And when I say epic I mean epic...so enjoy or get your hate on...while em continues to slay everyone.
Four songs from "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" are among the Top 20 songs of the Hot 100 this week, all of which feature Eminem as the lead artist.
This week, Eminem landed his first #1 song on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart and placed at least four songs in the Top 20 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart as a lead artist this week, as per rollingstone.com.
The latter feat hasn’t been accomplished since The Beatles did it in 1964. In April of that year, the British quartet had six songs in the Top 20 for two consecutive weeks.
Eminem’s “The Monster” was #3 on the Hot 100 chart, while "Berzerk," "Survival" and "Rap God" landed at #15, 16, and 17, respectively. All of Eminem’s songs are featured on his The Marshall Mathers LP 2, which arrived in stores Tuesday (November 5).
“The Monster,” which also features Rihanna, is Eminem’s first #1 tune on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart.
Several artists, including 50 Cent in 2005, T-Pain in 2007-08, Lil Wayne in 2008 and Ludacris in 2010, have had at least four cuts in the Top 20 since The Beatles, according to rollingstone.com. But at least one of the songs from each artist featured them as a guest, not the main artist. Eminem and The Beatles are the lead artists on each of their songs on the charts.
The Beatles’ "Can't Buy Me Love," "Twist and Shout," "She Loves You," "I Want to Hold Your Hand," "Please Please Me" and "I Saw Her Standing There" were among the Top 20 the first week of the group’s record-setting run in April 1964. The second week, "Do You Want to Know a Secret" rose into the Top 20, replacing "I Saw Her Standing There.”
Pretty funny interview..Em your sarcasm is showing:
Did you overcome your fear of giraffes?
No, just sick of sticking my neck out for people
Do you put Nutella on your waffles in the morning ?
i've been doing the berzerk face for two months straight
What tips can you give to people who's just starting to write songs
What made you change your hair color again?
slim shady's back bitch
How are you doing?
Hi! Which person from history, do you most admire.. and why??
ali, wasn't afraid of any challenge
Where is the toy warehouse?
google that shit
do you even lift?
fuck yeah bro
What is your all time favorite thing to do while you wind down from a busy day?
nintendo bitch, run punch jump
i dont know what i ask
i don't know what you say
Was Dido considered for a track on MMLP2?
yes, was considering her for bad guy but thought it might give it away
Have you had a nose job
if I did I should sue the doctor
Do you do cleaning at home?
i wipe my own ass
how long did it take to write "Rap God" ?
six minutes and one second
What do you think of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and their style? What other artists do you like?
i think they made a great album
Do you have a dog?
what do you wear to bed
That Ken Kaniff in Wicked Ways skit, damn man, laughed so much
thanks, me too
Are you the first rapper to smack a bitch or say faggot?
Who's your favorite basketball team?
I think i would cry tears of joy if you replied.
what is your favorite TV series/show?
what time is it there
you have no idea how funny that is
Favorite spot to masterbate outside of home?
What is one thing that you get annoyed at the most ?
when people keep asking me if I am retiring
What is your all time favorit video game?
donkey kong bitch
Ever eat Jets pizza? Best thing about warren MI when I visited
fuck yeah, its delicious
Why do you hate the broncos so bad?
i don't, matthew does
Did you ever stroke Rick Rubin's beard in the studio to get ideas?
no, we only sampled "the stroke".
How do you keep a straight face when you incorporate so many awesome puns in your lyrics?
i laugh enough when I am recording them, thats why I never smile
I wish you could see my questions
i kinda just did
What's your favorite Mexican food mother fucker
Now that your contract is up with Interscope Records, will you still bless us fans with more solo music through Shady Records? And would you ever give me a chance in the music industry if I could prove myself lyrically?
who said my contracts up with interscope ?
what is byour favorte NFL team
Who's your favorite comic-book hero?
Can u mix your own track alone? I mean Eq Compression etc
pretty damn close
What do you think J.Cole?
he is dope
Im sure that you are not going to see this comment..
boy were you wrong, gotta wrap this up. thanks everyone for the questions, I got to get back to work.
What does The Marshall Mathers LP mean to you?
