50 Cent is enlisting some major star power for his new single. The hip-hop mogul has called on his mentor Eminem and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine for “My Life.” The song is slated to hit iTunes on November 27 and a video has already been shot in Detroit with director Rich Lee (Eminem, Nicki Minaj).
Originally due this month, 50’s fifth album Street King Immortal has been delayed until early 2013. The follow-up to 2009’s Before I Self Destruct has spawned the singles “New Day” with Dr. Dre and Alicia Keys and “First Date” featuring Too $hort.
Skylar Grey heads to the backwoods of Detroit in the video for her first single “C’mon Let Me Ride” featuring Eminem. The singer-songwriter has revealed photos from the shoot, which took place last month in Em’s hometown.
Skylar shows a sexier side, wearing a bra and trucker hat as she lounges in a chair. Some of the residents are seen gathering around a BBQ and grilling a squirrel, while one older lady throws up the middle finger.
The song, produced by Alex Da Kid, samples Queen’s “Bicycle Race,” and will hit iTunes on December 11. “The song is something totally unexpected from me,” said Skylar. “Sometimes I can’t even believe that it came out of my mouth. But it did. And soon, it will be in your ears.”
Here comes trouble. Pink and Eminem tear up the club on their new collaboration “Here Comes the Weekend” off Pink’s upcoming album The Truth About Love, due September 18. The pop superstar sets off sirens on the “alternative club banger,” produced by DJ Khalil, while Em raises hell with his rowdy rhymes.
“I’m not Puffy, but I’ma run the city tonight/ When I hit it, I might act like a friggin’ idiot,” raps Slim Shady over the thumping bassline.
The rebellious duo previously collaborated on “Won’t Back Down” off Em’s 2010 album Recovery.
“I said, ‘Do you want to do a song with me?’ and he said, ‘F**k yeah!’ Handshake. Nothing signed. Done,” Pink told Australia’s Herald Sun of how their latest record came about.
Slaughterhouse dons pig masks and goes on a heist in the video for “Throw It Away,” the latest single off their Shady Records debut welcome to: OUR HOUSE. The Syndrome-directed clip was filmed at an actual slaughterhouse and features cameos from Eminem and Swizz Beatz.
On the eve of their album release, Rap-Up TV caught up with Slaughterhouse for a late night interview on L.A.’s Sunset Strip. Crooked I, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, and Royce da 5’9” gathered around to discuss their Shady Records debut welcome to: OUR HOUSE, working with Eminem, and what they’re currently blasting in their cars.
“Dylan off the rip!” joked Joe Budden when asked what fans can expect from their new album, while Royce provided a more serious answer. “The album is basically what the naysayers say that we can’t do.”
As executive producer, Eminem was very hands-on, mixing, arranging, and even rapping on the album. “He put in as much work, if not more, than we did,” said Crooked I.
Joe and Joell were both inspired by their boss’ work ethic and humility, but didn’t feel pressure in the studio. “If you feel any pressure, it’s you applying it yourself ’cause he’s not giving you that energy,” shared Joe.
Aside from their own record, Royce has been listening to Nas’ latest Life Is Good. “I got Nas’ album on repeat,” he revealed. “I take it to all different eras of hip-hop. I’ll listen to ‘Accident Murderers,’ ‘World’s an Addiction,’ and then I’ll go back to It Was Written.”
Slim Shady comes out to play on “Throw That,” the latest release from Slaughterhouse’s upcoming album welcome to: OUR HOUSE (Aug. 28). The Shady characters get into some freaky escapades involving strippers and handcuffs on the T-Minus production, while Eminem delivers some not-so-chivalrous pick-up lines (“I’ll throw this d**k on you, girl”). How romantic.
It’s not often you get to see Eminem and Dr. Dre in the same room, but the hip-hop icons crossed paths overseas on Wednesday. Dre was at the Apple Store in Tokyo hosting a live fan consumer Q&A about his popular Beats by Dr. Dre headphones line. Slim Shady, who is also in Japan for his “Recovery” tour, stopped by to show support for his mentor.
Now that he’s finished with the Slaughterhouse project welcome to: OUR HOUSE, Em will return to the studio to record his eighth solo album. He is also featured on “Here Comes the Weekend,” an “alternative club banger” off Pink’s album The Truth About Love, due September 18.