Ever wonder if you could take down a famous rapper in a fight? Grantland offers a thoughtful analysis.
"You’d likely win this fight if it managed to come off, but I’d sidestep it because let’s say you trip over Puff’s teeny-tiny teeth and fall and hit your head on the concrete and knock yourself out or whatever, he is absolutely going to celebrate by doing that Diddy Bop dance he’s done for the last 60 years. You can’t risk that. There’s no recovering from that. There’s no recovering from being the guy in the WSHH knockout Puff Daddy Diddy Bop dance video."
This Christmas, please remember the real reason for the season: a three-minute long Smash Mouth / Eminem mashup. Mom's Spaghetti
"We pressed up Infinite. We might have pressed up maybe five hundred, a thousand records tops. We couldn’t give them away. Nobody was feeling it. We don't know why. Then Marshall, I think he was sitting on the toilet making a poop, and he came up with the alter ego. He came into the studio, talking about this alter ego that he has now."
An interview with Jeff Bass
, who, along with his brother Mark, produced and co-wrote Eminem's first two albums (plus Lose Yourself from the 8 Mile soundtrack). [more inside]
"A man walked past our bench holding a single cucumber." A letter from Detroit
by Mark Benelli walks you through today's Detroit. [more inside]
District 9 director Neil Blomkamp talks to WIRED
, District 10, Halo, his desire to buy a skyscraper and almost casting Eminem or Ninja from Die Antwood
in Elysium's Matt Damon role.
It’s increasingly rare for musicians to come into a radio station for anything more than a concert or album promo, but you can still find live performances from the booth if you know where to tune in:
WNRN, an independent radio station in Virginia, has regular live acoustic performances of touring musicians, and records them in HD: The Punch Brothers covering Reptilia
and Rye Whiskey
; Locust in the Willow
and Sometimes in This Country
from Crooked Still. (much more)
Stevie Wonder and Eric Benet improvising on “You and I” at Stevie’s own radio station, KJLH.
Eminem freestyling on BBC Radio 1. BBC Live Lounge
Howard Stern has supported live acoustic acts for a long time: Elton John, “Why Isn’t Howard Stern On TV?”
; Dave Grohl, Everlong
, My Hero
; Counting Crows
A few public radio stations have dedicated performance spaces used for live shows : WNYC’s Greene Space
and the BBC’s Maida Vale
. [more inside]
Eminem's new video
, featuring Rihanna, makes domestic violence sexy as only a (literally) smoldering Megan Fox
can. [more inside]
Your dreams of rapping superstardom are stymied by your Scottish sound, so what do you do? Simple: reinvent yourself as a West Coast wild boy, with American accent and history to match.
Keeping it real might be murder
, but even when it all falls apart, at least you got to tour with Eminem and D12 – and you can salvage something by writing
about it all.
Eminem's "Lose Yourself" re-envisioned as a high school math course.
The math and film departments of Madison East High School collaborate on a video, starring math teacher Philip Galarowicz. Not to be confused with The Rappin' Mathematician
(hear "The Number Line Dance" here
), or these high school math rappers
, or the rap battle of TI-83 and Fitty Slope
. The quadratic formula, rapped
. The quadratic formula, rapped again
. The quadratic formula, rapped, strangely compellingly, by a teacher in a tie.
Perhaps the finest Doctor Who/Benny Hill/Eminem mashup
ever produced. (Collegehumor.com, possible NSFW sidebar ads)
The Funky Fresh Senior Choir
, also known as the FBC Senior Adult Choir. (via Neatorama) [more inside]
Eminem is Right If yesterday’s rock was the music of abandon, today’s is that of abandonment
The Real Hussein
Did the election of Bush create an environment that would allow a violent misogynist like Eminem to become famous? Or, does Eminem's
popularity reflect how easily we are blinded by nice wrapping? This article
looks into what this kind of popularity could indicate to us about our present social conditions.
Growing up in the MTV generation.
Reading the earlier Eminem link
just reminded me how much MTV has been part of my socialization as a child of the 80's. MTV is a business
that has effected not only how i look at the world
, but also how i view myself
. I'm just curious if there's anyone else out there who have felt so strongly shaped by (through reaction to or following of) MTV.
Eminem to save America.
Suspend your disbelief (like I did) and read what Al Giordano
has to say about Slim Shady and his new White America
video. (more inside)
Sharing Eminem tracks on P2P?
The "artist" (and I use the term loosely here) describes, in his usual trailer-park eloquence, what he would like to do to you.
The real ones in need of a beating are those who made this tard a celebrity IMHO, but then we must take pity on those who know not what they do...
Proof that someone, somewhere will make an action figure out of anything: Porn star action figures
(complete with dancer pole!), eminem action figures
(complete with chainsaw?), and Jeffrey Dahmer
The Eminem Show reached #2
on the Gracenote charts
last week, even though the album was not officially released until Sunday. Gracenote doesn't give exact figures on traffic, but it said the No. 2 slot in its charts represented a total figure of listeners in the "mid-tens of thousands" over the course of the week.
Slim Shady sees the light!
"Eminem has given up alcohol and purple pills...He is 'trading in his hardcore hip-hop MO and going the gospel rap route.'" Furthermore, he's opening a church. Is this all a marketing scam? Something seems shady.
If only all radio DJ's were as diligent as this one
. One radio DJ pushed over the edge of commercial B.S. overkill. Hundreds more to go.
"...I find the language of George W much more offensive,"
(did I miss a memo about W releasing an album?) Anyway, let's see... 'I was a made man at fifteen years
Cuz momma didn't raise no faggotty queer' or 'Even stupid people in Britain are smarter than Americans'.
and the world gets just a little more confusing...
Wait 'till you read who Elton John, who last year was honored by GLAAD with an award for his efforts in fighting homophobia, has decided to perform a duet with at the Grammys!
Forget Marylin Manson, it's all the Dixie Chicks' fault.
Yay, they've finally found a new punching bag skapegoat!
Bill O'Reilly raps
eminem style. This has got to be the best thing I've seen today, or maybe even this week. heh.
, as they case may be...
Eminem's mom just wants a relationship with her son...
you know, so that she can sell more CD's. "An Open Letter To My Son" retails for about $6.95. Maybe she, and Nancy Aniston
can start a little club - "Riding On The Coattails Of My Child's Fame."
Canada Denies Eminem Entrance.
I'm sorry if it's already been posted, i've been out of the loop.
Out of more (kinda) sad news, a possible ray of hope.
Maybe love can build
between these two now...
Da Hip Hop Witch
Eminem and Vanilla Ice in a Blair Witch Project parody...
what more do you need to know?
err... other than "Why?"
Police State 2000.
"What makes you think you can edit content?" the federal judge asked city officials. "Isn't that classic censorship and prior restraint?"
With all the big companies slapping down anybody who comes close to infringing on their big beautiful trademarks, how come these guys
have never gone after this guy
? It's not like he hasn't done plenty
the spirit of those who melt in your mouth but not in your hand?
(And shouldn't Mars Candy be more protective of their mascots