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WATCH NOT AFRAID: THE SHADY RECORDS STORY

The good folks at Complex put together this excellent 30-minute documentary that chronicles the rise of Eminem and Shady Records.

This documentary is an in-depth look into not only Eminem’s career, but also the careers of the all the artists’ who graced the label over the years. First and foremost, we spoke to Em and Paul, whose partnership and unique friendship is what made the label possible. But we also spoke to the man who helped turn Em into a superstar, Dr. Dre, and the man who Em helped turn into a superstar, 50 Cent. With additional interviews from Mr. Porter and Royce Da 5’9″, this documentary is the definitive look into what how one of the rap’s greatest juggernauts came to be.

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DJ PREMIER REVEALS WHETHER THERE IS AN EMINEM COLLABORATION ON THE WAY

For several years there have been rumors circulating about a possible collaboration between DJ Premier and Eminem but nothing to date has materialized. But now, with Preemo and Eminem’s close friend, Royce Da 5’9″, releasing the critically acclaimed PRhyme album, as well as Eminem wearing a PRhyme hoodie in the Detroit Vs. Everybody video, one has to wonder whether or not these two will finally get in the studio.

DJ Premier addressed the rumors with the Huffington Post.

I don’t know if you disclose this information but there have been rumors that over the past year or so you’ve cut some records with Eminem. Any truth to that?

We never cut the records. We were going to do one and it just never materialized at the time. He scrapped those songs during the Relapse album. After PRhyme was done, I saw him when he was doing his Shady promotions and he said he loved the album and that we got to do something finally. We talked about it recently but still nothing materialized. We at least said we got to do something. At least we got to that point.

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THE INAUGURAL RAP RADAR SHADY XV PODCAST

Rap Radar’s Brian “B Dot” Miller and Elliot Wilson host the inaugural Rap Radar Shady XV podcast. The hour and a half show has an extensive conversation with Eminem’s manager Paul Rosenberg and some interesting news bits including anecdotes from Rosenberg, Reef and Whoo Kid about Eminem’s early days as an emcee and the emergence of Shady Records as well as the announcement that a 66-track mixtape is on its way.