month. Although it hasn't been confirmed by Slim Shady's people, Eminem's appearance dates recent leaked online. According to reports by rap-up, Eminem will first appear on the show Friday, May 15, then a second time on his album release day (Tuesday, May 19) and again on Friday, May 22. Whether it's true or not, Eminem has a funny past with Jimmy Kimmel. Make sure you check out one of his past interviews on the show.

In related news, Eminem will also hit the stage at this years "MTV Movie Awards" to perform his new single "We Made You" Airing live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, on Sunday, May 31 at 9 p.m, the annual show will be hosted by 'Saturday Night Live's Andy Samberg.

Source: RapBasement

Rick Ross Wants To Battle Eminem

Rick Ross is high on life. The reviews of his Deeper Than Rap album are in, they're positive, and the Miami slang sultan is all smiles. While in his hometown yesterday, he elaborated on a comment he made to DJ Envy last week in New York during an interview on Envy's satellite radio show. Ross said he was done with 50 Cent and may turn his focus to Eminem.

Speaking to MTV News, Ricky explained whether he meant competing with Slim Shady in rhyme battles or just making hit records.

"I mean, I'm a fan of Eminem," he said. "I'm a fan first and foremost. But after defeating Curly, my confidence is at an all-time high. Maybe before I wouldn't have challenged him, but I'm contemplating it now. The game is commending me for my victory. That's all I wanted to do was ... punish the opposition. I think I've done a great job and I'm gonna continue to do that."

Ross says opposing Em in a lyrical back-and-forth would stir his adrenaline more than his beef with 50 Cent.

"I think he's a bigger and better artist than what Curly is," Ross said. "So if I was looking to fulfill that excitement or that rush, that's who I have to address."

Maybe instead of a few rounds of Rick Ross versus Eminem, we may see a Rick Ross and Eminem collaboration — the Bawse also says he wants to guest star on Em's upcoming Relapse LP.

"I'm trying to be a part of that," Ross said. "It's either way. We gonna see each other one way or another."

On Tuesday, Ross' Deeper Than Rap hit stores, and he spent his late afternoon and evening signing autographs with DJ Khaled at the BrandsMart store in North Miami.

"It's something that's really heartfelt to me, being that I put so much into the music. It's a wonderful feeling," Ross said about the album dropping.

Source: MTV & RapBasement

Tuesday, April 21

Eminem Reveals 'Relapse' Cover Art

The album comes out 5.19, but you can see the cover now. Click on the image to enlarge it.

Rick Ross Says He Might Go After Eminem

Rick Ross says that his fued with 50 Cent is now boring him and he might have to look toward Eminem as his next target. "50 you bore me, I might need to get at Eminem now," the Miami rapper boasted. "Eminem, I’m a big fan of yours but your monkey, you’re pet monkey is boring me." During an interview with DJ Envy, Rick said that if he does go at Eminem it won't be a traditional trade of jabs but rather a battle over who's making better music.

"If I want any competition I’m gonna have to take this to Eminem’s front door,” Rick Ross added.  Although he talked about beefing with Eminem, Ross later invited Slim Shady to join him on a song saying "Shout out to Aftermath, Shady what’s up. Eminem you need to get on this ‘Magnificent’ remix. You feel me. I’ma help everybody out."

Earlier this week we reported that Rick Ross recently talked about Eminem's new video "We Made You" saying that "His swag ain't the same, though," he said, adding that he was just giving an opinion. "We not dissing. We'll never dis. was funny. This time I'm not gonna be critical because I'm a fan. But I see the swag ain't the same."

Source: RapBasement

Saturday, April 18

Rick Ross Says Eminem's Swag Aint The Same

After saying that he will someday work with Dr Dre and Eminem, it looks like Rick Ross isn't trying to hard to make that happen. In a new interview with New York's Hot 97 radio station, Ricky made some pretty big comments about Slim Shady when talking about Eminem's new video. "His Swag ain't the same anymore," Ross said.. First, who still says "Swag" Ricky? Second, if you are a "fan" of Eminem as you say, then you would know "We Made You" is a typical Eminem 1st single like "My Name Is," "Real Slim Shady" and "Just Loose It."

Ross went on to talk about his new "Mafia Music" remix that features Ja Rule, Fat Joe and The Game. When asked about The Game, Ross said "me and The Game been doing a lot of music in the past few weeks." When asked about others wanting to ride against 50 Cent, Ross said "there's a lot of people who laid verses to that," continuing "it surprised me how many people were ready to ride."

