Slaughterhouse’s “Our House” is the backdrop for this new Miguel Cotto vs. Austin Trout trailer courtesy of Showtime Sports. The two will duel for Trout’s WBA light middleweight title on December 1 at Madison Square Garden.
Posts Tagged ‘Eminem’
Tags: Austin Trout, Boxing, Eminem, entertainment, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, Madison Square Garden, Miguel Cotto, preview, Royce da 5'9, Skylar Grey, trailer, video
Tags: Eminem, Shady, Slaughterhouse, video, Welcome To: Our House
Slaughterhouse and Swizz Beatz execute a good old fashion kidnapping in their latest video off the new album Welcome To: Our House. Said album has been getting mixed reviews from both fans and critics over cries that they’ve “sold out” se their sound. Regarding that accusation on this particular track, it’s hard for me to hate on any song that includes a prominent sample of ESG’s “UFO.”
Tags: Eminem, Freddie Gibbs, Thug Motivation 103, Young Jeezy
“Some nights I slept among the living dead to get this bread…”
Following a string of false starts, Young Jeezy has been getting some well-needed momentum heading into the December 20 release date for Thug Motivation 103. The lineup alone and the opening chords have you ready for an epic song. Jeezy keeps with the same content heard on “F.A.M.E.” about fair-weather friends and non-believers. Gibbs is the star here with a verse on the life and death pressures of drug life. Not an original topic for Hip-Hop, but Gibbs’ lyrics and mic presence create a vivid, engaging picture for the listener. Nonetheless, after the second verse you realize something’s missing… an Eminem verse. For whatever reason, a bad decision was made in just regulating Eminem to chorus duties. As Gibbs showed, Drumma Boy’s production was just asking to be ripped by a spitter with exceptional flow capabilities. Your left wanting more after just two verses.
YOUNG JEEZY X EMINEM X FREDDIE GIBBS “TALK TO ME”
Tags: Bad Meets Evil, Bruno Mars, Eminem, Royce da 5'9, video
Regular readers of this site will recall I was not feeling this song when it dropped a few months back. The video does litte to change my opinion. The rhymes are straight but the cheesy and formulaic synth-pop production makes it a difficult listen. That probably means it will be a radio hit. I’ll be one of the happiest people on earth when these Hip-Hop synth ballads go out of style.
Tags: 2011, Bad Meets Evil, Eminem, new video, Royce da 5'9
If “Lighters” wasn’t your cup of tea, you should be pretty happy with this dope video for Eminem and Royce da 5’9′s “Fast Lane.” The animated subtitles serve to bring alive their lyrical content. Count this as one of those videos that makes the song a more enjoyable listen. Hell: The Sequel EP drops next Tuesday (June 14).
Tags: 2011, Bad Meets Evil, Bruno Mars, Eminem, new music, Royce da 5'9
“Always down for the catchweight like Pacquiao…”
If you’re an emcee on a major label, there’s a 99.9% chance you will be including at least one synth-heavy ballad on your album. Despite that sound probably making your ears bleed at this point, it’s a proven money-maker that will be standard procedure for the time being. Most artists we grudgingly understand doing it since they don’t have the power to completely dictate the direction of their work. That’s not the case with Enimem, which makes it all the more head-scratching that he and Royce da 5’9 would take this route on their Bruno Mars-assisted single “Lighters.”
Bruno Mars does what’s expected on a track like this; Eminem tries to “upgrade” the beat with the power of his flow. However, nothing to overcome the woeful genericness of the beat. If you enjoyed most of the production on Recovery, your tolerance for this sound may be a lot higher. This is new territory for Royce. Nonetheless, he shows his emcee chops and sounds natural along with adding engaging personal content. Most memorable is his hope to become successful enough to allow his father, who is ailed by a bad back, the ability to retire.
For longtime fans, this is the last way you’d expect a Bad Meets Evil project to sound. Hopefully, this will be just a one-shot deal for the radio and not be an indicator we have another Lasers type album on deck.
EMINEM & ROYCE DA 5’9 FT. BRUNO MARS “LIGHTERS”
Tags: Dr. Dre, Eminem, Fight Camp 360, Manny Pacquiao, Shane Mosley, Showtime
Regardless of what you feel about the actual matchup, Showtime has done their best to make this bout a huge deal. Their last treat was having Dr. Dre supply an Eminem-featuring Detox track for the final Pacquiao-Mosley episode of Fight Camp 360. The song itself fits well with this montage. When looked at separately, particularly the production, it won’t do much to lessen the fears of those who feel Detox will be a massive disappointment. Let’s at least give it credit for being much more tolerable than “I Need a Doctor.”
Tags: 2011, Aftermath, Eminem, EP, new music, Royce da 5'9, Shady
Over a decade after their first attention-getting collaborations as Bad Meets Evil, Eminem has confirmed an EP is underway with Royce da 5’9.
Eminem and Royce formed the group Bad Meets Evil after meeting in the late 90′s. Their track of the same name appeared on Eminem’s multi-platinum, 1998 major label debut The Slim Shady LP. After a falling out in the early 2000s, the duo reconciled after the murder D12′s Proof in 2006. Last year, Eminem signed Royce’s group Slaughterhouse to an exclusive deal with Shady Records.
“Royce and I started hanging out again and inevitably that led us back into the studio,” Eminem said in a statement. “At first we were just seeing where it went without any real goal in mind, but the songs started to come together crazy, so here we are.”
The EP will feature production from Mobb Deep’s Havoc, DJ Khalil, Mr. Porter and Bangladesh. At press time, the tentative release date is June 14.
Tags: 2011, Eminem, Joell Ortiz, new music, Shady, Slaughterhouse
“I just want mad money, man. Is that wrong?”
Slaughterhouse’s Joell Ortiz is in London this week for a few touring dates. He took time to sit down with the The Hip-Hop Chronicle to discuss the new deal with Eminem, and the release of last week’s song “2.0 Boys.” As you can read from the above quote, Ortiz is far past the stage of “rhyming for rhyming’s sake.” The Brooklyn emcee is focused on making sure he’s business side is taken care of. Is there a solo deal coming?
Tags: 2011, Eminem, Houston, new music, unreleased
It’s no secret that Eminem does a fair share of writing for his mentor Dr. Dre. What is more murky is what writing he has done, or continues to do, for other artists in the industry. Outside of Canibus accusing Em of penning LL Cool J’s “The Ripper Strikes Back,” it hasn’t been a topic of concern amongst Hip-Hop heads. But with this new leak, it’s a good bet that Marshall Mathers is dabbling in some side work for his southern peers.
The beat screams Houston, Texas, and even sports a screwed-out chorus. The first verse is about “candy paint” and “riding clean,” exactly the talk you’d expect from someone like Slim Thug or Paul Wall, not Slim Shady. The last verse starts with Bun B inflections before Em goes into his more familiar flows and content.
Strange track all-around. Em references himself in the last verse (“Is Pretty Marshall gonna have to choke me a bitch?”), so we at least know that verse is from his point of view. Nontheless, it’s still interesting to hear him tackle this type of style.
EMINEM “BALLIN’ DO ME”