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Eminem’s Breakthrough, Hurricane Katrina Covered In Part 4 Of The Tanning Of America (Video)

The final of four parts of Steve Stoute's The Tanning Of America divides its time looking at the emergence of rapper-backed super-brands like Rocawear, Sean John, and Beats By Dre headphones. Additionally, staying close to the Dr. Dre wheelhouse, the hour-long installment focuses on the rise to uber-stardom by Eminem... Read more

After Over A Decade With Shady/Interscope Records, 50 Cent & G-Unit Leave

Interscope Records and its IGA affiliates A&M and Geffen, is one of the major arms of the Universal Music Group. It's hard to believe that this label that Heads now associate with big sales, big stars, and big egos was once a fledgling indie, back in the days when 2Pac... Read more

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Win The 2014 Grammy Award For Rap Song & Album

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have cause for some early celebration at Los Angeles, California's Staples Center. The Seattle, Washington pair's 2012 album The Heist won Rap Album Of The Year and their breakthrough hit "Thrift Shop" won Rap Song Of The Year. The wins were controversial when coupled with two... Read more

Dr. Dre, Nas, Eminem, Diddy & Ma$e & Pharcyde Etc. Come Together To Perform At Beats’ Grammy Party

Earlier this month, Beats Music launched. From the creators of the Beats By Dre headphone and electronics lines, this streaming subscription service is the latest competitor in a space that includes Spotify, Pandora and others. With plenty to celebrate, Beats hosted a Grammy Awards weekend party at Los Angeles, California's... Read more

D12 Reportedly In The Studio With Eminem, Working On First Album In 10 Years

While few things can trump these reports of an Outkast reunion, Eminem and D12 fans got some welcomed news this week. Mark Bass, one half of The Bass Brothers production team that worked with Em and his crew since before the major label days ("Cum On Everybody," "Kim"), told The... Read more

Got BARS? These MC’s Do. Here Are The Best Freestyles of 2013 (Video)

There are few things more satisfying in Hip-Hop than a killer verse. It's why Kendrick Lamar shook up the Internet for 3 weeks (an eternity these days) with his Control verse...and then again with his BET Cypher. We've assembled a collection of the best freestyles (mostly "writtens") of 2013. Check... Read more

The Top 10 Most Compelling Hip-Hop Photographs Of 2013 (Food For Thought)

The old adage, "a picture's worth a thousand words" often proves to be true. Let's hope so for 2013, which by way of Instagram, Twipic, and some inner-circle released photos, told Heads plenty of stories. From unlikely reunions to time-pieces, to first steps for Hip-Hop kind, what a year... Here... Read more

This Week’s Hip-Hop Round Up is Strictly About the Music Videos…Kendrick, Eminem, K.R.I.T., Rapsody and More (Video Playlist)

This week in Hip-Hop video was highlighted by several visually-compelling music videos. Rapsody transformed into The Joker, Kendrick Lamar had an artist create a piece for Sing About Me, Eminem sought out Dr. Dre and Rihanna for therapy and more. Check out the video playlist below. Related: Last Week in... Read more

Eminem Works Through His Past with Dr. Rihanna in the Video for The Monster (Video)

Eminem's video for The Monster is layered. On one level, Eminem is visually working through his past with Rihanna cast as a therapist (along with the good Dr. Dre). On another level, Em continues the theme of revisiting the Marshall Mathers LP by recreating some of the more memorable visual... Read more

AFH: Best Hip-Hop of November 2013 (Audio Playlist)

The year is winding down, no doubt, but the good music kept coming in November. Here's a playlist of the best Hip-Hop to drop last month, including songs from Busta Rhymes, Q-Tip, Joey Bada$$, Eminem, Masta Ace, Raekwon, Posdnuos, Rah Digga, Elzhi, Jay Z, Childish Gambino, Mac Miller, Jhene Aiko,... Read more

This Week in Video Was Dominated By Kanye West’s Epic Meltdown on Sway…But There Was So Much More. Here’s a Playlist of the Kanye Highlights and Anything Else Worth Watching from the Past Week (Video Playlist)

Kanye West shut down the web with his extremely heated exchange with Sway. In the midst of the furor, last week was one of the best of the year for Hip-Hop video programming--Eminem's Rap God video, Snoop talking TDE vs. Death Row, A Tribe Called Quest discussing their farewell shows,... 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

Eminem Still Breathes Different Life Into Stan 13 Years Later (Video)

Eminem's had four #1 singles. 2000's "Stan" is not one of them. However, in a career that's paved in humorous pop culture mockery as well as inspirational records, "Stan" always showed another, even deeper side of Em. The concept record co-produced by Flavor Unit co-founder 45 King introduced American audiences... Read more

Eminem Talks Staying Close to His Roots and How He Sees Life After Rap with Zane Lowe (Video)

