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These Pictures Show Where Iconic Hip-Hop Album Covers Were Photographed

Earlier this year, Mass Appeal put together an amazing gallery of pictures that showed the locations where some of the most iconic album covers in Hip-Hop were photographed. That collection showed the real-life settings for the artwork for Nas' Illmatic, Ice Cube's Amerikkka's Most Wanted, LL Cool J's Bad and... Read more

Rick Rubin’s 1-Hour Conversation With Zane Lowe Leaves No Question Unanswered (Video)

To some extent, Rick Rubin is something of Hip-Hop's Howard Hughes, and that's not just the beard. The music mogul went from starring (as a hybrid of himself) in Krush Groove to basically shunning press and spotlights throughout the '90s and 2000s. That started to change, especially as far as... Read more

For Mother’s Day, Eminem Gifts The Spike Lee-Directed Headlights Video

After some strong anticipation, Eminem released the Spike Lee-directed "Headlights" video for the Mother's Day holiday. Those familiar with the Marshall Mathers LP 2 single know that it's a powerful and personal song that makes some amends with Em's oft-estranged mother. The visual, which is filmed in washed color, unlike Friday's... Read more

Eminem & Spike Lee Tease Us By Flicking The Headlights On (Video)

Spike Lee's Hip-Hop videography is arguably one of the greatest in the medium. From Public Enemy's "Fight The Power" to Naughty By Nature's "Hip-Hop Hooray," the head of 40 Acres & A Mule Films / A Spike Lee Joint Production Company has made it plain that he loves the culture.... Read more

Eminem is Clearly a Child of the 80’s with His Inclusion of Max Headroom, Rakim, N.W.A., Bill Clinton, JJ Fad, Heavy D and Many More References in the Video for Rap God. Seeing is Believing (Video)

Eminem's career fits in the qualifications of Pop Art. The Detroit, Michigan battle-rapper entered the mainstream through poking fun at multi-platinum peers in and out of Hip-Hop, and ascended into a true global icon. Years from now, people will understand what was on people's minds in 1999, 2000, or 2013... Read more

Marshall Mathers LP 2 Goes Platinum, Eminem Talks Love Game To Zane Lowe (Video)

After two consecutive daily parts of Eminem's sit-down with the BBC's Zane Lowe, the in-studio Q&A video rolls out with part three, just hours after it was confirmed that Marshall Mathers LP 2 reached platinum in less than two weeks at retail (with Em's catalog rocking the charts too). In... Read more

Eminem Talks Loving Hip-Hop Again, Sobriety, & His Producer Chops In Interview (Video)

Part two of Eminem's sit-down with Zane Lowe unveils the elite MC's love of production. The beat-maker for Jay Z, 2Pac, Nas, and a lot of his Shady Records artists talks his love of Hip-Hop. Certainly on The Marshall Mathers LP 2, one can hear it, with vast references to... Read more

Eminem Unloads Groundhog Day The Same Weekend He Performs Rap God (Video)

In less than 24 hours, one of the biggest Rap release dates of 2013 takes place care of Eminem's Marshall Mathers LP 2 (aka #MMLP2). The follow-up to Em's 2000 classic includes a revived sound and style in the lyrics, with production inspired by the sample-heavy Rock/Rap synergy of the... Read more

Eminem Unveils The Marshall Mathers LP 2 On iTunes (Album Stream)

In a strange year for Hip-Hop, Eminem's 8th studio album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 has had a cycle less than 10 weeks from its MTV Video Music Awards announcement. #MMLP2 as it could seemingly also be known pairs Em with Rick Rubin, a Rap production pioneer who shaped the... Read more

Eminem Releases the Tracklist for the Marshall Mathers LP 2

Eminem has released the tracklist for his forthcoming Marshall Mathers LP 2. Unlike most current day rap albums that read more like compilations than solo albums, Em sticks to a select few guests, including Rihanna and Kendrick Lamar. Check out the tracklist and the album art below. Related: Eminem –... Read more

Eminem – Survival (Video)

Now if there ever was a time and city that needed an anthem about perseverance and keeping its head up, it would be modern day Detroit. Low and behold, one of it's legends is here to deliver. For his latest single/video "Survival," Eminem provides a another heavily rock influenced track... Read more

Eminem – Berzerk (Video)

As if you expected any different, the visual to "Berzerk" lives up to its name. Slaughterhouse, Kendrick Lamar, Kid Rock, Rick Rubin, and what appears to be Paul Rosenberg and Alchemist all make cameos. Additionally, Em not only included some Billy Squier live archival footage, he deliberately paid homage to... Read more