Eminem

Nov
22
Eminem Performs ‘Stan’ for BBC Radio 1

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Eminem brought the nostalgia when he performed “Stan” for BBC Radio 1. Backed by a band, the blond rapper worked up a sweat while delivering the 2000 classic off his pivotal album The Marshall Mathers LP. He reflected on recording the MMLP2 sequel “Bad Guy” during his interview with Zane Lowe.

“I had heard a lot of chatter right around the time of doing the Recovery record that I should do ‘Stan 2,’” he said. “All I kept thinking was, well Stan’s dead. He died in the story. So in the back of my mind, I kinda had an idea of like who could be left from the story, but I needed to get the right beat.”

He also sat down for the fourth part of his interview with Lowe, where he discussed touring and the future.

“I don’t know what the plan is in the near future, but I do know there’s gonna be some other things coming up, other projects and things like that I’ll probably get into working on,” he said. “Whatever point I decide I’m gonna put the mic down, or whatever happens with that, I do feel like I always want something to do with the music, whether it’s producing or whatever ends up happening.”

Check out the performance and interview below.

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Nov
21
Video: Eminem – ‘Rap God’ [Sneak Peek]

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Eminem channels Max Headroom in the video for his Marshall Mathers LP 2 single “Rap God.” In the 26-second teaser, the blonde MC rocks a shiny black suit and sunglasses as he imitates the witty British AI. The colorful clip was shot at the Russell Industrial Center in Detroit and directed by Rich Lee, who helmed the “Not Afraid” and “Lighters” videos.

Following “Berzerk” and “Survival,” the song is the third visual off Em’s No. 1 album The Marshall Mathers LP 2. He also recently shot a video for “The Monster” with Rihanna.

The full video will premiere on Wednesday, November 27. Check out a sneak peek below.

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Nov
20
Eminem and Rihanna Shoot ‘The Monster’ Video

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Eminem and Rihanna are bringing “The Monster” to life. On Wednesday, the rapper and pop star went in front of the lens to shoot the video for their latest collaboration. Em shared a photo of them on set in his hometown of Detroit. Both were matching in black, while RiRi rocked her new black bob.

The video was directed by Rich Lee, who previously worked with Eminem on “Not Afraid” and “Lighters.”

The song, which appears on Eminem’s No. 1 album The Marshall Mathers LP 2, moves up to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week.

They previously topped the charts with “Love the Way You Lie,” which remained No. 1 for seven weeks.

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Nov
20
Eminem ‘Reborn’ on the Cover of Rolling Stone

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It’s the rebirth of Eminem. The new and improved Marshall Mathers covers the latest issue of Rolling Stone. The “Berzerk” rapper, whose album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 has gone platinum after two weeks, rocks an adidas track jacket with a boombox over his shoulder on the cover.

In the issue, he opens up about how hip-hop saved his life, the Beastie Boys, and Tupac and Biggie.

“I’m as happy as I can be, I guess,” says the 41-year-old MC, who also reflects on his sobriety.

The issue hits newsstands on Nov. 22. Read highlights below.

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Nov
20
Lady Gaga’s ‘ARTPOP’ Reigns at No. 1

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Lady Gaga is queen of the charts. The pop superstar reclaims her throne atop the Billboard 200 with ARTPOP.

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Nov
19
Eminem Talks Pop Stardom, Fame, & Overcoming Drug Addiction

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Eminem’s in-depth conversation with BBC Radio 1 host Zane Lowe continues. In Part 2 of 4, the hip-hop icon opens up about producing and his love for hip-hop.

“I love to watch what’s going on in the game, and keep my finger on the pulse,” says Em.

He also opens up about unintentionally becoming a pop star, and why he was surprised when his debut single “My Name Is” became a pop hit.

“That record was almost like my anti-pop song because it was like my hello to the world, but it was my fuck you to the world at the same time,” he explains. “So I never understood when all that started happening like, ‘Holy shit. How did that become a pop song?’”

Plus, he speaks about his love/hate relationship with fame and how he overcame his drug addiction.

“I’m definitely thankful,” says a now sober Em. “I know that I certainly could have taken another path.”

Read highlights and watch the full interview below.

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Nov
18
Eminem Talks to Zane Lowe – Part 1

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Following his epic interviews with Kanye West and Jay Z, BBC Radio 1 host Zane Lowe sat down with Eminem. In the first part of the four-part interview, the Detroit rapper opens up about his chart-topping album, which debuted at No. 1 and scored the second-biggest debut of the year with 792,000 copies.

After joking about pissing on the floor, Em discusses “Rap God,” the sequel to “Stan” (“Bad Guy”), his reservations about working with Rick Rubin, and why he still wants Dr. Dre’s approval.

He also performed “Berzerk” live in the studio with a band.

Read highlights and watch Part 1 of the interview below.

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