In the final installment of Eminem's interview with Zane Lowe, he discusses his love for Detroit, re-learning how to perform after getting sober and what he will do when he retires. Check out the video. Related: Marshall Mathers LP 2 Goes Platinum, Eminem Talks Love Game To Zane Lowe (Video)... 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 Explains Why He Didn’t do a Sequel to Stan on MMLP2 and More to Zane Lowe (Video)

Like Jay Z and Kanye West earlier in the year, Eminem made the trek to the UK and sat down for an extended interview with the BBC's Zane Lowe. Em discussed Rap God, why he did a sequel to The Marshall Mathers LP, why he was nervous to work with... Read more

AFH: The Week in Video (11/10/13) (Video Playlist)

The past week in video brought Eminem's first ever live performance of Rap God, super creative videos from Vic Mensa and Deltron 3030 featuring Zach De La Rocha, as well as strong interviews with J. Cole and Black Milk. You can check those videos out and more below and, if... Read more

Did You Know Eminem Was Originally Going to Sign with Buckshot and Duck Down? (Video)

Eminem released a dope remake of Black Moon's Don't Front earlier in the week. Buckshot gave the inside story on how the song came to pass and his involvement. During the interview, he also revealed that Eminem was going to sign with Buckshot on Duck Down before going to Dre... Read more

Eminem & Slaughterhouse Revive Rap City With A Backroom Freestyle + Interview (Video)

Although "Rap City" has been largely defunct in the Slaughterhouse-era, the Shady Records super-group is a call-back to the latter years of BET's flagship Hip-Hop program. Individually, Royce Da 5'9, Joe Budden, Crooked I were part of the Basement-era. Eminem was among Rap's biggest stars in the Big Tigger era... Read more

Eminem Don’t Front When It Comes To Honoring Black Moon, Buckshot & Duck Down (Audio)

One of Rap's ultimate "what-if's" has always surrounded Eminem and Duck Down Records. The house that Buckshot and Dru Ha built made a play to sign the Detroit MC when he was kickin' around the NYC underground with Skam?, Thirstin Howl III, and Wordsworth. In the end, Eminem inked a... Read more

AFH: Best Hip-Hop of October 2013 (Playlist)

Here's a look back at some of the Hip-Hop highlights from October. You'll hear new music from Eminem & Kendrick Lamar, Scarface, Jadakiss, Meek Mill, J. Cole, Dead Prez, Tha Dogg Pound, Common, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, Large Professor, Childish Gambino, Rapsody, Crooked I, Jean Grae, Game and many, many more.... 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

Here’s Love Game, the Much Anticipated Collabo Between Eminem & Kendrick Lamar (Audio)

As the release date for Eminem's Marshall Mathers LP 2 draws near, arguably the most anticipated song from the album has hit the 'nets. Em, one of the illest ever, teams up with Kendrick Lamar, one of the illest of the now school. The track is built on a playful... Read more

Eminem and Rihanna Team Up on The Monster (Audio)

Eminem and Rihanna connect again on his latest single, The Monster. Related: Mister Cee’s Eminem Birthday Mix (Audio)... Read more

Mister Cee’s Eminem Birthday Mix

In case Eminem's recent lyrical assault on the track "Rap God" didn't fully remind you of his prowess on the mic, Mister Cee of New York's Hot 97 has provided yet another refresher course. In honor of Slim Shady turning 41 years of age, Mister Cee put together an ill... Read more

Eminem Blisters the Mic in His Latest Song Rap God (Audio)

Lest you forget, Eminem is one of the nicest MCs to ever touch a mic. Ever. On his latest record, Rap God, he gets on a trap beat and proceeds to straight ABUSE it. This is battle rap Em. Check it out below. Related: Eminem – Survival (Video)... 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

Rick Rubin Explains the Making of Eminem’s Berzerk Record (Video)

During the video shoot for Eminem's Berzerk, Rick Rubin sat down to explain the concept behind the record and how it evolved into the final product. He talks about both he and Em wanted to do something that was a throwback to the early days of Hip-Hop. Check out the... Read more

AFH: The Week in Video (9/14/13) (Video Playlist)

This was an exceptionally strong week in video. We got new music videos from Eminem, Eddie Murphy, 50 Cent, Macklemore & Schoolboy Q, Wiz Khalifa, The Weeknd and The Foreign Exchange, as well as performances from Drake (after he tries to holler at Scarlett Johansson), Kanye West and Nas. Check... 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

AFH: Best Hip-Hop of August 2013 (Audio Playlist)

August may well go down as the hottest month of the year (literally and musically) when all is said and done. It will no doubt be remembered as the month Kendrick Lamar set the Hip-Hop world aflame with 1 verse and woke up the Hip-Hop Nation. In addition to Big... Read more

AFH: The Week in Video (8/31/13) (Video Playlist)

