"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]
posted by mannequito
on Nov 6, 2013 -
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.
posted by Raichle
on Nov 13, 2002 -
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...
posted by clevershark
on Jul 9, 2002 -
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.
posted by ry
on May 28, 2002 -
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.
posted by Werd7
on Mar 4, 2002 -
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.
posted by Qambient
on Apr 17, 2001 -
Out of more (kinda) sad news, a possible ray of hope.
Maybe love can build
between these two now...
posted by chicobangs
on Aug 18, 2000 -
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?"
posted by owillis
on Jul 10, 2000 -
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
posted by wendell
on Jun 5, 2000 -