Eminem to sue Apple Computers.
Eminem is suing Apple Computer Inc. on grounds it used his
track "Lose Yourself" in a TV advertisement for their iTunes
pay-per-download music store. The lawsuit also names Viacom Inc. and
its MTV subsidiary and TBWA/Chiat/Day advertising agency as
plaintiffs. The lawsuit doesn't specify any specific damage claims,
but states the "defendants have acted intentionally, recklessly,
willfully and in bad faith," and requests "exemplary damages."
"Eminem has never nationally endorsed any commercial products and
therefore he indicated, though his manager, that even if he were
interested in endorsing a product, any endorsement deal would
require a significant amount of money, possibly in excess of $10
million," the 15-page lawsuit says.
Rhymes signs to Aftermath. 21/02/04
"We haven't signed the papers yet, but the deal is
done," Busta's manager Chris Lighty told AllHipHop.com.
"They have been working together for his album for the past
Lighty said that the two titans in rap have known each other for
years and have always had a mutual respect for each other. Their
best-known collaboration together, "Break Ya Neck," was
featured on Busta's Genesis album, an album that also spawned the
massive single, "Pass The Courvosier."
The follow up, It Ain't Safe No More, was a commercial
disappointment compared to other releases in the rapper's catalog
and was his last album release for J Records.
Rumors swirled that Busta was set to sign with Dre after It Ain't
Safe No More and felt comfortable with the super producer.
"Dre has known Busta for years," Lighty added. "Dre
had done songs with Busta in the past and had an interest in
working with Busta intimately when he his deal was finished. And
simply put, who wouldn't want to work with Dr.
Busta Rhyme's untitled Aftermath Records album is scheduled for a
June/July 2004 release date.
Album date pushed back. 21/02/04
D12's 2nd album, D12 World, will now be in stores April 27th.
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Cube signs to Shady/Aftermath Records. 17/02/04
Paul Rosenberg also revealed that Stat Quo is signed to
Shady/Aftermath, Game has signed to G-Unit/Aftermath and the
biggest news: ICE CUBE HAS SIGNED TO SHADY / AFTERMATH!
He also gave out some more information on the upcoming releases
this year: Eminem (Late Summer/Early Fall), Stat Quo (Winter),
Lloyd Banks (Aril 27th), 50 Cent (October), Dr. Dre (November) and
a NEW XZIBIT album in July!
"I can't confirm the news yet, but I sent out some emails to
my Aftermath and Interscope contacts. Hope we can get an official
statement next week!", Dedicato, from Aftermathmusic.com,
said on his website.
3rd greatest emcee. 11/02/04
On MTV Base's list of the 22 greatest emcees, Eminem was
placed in 3rd ahead of rappers such as Nas, Jay-Z, Rakim and
others. The top two were Biggie Smalls and Tupac.
New G-Unit video. 11/02/04
Watch the new G-Unit video for "Wanna Get to Know
You" by clicking the link below:
http://launch.yahoo.com/musicvideos/ then clicking on the ad for
the winner is... 05/02/04
The winner of the first EminemInfo mixtape giveaway is
Bobbie Ryan from Ashland, USA. The winner will be notified,
and if there is no reply within 10 days, then another person will
50 Cent to perform at Grammys. 05/02/04
50 Cent is nominated for 5 Grammys - incl. Best Male Rap, Best New
Artist, Solo Performance and Best Rap Song for "In Da
Club". 50 has joined the list of artists who will perform at
the 46th annual Grammy Awards on February 8 in LA.
No arrest warrant for 50 Cent. 03/02/04
Police said they were not seeking multi-platinum rapper Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, after an alleged incident in Queens, New York.
It was reported that 50 threatened gun play at a video shoot Saturday (January 31).
GF Records was shooting a video on Guy Brewer Boulevard in St. Albans, Queens, when Jackson allegedly drove up, got out of his vehicle and allegedly said "What up? You ready for this?"
Jackson then extended his arm as if he were firing a gun, before driving off.
Representatives for Jackson were not unavailable as of press time.
Police said they were not even seeking the rapper for questioning.
Stat Quo mixtape hosted by Eminem.29/01/04
Before Eminem and Stat Quo are dropping the albums you can expect a great mixtape - Stat Quo Presents: Underground Atlanta III - Hosted by EMINEM - coming out in March 2004
The Sources source says Em isnt a racist.28/01/04
The friend of Eminem who helped The Source corroborate its claim that Eminem is a racist has written a letter to the magazine saying he was taken out of context and that he believes Marshall Mathers is not a racist.
