Eminem’s RƎVIVAL is officially underway. And what better way to make his presence felt than alongside Beyonce on “Walk On Water.” It’s evident that Eminem is being incredibly introspective as he continues to leave his troubled past behind for something more focused.
Slim Shady, with a beard and all, surfaces at the BET Hip Hop Awards to participate in the cypher. But this isn’t an Eminem who is just here to show why he’s one of the greatest wordsmiths. This Eminem had a message that was aimed right at Donald Trump’s head with an absolutely brutal cypher that chops the 45th president down a few notches. He also shouts out Colin Kaepernick and represents for the community.
Here’s a clip from “The Defiant Ones” where Dr. Dre and Eminem reflect on the first time they were in the studio together and how they ended up creating “My Name Is.”
When ‘Infinite’ was originally released in November of 1996, it sold out of all 500 pressed copies and the album still is not commercially available today. In addition, a 10-minute documentary short, ‘Partners In Rhyme,’ is also available now and features never-before-seen footage of Marshall Mathers in his early years when he was doing open mic nights in Detroit and recording at the Bass Brothers studio.
Back in 1996, Eminem dropped the song “Infinite.” This was waaaaaay before he became the Slim Shady we know today. However, his skill couldn’t be denied. Check out the remastered title track from Eminem’s debut album is now available digitally for the first time ever.
In advance of his Good vs. Evil album dropping on November 11, KXNG Crooked drops “Welcome To Planet X” featuring some adlibs and an opening from Eminem.
Have you missed Eminem? Well, he missed you too. Slim Shady drops seven minutes of venom where he references everything and everyone from Trayvon Martin, Colin Kaepernick, Donald Trump, Ed Norton, George Zimmerman and more on his “Campaign Speech.”
From the vaults from Tim Westwood comes this freestyle from twelve years ago.
Eminem, Proof (R.I.P), Swifty & Stat Quo go in with a freestyle for 25 minutes! First time ever released in full. Throwback from 2004 when Encore was released.
Tim Westwood’s vault of freestyle sessions is impressive and this one might be the finest moment of them all. Back in 1999, Eminem was just starting his reign as a rap superstar but hit Westwood’s show with Proof to shred mics for 13 minutes over LL Cool J’s “4,3,2,1” and Nas’ “Hate Me Now.” Listen to excellence. #RIPProof
Seventeen years ago, Eminem and Royce Da 5’9″ were still young bucks trying to find their way into the music industry. With the holiday spirit in the air, DJ Eclipse drops this special 1998 episode of the Halftime Show were Bad Meets Evil shows up to show out.
Courtesy of Eclipse:
Merry Christmas everyone! Here goes another Halftime show from ’98 with guests Eminem and Royce Da 5’9″ (85:53). Short interview right into the freestyle session (if only cats today were as hungry as the 90s generation). As usual, Riz sets off the show lovely and then half way through I get on to finish up. Always good listening to the mic breaks to see what was going on during that time (i.e. Tramps shows, Fat Beats in-stores, new mixer…thanks Fat Beats!) (52:25). So much good music played. Last mic break at 147:39. Enjoy.