Dope or Nope 12/03 – Two New Eminem Joints!

3 12 2009

Eminem – Elevator and Buffalo Bill

If you haven’t heard, Eminem is re-releasing his fifth LP Relapse, and it will be titled Relapse: The Refill. Fans get another dose of Relapse of course, but he’s also adding the current smash “Forever” with Drake, Kanye, and Wayne; the DJ Hero track “Taking My Ball”, and several other new tracks. Today we have two of the new tracks “Elevator” and “Buffalo Bill”, as the Dope or Nope entry. Peep the full story to check em out!
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2010 Full Grammy Nominee List!

2 12 2009

With the 2010 Grammy’s showing at the end of next month, the nominees for the annual award show have been announced. Newcomers Drake, KiD CuDi, Keri Hilson, and one of my favorite bands MGMT are up for their first Grammy nominations. Black Eyed Peas, Beyonce, and Lady GaGa receive the most nominations outside of the Hip Hop genre; but as for Rap/Hip Hop, the following artists were nominated:

Best Rap Solo Performance
*Drake – Best I Ever Had
*Eminem – Beautiful
*Jay-Z – D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)
*Kid Cudi – Day ‘N’ Nite
*Mos Def – Casa Bey

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
*Beastie Boys & Nas – Too Many Rappers
*Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent – Crack A Bottle
*Fabolous & Jay-Z – Money Goes, Honey Stay
*Kid Cudi, Kanye West & Common – Make Her Say
*Kanye West & Young Jeezy – Amazing

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
*Beyoncé & Kanye West – Ego
*Keri Hilson, Kanye West & Ne-Yo – Knock You Down
*Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West – Run This Town
*The Lonely Island & T-Pain – I’m On A Boat
*T.I. & Justin Timberlake – Dead And Gone

Best Rap Song
*Drake – Best I Ever Had
*Kid Cudi – Day ‘N’ Nite
*T.I. & Justin Timberlake – Dead And Gone
*Jay-Z – D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)
*Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West – Run This Town

Best Rap Album
*Common – Universal Mind Control
*Eminem – Relapse
*Flo Rida – R.O.O.T.S.
*Mos Def – The Ecstatic
*Q-Tip – The Renaissance

Who do you think should win?

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Takin’ Em Back – 11/6

6 11 2009

While we still wait for the highly anticpated Dre album titled Detox, I decided to post the classic “Forgot About Dre” as today’s throwback. The beat is insane, Em’s verse, even more crazy! Aside from this track, the whole Chronic 2001 was an amazing album making it one of the best Rap albums to have been released in the past two years. With the anticipation for Detox, it’s impossible to say we’ve “forgot about Dre”.

Dr. Dre feat. Eminem – Forgot About Dre

2009 BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher’s

27 10 2009

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One highlight of every BET Hip Hop Award show’s are the Cypher’s before the commercial breaks. As usual, they mesh together new, old, and random MC’s into a Cypher as they all go in. This year it features the likes of Joe Budden, Eminem, Mos Def, KRS One, Nipsey Hussle, and others with DJ Premeir on the 1’s and 2’s. Stay tuned as I add the Cyphers throughout the night, and continue reading to peep the “freestyle” sessions.

Who went in the most?
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Dope or Nope: 10/16 – New Eminem (Updated with CDQ & NO DJ)

16 10 2009

Eminem – Taking My Ball (CDQ)

Eminem drops this new joint that is set to appear on the Jay-z & Eminem Edition of the highly anticipated “DJ Hero”. “DJ Hero” is a turn-table simulation similar to “Guitar Hero” that will be hitting consoles October 27th. Of course Hip Hop heavyweights will have their own game.
“Taking My Ball” sounds like the typical “first single by Eminem” track filled with a accented rap delivery and comical, sick lyrics. This joint is strictly for the “DJ Hero” game and not for his second album this year, Relapse 2. Both Relapse 2 and 50’s Before I Self Destruct are rumored to be released on November 17th.

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Seeing is Believing 9/22 – New Drake Forever Video!

22 09 2009

Drake – Forever (feat. Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem)

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Drake drops the video for the much talked about “Forever” track with Kanye, Wayne, and Eminem. The video was filmed by the legendary Hype Williams, and will appear on the soundtrack to the upcoming Lebron James documentary titled “More Than a Game”.


Dope or Nope 8/26 – Drake x Kanye West x Lil Wayne x Eminem

26 08 2009

Drake feat. Kanye West, Lil Wayne, & Eminem – Forever (Unofficial)Drake
All this week people have been buzzing about a track that was rumored to have Drake, Wayne, Kanye, and mysteriously, Eminem appearing on it. It was supposed to be released this Friday (8/28), but as usual it’s on the net early. The joint will appear on the More Than a Game soundtrack, which will be a documentary about Lebron James.
As for the track goes, all artists who appear on “Forever” dropping superb verses, with Eminem having the most impressive verse. Who do you think went the hardest on the track?

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Takin’ Em Back – 8/21

21 08 2009

Eminem – My Name Is
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I've been listening to Eminem's discography all week which reminded of how insane Eminem's lyrical ability is. His debut album Slim Shady LP, was original, shocking, and featured classic punchlines. I’m posting the video that started it all, and branded Eminem as a lyrical, yet comical MC “My Name Is”. Like most of Eminem’s lead singles, he pokes fun at many celebrities in the limelight, but still manages to drop impressive lyrics. In other Slim Shady news, his follow up to Relapse will not be released in November as expected. There’s no word on when Relapse 2 will be released, but it is still in the works.

Dope or Nope 7/30 – Eminem Vs. Mariah & Nick

30 07 2009

Eminem – The Warning
Mariah Carey Obsessed
Throughout Eminem’s career he’s made references to his past relationship with Mariah Carey. On his most recent album Relapse, he wished her Husband Nick Cannon “luck with the fuckin’ whore” on “Bagpipes From Baghdad”. In defense to his wifey, Cannon retaliated verbally about the songs quality and how Em needs to let him and Mariah’s history remain in the past.
Recently Mariah dropped the video for her first single, “Obsessed”; about dudes with obsessive behavior towards women with subliminal’s towards Em. To top it off, she even disguised herself to look Eminem-esque in the music video (pictured above). The video sparked this diss titled “The Warning” where Em goes in on Mariah and Nick.
Continue reading to peep the track and video that started this all!

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Seeing is Believing 7/6 – New Eminem, Fabolous, & Twista Vids!

6 07 2009

On Today’s Vids…

Eminem makes a “Beautiful” video (pause)

Fabolous has a “Toast to the Good Life”

Twista celebrates a “Birthday”

*I’ll be back with descriptions later. I’m fresh off vacation so I have to get caught up at the office.

Continue reading to peep the vids…
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