Win Tickets to Eminem and Rihanna’s ‘Monster Tour’ in L.A.!

The Monster Tour

In just one day, Eminem and Rihanna will kick off their co-headlining “Monster Tour.” After giving fans a preview at Lollapalooza, the powerhouse duo will bring its three-city stadium show to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. on Thursday and Friday.

Rap-Up is giving two lucky readers a chance to win a pair of tickets to the epic outing, which travels to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on August 16-17, and Detroit’s Comerica Park on August 22-23.

Tickets are available at Ticketmaster or enter to win below.

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Eminem and Rihanna Perform ‘Stan’ at Lollapalooza

Rihanna and Eminem

Lollapalooza kicked off with performances from Iggy Azalea, Lorde, Arctic Monkeys, and Eminem, who closed out day 1 of the three-day festival in Chicago on Friday.

Wearing grey jersey shorts and a T-shirt printed with LL Cool J’s Bigger and Deffer album cover, the hip-hop superstar returned to Lolla for the first time since 2011, performing a 90-minute set on the Samsung Galaxy stage at Grant Park.

In addition to ripping through hits including “My Name Is,” “Not Afraid,” and “The Real Slim Shady,” Em welcomed special guest Rihanna. The powerhouse duo gave fans a preview of their upcoming “Monster Tour” by performing their No. 1 collaborations “Love the Way You Lie” and “The Monster.”

But the highlight was when Rihanna filled in for Dido on Em’s 2000 single “Stan,” while the crowd waved their hands and sang along.

“Thank you @Eminem and Chicago for letting me share this moment with you at #Lollapalooza,” tweeted RiRi.

The music superstars will kick off their co-headlining tour at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. on Thursday, August 8. The three-city stadium trek will also play Detroit’s Comerica Park and New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium.

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Eminem and Rihanna Rehearse for ‘The Monster Tour’

Eminem and Rihanna

With a little over a week to go, Eminem and Rihanna are putting the final touches on “The Monster Tour.” The Detroit rapper has shared the first photo of him and RiRi in rehearsals for the stadium shows.

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Eminem Brings Out Dr. Dre at Wembley Stadium


Eminem made hip-hop history by becoming the first rapper to headline Wembley Stadium in London on Friday night.

Following sets from Danny Brown and Odd Future, the Detroit icon performed hit after hit during his first of two shows at the 90,000-capacity venue, his first London show since 2001.

But the highlight of the evening was when he brought out his mentor, Dr. Dre. The billionaire Beats founder joined him for his classics including “Still D.R.E.,” “Next Episode,” “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang,” and “Forgot About Dre.”

Starting August 7, Em will tour stadiums in the U.S. with Rihanna on his three-city “Monster Tour,” which kicks off at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

Watch the rap gods share the stage.

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New Music: Trick Trick f/ Eminem & Royce Da 5’9″ – ‘Twerk Dat! Pop That!’

Twerk Dat! Pop That!

Fresh off his “Calm Down” collaboration with Busta Rhymes, Eminem teams with the self-proclaimed mayor of Detroit, Trick Trick, and his fellow Bad Meets Evil member Royce Da 5’9″ on Trick Trick’s booty-shaking banger “Twerk Dat! Pop That!”

Slim Shady spazzes all over the Antt Beatz production, rapping about “wildin’ the fuck out out like Bieber at 19 or Ice T in the ’90s,” and name checks Spike Lee and even Pharrell’s hat.

Hear them turn up for the Motor City.

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Kendrick Lamar Karaokes to Eminem, Jay Z, & 50 Cent

Kendrick Lamar

Even when it comes to karaoke, Kendrick Lamar is a beast on the mic.

While visiting the XXL offices, the Compton lyricist found himself alone in a room, rapping along to some hip-hop hits from a karaoke machine. In the rare footage, K-Dot channels Eminem on “My Name Is.” He also spits Jay Z’s bars on “Big Pimpin’,” and mimics 50 Cent’s moves during “Candy Shop” and “In Da Club.”

He appears to be having a good time until someone bursts in and tries to ruin the fun by asking, “Whatchu doing, dawg?”

Bitch, don’t kill his vibe.

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New Music: Busta Rhymes f/ Eminem – ‘Calm Down’

Calm Down

Busta Rhymes and Eminem join forces, and no one is safe. The hip-hop superpowers unleash their Scoop DeVille-produced collaboration “Calm Down,” which features a sample of House of Pain’s “Jump Around.”

Bussa Bus breathes fires on his ballistic bars, while Slim Shady wreaks havoc, taking aim at everyone from Clive Davis to Abraham Lincoln to bloggers.

“Shady for president, ho / Don’t make me go take it back to the days of old Sway and Tech radio when I was taking so much NoDoz and LSD, I almost fell asleep on the ‘Wakeup Show,’” he spits.

Busta is gearing up for his 10th album E.L.E. 2, the sequel to 1998′s E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event): The Final World Front.

Hear them spaz out on the explosive record.

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