Source: RapBasement

Friday, April 17

Eminems Brother Nate Busted For DUI

Eminems little brother, Nathan Mathers, was arrested early yesterday morning in a Detroit suburb and charged with drunken driving. According to the Associated press, Nate Mathers (who raps under the name Nate Kane) was stopped by police when he failed to yield for an ambulance.

Nathan then failed a sobriety test which showed his blood alcohol level at 0.16, twice the Michigan legal limit. The 23-year-old was then charged with his second offense for operating a vehicle while impaired. Nathan Mathers is the second son of Eminems infamous mother Debbie, although he has a different father than Eminem, the two remain very close.

Source: RapBasement

Wednesday, April 15

Eminem Speaks On Drugs, The Death Of Proof & Praises T.I. & Lil Wayne On New XXL Cover

Get ready to enter the Em Zone. Back from a three-year hiatus, Eminem is set to grace two XXL covers for the magazine’s June issue on stands May 5, two weeks before Em’s fifth solo album, Relapse, hits stores May 19.
A special collector’s edition, the issue showcases Eminem posing as Marvel Comics’ notorious vigilante The Punisher. In addition to the cover story written by XXL Editor-in-Chief Datwon Thomas, the issue’s entire feature well is dedicated to Marshall Mathers and documents his illustrious career. The magazine also includes an exclusive collaboration between XXL, Shady and Marvel Comics: a special edition Punisher comic book entitled Eminem/Punisher: Kill You starring Eminem and created by Marvel Comics. Part 2 of the comic will be made available on starting May 5.-Bruce Moses
Check below for choice quotes from the June cover story with Eminem and an exclusive first look of Slim Shady as The Punisher. And stay tuned for more Eminem with XXL.

On His Drug Addiction
“I wasn’t ready mentally. I wasn’t ready to give up the drugs. I didn’t really think I had a problem. Basically, I went in, and I came out. I relapsed, and I spent the next three years struggling with it. Also, at that time, I felt like I wanted to pull back, because my drug problem had got so bad. I felt like, Maybe if I take a break, maybe this will help. I started to get into the producer role more… I can still be out there with my music, like with the Re-Up album, but I don’t have to be in the spotlight the whole time.”

On Proof’s Death
“Everyone felt his loss, from his kids, to his wife, to everyone. But, for some reason, in hindsight, the way I felt was almost like it happened to just me… Maybe at the time I was a little bit selfish with it. I think it kind of hit me so hard. It just blindsided me. I just went into such a dark place that, with everything, the drugs, my thoughts, everything. And the more drugs I consumed, and it was all depressants I was taking, the more depressed I became, the more self-loathing I became… By the way, I’m just now at the point where I’m better talking about it. It took me so long to get out of that place where I couldn’t even speak about it without crying or wanting to cry… Proof was the anchor. He was everything to D12. And not just the group-for me, personally, he was everything.”

On T.I., Lil Wayne & Hip-Hop
“I stayed up on the music, and obviously I watch TV and saw what was going on. And without naming any names, it just felt like hip-hop was going downhill. And it seemed like kinda fast. You know, in them three years, it was like everybody just cares about the hook and the beat; nobody really cares about substance. But with this new T.I. album, with this new Lil Wayne album of recent, it seems like things are looking a lot better now. You can appreciate Lil Wayne using different words to rhyme and actually rhyming words that you know. Or T.I., where you hear shit and you’re like Whoa, ah, I wish I would have thought of that! You know what I mean? Or you hear all the compound-syllable rhyming and all that. It just seems like now the craft is getting cared about more.”

Source: XXLmag

Tuesday, April 14

Eminem & Dr Dre Skip Snoops Show

Eminem and Dr Dre skipped out on Snoop Dogg's performance last week in Los Angeles after they were supposed to be his surprise guests for his "Our World Live" concert. Apparently Dr Dre's security people got into a car accident and the Doc decided not to go without his bodygaurds.

An insider told the New York Daily News that Eminem didn't want to show up without his producer saying "Since Dre couldn’t make the concert, Eminem didn’t want to perform either." All is well though, Dr Dre will make it up to big Snoop Dogg next month when he is set to take the stage at a private party with him.

Source: RapBasement

Monday, April 13

Eminem To Perform At 2009 MTV Movie Awards

SHADY has been tapped to perform at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards, airing live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, on Sunday, May 31, at 9 p.m. ET. Andy Samberg will host.

