Who are your favorite Hiphop emcees of all time? Kool G Rap, Notorious B.I.G., Rakim, Eminem, KRS, PAC, Jay, GZA, Wayne? We want to know whose bars never close in your mind. There is a vast list, but we want to know your five favorites
One of my favorite emcees coming out of Detroit was interviewed by the good people over at Hard Knock TV. In this in-depth two part interview interview Elzhi talks about how Ice Cube was the first rapper to make him want to rap after referencing classics like "America's Most Wanted", "Kill At Will" & "Death Certificate". Elzhi also speaks about being a student of the game having studied emcees like Lord Finesse & Rakim before getting detailed about the early Detroit hip hop scene where he first met Proof & Eminem. Check out part two on friday under the hood....
The 13-time GRAMMY winning producer, songwriter and rapper Eminem is an executive producer of the debut album from five-time GRAMMY-nominated singer songwriter Skylar Grey and he also appears in the music video for "C'mon Let Me Ride". Shot in Eminem's hometown of Detroit, the music video is set in a trailer park, an ironic setting with unexpected characters.
"I hope people enjoy watching this video as much as I enjoyed making it," said Skylar. "For anyone who didn't already figure out how sarcastic the song is, the video certainly makes it clear. Em definitely brought his sense of humor to it and so did I. Take a close look at the scene where I'm wearing a very girly sexy polka-dot outfit because it's not likely to happen again."
"When I was working on Recovery I was introduced to Skylar by Alex Da Kid and I was blown away with her talent as both a songwriter and vocalist," Eminem has said of working with Skylar. "This album is really going to give her a chance to connect with the fans who probably know her music, but might not know her yet. I think they will be as impressed as I am."
50 Cent drops the new single from his upcoming "Street King Immortal" album due in February. This "My Life" joint produced by Symbolyc One features Eminem & Maroon 5′s Adam Levine so it's apparent that they are going on a full court press with this joint with a video & more to follow. Check out the song below & some video of Eminem & 50 speaking on the upcoming video....
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EMINEM AND THE DETROIT RAP SCENE: WHITE KID IN A BLACK MUSIC WORLD ISABELLE ESLING COLOSSUS BOOKS ISBN # 978-1-937269-26-5 TRADE PAPERBACK - 170 PAGES - PHOTOS - $15.00 EBOOK - ISBN # 978-1-937269-27-2 / $5.00 Eminem Paperback (Amazon) Eminem Paperback (B&N Eminem Ebook (Kindle) Eminem Ebook (Nook)
National - Amber Communications Group, Inc.'s imprint Colossus Books has published EMINEM and the Detroit Rap Scene: White Kid in a Black Music World.
With never before seen photos and interviews and dedicated to the memory of Big Proof, the founder of D12 and Eminem. Eminem and the Detroit Rap Scene: White Kid in a Black Music World will take you deep into the heart of the Detroit Ghetto with Eminem, long before D12 and the Aftermath with D12.
If you want to understand Eminem, you have to understand where he comes from. You can't even begin to think about Eminem without mentioning Detroit and the Detroit Rap Scene. Eminem and the Detroit Rap Scene: White Kid in a Black Music World will bring you to the people, the rappers, the Detroit ghetto, the early years, that inspired him and made him become the person he is now.
I loved Kaos and Mystro, Awesome Dre, Proof, Smiley, Prince Vince, Jo to the D, Detroit Box, AWOL, DmW, a lot of local stuff. Awesome Dre's ' Master Of Philology', Merciless Amir's ' A Day Without A Rhyme' and Prince Vince's ' Changes' were some of my favorites. It made me feel proud to be from the D and made the possibilities of making some noise out of the city seem more realistic. I think I owe a lot to the foundation they all laid, for sure. (Eminem).
Coming from a poor background in Detroit, Eminem struggled hard while being underground and made his own way to become a superstar. His life story is far from being a fairy tale. Bullied at school, experiencing reverse racism on a daily basis, coming from a dysfunctional family with a drug dependant history; Marshall Mathers carried the dream to become a rapper: A dream that was so huge and seemed so foolish, that neither his teachers, his family, nobody...except Big Proof, and then Dr. Dre would take him seriously.
Growing up on the black side of 8 Mile in Detroit, the young boy totally integrated into the culture and focused on the same musical interest as his friends. Eminem also lived on the other side of 8 Mile in Detroit, where he had a bunch of poor white friends as well. Experiencing both sides of the ghetto provided Eminem with treasured bridges to both cultures.
With over 100 million albums sold worldwide, and Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, ASCAP Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Gold and Platinum Albums, under his belt, Eminem is one of the best-selling rap artists ever. Discovered by legendary record producer Dr. Dre, Eminem was signed to Dre's Aftermath Entertainment Record Label in 1999 and he brought along his D12 rap group members and other Detroit rappers, all who would go on to have their own record deals and sell Gold and Platinum Albums.
EMINEM and the Detroit Rap Scene: White Kid in a Black Music World chapters include: "The Detroit Hip Hop Scene"; "The Dirty Dozen - The Story Behind the D12 Group"; "Eminem's Artistic Evolution"; "White Kid in a Black Music World".
Eminem and the Detroit Rap Scene: White Kid in a Black Music World was written by Isabelle Esling a graduate of the University of Metz, France, where she studied Liberal Arts and Languages. Ms. Esling has been teaching foreign languages in public and private schools as a German and French teacher.
With a deep passion for writing and music, black music in particular, Ms. Esling discovered Eminem in 2001 and has been enthusiastic about his career and music ever since. In 2003 Gavin Sheridan, a technical writer and professional blogger offered Ms. Esling a position as a contributing writer for his blog.