Sunday, May 30

Eminem Teams Up With Rihanna, Pink and Lil Wayne for 'Recovery'

Eminem has revealed the tracklisting for the record, due out June 22. Among the album's 16 cuts, which include the first single "Not Afraid," are a pair guest appearances by two pop queens — Rihanna on "Love the Way You Lie" and Pink on "Won't Back Down" — as well as a reunion with Em's "Drop the World" cohort Lil Wayne on the track "No Love." Check out a full tracklisting below.

1. "Cold Wind Blows"
2. "Talkin' 2 Myself" (featuring Kobe)
3. "On Fire"
4. "Won't Back Down" (featuring Pink)
5. "W.T.P."
6. "Going Through Changes"
7. "Not Afraid"
8. "Seduction"
9. "No Love" (featuring Lil Wayne)
10. "Space Bound"
11. "Cinderella Man"
12. "25 To Life"
13 "So Bad"
14. "Almost Famous"
15. "Love the Way You Lie" (featuring Rihanna)
16. "You're Never Over"


Wednesday, May 19

Jim Jonsin Talks Eminem's Impression Of Yelawolf

Jim Jonsin, a confirmed producer for Eminem's upcoming "Recovery" Album, recently talked about playing the videos for "Pop The Trunk" and "Kick It," by new Interscope Records (home to Eminem) artist Yelawolf. Jim Jonsin says that Eminem liked what he saw plus he got a interesting demo recently so you might see Eminem coming out with his own new artist soon

Bizarre Talks Eminem, New D12 & More

With his new solo album, "Friday Night At St Andrews," hitting stores TOMORROW, Bizarre recently talkeda bout the status of his D12 group and their leader, Eminem. "All the different projects, music, emotions, the tragedies and all the things that happened to the group -- all these things add up. On my new (solo) record, you'll feel it and other things will be addressed on the new D12 record," Biz promised in an interview. "Right now it's time for Marshall to do his thing, and I got my solo album. We might put out a mixtape soon, but we kind of want everybody's full attention when we make the new D12 record, which we hope will drop before the end of the year. Even though everybody's (right now) kind of doing their own thing, it doesn't even matter if we don't see each other for a month or two. We've been through some serious situations together, so much, but it's still there. Today we're smarter guys, more business-oriented, but once we're back in the studio and we're back on the radio, it's like no other -- pure magic."

50 Cent Gets Eminem's Opinion First

50 Cent recently talked about his relationship with Eminem, saying how much he considers Eminem's opinion of his music. The G-Unit general explains how he's different from Eminem when it comes to dealing with fame. "Me and Em, we deal with things completely different," Fif explained in an interview with television host Reggie. "He would probably rather not be famous, have finances and have normalcy at the same time. But I understand the fair exchange -- in exchange with not being able to walk in the mall and shop, I can afford to buy whatever I want in the mall, that's a fair exchange. I can't walk to go get it but I can have it, 'and' I can send somebody to come get it, that's not bad. You rarely see Eminem come out, when you see me so much they feel like I'm the number one hip-hop artist. I didn't have a record sell 23 million copies, one CD. So when I talk to him, I use him as my sound board for balance. I play my music for him to see his response, to see what he thinks. [He hears everything first,] yeah. If you made a record that sold 23 million, you might know something. [laughs] Wouldn't you agree on that? I play him the records and get his response."

Thursday, May 13

Eminem And Jay-Z Announce Hometown Stadium Shows

Supporters of both the New York Yankees and the Detroit Tigers are about to meet some unexpected new mascots in the form of rappers Eminem and Jay-Z.

The two hip-hop titans have announced a two-part concert event to be held at each of their hometown's own baseball stadiums. Eminem will headline a concert on Thursday (September 2) at Comerica Park in Detroit as the Tigers slug it out in Minnesota, while Jay-Z will represent New York at Yankee Stadium on Monday (September 13) as the home team hits the road for Florida. The two-night concert event will be produced by Live Nation.