Em's performance will come just a few days after the May 19 release of his much-anticipated new album, Relapse, (featuring the single and video "We Made You," which premiered on MTV last week).

Viewers can vote online and on their mobile phones to select the nominees for the 18th annual Movie Awards. On May 4, the nominees will officially be announced, and viewers will once again be able to vote for their favorites online and from their mobile phones. The second round of voting closes on May 18, with the exception of the Best Movie category, which will remain open throughout the show.

Eminem won't be the only performer taking the stage at the Movie Awards — last year, Coldplay and the Pussycat Dolls had the honors — but we're not ready to reveal who will be joining him on May 31 just yet.

Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.

Don't miss the MTV Movie Awards, airing live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, on Sunday, May 31 at 9 p.m. ET.

Sources: MTV, RapBasement & HipHopDX

Saturday, April 11

Eminem To Judge Rap Battle: Names No 1 Stan

MC will pick final two winners of 'Vibe Verses Presents No. 1 Stan' contest.
It makes sense that Eminem would hook up with Vibe magazine for a contest in which the winner has to do a live battle rap in order to take the big prize. That's why the Vibe Verses Presents No. 1 Stan competition will feature a group of aspiring MCs hand-picked by none other than Slim Shady fighting it out to see who has the skills to earn the title.

In celebration of the upcoming "Real Rap" issue of the magazine, which hits newsstands on May 19 and Eminem's upcoming Relapse album, (the first video from which, "We Made You," premiered on MTV this week) Vibe is launching a contest in which participants are asked to upload a 60-second video clip of themselves freestyling over the instrumental track from Em's iconic tune "Stan."

"Battling is the way I came up, so it's gonna be interesting to watch a rap battle unfold online," Eminem said in a press release announcing the competition. "Vibe is taking it out of the clubs and street corners and putting it on the Net. MCs better bring it, because I'm watching."

Entries are due by April 21. The magazine will send the top 10 finalists (determined by user votes) another instrumental track to rhyme over for 60 seconds, with the final results passed along to Eminem to judge. Eminem will pick the top two finalists by May 8. Then they will be flown to a special Vibe event where the winner will be determined by an audience vote. The champ will get an engraved microphone dubbing them Eminem's "No. 1 Stan" and they will be featured in the magazine and on

Source:, & RapBasement

Friday, April 10

Eminem's 'We Made You' Video Slammed By Bill O'Reilly

Fox News correspondent calls video's dig at Sarah Palin 'misogynist.'
Controversial Fox News host Bill O'Reilly took aim at Eminem's new video for "We Made You," Slim Shady himself and the rapper's fans Wednesday night on "The O'Reilly Factor."

"Few Americans take the vile rapper Eminem seriously," O'Reilly said. "He represents the lowest form of entertainment in this country and is a publicity hound to boot."

O'Reilly took issue with the lyric and video segment regarding Alaska Governor and former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin that he slammed as misogynist.

"I'll invite Sarah Palin out to dinner, nail her/ Baby, say hello to my little friend," Em raps on the song.

The talk-show host called the Palin reference an "attack" that was "crude."

"It's so crude what he does," O'Reilly elaborated. "Kids see it, not adults." He also claimed that "no one over 25 listens to him" (which may be news to some of the veteran rapper's older fans).

Citing the attacks he received from women's groups for his criticism of veteran reporter Helen Thomas' views on terrorism, O'Reilly said he was upset that women's group are not protesting Slim Shady, adding that "left wing" media outlets such as NBC News, The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times have not taken the rap icon to task. O'Reilly accused them of being biased against Palin and opined that if a singer such as Travis Tritt made a derogatory reference about Hilary Clinton or Michelle Obama in one of his records, the outlets would "kill him."

O'Reilly's guest, feminist Tammy Bruce, declared that Em's "objectification of Palin meant that all women can be used."

"Eminem is obviously on an obscene rant about Sarah Palin, it's totally obscene, totally inappropriate," O'Reilly continued.

"All I want to do is repeat that Eminem means nothing," he ended. "The video means nothing. It's played for kids that are confused."

At press time, a rep for Eminem had not responded to MTV News' request for comment.

Source: MTV

Wednesday, April 8

Eminem's 'We Made You' Video: Which Celebs Get Slammed?

From Jessica Alba to Amy Winehouse, here's an alphabetical rundown of Em's latest victims.

