Eminem On Freestyling & His battle in 1997

Eminem discusses The Red Bull EmSee Battle Series.

Saw this on Nas blog and I agree Em is so true. Eminem speaks on the art of hip hop battles and how he came up in the underground scene. Just Blaze, Craig G and Alchemist will be judging the battle; which goes down on June 21st. And just because… hit the jump for Em’s epic 6-round battle with Juice that went down at Scribblejam in 1997.


Nas, Jay Z Interviews and Drake Freestyle

First just wanted to say shout out to MalibuMara for making me this dope new header above and her blog is in the blog-roll list on the blog. Not much happening in hip-hop today unfortunately so I thought I would still drop a quick post.

New Nas interview with bonnaroo.com and he speaks about Distant Relatives, illmatic book and working with Beastie Boys last year.

I found this interesting its the Jay-Z front cover for rollingstone magazine and there piece of his interview in it. Which he speaks about hip-hop age and Blueprint 3 which was his album last year.

“One of the reasons I wanted to make Blueprint 3 was because of the challenge,” Jay told the magazine in a cover story out this week. “We’ve seen people like LL [Cool J] have longevity, and we respect the heritage of what he’s done, but it’s not like, right now, he’s competing on the same level as Lil Wayne. So for me to still be able to compete at that level at my age, that’s rarefied air. It’s never been done. I think the problem with people, as they start to mature, they say, ‘Rap is a young man’s game,’ and they keep trying to make young songs. But you don’t know the slang — it changes every day. You can visit the topic, but these young kids live it every day, and you’re just visiting. So you’re trying to be something you’re not, and the audience doesn’t buy into that. And people wonder why. ‘I made a great Southern bounce song!’ You’re from New York, and you’re 70! Why are you bouncing?”

Drake Freestyle On Tim Westwood and hears the video. Drake done it on Thursday evening and did not use a beat to go over with. And a lot of people noticing and saying he did not use a blackberry to read off like he did in the Funkmaster flex one.



Whats good people?

Eminem Recovery Production Credits above and dont forget to buy the album on June 22nd.

Kanye West will make his first award show performance since his infamous MTV Music Awards Taylor Swift incident at this month's BET Awards. T.I. will make his official comeback as a performer taking the stage at BET's 2010 BET Awards. The "I'm Back" rapper joins the previously announced line up of performers including Trey Songz, Nicki Minaj and Diddy.

Drake has announced plans to link with his boss, Lil Wayne for a duet album, which makes him one of many artists planning full-length collaboration projects with the incarcerated rapper. Lil Wayne has shown his raps are not going anywhere by performing a verse off Drake's "Light Up" track from Rikers Island. Video below.

This made laugh in an interview 50 Cent said I think it's probably a little more irritating to see Puffy standing next to Nicki and for him to say that Ross reminds him of Biggie, because that's desperation on his part because his music sucks right now. Its all in video below, he speaks about Lil Kim, Nicki, Rick Ross and Diddy.


Eminem - Recovery (Review)

Last night "Recovery" leaked onto the internet 2 weeks before it officially releases. First off, no one compare this to Thank Me Later. They're 2 totally different sounding albums. Below is a track by track review of this album. Funny how me and Brenn do 2 different reviews at the same time.

1. Cold Wind Blows (prod. By Dr. Dre) - Decent intro to the album. Not really feeling the hook. He came with the lyrics though. 7.5/10
2. Talkin' 2 Myself (Feat. Kobe) (prod. By DJ Khalil) - This is one of my favorites from the album. It's been on steady rotation ever since last night. The beat is crazy and Em goes off. 9/10
3. On Fire (Prod. By Mr. Porter) - This is song that shows his crazy lyrical ability. Don't worry about the beat or the hook cause he killed it. 8/10
4) Wont Back Down (Feat. Pink) (prod. By DJ Khalil) - Beat is nice. But I'm not feeling the Pink hook that much. Em comes with the lyrics though. 8.5/10
5) W.T.P. (Prod. By Havoc) - This track was pretty funny to me. White Trash Party? Ok. 7/10
6) Going Through Changes (prod. By Emile) - Soft sounding track that is very similar to Not Afraid. 8/10
7) Not Afraid (prod. By Boi-1da) - There is so much meaning behind the lyrics on this song. Just a reminder that Em can still make a chart topping single. 9.5/10
8) Seduction (prod. By Boi-1da) - Another solid track. That gets play. It seems like on ths album he's talking more about women. 8/10
9) No Love (Feat. Lil' Wayne) (prod. By Just Blaze) - Em and Wayne recapture their magic from "Drop The World". Both of them went off. Lil Wayne reminds of why he used to be the best. I'm definitely liking the sample. 10/10
10) Space Bound (prod. By Just Blaze) - This track has a different feel to it. Another track with a lot of meaning to it. 7.5/10
11) Cinderella Man (prod. By Eminem) - Em switches up the style once again on this track. I'm liking this joint. I'll probably use this song when I work out. 8/10
12) 25 To Life (prod. By Mr. Porter) - Starts off a little but the beat picks up. And do we even have to question whether Em killed it or not. 8.5/10
13) So Bad (prod. By Dr. Dre) - I wasn't really feeling this track that much. But I wouldn't consider it a skipper. The beat is what you would expect from Dr. Dre. 7.5/10
14) Almost Famous (prod. By Jim Jonsin) - Another track murdered lyrically. 8.5/10
15) Love The Way You Lie (Feat. Rihanna) (prod. By Alex Da Kid) - Soft track with beautiful vocals from Rihanna. It's different hearing this type of a song from Em but it's good. 9/10
16) You're Never Over (prod. By Dr. Dre) - Track is a dedication to his friend and former rapper Proof. Can't get mad at this. 8/10
17) Here We Go (prod. By Havoc) - Solid way to end the album but it could have been better. 7.5/10