"This is a once-in-a-lifetime set of shows and I know we're both really going to bring it to our hometowns," Eminem said in a press release. "The fans are going to love this and so am I. It's gonna be historic."

"These shows are like a dream come true," Jay-Z offered. "I've always hoped that hip-hop could play any stadium like other genres of music. How perfect is it that Eminem and I get to play our hometowns and show how far the live rap experience has come? Fun and historic — a great combination all around the board."

Speaking with ESPN's Dave O'Brien and Rick Sutcliffe during Wednesday's game between the Yankees and the Tigers, Eminem said of the event, "We had talked about doing something together again soon anyway — we just tried to come up with the best way and biggest way to do it.

"We've done things together, smaller shows and whatnot," he continued. "But I'm not sure we've ever done anything this big."

"I look for opportunities to work with Em," Jay-Z added. "Any time we get a chance to collaborate on things ..."

Em and Jay have teamed up before, performing "Renegade" together at a "DJ Hero" event last June.

Ticket information for the event is currently unavailable.

What do you think of these two doing huge stadium shows? Let us know in the comments below!

Eminem Breaks More Records With "Not Afraid"

Eminem will once again join an elite club tomorrow (May 13th) when his new "Not Afraid" single, from his upcoming "Recovery" album, will debut #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles Chart, the hip hop king's single is just the 16th to debut #1 on top of the charts on it's 52 week history and first single since Oct. 17, 2009, when Britney Spears' "3" danced in at No. 1. Released only last Monday (May 3rd), just four days after it hit radio, "Not Afraid" sold 380,000 copies digitally with over 10.3 million listener impressions according to the Nielsen rating system.

"Not Afraid" is only the second rap single to start at number one since "Ill Be Missing You" by Puff Daddy (with Faith Evans and 112) back in 1997. This will mark Eminem's third chart-topping single, "Lose Yourself" was in the spot for 12 weeks in 02/03 while "Crack A Bottle" (with Dr Dre & 50 Cent) hit the mark back in 2009.

Saturday, May 8

Eminem Takeover: The FUSE Network

Eminem will be featured on the FUSE network soon as he takes over the channel this coming Monday. As the advertisement says, "Eminem the man, the myth, the mouth...all day, and all night. The real Slim Shady is taking over FUSE. Eminem Takeover, starts Monday (5/10) at 11 A.M., 10 A.M. (central).

Bizarre Talks Lyrical Change; Eminem's Album

Bizarre has his new "Friday Night At St Andrews" album hitting stores in eleven days and the D12 member recently talked about how he changed up his rhyming style for the project. "Honestly with this album, I am taking it back to the real roots of Hip-Hop. Even with the title of the album, Friday Nights at St. Andrews, is based on a real Hip-Hop club in Detroit that always pops off on Fridays and I really wanted to capture the true essence of Hip-Hop and really show my fans where I am as a lyricist."

When asked if D12 will be on Eminem's upcoming "Recovery" album, Bizarre replied "We have recorded some tracks but as for if they will appear on Em's album or the D12 album we aren't sure yet. But we are definitely keeping in contact with Em on things just to make sure he's good." This goes against his previous statement in which he said that the group would be on Eminem's upcoming project.

Wednesday, May 5

Obie Confirms Eminem For Party & Album

Ex-Shady Records artist, Obie Trice, will launch his new label, Black Market Entertainment, at Nove (a local Detroit Restaurant). According to multiple sources, "The Obie Experience" will have guests including Eminem, Akon, D12, Dr. Dre, Trick Trick, DJ House Shoes, Royce Da 5'9", DJ Salam Wreck and others such as like basketball player Chris Webber and football player Jerome Bettis. A part of the proceeds from the launch party will be donated to the Southeastern Michigan Pop Warner Youth Football and Cheer League.