The letter was written by Chaos Kid to Kim Osorio, the editor-in-chief of The Source, and was found posted on various online newsgroups.
Chaos Kid, a Detroit MC who is featured in The Source 's February cover story, was Eminem's writing partner between 1988 and 1993 . He is also described as one of the kids in a rap crew called Bassmint Productions to which Eminem belonged when he recorded a pair of controversial freestyles, which surfaced in November and found Eminem using offensive language toward black people. Though Chaos Kid says in the magazine that he opted out of the freestyle sessions, his interview is used to validate the magazine's contention that Eminem is a racist.
In his letter, Chaos Kid says his words were manipulated and facts contorted to fit The Source 's motives. He writes to Osorio, "I am forced at this point to recognize that there are obviously some ulterior motives/personal hang-ups/political/racial agendas going on behind the scenes at The Source and this is making it impossible for you to present the issue of these tapes in a true light that would give a full spectrum of perspective."
Chaos explains that the freestyles were called "Suckerin' Rhymes," and that they were intentionally misguided. He says their purpose was to be as "goofy/stupid/ignorant/wack as possible." He accuses The Source of making some factual errors in its reporting and failing to give his quotes proper context.
He writes of his personal experiences with Eminem during that time and says that the famous rapper never used the N-word or "any other derogatory names or made any derogatory remarks about African-Americans in casual conversation with me. In fact, we personally had conversations talking about how we hated racism and racists and both had real songs denouncing racism!!"
Chaos Kid concludes by writing that, in his opinion, "Marshall Mathers is not a racist. Although the songs were in bad taste, they were not intended to be taken seriously or even heard and do not represent the true sentiments of Eminem."
Though Chaos Kid's words seem to support the generally accepted notion that Eminem's freestyles weren't pathological or even characteristic, they differ from the sentiments expressed in Eminem's own apology issued in December . In a statement, Em said the offensive freestyles were motivated by a relationship with a girl gone awry and that they were written from a hurt, emotional and reactionary point of view.
Chaos Kid's letter asks for Osorio to publish a "Letter to the Editor" in the next issue of The Source to clarify his position or, he says, he'll be forced to tell "the truth" to other media outlets. Though the letter was addressed to Osorio, when reached for comment, the editor said she had no knowledge of receiving such a letter.
Shady Records releases this year. 22/01/04
Eminem and his Shady Records label are ready to come out of the corner swinging.
Shaking off the controversy with The Source, the World's Greatest Rapper and manager Paul Rosenberg have a slate of Shady Records releases for the year, including a new Eminem album "by third quarter," which means expect it around September.
Em's been busy in L.A. producing the new D-12 album, the follow-up to the 2001 smash, Devil's Night, which is slated for release on Shady Records through Interscope in April.
Atlanta rapper Stat Quo has been inked as the second artist on Marshall and Dre's Shady/Aftermath, following in the footsteps of multi-Grammy, multi-platinum hip-hop superstar 50 Cent, whose Get Rich or Die Tryin' was the best-selling album of 2003.
Quo, like Fitty, was discovered by Eminem and Dre through his best-selling mixtapes, Underground Atlanta Mixtape Vol. 1 and 2.
MTV.com reports Quo graduated from the University of Florida in 2000, majoring in economics and international business, and seriously contemplated law school until Def Jam South's legendary Scarface, whose sister was friends with Stat, told him he should pursue a career as a rapper.
Fellow Atlanta rapper Ludacris' longtime associate Chaka Zulu listened to Stat's demo and passed it on to an executive at Aftermath, where it eventually found its way into Dre's hands.
On "The Future," Quo raps, "Dough is long, yours is short like Gilbert Gottfried/ Life's a crap game, but I'm trill in Yahtzee/Boss Hoggin', who they gonna get to stop me?/ It's the S.T.A.T., all you can do is pay me."
An extended eight-minute version of the track is slated to appear on an upcoming mixtape from Shady labelmate Green Lantern, Em's d.j., who is working on his label debut as well. Stat is also slated to appear on Dre's upcoming Detox album.
Back on the 50 Cent tip, The Sopranos screenwriter Terry Winter is currently working on a script for a biopic on the rapper similar to Eminem's smash debut, 8 Mile, though there's no truth to the rumor it's being called 9 Bullets.
Eminem fires back at the Source. 22/01/04
The controversial issue of The Source purporting Eminem to be a racist hit newsstands last week, so it's no surprise that the rapper has already fired back at the magazine.