If Eminem has proven anything throughout his career, it's that he's not afraid to put celebrities on blast. From "My Name Is" to "Just Lose It," he's gone after some of the biggest names in Hollywood, never pulling a punch and never (ever) apologizing.

And his new video, for "We Made You," is no different. In fact, you might even say he's taken the art of celeb skewering to new heights with the clip. The targets come fast and furious, lyrically and visually, so to help you keep track of them all, we've compiled a list.

Alphabetized for your convenience, here's Eminem's "We Made You" celebrity-slam list:

Alba, Jessica: Actress. Appears in a shower scene, à la "Psycho." Causes Em to "make a mess in [his] trousers." Repeatedly punches him in the face.

Aniston, Jennifer: Former "Friend," eternal bridesmaid. Makes a brief cameo as the latte-clutching girlfriend of singer John Mayer. Is apparently "in love" with Eminem.

Babbit, Raymond: Lead character in 1988's "Rain Man." For reasons clear to only him, Em spends a large portion of the "We Made You" video dressed as Babbit, an autistic savant with eidetic memory. Lands a 21 at a Vegas blackjack table, repeatedly hits, loses all of his (and 50 Cent's) money. Falls over.

DeGeneres, Ellen: Comedian and talk-show host. Em beams onto the set of her show, punches her wife, Portia de Rossi, in the leg. Propositions de Rossi, asking, "What's Ellen DeGeneres have that I don't? Are you telling me tenderness? Well, I can be as gentle and smooth as a gentleman."

Fielder-Civil, Blake: Skeevy on-again/off-again husband of Amy Winehouse. Appears in a jailhouse scene. Makes out with Winehouse in excruciating detail.

Kardashian, Kim: Celebutant of questionable talent who "is a man," according to Eminem. Goes on a dinner date with the rapper (who, for reasons never fully explained, is dressed like Disco Inferno), attacks him with her ample posterior. Is put in a wood-chipper at clip's end, à la "Fargo."

Lohan, Lindsay: "Actress"/ paparazzi fodder. Is picked up by the long-haul-trucker version of Eminem (along with former love interest Samantha Ronson), who advises her to end her relationship and "come back to seeing men/ Samantha's a 2, you're practically a 10." Perhaps she listened.

Mathers, Marshall: The real Slim Shady. No, really. Proving that he's not above poking fun at himself in his videos, Eminem includes a shot that harkens back to his mulleted past, when he wore pink "ALF" T-shirts and apparently loved birthday cake.

Mayer, John: Guitar-slinging troubadour/ celebrity-cruise enthusiast. Only makes a brief cameo in "We Made You," as a sensitive, porkpie-hat-wearing singer/songwriter. Impressive, if only because we don't think we've actually ever seen Mayer wear a porkpie hat.

Michaels, Bret: Em opens the clip dressed as the "Rock of Love" star, mocks his impressively arched eyebrows and bandanna-and-cowboy-hat predilection. Is later seen in bed with Sarah Palin, where he clears the room with his flatulence. Is finally revealed to be bald.

Palin, Sarah: Former Republican vice-presidential candidate. Is portrayed in the "We Made You" video by porn star Lisa Ann, who also starred as Palin in Hustler Video's astute political melodrama "Who's Nailin' Paylin?"

Presley, Elvis: Deceased rock legend. Em dons the same prison stripes Presley wore in the 1957 flick "Jailhouse Rock" and imitates his dance routine too. There's also a pretty apt Elvis-as-cultural-appropriator metaphor that applies here, but let's just move on.

Romo, Tony: Dallas Cowboys quarterback. Em puts on Romo's pads, thrusts his pelvis, rubs up on an actress portraying Jessica Simpson, tosses a hamburger for a touchdown. Unlike real-life Romo, he does not also choke during playoffs.

Ronson, Samantha: Celebrity DJ/ paparazzi fodder. Appears alongside Lohan in Eminem's truck, latter battles him on "Planet Womyn," while hundreds of lesbians cheer her on. Believe it or not, this is only about the third most insulting scene in the "We Made You" video.

Simpson, Jessica: Fallen pop star masquerading as country artist. A favorite Eminem target, this time around, she's portrayed as the cheeseburger-devouring, Daisy Duke-wearing, General Lee-washing girlfriend of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. This is actually fairly accurate.

Spears, Britney: Embattled pop star/ cultural icon. Another Em fave, in the "We Made You" video, Brit is seen pole-dancing and knocking out former flame Adnan Ghalib. Also, we're fairly certain she's played by a drag queen.

