The culture of Hip Hop continues to transform the modern world including our present-day language and the way that we speak day to day. Case in point...EMINEM'S song and term "Stan" has been added to the Oxford Dictionary. "Stan", the hit record from Em's "Marshall Mathers" LP released in 2000 is about "a crazed fan who became so irate that Eminem didn't return his letters that he killed his pregnant girlfriend, drove off a bridge, and drowned. The term "Stan" has since been used in much less-than-gory contexts to describe one's liking and admiration for pretty much anything."
Rolling Stone: Eminem disses Donald Trump and his supporters, references everyone from Trayvon Martin to Colin Kaepernick to David Hasselhoff and unleashes a dizzying assault of rhythmic gymnastics with "Campaign Speech," a nearly eight-minute new track posted online Wednesday. "Don't worry I'm working on an album!" the rapper tweeted, linking the song. "Here's something meanwhile."
"Dr Dre has made an enormous return to the limelight in 2015 with the release the successful N.W.A. biopic "Straight Outta Compton" as well as his long awaited third studio album "Compton". Now, KING CROOKED is paying homage to the legendary artist and entrepreneur with a new record called "If I Was Dre". On this song, Crooked puts himself in the shoes of the good doctor and boasts about his extraordinarily successful career. Production on this record is handled by Aftermath Entertainment's DJ Silk as well as Chris Noxx of the Grammy Award Winning team Tha Piecemakerz."
EMINEM drops #Phenomenal from the 'Southpaw' Soundtrack. AmbrosiaForHeads writes, "As he’s done on a plethora of films—including his own, Eminem has been tasked with the soundtrack centerpiece to Antoine Fuqua’s Southpaw. Produced by DJ Khalil (Self Scientific), the song showcases Em’s fast-rap ways. Inside the verse, which aims to inspire all to find their inner-fighter. Eminem uses the opportunity to describe his ongoing comeback, from an MC on hiatus in the mid-2000s, to an artist out to again grab Grammy’s, plaques, and drive the fan discussion. In his bars, Eminem interpolates Jay Z lyrics, draws comparison to The Notorious B.I.G., and relates to Cypress Hill’s B-Real (all three past collaborators on songs)."
Ambrosia For Heads writes, "Yelawolf has released the official video for “Best Friend,” his mournful prayer with Eminem. The song is part sorrowful reflection and part vengeful sermon about past transgressions each has suffered the forthcoming consequences for their enemies–a one way trip for a meeting with the Maker. Staying with the theme of the song, the visuals find Yelawolf reflecting on life in a field, interspersed with cuts to an actual wolf running through the same location. Verse 2 finds Yela and the wolf alternately in a cathedral and a cemetary, as the song continues. Just as with the song, Eminem ramps up the energy level exponentially, as he unleashes his vitriolic verse in the same chapel. For all who grew up being told not to curse in church, those rules clearly do not apply…Take a look."
I was a little afraid when I heard Eminem was going to attempt to be on a song with the vicious TECH 9... I thought Eminem wouldn't be able to handle it. But damn! It's official. Nobody can f*ck with Shady. Holy sh*t!!
Honestly? You gotta respect Eminem. He has endorsed some great talent without any doubt. Case in point...ROYCE DA 5'9. HotNewHiphop writes, "Just a few hours after slaying verses on Eminem's "Detroit Vs. Everybody" and Shady XV cypher, Royce Da 5'9'' returns with the title track from his upcoming collaborative LP with DJ Premier." PRhyme, the album, hits the market December 9th. Killer Mike, Jay Electronica, Common, Ab-Soul, ScHoolboy Q, Slaughterhouse, Mac Miller and Dwele are all featured on the album.
"Busta Rhymes and Eminem are no strangers to one another, having previously teamed up for 2006’s “I’ll Hurt You”. But if the comic book-referencing cover art is any indication, their latest collaboration, entitled “Calm Down”, is a mighty clash of rap’s swiftest lyrical titans. Of course, no battle can truly begin without the right music; producer Scoop DeVille borrows the horns from House of Pain’s classic “Jump Around”. From there, two of the most furious spitters in all of rap-dom engage in six minutes of intense battle: Eminem is toxic and acerbic, making references to Abe Lincoln and his brain as a fried egg, while Busta is his usually dense, manic self, somehow managing to include “Fahrvergnügen” into his fervent wordplay. Seriously, if you get a chance, read through the pair’s myriad lyrical bombs. That is, if you manged to scoop your brains off the floor first." - Consequence of Sound
Sexual energy turns into an artform in STEP UP REVOLUTION, a film that proves not all lovemaking occurs between the sheets. This video clip shows a hypnotic dance between the two main characters, Sean & Emily, played by Ryan Guzman and Kathryn McCormick on a set in Miami. SKYLER GREY, the singer and multi instrumentalist, who wrote ‘Love The Way You Lie' for Eminem & Rihanna, and was featured on Diddy’s, 'Coming Home', delivers with a crystal clear angelic pitch. "Words" is a slow-burning melodic solace that gives 'lovemaking' a whole new meaning. Check it out.