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Coming Soon: Relapse: The Refill

November 27, 2009

Written By: Victoria H. (Urban Editor)

Eminem will release “Relapse: The Refill” on December 21st. The album will include the entire “Relapse” album, plus seven songs that did not make the album. Eminem said his hopes for “Relapse: The Refill” is to “deliver more material for the fans this year like I originally planned. Hopefully these tracks on “The Refill” will tide the fans over until we put out “Relapse 2” next year. I got back in with Dre and then a few more producers, including Just Blaze, and went in a completely different direction which made me start from scratch. The new tracks started to sound very different than the tracks I originally intended to be on “Relapse 2”, but I still want the other stuff to be heard.”

Eminem is currently in the studio working on “Relapse 2” which is scheduled to be released next year. Eminem said “I definitely feel like I’m in a different space right now. With the last record, I think a lot of it had to do with me getting sober, my eyes being open again. With Relapse, I wanted to prove myself that I could still do it. The zany, loony, ridiculous shit, so a lot of that album is rapid-fire punch lines. Now I’m at a point where I’m blessed enough to be in a position where I don’t need to put out records, but I want to.”

Best Of Voodoo 2009 Airing On Fuse On Friday, November 6th

November 4, 2009

Fuse was in NOLA this past weekend covering all the Voodoo Experience action and performances, and the Best of Voodoo 2009 is set to air on Fuse this Friday, November 6th at 10pm ET.

Even better, Fuse just announced that Eminem and Lenny Kravitz performances have been added to the schedule for Friday’s Special TV Concert event! To hold you over until then, Fuse has posted tons of pictures, videos, and interviews from this year’s Voodoo Experience festival. Check out Eminem, The Flaming Lips, Lenny Kravitz, Kiss, and loads more at http://www.fuse.tv/tours/voodoo/.
Additional Fuse Voodoo 2009 Assets:

Twt-a-Voo: Your one-stop Voodoo Twitter spot! Find, filter, and interact with thousands of tweets from the musical acts that played this year’s fest! Twitter and Facebook connect enabled: http://fusefest.fuse.tv/a/home
Exclusive Countdown to Voodoo Widget (add it to your page or site): http://www.clearspring.com/widgets/4ae0838d749e2e04

Fuse Fest: Voodoo 2009 Promo Spot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6u1Jkux1jZQ

Eminem To Perform At Voodoo Experience

October 29, 2009

Written By: Victoria H. (Urban Editor)

Eminem will be performing at this weekends Voodoo Experience (a punk and rock festival) in New Orleans. Eminem headlined the festival back in 2000. “This is the only concert Eminem is doing all year,” said Voodoo producer Steven Rehage. “We’re really excited to have him back.”

Eminem is expected to perform songs from his latest album “Relapse” when he opens the festival on Friday. Also performing on Friday are Ween, The Black Keys and Fischerspooner.

KISS, Jane’s Addiction, Wolfmother, Black Lips and George Clinton/Parliament Funkadelic are performing Saturday and Sunday’s acts include Lenny Kravitz, the Flaming Lips and Meat Puppets.

VH1’s 2009 Hip Hop Honors

September 25, 2009

Written By: Victoria H. (Urban Editor)

VH1 will air the 2009 Hip Hop Honors on Tuesday, October 13th. The sixth annual honors show will have range of stars paying respect to Def Jam Records, as they celebrate 25 years as the premier label for hip hop. Tracy Morgan will host the show, with appearances and performances by Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Chris Rock, The Roots, Public Enemy and Kid Rock, just to name a few.

Def Jam was founded by Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin in 1984 in New York. The label made hip hop a worldwide phenomenon by introducing groundbreaking artists like RUN-DMC, The Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Public Enemy and Kanye West. Def Jam has expanded into all aspects of our culture by branching into fashion, TV, film and videogames.

Lee Rolontz, EVP of Music Production at VH1 said that, “It is impossible to pay tribute to the best in hip hop without recognizing Def Jam Records. Throughout the years VH1 has honored numerous artists from the Def Jam label, but due to the magnificent impact that Def Jam as a company has made on not only hip hop culture but pop culture as a whole, we thought they definitely deserved the opportunity to be honored.”

Eminem Vs. Apple Inc.

September 24, 2009

Written By: Victoria H. (Urban Editor)

A federal trial is about to begin in Detroit, MI in the case of Eight Mile Style LLC (Eminem’s music publisher) and Martin Affiliated LLC (which has a portion of Eight Mile Style LLC) vs. Apple Inc. Eight Mile Style and Martin and Apple failed to settle a lawsuit over whether the rapper’s songs can be downloaded from iTunes.