In an untitled freestyle on the Green Lantern mixtape The Invasion Part Three: Countdown to Armageddon, Eminem aims to both elaborate on and get past the controversy stirred up by an old song in which he spit offensive lyrics directed at black women (see "The Source Digs Up Tape Of Eminem Using Racial Slurs").
He raps: "Oh, sorry, yo so sorry, whoa/ But that was a long time ago/ When I was a Joe Schmo/ Rapping in Joe Blow's basement/ I apologized for it before, so/ Either accept it or you don't/ And let's move on/ If I ain't shown that I've grown/ You can get the bone." Later, he says, "Word on my daughter, I told ya/ That I love this culture/ Don't let 'em insult ya/ I'mma tell you once more again/ This is the environment I was brought up in."
Of course, it wouldn't be an Eminem track if he also didn't get in a few digs as well, and The Source co-owners Dave Mays and Ray Benzino are the butt of many jokes. "I got a riddle/ What's little and talks big/ With midget arms and creamy filling in the middle?/ That will do anything to throw dirt on my name?/ Even if it means walking the whole Mediterranean?/ Isn't it Albanian? Armenian? Iranian? Tasmanian?/ No it's Dave, Raymond and a ho'."
More Racist Allegations. 19/01/04
Eminem's old friend and DJ, Buttafingaz and his brother have the infamous tapes of Eminem calling blacks "Porch Monkey's" and "spear chucker"! And many more freestyles and tapes that THEY say make Foolish Pride look like a day in the park. And are holding out for more money to release the tracks. Plus all the people around Eminem when he made the racist tapes say "There was no black girlfriend". And that Eminem would participate in a routine "Racist Rap Hour" freestyle recording session surrounded by his WHITE FRIENDS. There were no blacks around that gave Eminem the "ok". Plus Eminem's ex security guard says after he was fired Eminem said to him "The Beef is on now" and called him a Nigg er. Also while in London Eminem was recorded saying the N word. And much more
Eminem recorded those freestyles with 3 individuals. The DJ had all the freestyles. And somehow Chaos Kid(the one who came out the sources office) got his hands on 1 of the tapes. The other two want money for the rest of the tapes. Chaos has heard the other tapes. And the other 2 have confirmed that there are more. But wouldn't relveal any more statements just that they have them. He says that the DJ was screwed over by Eminem and has a vendetta against him. Claims he was not getting credit for songs he produced such as "Renegade" and is currently taken legal actions against Eminem for that. Also they are the same people who had sold a old video of Eminem on ebay for $100,000. Showing him picking his nose with a MR T hair cut.
D12 Album update. 14/01/04
The new Album will drop spring this year. Interscope A&R: "I had the pleasure of joining Dre, Eminem and the boys from D12 in the studio this past week. I heard 7 or 8 new tracks. The song that is anticipated to be the first single is called "My Band". The track prominently features Eminem's vocals on the first two verses and the hook/chorus. I would say that it was as immediately catchy as the first time I heard "Without Me".
Green Lantern Mixtape pt.3. 12/01/04
The wait is finally over, the CD everyone has been checking for has arrived! This CD will be Green Lantern's biggest to date with 500,000 snippet copies going out in the Feb. issue of XXL! Be the first on your block to have the full tape that everyone will be talking about! Includes exclusives from Eminem, D-Block, and the whole Shady camp along with banging freestyles from Redman, NORE, the newest Shady/Aftermath member Stat Quo (with Dre on the beats) and more all mixed by the illest Dj in the game, Dj Green Lantern!
This is an instant classic and Mixtape One is bringing it to you first! Pre-Order this CD now and receive it as soon as we do! The tracklist is coming soon. Look for Dj Green Lantern's retail CD, Armageddon, coming mid 2004! Green Lantern season has arrived!
Tony Yayo Out of Prison. 11/01/04
It's taken a little over a year, but you can move those "Free Yayo" shirts to the back of the closet now. They're collectors' items.
One of the original G-Unit members, Tony Yayo was released from New York's Lakeview Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility on Thursday. Yayo was busted on weapons-possession charges in December 2002 and sent to prison due to an outstanding warrant (see "50 Cent Appears In Court On Gun Charges").
Friday morning (January 9) on New York radio station Hot 97 (WQHT-FM), G-Unit DJ Whoo Kid said the crew threw a party to welcome Tony home and presented him with a new house and car.