Spock: Half-Vulcan, half-human science officer of the USS Enterprise. Eminem adopts the Spock persona several times in the "We Made You" video, dispensing Vulcan nerve pinches and spying on Jessica Alba. If they gave out awards for "eyebrow acting," Em's turn here would definitely land him a nomination.

Winehouse, Amy: British singer/ train wreck. The beehived one receives a lot of attention in the "We Made You" clip, making out with Em and generally looking like a vampiric bit of roadkill. She may very well be the easiest target in the world, but, hey, even Eminem isn't above a layup or two.

Source: MTV

Monday, April 6

Eminem Inducts Run-DMC Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame With Poetic Tribute

'Two turntables and a microphone, that's all it took to change the world,' Em says of his heroes.

On the night when Run-DMC became only the second hip-hop act to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it was fitting that the group that blazed the trail between rock and rap in the 1980s was invited into the rarified club by a hip-hop icon of the modern era whose career is built on their bedrock: Eminem.

His sartorial style inspired by his heroes, from the black leather jacket, shirt and pants, to the black fedora tilted on his head, Eminem bounded onto the stage with a pimping swagger and crossed his arms in a Run-DMC style as he leaned into the microphone.

"Two turntables and a microphone, that's all it took to change the world," the reclusive Detroit MC began. "Three kings from Queens made rap music in the b-boy stance a global phenomenon," he said of the group's members, rappers Joseph "Reverend Run" Simmons and Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, and late DJ Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell.

After the first time he heard the group's "hard beats and bold rhymes," at age 11, Eminem recalled that "something about the big drums and the strong raps that grabbed hold of my ears and changed my life." Clearly humbled by the honor, Slim Shady's speech had a lyrical groove as he added, "Something fresh, something tough. Something dangerous. Something beautiful and something unique. Two turntables and a microphone," staring out at the crowd and rubbing his hands together as if savoring the treat of setting up his heroes for the glory they so richly deserve.

Recalling how their 1985 video for "King of Rock" had them crashing a fictional Rock and Roll Museum and being told they didn't belong in such a museum, Eminem said, "And 25 years later, man, here we are. They didn't take no for an answer, much the same way as they didn't give up when much of the world refused to recognize rap as real music. They were the first rock stars of rap. They were the first movie stars of rap. They were the first rap group played on MTV. ... They were the baddest of the bad, the coolest of the cool. Two turntables and a microphone."

Em talked about not knowing what he wanted to do in life while growing up in Detroit and then hearing Run-DMC and realizing "that you could write your own rules, which is something that still inspires me, as well as every rap other artist, constantly." And then the crowd finally caught on to the rhythm of Slim's callback refrain and repeated along with him, "Two turntables and a microphone."

"I remember being in ninth grade when Raising Hell came out," he recalled, and wryly added, "Two years later, I still remember being in ninth grade when Tougher Than Leather came out. I had skipped school, if you can believe that, to go buy Tougher Than Leather on cassette the day it came out. As soon as I heard 'Run's House,' man, it was pretty much a rap for me. Marshall Mathers became Eminem. It was the first time Run-DMC had changed my life, but it wouldn't be the last. Two turntables and a microphone."

Bringing the group's indelible career into the present, Em paid tribute to late DJ Mizell's mentorship of Slim's protégé, 50 Cent. "Jay shaped the way 50 wrote, the way he rapped and the way he thought," Em said of Fif, whose early works were overseen by Mizell. "Again, Run-DMC changed my life. Without them I wouldn't have met one of my closest friends."

Eminem closed by saying that the group's impact can be felt everywhere. Echoing one of the group's most famous couplets from "King of Rock," Em concluded, "There's three of them, and if you grew up on hip-hop like I did, they are the Beatles."

With their friends and family surrounding them onstage, Rev Run first thanked Mizell's mother for always allowing the young trio to practice at her home and never asking them to turn down the volume. He also thanked his brother, hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons, who convinced the group to change their name from the Sure Shot Three and to mash rock with their rap.

Paying touching homage to his adoptive parents, DMC urged the crowd to give love to foster children. "If my birth mother never gave me up, my real mother would have never came and got me," he said, hitting on one of the topics that has become his abiding passion since the group broke up in 2002 following Jay's still unsolved murder. "There would be no Run-DMC; there would be no rap music the way it is today. ... But forget about all that celebrity stuff, y'all. This little boy, Darryl McDaniels, wouldn't be standing here tonight telling y'all that. The best thing y'all can do is give love to a kid, because that kid may grow up and be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame one day."

