Putting a bunch of Kendrick Lamar verses over classic Dr. Dre beats was a good idea

In 1995, on Rosecrans Avenue in Compton, California, Dr. Dre and Tupac Shakur filmed the original music video for their song “California Love,” which featured the two West Coast rap icons rolling up to the swap meet in shiny new Bentleys. Unbeknownst to anyone, there was an 8-year-old watching from the sidelines that…

Poor, sweet, good-hearted Jeopardy! contest confuses Jack White for Eminem

Not all Jeopardy! failures are equal. While some are negligible—one’s use of “gangster” instead of “gangsta,” for example—others are positively Turd Fergusonian. Take, for example, sweet, sweet Julie’s blunder in the above clip, which finds her confusing rapper Eminem with rocker Jack White. Had the question—Which…

Eminem and The Weeknd to help Beyoncé headline this year's Coachella

We’ve known for a while now that Beyoncé would be headlining this year’s Coachella, making up for having to ditch the massively popular musical festival last year in favor of, you know, giving birth. Now, it’s been revealed that two of Queen Bey’s recent collaborators, The Weeknd—who appeared on her 2016 magnum opus, …

Not even Beyoncé can save Eminem’s ridiculous new whine-fest

It requires some serious suspension of disbelief to buy that Eminem is an underdog at this point, considering that his last album is both quadruple platinum and the winner of the Best Rap Album Grammy. But saying, “Everybody hates me” and, more specifically, “Guess who’s back?” has served his career well so far, and…

Eminem will donate his New Zealand lawsuit money to hurricane relief 

Last week, New Zealand awarded Eminem about $415,000 as part of his lawsuit against the country’s conservative National political party, which had used a suspiciously Eminem-esque song titled “Eminem-esque” in a campaign ad. Now, according to Page Six, a representative for Eminem has explained that he didn’t actually…

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Eminem tells his Trump-loving fans to fuck off in a ferocious freestyle at the BET Hip-Hop Awards

BET held its annual hip-hop awards show tonight, recognizing performers like Kendrick Lamar (“Album Of The Year,” for DAMN.) and Cardi B (“Single Of The Year,” but also “Hustler Of The Year” and “Best New Hip-Hop Artist,” and probably a few more before the night is out). The Awards aren’t over yet, but they’ve…

“Stan” has been added to the Oxford American Dictionary

Eminem’s hit 2000 track “Stan” told the story of a dangerously obsessed fan who takes some of Eminem’s more violent lyrics literally and decides to kill himself and his pregnant girlfriend when the rapper fails to respond to his letters fast enough—complete with an awful, tortured coda where Eminem finally writes back…