The Eminem-produced satire Bodied knows every dis you’ll have and gets there first

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Joseph Kahn’s new satirical comedy, Bodied, is the “more of a comment than a question” movie about race, privilege, and verse of 2018. If Blindspotting had too much narrative cohesion and nuance for you, try Bodied, which riddles its audience with dialogue and ideas at such a rapid-fire pace that none of them ever…

Bask in the unmitigated gall of these obvious advertising rip-offs of well-known songs

Ah, advertising: The grand pursuit of selling human emotions back to the people who feel them. At its best, a great ad is a form of Don Draper-esque high art; more often, though, it’s a crude copy of something real, a notion that’s heavily emphasized whenever the commercial in question features an actual crude copy of…

Eminem knew he shouldn't have said homophobic slur on new song, still did it anyway

Eminem has never really shied away from saying awful stuff in his songs, either as an edgy gag or because he’s just really pissed about his mom or whatever, but he admits that he actually went too far on his new song “Fall.” Speaking with Sway about his new album Kamikaze (via Vulture), Eminem acknowledged that he…

Terrible rap beef somehow produces non-terrible diss track

2018 is proving to be a profitable year for the diss track. Pusha T’s “The Story Of Adidon” set the high bar, obviously, but there’s been a lot of them, a surprising number somehow related to aging Venom rapper Eminem. Earlier this month, the Detroit rapper kicked a hornet’s nest of vaguely apathetic hornets with his…

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 responds to bad Revival reviews with bad remix of bad Revival track

Eminem’s excruciating new album Revival has earned the worst reviews of his career, which is saying something about an artist whose 2009 album Relapse was so bad he apologized it for the next year with a whole new album. Our own review damningly said that the new record “isn’t even interesting enough to warrant all of…

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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