Yayo's record company had no word on his studio plans, but the Queens native is scheduled to jump on the small screen soon. 50 Cent and the G-Unit are going to be guests on "Saturday Night Live" January 17.
These days 50's team is rapidly being bolstered. In addition to the return of Yayo, a deal is in the works to incorporate Aftermath's MC Game in some fashion. The Game is already shouting out his new allegiance on mixtapes.
3 Songs from the D12 album. 09/01/04
Here are the names of 3 songs from the new D12 album.
Get My Gun
Let's Get It Cracking
Good Die Young
P.Diddy recruits Em and 50. 09/01/04
Don't think P. Diddy is going to celebrate Bad Boy's 10th anniversary this year with just one of his usual soirees filled with his millionaire superstar friends. While the Cristal is sure to flow at some point, P.D. is currently gearing up to release a Bad Boy 10th anniversary CD/DVD on March 9, the seven-year anniversary of the Notorious B.I.G.'s tragic death.
The label is keeping a tight clasp on information about the album, but a source close to the project has revealed one bit of blockbuster information. Diddy is working on a remix of his Biggie-featured track "Victory" for the LP, but this new version will feature even more guests — Bad Boy is in the process of securing vocals from Eminem, 50 Cent and Lloyd Banks for the cut. The DVD portion of the project is said to document Bad Boy's historic rise as a company.
The birth of his label isn't the only anniversary Diddy will commemorate in 2004. It's been 20 years since the newest — but most experienced — members of Bad Boy, New Edition, made the jump from the small Warlock Records over to the major MCA and released their self-titled album, which featured the hits "Cool It Now" and "Mr. Telephone Man." New Edition are just about done with their latest LP and in the midst of choosing a leadoff single. Ralph, Johnny, Mike, Ronnie and Ricky are on schedule to have an album on shelves May 11.
Before N.E., Bad Boy is slated to put out Carl Thomas' second LP, Let's Talk About It, on March 23 and new album from 8Ball and MJG on April 27. Bad Boy's Da Band haven't announced a release date yet, but the six-person collective is in the studio working on its sophomore LP. Don't be surprised if you hear whispers about a Mario Winans project sometime soon as well — he's working on his debut, and a song with P. Diddy called "I Don't Wanna Know" is already on some radio stations and mixtapes.
50 Cent to appear in porn DVD. 07/01/04
Digital Sin will host superstar rapper 50 Cent at its booth this Saturday at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas, where it will officially announce he has signed an exclusive deal to create an interactive sex DVD bearing his name. Digital Sin will collaborate with 50 Cent and G-Unit Adult Films to produce Groupie Luv, which will take viewers inside his X-rated lifestyle. Jeff Mullen, director of marketing and media for Digital Sin, told AVN.com the DVD would provide an all-access look at 50 Cent and the G-Unit as they travel the country doing concerts. He indicated that 50 Cent would not be the person having sex, but will be the center of attention and directing the party.
"You're banging their girls backstage at the concerts and hanging with them on the tour bus," Mullen said. "The viewer will be able to choose which girls have sex and where the sex will take place."
Mullen worked closely with Digital Sin President Scott Taylor and 50 Cent's attorney, Theo Sedlmayr, in New York to complete the deal.
"We were warmly received in New York and that put the whole deal on the fast track," Mullen told AVN.com."(50 Cent's) a marketing person and he understands this is another marketing outlet for him that will open him up to a bigger audience." The rapper, whose popularity skyrocketed with the multi-platinum album "Get Rich or Die Tryin'," is expected to be on the Sands Expo Center show floor about 1:30 p.m. Saturday. "This will not be a typical rapper-does-a-porn video," Mullen said. "This is a product shot on high-definition that will provide an intimate, up-close, lifestyle experience." Digital Sin plans to release Groupie Luv later this year.
Source: AftermathMusic.com / DaShadySpot.com
Eminem vs Source #5 on SOHH.com's most memorable HipHop stories of 2003. 05/01/04
On SOHH.com's list of HipHops most memorable stories of 2003, Eminem vs The Source/Benzino was listed at number 5. Number 1 on the list was 2003: 50 Cents year. The list confirms the dominance of Shady Records in 2003. To read the whole article, click here.
Eminem and 50 Cent in Yahoo list. 04/01/04
Eminem and 50 Cent have been included in Yahoo's list of top 10 searches during 2003. Eminem was listed as number 6, just after 50 Cent at 5. The duo were also included in the top 10 Yahoo image searches, with Eminem at number 2 and 50 at number 4.
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