Photographer Jonathan Mannion Instagrammed this rare photo of Eminem. He wrote, "One of the illest Eminem shots I've ever taken. D12 "Devil's Night"... It was an honor creating with him. True vision. Pure genius."
May 22, 2013
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"... It doesn't mather whether they're white, black, Espanic, Asian. Eminem, when he first came out, he changed the way hip hop was, and how it still is to this day. He did things that no other rapper's ever done. He's allowed his listeners to really enter into his life: you know his mom, you know his ex-wife, you know his daughter. And the fact that he gives you so many pieces of his soul, really, the listeners can appreciate that and really hesitate that rhyme with him.
So, Eminem in my opinion, is the dopest. Word play, when he first came out, I mean, the punchlines, he was so crazy. He invented an alter ego so he could get away with saying anything and just blame it on Slim Shady. That was genius, that was a genius maneuver. So, he's incredible, man, and he still keeps putting out music, so I have nothing but respect and admiration for Eminem. Thank you for allowing me to do what I do, 'cause without him, you know, who knows. Yeah, he would be my number one ..."
John Goodman's character in "The Hangover Part III", Marshall, was named after Eminem.
"The Hangover" director and writer Todd Phillips recalls the moment when he was writing the first film:
"Literally that moment, he's even named Marshall because I was listening to Eminem when I was writing that. Never did we think, that that thing become a thing."
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In an interview with Hip Hop Blog, Busta Rhymes said that Eminem isn't featured on many rappers' songs because he is one of the "very dangerously lyrical motherfuckers" that others fear will "get [their] ass whooped on [their] own fucking record!"
Yelawolf, Kendrick Lamar, and Earlwolf will be joining Eminem on select dates this August. Check out the details here.
August 17, Slane Castle, Ireland
August 20, Bellahouston Park, Glasgow Summer Session
August 22, Stade de France, France
Chris Rock talks about being in the studio with Eminem on Fuse TV's "United States of Hip Hop", without giving away too many details:
"Uh, I can't really say. Hey, hey, I was on the Kanye (West) record; maybe I'm on the Eminem record, you never know."
However, Em and Chris were likely recording a Beats by Dre commercial.
May 12, 2013
Creators of Gateway Marketplace — an extensive 36 acre shopping mall located near 8 Mile Road in Detroit set to open on the 10th anniversary of "8 Mile", the movie — look to have Eminem present at the opening... Tami Salisbury, director of the Eight Mile Boulevard Association, tells CBS Detroit:
"I mean we would be open to that, we would be grateful to have him, I think it would be great for him to be part of the opening of the retail center, it would be great, so we do intent to reach out to him."
The Recording Industry Association of America is expanding its RIAA Gold & Platinum Awards Program to include song streams on the internet. Eminem is among the select artists listed to receive digital single awards counting both downloads and streams in the first round.
The gold and platinum certifications will be based on data from on-demand streaming services like Spotify and Rhapsody and video streaming services like YouTube and Yahoo!. Previously, only song sales had been recognized.