Eminem

Nov
3
Eminem, Lady Gaga, M.I.A., & Odd Future Kick Off YouTube Music Awards

Odd Future and M.I.A.

YouTube sensations and music superstars came together at the inaugural YouTube Music Awards at New York’s Pier 36 on Sunday.

The unscripted event, which was live streamed across the globe, featured performances from Eminem, Lady Gaga, M.I.A., Odd Future’s Tyler, the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt, and Arcade Fire. All of the performances were conceived as music videos and directed by filmmakers selected by Spike Jonze.

After showing her teeth on the red carpet, Lady Gaga delivered an emotional performance of her new ballad “Dope” off ARTPOP, while M.I.A. lit up the stage with “Come Walk With Me” off her album Matangi.

She also struck up a friendship with Tyler, the Creator. “M.I.A MIGHT BE THE COOLEST FEMALE OF EVER,” tweeted the Odd Future frontman, who performed “Sasquatch” with Earl Sweatshirt.

Eminem was named Artist of the Year and closed out the show with a black-and-white performance of his MMLP2 cut “Rap God.”

T-Pain also hit the stage with some YouTube stars, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were honored as YouTube Breakthrough.

Check out a photo gallery from the evening below.

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Nov
3
Eminem Performs ‘Rap God’ at YouTube Music Awards

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Fresh off his “SNL” appearance, Eminem was back on stage at the inaugural YouTube Music Awards on Sunday. With some help from Mr. Porter, the Detroit rapper performed his MMLP2 cut “Rap God” against a stark black-and-white set. The Syndrome-directed performance was shot live at New York City’s Pier 36 and broadcast around the world.

He was also named Artist of the Year, beating out fan favorites including Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and One Direction.

On Tuesday, Eminem will release his eighth album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 featuring Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Skylar Grey, and Nate Ruess.

Watch Em close out the show.

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Nov
2
Eminem Performs on ‘SNL’ with Rick Rubin and Skylar Grey

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Shady’s back on “SNL.” Just days away from the release of The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Eminem returned to “Saturday Night Live” for his sixth appearance.

Following an introduction from host Kerry Washington, Rick Rubin set the stage before turning it over to the blonde MC, who tore the roof off Studio 8H with his single “Berzerk.” As Rubin manned the turntables, Em rocked the mic with some help from Mr. Porter and a live band.

For round two, he performed his DJ Khalil-produced anthem “Survival” with Skylar Grey.

Watch Shady and his special guests set it off.

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Nov
2
New Music: Eminem f/ Buckshot – ‘Don’t Front’ [Snippet]

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Ahead of his appearance on “SNL” tonight, Eminem debuts a snippet of a new song that you won’t find on the standard edition of The Marshall Mathers LP 2. The Detroit rapper takes it back to the ’90s on the Buckshot-assisted “Don’t Front,” which samples Black Moon’s “I Got Cha Opin.”

“But kiss them old days adios/ I did it/ They said I was a gimmick/ Now I’m the one that those guys mimic,” raps Em over the scratching sample.

Fans who purchase “Call of Duty: Ghosts” and MMLP2 together from select retailers will have access to the exclusive bonus track.

On Sunday, Eminem will perform at the YouTube Music Awards prior to Tuesday’s release of MMLP2.

Preview the old school track below.

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Nov
1
Stream Eminem’s Album ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2’

The Marshall Mathers LP 2

Thirteen years after releasing his breakthrough album The Marshall Mathers LP, Eminem will deliver the highly-anticipated sequel. In advance of Tuesday’s release, he has made the album available for streaming on iTunes.

The project, executive produced by Dr. Dre and Rick Rubin, features the Rihanna-assisted single “The Monster,” plus collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Skylar Grey, and fun.’s Nate Ruess.

“Calling it The Marshall Mathers LP 2, obviously I knew that there might be certain expectations,” the Detroit MC told Rolling Stone. “I wouldn’t want to call it that just for the sake of calling it that. I had to make sure that I had the right songs—and just when you think you got it, you listen and you’re like, ‘Fuck, man! I feel like it needs this or that,’ to paint the whole picture.”

To promote MMLP2, he will perform on “SNL” tomorrow and at Sunday’s YouTube Music Awards. On his album release day, he will sit down for a Q&A session on SiriusXM’s Shade 45.

Did Em deliver a worthy sequel? Stream Shady’s eighth album below.

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Oct
31
Eminem Gets Serious in ‘SNL’ Promos

Eminem and Kerry Washington

Eminem will make his return to “Saturday Night Live” this weekend as musical guest. Ahead of his appearance, the Detroit rapper stars alongside host Kerry Washington in a couple promos for Saturday’s episode. Em plays it serious and doesn’t say much except for “I love cupcakes.” Still, we can’t help but laugh.

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Oct
30
Eminem Apologizes to His Mother on ‘Headlights’

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From lawsuits to scathing lyrics, Eminem and his mother have had a tumultuous relationship throughout the years, but he is finally putting the past behind him. The Detroit rapper has penned a heartfelt apology to his mother on his new album The Marshall Mathers LP 2.

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