Eminem

Nov
13
Eminem’s ‘MMLP2′ Earns Second-Biggest Debut of 2013

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All hail King Mathers. Thirteen years after releasing The Marshall Mathers LP, Eminem tops the charts once again with the sequel, The Marshall Mathers LP 2.

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Nov
12
Eminem Goes ‘Berzerk’ on ‘Le Grand Journal’

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Fresh off his wins at Sunday’s MTV EMA, Eminem tore up the stage on French talk show “Le Grand Journal” on Tuesday. Wearing a blue Detroit Lions varsity jacket, vintage Slim performed his Marshall Mathers LP 2 single “Berzerk” with some help from Mr. Porter and The Alchemist.

MMLP2 is expected to sell 775,000 copies in its first week, giving Em the second-biggest debut of the year behind Justin Timberlake. Final sales will be announced on Wednesday.

During his trip to Europe, he will also perform on “The Jonathan Ross Show” (11/15) and Germany’s “Schlag den Raab” (11/16).

Catch his Shady set below.

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Nov
10
Eminem Performs ‘Berzerk’ and ‘Rap God’ at MTV EMA

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The MTV EMA didn’t officially jump off until Eminem rocked the house with a medley of his recent hits. The blonde rapper set things off with his Rick Rubin-produced single “Berzerk” as Rita Ora sang along in the crowd. He continued with “Rap God” with some help from Mr. Porter.

Em, who has the most EMAs of all time, also accepted the award for Best Hip-Hop and the Global Icon Award.

His album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is expected at debut at No. 1 in the U.S. this week with 725-750,000 copies.

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Nov
8
Eminem’s Childhood Home Burns in Fire

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While Eminem was blazing up the charts with his new album, his childhood home was going up in flames. The house that is pictured on the cover of The Marshall Mathers LP 2 was badly burned in a fire on Thursday.

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Nov
6
Eminem and Slaughterhouse Freestyle on ‘Rap City’

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In honor of Eminem’s eighth album The Marshall Mathers LP 2, BET brought back its groundbreaking series “Rap City” for one night only. On the special edition, entitled “Rap City Presents: Em 360,” Big Tigger sat down with the hip-hop icon, who reflected on his nearly 20-year career—from Infinite to MMLP2.

One of the most anticipated collaborations on his new album is “Love Game” featuring Kendrick Lamar. “I love what Kendrick is doing,” said Em of the Compton MC. “He’s continuing the tradition of just making rap exciting. What he did with the ‘Control’ verse is incredible, but we actually did ['Love Game'] before he did that verse.”

He also addressed rumors that he may be retiring after this album. “I want to rap until it’s not fun anymore,” he said. “When I do set the mic down, I feel like I wanna have something to do with the music, producing, whatever it is. I still wanna be involved.”

Slaughterhouse also joined him to discuss their next album. “I think the guys just dug a lot deeper, it’s a very introspective album, very melancholy,” said Joe Budden of the follow-up to 2012′s Welcome to: Our House. “The lyricism is there, of course, the passion is there, all the things that this group was built on are still present.”

Royce Da 5’9″ added, “This is definitely our best work to date, without a doubt.”

In the tradition of the show, they closed things out with a freestyle in “The Backroom.” With Just Blaze on the turntables, Joe, Royce, Joell Ortiz, and Crooked I all took turns rapping before Em took the mic. He killed the instrumental and spit his bars acapella.

Watch Em and his crew murder the mic.

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Nov
6
Eminem’s ‘MMLP2′ Set for Second-Largest Sales Week of 2013

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Move over Drake. Eminem is coming for the No. 2 spot. The Detroit rapper is set to earn the second-largest sales week of the year.

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Nov
5
Review Roundup: Eminem – ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2’

The Marshall Mathers LP 2

Thirteen years ago, Eminem changed the face of hip-hop and stirred lots of controversy with his 10-million-selling album The Marshall Mathers LP. Now 41 years old, the hip-hop icon revisits the past on his eighth album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2.

On the nostalgic sequel, he encounters Stan’s brother (“Bad Guy”), apologizes to his mother (“Headlights”), and goes bar for bar with Kendrick Lamar (“Love Game”), while enlisting the help of Rick Rubin, Rihanna, Skylar Grey, and fun.’s Nate Ruess.

Was the sharp-tongued MC able to recapture his glory days? Find out what the critics are saying.

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