Here’s some great news for the NY tri-state area and even more reason for you to attend this year’s Summer Jam concert. Slaughterhouse have been added to the lineup of Hot 97 Summer Jam which takes place at MetLife stadium in New Jersey on June 3rd. The crew will join the previously announced artists Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Wale, Big Sean, J. Cole, Young Jeezy and more. Buy tickets now before it’s too late.
UPDATE: Now with audio/video after the jump. Em called in Hot 97 and also confirmed that he’s started working on his next album.
Here’s some bad and good news at the same damn time. The boxing movie Southpaw which was supposed to star the rap superstar has been put on hold for now. The good news is that it has been done because Eminem wants to focus on music.
Southpaw was the tale of a welterweight boxer who becomes a champ after overcoming a lot of struggle and hurdles. Detroit Free Press reports:
«Southpaw,» about a welterweight boxer battling to put his life and career back together, sought incentives in the first quarter of 2012 as «Untitled MGM Project.» Its estimated in-state spending was about $30.7 million, according to the application.
But the application was withdrawn for «a talent issue,» as the Michigan Film Office put it in the minutes of a March public meeting. That talent, Eminem, is busy elsewhere, according to the real Slim Shady’s camp.
«He’s focusing on his music right now, so while he’s doing that, while he’s in that space, he wanted to put this on hold for the time being,» said Eminem spokesman Dennis Dennehy.
Em working on a new album? We definitely hope so!
Soon after news broke of Beastie Boys rapperAdam Yauch’s death following a three-year long battle with cancer, A-listers from the world of hip-hop and elsewhere in the music industry began flooding Twitter with their memories of the influential MC. Continue reading
Last night at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel In Providence Rhode Island, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, and Crooked I swarmed the venue. They performed lots of tracks one that stood out to me was “Hammerdance.” These guys are not only Hip-Hop artists they’re entertainers. I also included a long freestyle from Crooked I. Continue reading
Joe Budden visits Jenny Boom Boom and talks about appearing on ESPN’s First Take, wanting to push back the Slaughterhouse album, selling out, the single ‘Hammer Dance’, their new record ‘My Life’ with Cee-Lo Green, Eminem’s star power, his new solo album dropping in September and more. Continue reading
Mr. Porter discusses his upcoming debut LP and working on Eminem’s earliest album «Infinite.»
Earlier this month, Mr. Porter announced that his rap incarnation Kon Artis of D12 was officially dead and that he decided to move on with his solo career. Now, in a recent interview with Hip Hop-N-More, the Detroit producer/rapper discussed his upcoming debut album tHe mEmO. Although he didn’t give a time table for its release, he did explain that it will differ from his previous works and will reflect a more socially conscious side to his rhymes
Mr. Porter also discussed his lengthy career alongside Eminem. Having worked with Eminem since his 1996 debut Infinite, Porter said that he and Em never had the mainstream music industry in mind, they were only looking to make good music. He also revealed that he revealed that he produced the entirety of Infinite and late D12 member Proof programmed the drums. Continue reading
The 2012 Billboard Music Awards will take place at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand and be broadcast live Sunday May 20, 8/7c on ABC.
Bad Meets Evil are nominated for Top New Artist, Top Rap Album “Hell: The Sequel” and Eminem is nominated for Top Social Artist. Eminem has become one of the top-selling artists in the world.
See the full list of 2012 Billboard Music Awards finalists here.