This week in video brought an epic new video from Jay Z for Holy Grail, Kendrick Lamar talking Control with Chelsea Lately, Big Boi going in-depth about his likes and dislikes, a new video from The Lox and much more. Check out the video playlist below to catch anything you... Read more

Just Blaze Discusses the Differences Between Jay Z and Eminem’s Work Styles (Video)

Just Blaze discusses working with Jay Z the first time and the differences between Eminem and Jay Z's work styles, but he sidesteps the question of who had the better verse between them on Renegade. Who do you think took that one? Check out the video below. Related: Eminem –... Read more

Billy Squier – The Big Beat (Video)

In light of Eminem's "Berzerk," I keep referencing this song. The truth is, the record has an amazing time-piece video. While it might seem cheesy, or a callback to big hair, tight Lee's, and t-top Camaros, this is a break that stays in the arsenal of your favorite producer/DJ. The... Read more

Eminem – Berzerk (Prod. Rick Rubin)

After confirming he will be releasing a new album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, in November, Eminem releases the first single. It's a return to Slim Shady mode over a heavy sample from Billy Squier's The Stroke. Check out Berzerk.... Read more

Eminem Announces “The Marshall Mathers LP 2” (Video)

While Justin Timberlake tore down the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards with his medley of hits, old and new, and reuniting that group we all pretended we didn't like (N*Sync), the biggest story may have happened between the breaks. Beats By Dre announced Eminem's upcoming album, in a very "All... Read more

Eminem – Survival

Although it might be background music to a video game commercial, anything Mr. Mathers does usually ends up at the forefront of hip-hop news. As guns are blasting during the latest preview of Call of Duty: Ghosts, a closer listen reveals Eminem himself shooting lyrical bullets off his new track... Read more

Bad Meets Evil (Eminem & Royce Da 5’9″) – Lighters (G-SHOCK Performance Video)

Over two years later, it's great to see Eminem and Royce Da 5'9" still working from Hell: The Sequel. Bad Meets Evil seems eclipsed by both solo artists' careers, though it gave Royce his first gold album. In honor of G-SHOCK's 30th anniversary party in Manhattan yesterday (August 7), the... Read more

Eminem Speaks on His Addiction to Pain Killers (Video)

Wow. Here's a deep interview with Eminem where he goes into candid detail about his struggles with drug addiction, including a near death experience. The video deeply humanizes one of hip-hop' larger than life figures. The clip is from Adrian Grenier's documentary How to Make Money Selling Drugs (coming soon... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Speaks on His Recent Discussion With Eminem (Video)

A picture of TDE and Shady 2.0 in the studio surfaced a few weeks ago. Kendrick Lamar spoke about what it was like to really chop it up for the first time. They talked about 8 Mile, Kendrick's album, staying creative and more. Check out the video. Related: Schoolboy Q... Read more

Tony Touch – Symphony in H ft Eminem

Tony Touch gets a new track from Shade 45 boss man, Eminem (though it's short coming in at 1:30). Check out Symphony in H. Related: Eminem & D12 Freestyle on the Tim Westwood Show in 2001 (Video)... Read more

Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock & Royce the 5’9″ in the Studio

Wow. After performing in Detroit tonight, the Black Hippy crew joined Eminem in the studio. Is it possible the TDE/Shady 2.0 collabo is in the works? Only time will tell. In the meantime, take a look of this pic and think of what might be. Related: Black Hippy – UOENO... Read more

Eminem & D12 Freestyle on the Tim Westwood Show in 2001 (Video)

Tim Westwood dug in his treasure trove and pulled out another gem. Here's a true cypher with Eminem, Proof and the rest of D-12 from 2001. Each goes off the top. Bananas. Plus, the beats they rhyme over are straight craziness. Check out the video. Related: 50 Cent – My... Read more

50 Cent – My Life ft Eminem & Adam Levine (Video)

50 Cent is releasing his final album for Shady/Aftermath in February. For his latest video he brings out Slim Shady, himself, and Adam Levine. Check out My Life. Related: 50 Cent – First Date ft Too Short (Audio)... Read more

Rihanna – Numb ft Eminem

Rihanna and Eminem team up on a track that's part Ska, part EDM and kinda chopped & screwed. Check out Numb. Related: Slaughterhouse – Throw That ft Eminem (Audio)... Read more

Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap (Full Video)

We've posted a lot of content over the last few months from Ice-T's documentary Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap. Now, you can watch the whole film which features extensive interviews with Redman, Eminem, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Snoop, Nas, Q-Tip, DJ Premier, Chuck D, Afrika Bambaataa, KRS-One and... Read more

Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap Outtakes (Video)

Ice-T's documentary Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap premieres on Vh1 tomorrow night at 9pm EST. Here are 4 sneak peeks from some of hip-hop's biggest icons. Nas speaks on why hip-hop isn't respected, Dr. Dre talks about working with Tupac, Eminem discusses the meaning rap has given to... Read more