Eminem: It doesn’t mean shit to me. [long pause] [Laughs.] Nah, I mean, I don’t know. I guess it’s just a feeling that I associate with that time period.
When did you decide that this would be a sequel?
When I started recording this album, a lot of the songs that I would play for people, they were saying it reminded them of that era. Which was kinda what I was going for in the first place, but the fact that other people started taking notice made sense.
It’s revisiting some themes on The Marshall Mathers LP, but it’s obviously a different time period in my life. So that’s why I wouldn’t call it a sequel. A sequel would just be a continuation of everything that was on there.
What themes are you revisiting in particular?
Um… [long pause] certain things, man. I’m trying to think if I can answer this. And I’m retarded, so…. On the first Marshall Mathers LP there were some personal things that I addressed and on this record there are some chapters that I wanted to close. This isn’t Recovery, where I was coming off some personal tragedies. I’m not coming off of a drug overdose. It’s more about going back to the basics of hip-hop and some fundamentals in that sense.
Recovery has very personal moments on it but it deals narrowly with your addiction. The Marshall Mathers LP dealt more with your personal relationships. Do you feel more comfortable revisiting those now after having addressed your demons?
Yeah, I don’t know. A lot of my career I put a lot of my life out there. It was personal shit I would put out there and didn’t really give a fuck. Sometimes I think back and I’m like, “Damn, was I doing the right thing? How much of myself do I wanna put out there?’ In one aspect you want your fans to feel like they know you and connect with you. But then you’re like, ’Man I got nothing to myself no more.” I don’t want to give away how personal this shit is going to get.
But when people read this they will have heard the album.
Yeah I know, but I kind of don’t want to tell you until you’ve heard it. I don’t even want to be a spoiler alert for anything. I’m big on the element of surprise; I’m not sure if you know that. [Laughs.]
[Laughs.] Yeah, I picked up on that over the last 15 years. I was prepping for this interview and listening to The Marshall Mathers LP for the first time in a while….
A while? That’s fucked up. [Laughs.]
I don’t think I’ve listened to much off that album recently.
That record is incredibly personal—and also weird and dark. Does listening to those records make you feel uncomfortable?
I haven’t listened to them in quite some time. But a lot of the shit is stored in my head, the music and the main themes of each album. Performing a song like “Kill You” in concert refreshes my memory. Like I said, it was a different time period in my life and a different time period in rap, period. And I’m just gonna keep saying “period.”
I always say this about my music, and music in general: Music is like a time capsule. Each album reflects what I’m going through or what’s going on in my life at that moment. I don’t want to give too much away as far as how personal this album gets, but I don’t know if it’s going exactly where that album did.
Putting the title MMLP2 on this album ups the expectation for the fans. Did that weigh on you at all?
I don’t even know how to answer that question because I don’t want to say, like, “That album was the shit….” But I do feel like to call it that, it would have to live up to a certain standard.
People generally regard that album as the shit. [Laughs.] You sold a few copies and changed pop music. I don’t think anybody would find that vain.
I just don’t know how to say that though. I don’t feel comfortable saying that. [Laughs.]
To that point, one of the other big themes on The MMLP was the “Me looking at you looking at me” thing. That comes up on “Rap God” and some of the other songs that you played me—you acknowledged that fewer people are looking at you now than in 2000. How have your feelings evolved on being in the fish bowl?
It still feels like that. It’s not what it was but there’s still a little bit of that fish bowl effect going on. It’s the blessing and the curse—the fact that I’m able to be in the studio as much as I want, and create as much as I want, but it’s kind of gotten to the point sometimes where it feels like— [sirens in background] What’s that?
There’s a siren outside my window. You know, I’m just out here doing gangsta shit. Cops coming to get me.
[Laughs.] Like, “Yo, lemme just get this interview out of the way before they bag me!” Anyway, what the fuck was I saying?
You were saying, you still feel like you’re in a fish bowl.
And that’s the reason I chose to not talk about personal shit anymore—aside from what I put out there on records. I’ve got to do things to protect my personal family life. I wouldn’t even comment on that honestly. That’s not being a dick to you.
No, I understand. On one of the records you say the Columbine line again and talk about how you feel you might be able to get away with that now.