In the lawsuit, Eight Mile Style and Martin said that Apple used 93 songs in a downloadable format on iTunes without permission. Aftermath Records was also sued saying the company had no right to approve digital downloads, even though the company has control of Eminem’s recordings. Eight Mile Style and Martin said that “Apple has provided and continues to provide digital downloading of recordings of compositions which Eight Mile and Martin are owners of, or have copyright ownership interest in, without obtaining permission or providing compensation.”

It is not known how much, Eight Mile Style and Martin are suing for, but the plaintiff’s say Apple earned $2.58 million from iTunes downloads, including $466,916 from “Lose Yourself,” a hit from Eminem’s 2002 film “8 Mile.” Eight Mile Style and Martin also want a part of the $16 million that Apple earned from iPod sales that could be attributed to the 93 songs as well as $4.03 million from Aftermath.

Susan Lundgren, an Apple spokeswoman, said that “the company does not discuss pending litigation”. No comment has been released by Aftermath Records.

The non-jury trial is expected to last five to seven days. Eminem is not scheduled to testify.

Did Eminem Dis Soulja Boy?

August 21, 2009

Written By: Victoria H. (Urban Editor)

A dis track against Soulja Boy called “Die Already” was leaked online and has been credited to Eminem.

Allegedly, Eminem raps “Do the Superman, fuckin’ die already…I wouldn’t buy your CD for half price on eBay…Ice-T told you don’t make me say it the mean way/I’m not a bad person, you just suck like BJ.”

Eminem commented via Twitter, “wow, whoever made “Die Already” really does sound like me. But it ain’t.”

Slim Da Mobster- Dr. Dre, Eminem & 50 Cent’s New Protégé

July 29, 2009

Written By: Victoria H. (Urban Editor)

Dr. Dre has added up and coming South Central rapper Slim Da Mobster to the list of contributors for the Detox album.

Slim Da Mobster is new to the rap scene, but his flow and rhymes impressed 50 Cent, Eminem and Dr. Dre so much all three signed Slim Da Mobster to their respected labels (G-Unit, Shady and Aftermath). Slim is also managed by John Monopoly, who helped guide Kanye West’s transition from a producer to an artist.

Slim said “I’m not even focused on my album right now. I’m all about his (Dr. Dre) album, cause the better I do on that, the better it is for the situation with my album.”

Music News

July 1, 2009

Written By: White Chicks On Rap

Michael Jackson Breaks Billboard Chart Records

Due to the untimely death of Michael Jackson, his albums have claimed the top nine spots on the Billboard Top Pop Catalog Charts. This is a record for any artists.

Number Ones
The Essential Michael Jackson
Thriller
Off The Wall
The Jackson 5- Ultimate Collection
Bad
Dangerous
HIStory Volume 1
Michael Jackson- Ultimate Collection

Together, Jackson sold 415,000 albums last week. 58% of those albums sold were digital.

Jackson’s songs have also re-entered the charts. 25 songs have charted on the 75- Hot Digital Songs list. In the top ten are Thriller, Man In The Mirror, Billie Jean, The Way You Make Me Feel, Beat It and Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough.

The Game On The R.E.D Album & Beef With 50 Cent

The Game is currently working on his R.E.D Album in Los Angeles, but he took time out of his recording schedule to say that the album title has nothing to do with being a Blood or a gangmember, but it is really a play on Jay-Z’s The Black Album.

The Game said that “the R.E.D Album is about to be serious, man. It’s a step up, it’s a little soulful, I gotta say. Still gangsta — we getting it in. I’m keeping everything on wraps right now. “

“This album … it’s gonna be different,” he added. “I was wondering to myself how I’m gonna elevate myself and even change the field. Three albums … what do you talk about after three albums? I ain’t selling crack and gangbanging and shooting shit up. My beefs have been down-low. So what do you really talk about? I just wanna rap, man. I just wanna do music. Whatever it turns out to be, it turns out to be. Long as every song has that collective feel — they gel — then we good. I’m just gonna rap this time.”

The album is scheduled to be released in 2009.

The Game has ended his beef with 50 Cent and he said that he wants to apologies to 50 as a man and to the fans. The Game said that he is growing up and wants to focus his energy on music. 50 Cent commented that he is not interested in working with The Game.

Eminem To Reunite D-12

D-12 are planning to reunite for a third album in honor of MC Proof who was killed back in 2006 in a club shooting. The group briefly reunited to support Eminem’s Relapse album.