Now this is certainly something we don’t see everyday. Tim Westwood recently reached into his vault and brought out this vintage footage of Eminem & D12 freestyling. As you can expect it is a quite amazing site to see. The late great Proof did the damn thing during this video as well as the whole D12 crew. Hopefully Tim keeps breaking out these vintage flicks more often.
Check out the footage after the jump.
Who doesn’t love some lost footage of our favorite artists resurfacing 12 years later? Tim Westwood took to YouTube earlier today and uploaded some rare footage of Slim Shady and Dr. Dre lettin’ loose at a London club back in 2001.
Kickin’ it in VIP at a Tim Westwood party in an unknown club, Eminem has a drink in one hand and a middle finger in another while Dr. Dre has a mean mug on tilt, as the two of them do their own version of ‘ratchet’ in ’01.
If you don’t know all the words to “Forgot About Dre” at this point, then we don’t know what to tell you. The GRAMMY Award winning second single from Dr. Dre’s 2001 album was a HUGE success, and it addresses all the haters doubting Andre (shots at Death Row) at the time. He came back with a vengeance, making it known that there’s absolutely no reason why you should have forgotten about the doctor.
The most entertaining part of the video had to be Eminem’s news skit, which dodged questions from Jane Yamamoto about what caused the fire at the home.
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Is the world ready for a new Eminem album? Well they better be, because according to Paul Rosenberg Em is gearing up to drop his eighth studio album after Memorial day. Rosenberg, who is the President of Shady Records and Em’s manager, told Billboard in a recent interview that “We fully expect to be releasing a new Eminem album in 2013.”
Rosenberg also spoke on 50 Cent’s often delayed album Street King Immortal, which he said should arrive in the first half of 2013. This will be Shady’s first solo album since the 2010 release of Recovery. Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks.
FuseTV recently caught up with 50 Cent to discuss his two new collaborations with Eminem. Fiddy touches on Em’s vision for “My Life” which he wanted to record with him. 50 loved the idea and had to think about approaching the record which he said thinking about the rhyme scheme too much will turn into an Em record which is why his verse on “My Life” was so long. He felt Em was the acceptation due to his verse being of quality this go round and decided to let him shine on his single for “Street King Immortal.”
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It’s Friday, so the perfect soundtrack for this lovely day before the weekend should be something like this Eminem single. “Just Don’t Give A Fuck” was one of a few tracks that were found on The Slim Shady EP and ultimately made it on his Aftermath debut LP with Dr. Dre at the helm. And boy was he firing shots at everyone.
He used the track to air out other white rappers like Vanilla Ice, Milkbone and Everlast, in feuds that would last years after the fact. He never really responded to their diss responses, but continued throwing shots on other records throughout his catalog. The only one lucky enough to get a direct shot on wax was Everlast, as Eminem dedicated “Quitter” to him.
Ah, the good ‘ol Eminem days.
Put those middle fingers up and play The Slim Shady LP one time.
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Producer: Symbolyc One
Album: Street King Immortal
Label: Shady Records / Aftermath Records / Interscope Records
For his forthcoming Street King Immortal LP, 50 Cent enlists Shady for an unforgettable verse, as well as Maroon 5′s Adam Levine to sing the melodies on “My Life”. After a lot of confusion with what would be 50′s next full body of work, this concept looks set in concrete for a 2013 release. The Symbolyc One produced single should be the sign of more to come in terms of 50′s fifth major album.
Ah, that Rap myth we call Detox. It’s quite the bigfoot tall tale that’s been told for the past decade. It’s coming out! It gets delayed. A track that’s supposed to be on the album surfaces! The project gets pushed back again. Dr. Dre officially releases a single! Then falls back for years. Detox must be a love-hate relationship for the doctor.
To have this much anticipation, and to not come correct is probably his biggest worry. He’s got two classic albums in the stash already. How could he ever top The Chronic or 2001? It has to be absolutely perfect, at the LEAST.
Many people have given up on Detox, and we must admit, we did too for a bit. That is until we heard “Compton” from Kendrick Lamar’s good kid m.A.A.d city. That’s when it finally hit us: Dr. Dre has been giving out bits and pieces of the album throughout the years & we hardly even noticed. We could essentially make our own Detox right now if we wanted to.
And that’s what we did. Continue reading
In an recent interview with Rolling Stone, singer / songwriter / producer Skylar Grey has confirmed Eminem will be executive producing her second album “Don’t Look Down” which we can expect to see sometime in 2013. The albums lead single “C’Mon Let Me Ride,” will feature Eminem in chorus department as we can expect to see its release on December 11th. Grey tells Rolling Stone,
“That was an Eminem move. The first time I heard his verse, he had added that part in as well and it made me laugh, so we kept it,” she says. She also opted to keep his vocals instead of Mercury’s originals. “I love hearing Marshall change his voice like that and just, like, be a character, play a character, so I thought that was funnier, personally.”
In the past the two have collaborated last year on the hit single “I Need a Doctor” which was originally scheduled for the Detox album and she also wrote for Eminem’s single “Love the Way You Lie.” If the upcoming album sounds anything remotely close to those two singles, we could be in store for something epic.
The third single and one of the more creative tracks from The Slim Shady LP is the Dr. Dre-featured “Guilty Conscience.” The song follows stories from Eddie, Stan and Grady who encounter various choices to make through certain circumstances. From date rape to cheating wives and robbing liquor stores, Dr. Dre (the voice of reason) and Eminem (Mr. Don’t Give A Fuck) talk to all parties involved and try to convince them that their choice is the best. Out of three situations, Slim Shady took home the gold with two W’s.
An interesting tidbit about the video is the fact the voice of who’s narrating and chorus is different on the video version than what we heard on the album.
Happy birthday Eminem. You are now 40 years old.
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