Eminem Gives Details on New Solo Album

Source: BallerStatus.com

Although Slaughterhouse is next up to bat on the Shady Records roster, Eminem is back in the lab working on his upcoming eighth studio album.

The hip-hop superstar called into DJ Whoo Kid’s Shade 45 radio show recently (RadioPlanet.tv), during which he gave an update on the recording process of his upcoming LP, but keeping details brief.

While Em admits he’s in early stages of recording, he says he will definitely go to his mentor Dr. Dre at some point in the process.

“Yeah, of course he’ll be involved,” Em explained. “I usually get going and kind of start going a certain direction and just record what I’m feeling. Then I’ll go see Dre and fill in some of those pieces.”

There is no date set for the project, but this year is shaping up to be a busy one for Eminem.

He and the Shady roster willl head to Asia in August for multiple shows, and Slaughterhouse‘s label long-awaited debut Welcome to: Our House LP is slated to drop on August 28.

Stay tuned for further details.

Also in the interview, Eminem commented on the death of the Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch (aka MCA), expressing his sorrow over the loss while explaining the trio’s impact on him and hip-hop as a whole.

“The Beastie Boys have always meant so much since they came out. It’s really a shame. The Beastie Boys mean so much to hip-hop,” he said.

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole group, and Adam’s family, and everybody,” Eminem added. “It’s just a really sad situation. Those guys and LL made me want to rap. When I saw the Beastie Boys for the first time, you know, ‘Fight For Your Right to Party,’ when I seen that video… it made me realize that it was possible. Just seeing that and being like, ‘whoa, holy sh**’ They were killin’ it.”

Em also discusses Ice-T’s “Art Of Rap” documentary, and what he plans for the 4th of July. Listen to the full interview below.


Crooked I Talks Eminem’s Reaction To “Move On” | HipHopDX.com

DX: We have to ask about Slaughterhouse. We’ve spoken about the fulfilling sides of working as a group. What has been the most frustrating aspect of recording this project, welcome to: Our House?

Crooked I: The most frustrating thing, bro, to be honest with you, is that some people, not the fans, but some people show resistance when Slaughterhouse doesn’t do 80 bars, seven-minute songs. We all have individual lives. We all want to create music that reflects our lives. We can’t just go in and do 60 bars apiece every time. You can’t do that on every song. With certain people, if you give them a song that reflects how we feel in life or whatever, just some regular shit, they’ll say, “Nah, this ain’t Slaughterhouse! I want to hear you slay sucka emcees in a battle rap.” No, dog. We are artists. We make music for people to relate to. That’s the most frustrating thing, when people try to put Slaughterhouse in a box. “This is the only thing we want to hear from you guys. If you don’t do that, fuck you.” That’s basically how some shit is. They really feel like that. Why come I can’t express how I feel? I go to strip clubs. I can’t make a song like [Tyga’s] “Rack City?” I’m in strip clubs all the time. I’m a fuckin’ strip club aficionado. I’ve been in clubs all over the world, not just in America, and they know who I am when I walk in. I have fun. I can’t make a song about that? That’s part of my life. I thought I was rapping about my life but “Nah, we don’t want to hear that from Slaughterhouse. We want that lyrical, miracle.” That’s the most frustrating part.

DX: On this mixtape, there is a lot of diversity. How do you approach the group album and then this solo project, in terms of what you want to provide for the album?

Crooked I: The group album is about four people coming together saying, “What if we do this?” If we all agree, we do it. “What if we do this?” If we don’t agree, we don’t do it. Solo shit is like, “What if I do this?” And you do it! You hit and miss. It ain’t all gonna be fly shit. With the group it’s much easier for me too. All I have to do is contribute to 33.3% of the song [laughing]. I don’t gotta do 3 verses, possibly my own hook, an intro and outro. I just have to come in, we figure out what we want to rap about and bang, I go and do my job. If it’s not up to par, I go back and do it again. Still, that’s only two verses. Even if I have to redo some shit, that’s only two verses! Opposed to when you’re solo, the pressure’s on you to make that shit hot. You have 3 minutes and 45 seconds to keep the listener’s attention, solo. If you don’t, they’re gonna fry you on the Internet [Laughs hard] So, I love being in Slaughterhouse.

DX: Creatively, that’s gotta give you a different perspective too. That has to keep things interesting.

