Eminem was chosen to cover the latest issue of Billboard Magazine in light of his new album ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2′.
Chrysler continues their Imported from Detroit campaign with a dope video featuring the Selected of God Choir performing Eminem’s “Lose Yourself”. All publishing proceeds from the sale of the song will go to benefit a number of Detroit based charities. To purchase the full length version of “Lose Yourself” by the Selected of God Choir, visit:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lose-yourself-single/id453175291 and check out the full length video below.
Eminem’s upcoming festival appearance at Ireland’s Tennent’s Vital, is apparently in jeopardy due to the proximity of the festival to a Missionary Convention at a church down the street. According to The BoomBox Blog residents in protest over Marshall’s vile lyrics have filed a petition with the local council to block the entertainment license for the event as long as he is on the bill. The town council is scheduled to decide on the matter in July.
“I have no issue with a family-friendly concert in a park but this is a performer who uses the crudest language — language that degrades women and has the foulest, most twisted content,” Ashworth explained. “I have been doing a survey to determine how far the lyrics will be heard and local residents tell me that they heard previous concerts at the park. The council should never have allowed this.”
I’m pretty sure the show will go on as scheduled, but the entire idea of a bunch of uppity church going folks having their prayers interrupted by the lyrics to “Kill You” just made me giggle.
According to the good folks over at HitsDD Eminem and Royce Da 5’9″‘s collaborative EP is on tap to bring in 150-160k in sales and has no guarantee of the coveted #1 ranking. Coming up close behind is 11 year old Jackie Evancho’s Dream With Me which is on tap to sell 140-150k.
While those numbers might seem good for an EP on the surface it’s stunningly low for an Eminem project. To date his lowest numbers on any project occurred in 1999 when the Slim Shady EP clocked in at 284k. The barely promoted Re-Up Mixtape sold 309k copies its opening week.
It’ll be interesting to see if the Eminem loyal will make a mockery of the early predictions similar to what they did last year for Recovery.
Sidebar: The duo’s Bruno Mars assisted single Lighters currently sits at #6 on the Itunes Singles Chart, a steep climb from it’s #150 position 24 hours ago.
Some footage from Marshall’s set at Bonnaroo 2011. We’ll add more footage as it becomes available. Sidebar: Who wears a damn hoodie on stage in 90+ degree heat. WTF!
Despite Bruno Mars killing this hook, I’m not feeling this like I’d hoped I would be. Em and Royce both come solid on their verses so it’s not that.. I can’t quite put my finger on it.
What do you think? Tell me in the comments.
Amazon just released snippets from the upcoming Hell: The Sequel EP featuring Eminem and Royce Da 5’9″ as Bad Meets Evil. I haven’t been impressed with a damn thing released for this project so far, but I’m not mad at what I’m hearing in these snippets.
Bad Meets Evil returns June 14th. Do you think it will live up to their previous work? Let me know in the comments.
It’s a mad rare occasion when Marshall Mathers shows up and crashes a stage anywhere let alone in Michigan despite living there. That’s what happened last night during the Slaughterhouse & Yelawolf show in Royal Oak. Though it wasn’t a huge surprise as it’s been hinted he would be there since the show and venue was announced it was still up in the air on whether he would actually take the stage to perform. To say the crowd went ape shit would be a understatement.
Respect: MuzikisMyLife for the footage (Video 1)
Ut O! Looks like everyone will get the opportunity to experience Marshall’s Home & Home set in HD soon.
“The spirit of Detroit is always like you kick us ya’no we get back up.”