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Def Jam Records May Soon Be The Gold Standard For Rap Once Again (Video)

This week, it was announced that Eminem's manager and Shady Records partner Paul Rosenberg will be Def Jam's next CEO. Twenty years ago, the Detroit-based attorney started handling the career of Marshall Mathers when the rapper was self-marketing Infinite. One hundred million units sold later (through Shady Records), and Paul... Read more

Redman, Lloyd Banks, Jadakiss & Obie Trice Set Up A New Standard For Collabos (Audio)

After signing to Eminem's Shady Records in 2000, fellow Detroit native Obie Trice (real name, no gimmicks) dropped his debut album Cheers, three years later. Production from Eminem, Dr. Dre, Timbaland, Mr. Porter and others made it a heavy hitter, as did guest appearances from Busta Rhymes, D12, 50 Cent,... Read more

Here’s A Never Before Released Method Man Freestyle From 2004 (Audio)

Tim Westwood continues his Throwback Thursday series with a never before released Method Man freestyle from 2004. Meth kicks bars over Obie Trice's "The Set Up," a beat that sounds tailor-made for Tical's buttery flow. Method Man Ripped This 1995 Freestyle. Tim Westwood Considers It His Best Ever (Audio) Unlike... Read more

Obie Trice – Growing Up in the Hood ft The Game

The Game and Obie Trice go in on a classic track from Compton's Most Wanted (with a little Ohio Players sprinkled in). Check out Growing Up in the Hood. Here are the Compton's Most Wanted and Ohio Players tracks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcU1ra4nyTI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJLrYjKqPmk... Read more