Thursday, December 30

Eminem Ruled 2010

Eminem was the #2 Man of the year on MTVNews countdown.Em won two VMAs (off of eight nominations) in September and ended the year by loading up with a leading 10 Grammy nominations
He released a great album in Recovery that emotionally connected with fans thanks to some of the most hook-heavy songs of his career while maintaining an elusive persona that kept them guessing.
"On Recovery, he was really able to tap into the emotive 2002 stuff that people loved in '8 Mile,' " said Complex Editor in Chief Noah Callahan-Bever. "And I think that the fact that he's not tech-savvy or any of that stuff really doesn't hurt him because he's able to cultivate a little bit of a mystery about himself and his comings and goings. That exclusivity creates more value to his limited presence."
While songs like mega first single "Not Afraid" and the inescapable Rihanna hookup "Love the Way You Lie" were getting wall-to-wall spins at radio, Em made only a few promotional appearances, played just a handful of dates -- including the lauded Home and Home shows with Jay-Z -- and managed to keep that air of inscrutability about himself while putting up the best sales figures for any album released in 2010. The less you saw of him, the more you wanted to see him.

Monday, December 13

Eminem To Play A Boxer In '8 Mile'-Inspired 'Southpaw'

Eminem has lined up another film project.
According to Deadline, DreamWorks has picked up "Southpaw," a drama in which Eminem will play a "fast-rising welterweight boxer who brawls his way to the title, only to see his world crash down around him due to tragedy."
"Sons of Anarchy" creator/executive producer Kurt Sutter will write the script. Sutter explained that the project is several years in the making, borne from meetings with Eminem and his team, and hearing the rapper open up about his real-life struggles on his recent albums.
"I took meetings with Marshall's producing partners over the past seven years, looking for something to do together," Sutter told Deadline. "I know he's very selective and doesn't do a lot. But he shared so much of his personal struggle in this raw and very honest album [Recovery], one that I connected with on a lot of levels. He is very interested in the boxing genre, and it seemed like an apt metaphor, because his own life has been a brawl."
Sutter said the film will be a kind of continuation of "8 Mile," which garnered Em both critical acclaim and a Best Song Oscar for "Lose Yourself."
"We are doing a metaphorical narrative of the second chapter of his life," he said. "He'll play a world-champion boxer who really hits a hard bottom and has to fight to win back his life for his young daughter. At its core, this is a retelling of his struggles over the last five years of his life, using the boxing analogy.
"I love that the title refers to Marshall being a lefty," Sutter continued, "Which is to boxing what a white rapper is to hip-hop; dangerous, unwanted and completely unorthodox. It's a much harder road for a southpaw than a right-handed boxer."
Sutter is set to begin writing immediately and will reportedly turn in a draft in February. No word on a possible release date or when production may begin.

Thursday, December 2

Eminem leads the 2011 grammy nominations

Eminem is the most-nominated artist of the 53rd annual Grammy Awards.
On Wednesday night (December 1), Em picked up a staggering 10 Grammy nods, including Song and Record of the Year (for "Love the Way You Lie") and Album of the Year (for Recovery, which is also up for Rap Album of the Year). He also scored noms for Best Rap Solo Performance (for "Not Afraid"), Pop Collaboration With Vocals (for his turn on B.o.B's "Airplanes Part II") and Best Rap Song (for "Lie").
Check out all the eminem nominations -

Album of the Year
» Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
» Eminem - Recovery
» Lady Antebellum - Need You Now
» Lady Gaga - The Fame Monster
» Katy Perry - Teenage Dream
Record of the Year
» B.o.B (featuring Bruno Mars) - "Nothin' on You"
» Eminem (featuring Rihanna) - "Love the Way You Lie"
» Cee Lo Green - "F--- You"
» Jay-Z and Alicia Keys - "Empire State of Mind"
» Lady Antebellum - "Need You Now"
Song of the Year
» Ray LaMontagne - "Beg Steal or Borrow"
» Cee Lo Green - "F--- You"
» Miranda Lambert - "The House That Built Me"
» Eminem (featuring Rihanna) - "Love the Way You Lie"
» Lady Antebellum - "Need You Now"   
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
» B.o.B, Eminem and Hayley Williams - "Airplanes II"
» Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono No. 1, Jeff Beck and Oumou Sangare - "Imagine"
» Elton John & Leon Russell - "If It Wasn't For Bad"
» Lady Gaga and BeyoncĂ© - "Telephone"
» Katy Perry and Snoop Dogg - "California Gurls"
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
» B.o.B (featuring Bruno Mars) - "Nothin' on You"
» Chris Brown, Tyga and Kevin McCall - "Deuces"
» Eminem and Rihanna - "Love the Way You Lie"
» Jay-Z and Alicia Keys - "Empire State of Mind"
» John Legend, the Roots, Melanie Fiona and Common - "Wake Up! Everybody"
Best Rap Song
» Jay-Z and Alicia Keys - "Empire State of Mind"
» Eminem and Rihanna - "Love the Way You Lie" » Eminem - "Not Afraid"
» B.o.B (featuring Bruno Mars) - "Nothin' on You"
» Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz - "On to the Next One"
Best Rap Album
» B.o.B - The Adventures of Bobby Ray
» Drake - Thank Me Later
» Eminem - Recovery
» Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3
» The Roots - How I Got Over