In my opinion this is Em's best album since "The Eminem Show" which is one of my favorite rap albums. I wouldn't consider it a classic but we know he's back after making his "Recovery". Good/Solid album.

Eminem - Recovery REVIEW.

My review of Recovery - Eminem and there will be a review from Nas as well. So you all can see different views on the album. I wont be giving it ratings sorry all. Check the review below.

1. "Cold Wind Blows" - I like the beat on this track I think it links well with the rapping in the track. Nice metaphors in the track as well. For an opening track on the album it shows what he does best. To me its a normal Eminem rhyme on it. Almost reminds me of Em old days and it got Em singing on it as well. Last it got "Take a look at Mariah next time I inspire you to write a song" which I laughed at. It shows Eminem back.

2. "Talkin' 2 Myself" (featuring Kobe)- It starts of with Kobe doing the vocals which is the chorus and Em starts rapping after. Its an honest track as he Em says in it how he used to have thoughts of dissing Lil Wayne & Kanye West. Hatred was growing through my veins, on the verge of going insane/ I almost made a song dissing Lil Wayne.. / It’s like I was jealous of him cuz of the attention he was getting / I felt horrible about myself, he was spittin’ & I wasn’t, anyone who was buzzin’ could of got it.. / I almost went at Kanye. Which makes Eminem show his fans what could of happen but he knew it would be the wrong decision. Almost showing how honest Eminem is. The beat done by DJ Khalil and does a good job on it. Great lyrics on it and also says about how Encore and Relapse were not his best of work. Last gives T.I, Weezy and Kanye West to look up which shows he has respect and likes them artist.

3. "On Fire" - The beat is good and it has dark beat with heavy drums on it. The first real more aggressive track on the album. I thought he done a good job on it but may could gave abit more. Mr. Porter produce it and shows he is best at Rhyming. Still a strong track.

4. "Won't Back Down" (featuring Pink)- This got a rock kind of vibe to it from the beat and a lot people got mix feeling about the track. Pink done a good job with the vocals. One of the things I like on this track is when the volume gets lower and then increases it links in well with the rapping. Another DJ Khalil track. This track is growing on me since I first heard it.

5. "W.T.P." - W.T.P means White Trash Party. I know abit of a strange name for a track but its Eminem. This song is well done as lyrics goes very well with the beat which is a dope thing to do. The flow in the track is strong and kills it in certain parts. Aint my favorite track on the album but I enjoy listen to this one.

6. "Going Through Changes" - Very serious song and content of the song is so dope. I saw on an other review some one done of this track they put this, He explains how the pressures of being in the spotlight almost brought him to suicide & how hard it is to bounce back from it. Which I agree Em does explain it all. Song is produce by Emile and the sample from Ozzy Osbourne on the chorus which links very well with the flow of the song. Adds part about Proof which is dope showing a small tribute about him on the track.

7. "Not Afraid" - One of my favorite songs this year we have all heard it as it been around for a few weeks now. The video just drop and its a classic track. This song got it all great rhymes and the flow is one of Em best. Produce by Boi-1da who very talented and shows what he can do just by hearing the beat of this song. A great first single on the album and it gives you the thought that album going to be one of Em best yet. I like this song so much it got over 100 plays on my Itunes.

8. Seduction - I love this track one of my favorites from the whole album. The beat is by Boi-1da again and its like a slow beat compare to the others on the album. But Eminem flow with it is incredible and it all the way thought the track I feel. Once you hear this track it will be on repeat I think. Its a deep song like past one Em done on old album. There’s a 7 disk cd-changer in the car/ And I’m in every single slot & your not.. Aw! Watch your chick! is my favorite line from it.