Oh, you caught that?
Yeah, I was listening.
How do I say this? Obviously there was more hype back then and people were hanging on every word I was saying. It’s not so much like that anymore, so I wonder, “Can I get away with a little bit more shit now that the spotlight is not on me?” Part of it is that people are used to me now. When I’m spouting off I don’t know if people think as much.... They’re just used to me now.
At what point did Rick Rubin get introduced to the situation?
About a third of the way in. I’ve always admired Rick and what he’s done. The way he’s able to jump from different genres of music and be a master at all of them has fucked my head up for so long. Paul said he might be interested in working with me and when Yoda wants you to come see him, you gotta go see Yoda. So me and Paul went out to L.A. to see what the vibe was like. Me being a fan of his for so long and seeing his track record—from being a kid, records he’s produced with LL and his whole body of work—I’m meeting Rick for the first time so I’m a little nervous. Absolutely. And super flattered that he would even want to work with me. By his vibe being so chill and so mellow, that opened us both up to be able to create together. We had a conversation and got in the studio and started fucking around.
We’ve all seen him on the couch with his shoes off. Can you maybe give us some insight as to what it was like to work with him as a producer? Is it coaching you or is it actually working on beats or just talking out feelings?
All of that. It’s all three things: Guiding. Trying shit out. Fuckin’ programming drums and “Do you like this? Do you like that?”
What is the most significant thing Rick said to you as a coach?
He always said: “Try everything.” Whenever there was an idea, no matter how ridiculous it sounded or if it sounded wack at first, his whole theme was, “There’s nothing we shouldn’t try. If it doesn’t work, we’ll know it.” Me and him on a lot of these songs would have the same ear that if we tried something on a track, we both instantly knew at the same time that it didn’t work. There wasn’t much fighting for something. Rick has a very let-shit-happen-organically attitude. So the instant I’m not feeling something that he puts in a track, nine times out of ten he would take it out. “It obviously doesn’t work. There’s some reason you’re not feeling it.” So that’s one of the things that makes him so great, too. If he’s hooking the beat up, I can sit there with the pen writing something and be like, “Ahh, I don’t know if I’m really feeling this one.” He’ll say, “OK, move on.”
This record was the first time in a while that I actually started producing records again myself. Nothing on Relapse and very little on Recovery was produced by me. So that was one of the fun things to be able to do again: Get in there and make beats from scratch with Luis Resto and just see what we come up with. It felt good to be able to put the producer hat on again—
What? I’m sorry.
No, go ahead, man
I mean it is really all about me, right?
It always is, isn’t it, Noah? Fuck, man.
Sorry, but this is my one moment to shine.
You get this gig at BLAZE and then your head gets all big. What the fuck, man? And then the stripe on your head got bigger, too.
It’s true. It totally did. Have you heard the Kendrick “Control” verse?
What was your initial reaction?
It’s hard to say because he fucking destroyed that verse, but it’s fucked up because everyone tells you what he did before you get a chance to hear it. My initial reaction was “Holy shit” and then it was “Wow, that was smart as fuck.” He did it in such a smart way. You really can’t get mad because he’s saying what every MC is thinking or should be thinking. You know what I’m saying? “I want to destroy the competition. I want to fucking kill everybody.”
Did it remind you of “Till’ I Collapse” at all?
In what sense?
“Here’s the order of my list that it’s in….” You did the same thing with exclusion rather than inclusion. You named the people at the top of the game, and positioned yourself next to them—
I think Kendrick—and I’m sure he would probably say this, too—he definitely took a page from that era when I first came out, Royce first came out, Canibus first came out. I’m sure that I’ve been known to do shit like that, Royce has been known to do shit similar and Canibus. So I think he took a page from that but he updated it. Nobody is really doing that and that’s why I say it’s so smart for him to do it, because he’s at a stage in his career where he’s like, “Fuck it. I’m going to say this and whatever the repercussions are the repercussions are. But this is how I feel. And I’m going to make it so smart these dudes can’t even get mad. Because if you get mad you might look crazy.”
We gotta have the G.O.A.T conversation—are you ready?
The G.O.A.T conversation? I don’t own any goats, man.