"Recognition for Detroit artist is a must, and Black Market Entertainment will be a conduit," says Obie. Trice is currently working on his long-awaited "Bottoms Up" album, which he will put out through a new deal with Universal. Obie's new project will even include a guest verse from Eminem, according to multiple reports.

Monday, May 3

Jim Jonsin On Eminem's "Recovery"

Jim Jonsin said-"I heard some songs, he played me some music and it was incredible," Jonsin said about working with Em. "I can say he was great to work with, super cool and laid back, funny guy too, he's got jokes. The music that we did together, I was hoping to do more than the one record we have and I believe we have a very strong song, it could be a single...To me, he's got something strong and I just want to leave it at that...It's a real song, it's different for myself, the direction. It's a direction I haven't gone yet...He knows what he wants. He kinda knows as far as even from the mixing standpoint. He's on it...He let us do our thing but he did his thing and gave us some insight. He had some questions about the lyrics because he can be a bit aggressive and ask if it can be used for radio -- I'm in there with Eminem, so my thing is this guy is a superstar...The guy is very talented."

Sunday, May 2

Havoc Talks His Track On Eminem's Recovery Album

One-half of Mobb Deep, Havoc, recently gave some more information about the track he produced for Eminem's upcoming "Recovery" album saying it has a dark feel to it. "When it came to him, it's like, I really didn't want to give him a track that he was already kind of familiar with rhyming to," Havoc said. "I just wanted to do me and doing me consists of doing all kinds of different styles than what they associate me with, which is dark-sounding. The track that I did for him, it's dark and at the same time it can go across the board as far as the content in the sample and what it's saying. I try to think outside the box but not go too far with it. I think I met myself somewhere in the middle, and I hit him with a track and it worked."

Saturday, May 1

Eminem Says Recovery Will Not Have Skits

Eminem has said that when he opened up his planned album Relapse 2 to a variety of producers, he was inspired to not just change the direction of the LP, but rethink the project completely: He buried the Relapse sequel and started working on Recovery, which will be out on June 22.

"I kinda went back to the lab on that whole concept," Em told radio personality Angela Yee on her Shade 45 show "The Morning After," on Thursday (April 29). "As I started getting to work with different producers and sh--, the very sound changed and I kinda turned the corner."

Em rattled off an impressive array of trackmasters that he secured for Recovery, including Dr. Dre, DJ Khalil, Boi-1da — who produced the album's first single, "Not Afraid," which debuted Thursday — and Havoc from Mobb Deep.

"He sent me a couple of tracks," Em, a huge Mobb Deep fan, said of Havoc. "They were both cool, but one of them was that sh-- and I had to do something to it. I'm just happy I got to work with him."

Jim Jonsin (T.I., Lil Wayne) also worked on the LP. "He was open to ideas," Jonsin told Mixtape Daily. "He was real respectful to my craft. He let me do what I do. He asked me ideas on some of the lyrics. We had ideas for lyric changes. Certain words may or may not work on radio. We talked about that. He had a setup outside of the room to do production, but I'd rather be in the room where he was at, and he was cool with that. And I knocked out a couple of joints in there while he was in there with me. He was pretty open and he let me do my thing. He did his thing. It was a pretty good experience.

"We touched on something that I haven't done anything like that before," Jonsin added. "It's unique in a way for myself. It's a place I've been wanting to go, and I'm so happy he allowed it to go down. He played a huge part in the record. Without him on it, it's not the same. I don't wanna give up too much about what it is and what direction."

Slim Shady told Yee that Recovery is diverse and doesn't have a uniform sound.

"There's a variety of different things, different moods and things like that on there," he said of the LP. "There's not just one overall sound. It's a bunch of different sh--."

Another surprise Em dropped about the album: For the first time, he will not have any skits. The often-hilarious segments had become a hallmark of Slim Shady's albums.

What do you think Eminem's Recovery LP will be like? Let us know in the comments below!