9. "No Love" (featuring Lil Wayne) - Its got Just Blaze on the beat and sample’s Haddway’s What Is Love. I aint biggest Weezy fan but he does a great job on this with his verse. Both artist use strong words in the song. We are seeing this collaboration again which if you think back to a couple years ago people thought it would never happen. Now it happen three times. Shows Shady’s is back to his best and his flow is dope like normal. Just look at a part of Eminem lyricism in the song. Get these whack cocksuckers off stage, where the fuck is Kanye when ya need him?/ Snatch the mic from em, bitch I’ma let you finish in a minute, ya the rap was tight but um.. / I just spit the greatest verse of all time so you might wanna go back to the lab & um.. Shady’s in the zone right now.

10.Space Bound - Em starts abit slower than normal on this song with his flow but it suits the beat at the being. I keep listening to this one track an cant figure what its about. It could be about or a girl. One you all need to hear as it a different type track to others. This song goes well as Em links well wit the sample. One my favorite joints on the album for sure.

11. Cinderella Man - This track was a very interesting one for me as I be looking around forums on the net for people views on it. It has a strong flow by Em and his words are strong also. But the chorus of the singing saying "Cinderella Man" is catchy which is odd. I like this track and it only one like it on the album. Your all understand what Im talking about when you hear it.

12. 25 To Life - This is what the album is all about a very powerful track and one of the best on the album. Em pulled this track off as he could be talking about his ex Kim on it. Which people might argue he is not. Eminem did go in on this I feel and it one of them track which will be on repeat on your ipod. The beat is dope and you all have to hear this track. And it was produce by Mr. Porter.

13. So Bad - Its produce by Dr Dre but you all will be able to tell that by hearing the beat on the track. An dope beat by Dre and the track reminds me abit of old Em music. Its one of these tracks which might have to grow on you at first. But he did go in on it which I have to say. Not many of these on the album.

14. Almost Famous - This is the track you all need to listen to its so dope. Every single second is great no lie. I promise you all will love this track. It got to be my favorite on the whole album. Reminds be of abit of 8 Mile I dont know why. Em did kill this and its one these joints you got think how does he do it. A must hear track from my view.

15. "Love the Way You Lie" (featuring Rihanna) - Em said that Rihanna done a great job on the track a few weeks ago in an interview. Which I must admit he was not wrong he told the truth. It shows what Rihanna does best her vocals are great. With Eminem lyrics in the song are powerful and its a great collaboration. Must better than I thought it was going to be. I feel this will be a single of the album and its a collabo might I want to see again.

16. You’re Never Over - We all knew we were going to see an Proof song one day. Hear it is and it is very inspirational, motivational and emotional I feel. We all know Proof was a great artist. Great end to the album I feel. Any proof fans will want to hear it. As we all thought this kind of track would be on Relapse but it was not. So you must check this track out.

If Proof could see me now,
I know he’d be proud
Somewhere in me deep down
There’s something in me he found
That made him believe in me
Now no one can beat me now

17. Untitled track or "Here We Go" - On my ipod I got it as untitled track as I dont know the name but I saw it was "Here We Go" somewhere so I put both as I dont know if its correct or not. Its the bonus track on the album and it produce by Havoc from Mobb Deep a decent beat. A dope way to end the album.

My thoughts on the album that it is Eminem best work in a long time. You can compare it to Relapse or Encore it in a different standard to them. The album been on repeat most of the day. I got it on pre-order as you have to buy it for the quality of it. Any hip hop fan or Eminem fan got to hear it. Many different types of tracks on the album but all are dope. You cant hate on the album. Production team were so good on the album which could been a key element of it. I heard many people say its a classic but I got to hear it more. As I dont label many albums classics.


Eminem, Royce, Porter Freestyle NEW

Eminem, Royce Da 5’9″ and Mr. Porter Freestyle On Tim Westwood.

Eminem Tim Westwood Freestyle 2010
Its a hard freestyle as Eminem does what he does on it and kills it like normally. Mr Porter done ok im not his biggest fan. And Royce showed what he can do and done better than I thought he would on it.


Lil Kim & Nicki Beef?

Lil Kim has come forward to confirm her issues with Nicki Minaj are based on her belief of the Young Money emcee showing a lack of respect towards her.

Video of below Lil Kim speaks on Nicki Minaj.

LIL KIM SPEAKS ON NICKI MINAJ !!!! from KendraG.Com on Vimeo.

DRAKE disses Lil Kim
"I know Kim is in a “space” in her career, but it is time for somebody to take the highroad. I guess Drake’s GPS was a lil busted, because he took time out of his concert to address Kim. In concert, Drake said" ""I Don't Give A F*ck What Lil Kim Is Talking About. You The Baddest Woman To Ever Do This Sh*t" Talking to Nickie Minaj.

What you all think?