Breaking Bad or The Wire—which is the Greatest of All Time?
Aw, that’s not really fair because I haven’t seen all of Breaking Bad, but I will tell you this, it doesn’t matter. Breaking Bad is good. I saw the first five or six episodes but then I got so busy I couldn’t watch it. The Wire, hands down the best thing that’s ever been on TV ever. Best fucking show ever. There will never be another Wire or another like it or even remotely fucking close. Hands down. I stopped watching TV because of The Wire. Like, The Wire ruined everything for me because I don’t even want to watch anything else now. Did I tell you I like The Wire?
Yeah, I’m picking up on that. When we were walking through the studio to get to the car, it looked like there was a fantasy draft board up in the mic booth. Do you have a fantasy team?
Yeah, I’ve had a fantasy team for a while.
How are you doing this season?
Not very good. [Laughs..] A lot of my players are hurt.
Who is in Eminem’s fantasy league?
Just friends, man. Homies.
Do you have a team name?
I got a team name, but again that’s something that I choose to keep to myself. I don’t have many things to myself so it’s like, you’re prying, man!
Here I am with these personal questions about your fantasy team. [Laughs.] Where do you feel like you fit in the landscape of hip-hop right now?
I don’t know. I struggle with that sometimes. I guess it’s more about where people see me, and where people feel like I fit in. Hopefully when all is said and done, people see me as just an MC. That’s pretty much all I can ever ask for. I know that when songs cross over and they have some type of appeal that goes to certain stations and certain stations play ’em and then it’s like, “Aw, what the fuck? This isn’t hip-hop.” How do I say this? I don’t really have no control over that once I release my music. Regardless of what it is or what it’s about, every song that I do I always try to push lyrically. I would never try to compromise and just say, “This beat sounds like it could have commercial appeal to it. Let me write this kind of hook and fucking wing it.” I’m not just trying to sell records or trying to make a radio record. And, speaking of which, I do have some records to finish. I am fucked right now by the way. No, I’m fine. But I won’t make the deadline.
OK. I’ll let you go. You think we’ll still be doing this in 15 years?
As long as BLAZE magazine is around, we’ll be doing this.
(side note I suggest going to the source with the complex interview-lots of cool pictures)
Ice Cube says that Eminem is in the rap game for the respect, not the fringe benefits.
Ice Cube, who is mentioned by Eminem on “Rap God,” says that the song by the Detroit rapper has remarkable lyrics.
“That song is lyrically incredible,” Ice Cube said during an interview with xxlmag.com. “And thank God, you know. Lyrics still rule the day. No matter how commercialized Hip Hop tries to get, or how commercialized people’s vision of Hip Hop and b-boys and rappers are, lyrics still rule the day…[Eminem] always delivers, he always gives quality. He’s gonna be around for a long, long time because of that, because he’s a true b-boy. He ain’t no dude that’s just in it for the fringe benefits. He’s in it for the respect.”
On “Rap God,” a cut from Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2, which was released Tuesday (November 5), also pays homage to a number of rappers in addition to Ice Cube. “Me, I’m a product of Rakim, Lakim Shabazz, 2Pac, N.W.A,” Eminem raps on the song. “Cube, Hey Doc, [MC] Ren, [DJ] Yella, Eazy[-E], thank you.”
Ice Cube says that Eminem does the right thing by paying homage to the rappers that preceded him.
“Em has always showed love and showed respect to N.W.A, and when you do that you go a long way,” Cube said. “If I did a song [like that], I’d be shouting out people like Ice T, Chuck D, Melle Mel, the ones that came before me who were spitting that truth. Those were the ones that inspired me. It’s just showing love and respect, and that’s why he’s been on top for the longest.”
Ice Cube is slated to appear in several movies that are scheduled for release in 2014. Ride Along pairs him with Kevin Hart, while 22 Jump Street is the sequel to 2012’s 21
For some reason his 106 and park won't embed so here is the link:
Some other fun things :
Rick rubin talks about Em: http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.26174/title.rick-rubin-calls-eminem-obsessive-about-rap?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
Also Em in on his way to Europe to get the global icon award!!
Sorry mod hope it's fixed now