Mizell's mother, Connie Mizell, also reminisced lovingly about how her late son tore up every one of her turntables learning how to scratch, and she didn't mind. And how "the boys" would be tearing it up in the next room as she studied in the adjoining room, and she didn't mind. "Nothing happens before time," she said. "It wasn't time when Jason was living. It was time after he'd gone. Because you see the blessings is still going on. He is not forgotten."

The group did not perform at the ceremony, in keeping with their pledge not to play live again following Mizell's death.

Source: MTV

Eminem at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio Saturday
(Credit to Alya & TruEmFan)

Eminem Featured In CBS Sports'2009 NCAA Final Four Show


CBS Sports’ 2009 NCAA® FinalFour® coverage live from Ford Field in Detroit on Saturday, April 4features Detroit native Eminem.

Grammy-award winingartist Eminem will be featured in a “Love Letter to Detroit” on CBS Sports’ FINALFOUR SHOW on Saturday (4:00-6:00 PM, ET)with Greg Gumbel, GregAnthony and Seth Davis live from Ford Field. The feature will focus onDetroit through the eyes of the people who inhabit the city. It looks at wherethe City came from – an area that once represented the heart of America’sindustry and urban growth, and what the City struggles to become again – anarea at the root of what this country is working to recover. The story shows thestrength of the people who live and work in Detroit, that give the City itstenacious reputation, bringing the spirit of the game to Detroit and theresilience of Detroit to the game.

CBSSports culminates its 28th consecutive year as exclusive networkbroadcaster of the 2009 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship and FinalFour with live coverage of the national semi-final games and the NationalChampionship game from Ford Field. Jim Nantz and Clark Kellogg, CBSSports’ lead college basketball announce team, call the games. Kellogg becomesonly the second analyst in CBS Sports’ history to call the Final Four andChampionship Games.


Eminem Says 'We Made You' Video Has 'Some Celebrity Bashing'

Eminem is back to his old tricks again, it seems. The Detroit rapper is about to premiere the video for "We Made You," his first solo clip since 2005 and the opening salvo from his forthcoming album Relapse, due May 19.

The Joseph Khan-directed video will premiere exclusively on MTV's "AMTV" Tuesday at 6 a.m. ET and will play throughout the day across various MTV platforms, both on-air and online. And much like Eminem's previous lead singles — "My Name Is," "Without Me," The Real Slim Shady" and "Just Lose It" — the comical clip for "We Made You" will take aim at some of our favorite (and maybe not so favorite) celebrities. "There's some celebrity bashing in it," Em warned in a clip obtained by MTV News from the video set. "I wanna say it's not necessarily intentional bashing in it, it's not necessarily taking deliberate shots at people. ... Yes, it is. What the f--- am I talking about?"

So who's in Eminem's crosshairs this time around? The Aftermath artist has been pretty reclusive over the past few years, so there's no obvious person he's feuding with.

A still image from the video, which was shot at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas, showed Eminem apparently dressed like Dustin Hoffman's character in "Rain Man." Fif appears in the video in a cameo, and Dr. Dre, decked out in a gray suit that matches Em's, seems to be taking on Tom Cruise's character in "Rain Man."

Maybe Tom Cruise is a target?

The rapper said the idea for the video stems from the track's chorus: "Was saying you're a rock star, everybody wants you." But he twisted the idea a bit.

"Hot chicks who don't want me, I'm telling them they do," Em said. "It's kind of like a reverse-psychology thing, and I'm gonna see if the record comes out and it works."

Eminem's "We Made You" video premieres on MTV Tuesday at 6 a.m.

Source: MTV

Saturday, April 4

Bizarre Talks New D12 Project, "Marshall Mathers Is Coming First"

Bizarre recently discussed the status of D12 along with their plan to release a project following Eminem's Relapse album.

The Detroit emcee confirmed that D12 is still together and recording new material for a forthcoming compilation disc.

"Everybody's in D12 and we're doing good," Bizarre told radio personality Jenny Boom Boom. "[A new album] is definitely going to happen. We're working on it right now, Marshall Mathers is coming out first with 'Relapse'...I'm on Eminem's album...I'm recording a couple of songs. Big up to Dr. Dre."

The upcoming project will follow-up 2004's D12 World.