Crooked I: Yeah, because in your own mind, you have created your own world. You know what you wanna rap about and what you wanna do. But in the minds of four different people, what if this guy says, “Let’s make a rap about this,” and you’ve never thought about doing that in your whole life? So, now you’re sitting there like, “How would I approach this?” That’s the challenge but that’s the dope shit. I think artists should challenge themselves. I think everyone should challenge themselves. But it’s a beautiful thing. Slaughterhouse is one of the greatest things to ever happen in my career. To me, I’m a Hip Hop fan, first and foremost and I believe that Slaughterhouse –the group itself, fuck the music – the group has brought Hip Hop together. You have different regions together, unified. That symbol of unity is big in itself. Before we even make one fuckin’ song, you’re tellin’ me there’s a group with east and west in it? That itself is big. Then the music is coming out the right way so I’m like, “This shit is dope.” As a fan, sometimes, when we’re doing a show, I just wish I could be in the crowd, bro, to just watch that shit as a fan of Hip Hop. It don’t have to be Slaughterhouse but as a fan to see people coming form four different cities, grouping up together, unifying, having a good time on stage and representing one thing: Hip Hop. I would love to see that shit.

DX: What has been the most challenging cut you had to sit down and analyze before writing?

Crooked I: Well, “Move On” was challenging. It challenged us to say some real shit that was uncomfortable. It was early on in the group. Right now, if somebody said, “Let’s do this concept,” we’d be like, “Alright. Cool.” Right now, we’re brothers. We started off as people who respected each other, graduated to friends and graduated to brothers. But at that time, when “Move On” was introduced, we didn’t know each other like that to just go in the booth and spill our hearts out and shit [laughing]. That was very interesting. When we did the XXL cover with Em, they played the “Move On” joint. I think that was the first time Em heard that shit. He had heard the album and all that but I think that was the first time he heard that shit. You know, there’s some sensitive things being said in “Move On.” I could catch him looking. I was looking at him. He was like, “Yo! I love that song!” You know? That’s the dope part. If you express yourself for real, for real, people will receive it, even if you think you’ll offend somebody. I could have easily offended people with my verse. I said something about people waiting on Detox and Interscope [Records] and now I get my checks from Interscope. You know? That’s how I was feeling at the time. I always say, “Go with your feelings. Don’t be disrespectful. Just be truthful and honest.”

Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg Performs At Coachella 2012

Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg closed down Coachella 2012 with a sprawling set that spanned throwback G-funk, all-time gangsta classics (thanks to that Tupac hologram), stoner anthems (thanks to Wiz Khalifa and a blunt big enough to mellow out a rhinoceros) and new jams (like “The Recipe” with Compton’s own Kendrick Lamar). Eminem and 50 Cent showed up too, probably ranking the performance as the most star-studded ever to unfold at the festival. The beats pounded late into the night, filling the desert with one long blast of California Love.

Set List:
The One and Only
Gin and Juice
Don’t Stop
Nuthin But A G Thang
It’s Like This And Like That
Aint No Fun
Jump Around (House of Pain Cover)
Drop It Like It’s Hot
Young Wild and Free (with Wiz Khalifa)
The Recipe (Kendrick Lamar)
P.I.M.P (with 50 cent)
In Da Club (with 50 cent)
California Love (Tupac)
Hail Mary (Tupac)
2 of Ameikaz Most Wanted (with Tupac)
I Need A Doctor (with Eminem)
Forget About Dre (with Eminem)
Till I Collapse (with Eminem)
Still D.R.E

Full Concert:

Part 1:

Part 2:


Eminem performs with Dr. Dre

Tupac performs with Snoop Dogg & Dr. Dre

50 Cent performs with Snoop Dogg

Kendrick Lamar performs with Dr. Dre

Wiz Khalifa performs with Snoop Dogg

Shady 2.0 SXSW Showcase [Video]

Source: aftermathmusic.com & rollingstone.com

Slaughterhouse live on stage at the Shady 2.0 Showcase at SXSW (Full Concert)

Slaughterhouse perform “Hammer Dance,” “Onslaught 2,” “Microphone” and “Sound Off” live at Shady 2.0 Showcase at SXSW.


Eminem Makes Surprise Appearance at 50 Cent’s SXSW Show

Eminem made a surprise appearance at 50 Cent’s SXSW show on Friday night at the Austin Music Hall, confirming the rumors that had been circulating throughout the week.

50 Cent was headlining the showcase for Shady Records, Eminem’s label, and performed his 2003 album Get Rich or Die Tryin’ live in its entirety for the first time, with all 16 songs played in their original tracklist order.

Eminem took the stage for the second song, “Patiently Waiting,” accompanied by a massive roar from the crowd. He followed up with “Don’t Push Me” and joined in for the encore on his 2009 hit with 50 Cent, “Crack a Bottle,” along with “Love Me,” and “‘Til I Collapse.

A full stream of 50 Cent’s performance of Get Rich or Die Tryin’ at the SXSW Shady 2.0 showcase has been released. Watch below:

50 Cent and Eminem perform “In Da Club,” “Patiently Waiting,” “21 Questions” and “Crack a Bottle” live at the Shady 2.0 Showcase at SXSW. Watch below:


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