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Eminem delivered a nine-minute, three-song medley during his Saturday Night Live musical guest spot, performing new single "Walk on Water," "Stan" and "Love the Way You Lie." On all three tracks, singer Skyler Grey filled in for each track's respective guest - Beyoncé, Dido and Rihanna - while also playing piano for "Walk on Water." Eminem and Grey were also backed by a string section and band. (Rolling Stone)
However, some media outlets went in on Em for flashing back time.
The Detroit native delivered a rendition of his latest single Walk On Water from his forthcoming album Revival, while integrating elements of past hits such as Stan and Love The Way You Lie. But the feedback wasn't likely what Eminem, real name Marshall Mathers, and his label were looking for, with many grousing that the veteran rapper had lost his touch and had to rely on past glories to win over the crowd. (Daily Mail UK)
West Coast rapper Nipsey Hussle is going to be chasing relationship goals with someone not named Lauren London moving forward. The hip-hop artist has announced an unexpected split from his longtime girlfriend.
Nipsey took to Twitter Wednesday (November 22) to break the big news to fans.
Coincidentally, around this time last year London hit up social media to shut down Nipsey breakup buzz.
There's nothing worse than having to pack bags and hit the road for a long commute - until you realize it's Thanksgiving Eve - the busiest travel day of the year. Fortunately, SOHH's come to the rescue with the top five songs you gotta keep in steady rotation to get you over the next few hours! Peep 'em below!
1. Love Train - The O'Jays
While their music will never be considered hip-hop, The O'Jays have been sampled by some of the biggest hip-hop icons in the game, including Dr. Dre, Drake, Nas, 2Pac, Wu-Tang Clan, Bone Thugs N' Harmony, Eazy E, B.o.B, Rick Ross, 50 Cent, and countless others. Love Train is one of the best train travel and Thanksgiving songs, as its beat, lyrics, and message convey the sense of family and friends that comes with Thanksgiving, and how a train can connect everyone together.
2. C'mon N' Ride It (The Train) - Quad City DJ's
No train or Thanksgiving playlist should ever be complete without this classic hip-hop hit. While Amtrak was not responsible for the production of this song, it is definitely the song we recommend listening to for getting pumped about your upcoming travel. Since this track might have you wanting to book a train ticket immediately, be aware of when you want to travel. The busiest travel days during Thanksgiving week are the Tuesday and Wednesday before the holiday, and the Sunday after it. Additionally, morning trains typically have more availability than trains in the afternoon or evening. So if you're going to ride the train, book your ticket in advance and get to the station early.
3. Can I Kick It ?- A Tribe Called Quest
Yes, Q-Tip and Phife Dawg, you can kick it on Amtrak. If there was ever a song to help you relax on a train, this is it. Those who are traveling by train this Thanksgiving can sit in comfort, instead of in traffic. With large spacious seats (including ample legroom, outlets for charging, and no middle seat), free Wi-Fi, no "airplane mode", and sight-seeing opportunities for some of the best views of the United States, play this song when you want to unwind, move around, and play. And if you have to work, this song will get you ready for when you're done.
4. Miami - Will Smith
Going on vacation for Thanksgiving? Live by or traveling to a beach with a big city? Is it too cold by you and you wish you were in warm weather? A fan of the potentially College Football Playoff-bound Miami Hurricanes? If the answer is yes to any (or all) of these questions, the Fresh Prince of Bel Air's rap will help you get ready for Thanksgiving...whether or not the heat is on in your city and you'll be on the beach 'till the break of dawn.
5. Motownphilly - Boyz II Men
Did you know that Philadelphia 30th Street Station is Amtrak's third most popular station in the United States (after New York Penn Station and Washington Union Station)? With nearly 4.5 million visitors per year, Thanksgiving week will be a busy time at the Station. In addition to those seeing friends and family or traveling home for Thanksgiving, the Flyers, Eagles, and 76ers will combine to have a home game every day of Thanksgiving week (except Thursday). Even if you aren't headed to, leaving, or thinking of Philadelphia, Boyz II Men will having you reminiscing of the high school memories and home cooking that you picture when you think of traveling home during Thanksgiving week.
[With Justice League doing big numbers at the box office, some fans still haven't had their superhero fix fulfilled. Netflix's highly-anticipated The Punisher series has arrived and comes just in time for a binge-ready Thanksgiving break. SOHH correspondent Ryan Proctor gives his top five reasons this a must-watch!]
1. Frank Castle Is BACK!
Frank Castle, vigilante justice at its finest. He's back, and it's violently glorious. If you have seen the second season of Daredevil, you know what Frank Castle is all about. We've been patiently awaiting his return to the Marvel Netflix Universe, and he's back John Wick style.
2. Jon Bernthal
I honestly don't know of a better person to be portraying this character. We have seen him in many roles, and many seem to be type casted. But, Shane (Walking Dead reference) had to be the only person on this list to play Frank Castle. A match made in heaven this past year when he was revealed as the Punisher. The dark, vengeful, and mysterious Frank Castle just fit too well for Bernthal. And, I don't know how many of you listen to Howard Stern, just listen to the man talk in his interviews. He's perfect for this role.
3. What's Next In The Marvel Netflix Universe (New York):
We watched the Defenders pretty much DESTROY a major part of Manhattan, without Frank Castle's help mind you. But, what's next? If you remember right, Daredevil and the Punisher didn't exactly see eye to eye on how to handle things in Hell's Kitchen, will Daredevil make an appearance after hearing Frank is still up to his no mercy vigilante justice? The Punisher was one of the best parts of season two for Daredevil, maybe he can return the favor for the Punisher's inaugural season.
4. Crazy Amount Of Action
Trust me when I say we are in for some serious violence when it comes to The Punisher. Blood, gore, gun fights will be at the forefront. And considering the type of villains The Punisher takes down, it is going to get crazy intense. Just imagine all those gun fights in the Matrix. Now throw in some blood. That's the type of violence and action coming with this season of The Punisher.
5. Who is Frank Castle?
We all know his family was murdered in the crossfire of a bunch of gangsters. But, how the hell did Frank Castle get all these damn skills? Comic book nerds know the answer to that question, but most people new to the game will see why Frank Castle is ruthless and relentless. There's a rule most people follow, don't mess with another man's family. Frank Castle takes that to extremes, and will do whatever is necessary to make sure you don't make that mistake again. He's got nothing to lose since it's all been taken from him in his eyes. If you kill him I'm sure he wouldn't mind, because you're going to be dead too.
I have high hopes for this season. Not going to lie to you, I was never really a HUGE Punisher fan, but after seeing how they are planning to work this season out, I can't help but watch. Plus, if you're really into all the Netflix Marvel Universe, this is a must watch. It's pretty much comic book heroes this month. When more great content starts rolling around, I'll make sure to get it out there for sure.
With everyone gearing up (or already in transition) for their Thanksgiving Eve travels, music giant TIDAL's helping relieve some stress by putting the spotlight on hip-hop violinist Ezinma today at 1 PM EST with the premiere of her "Instrumentals: Ezinma" video. Peep her details below and circle back around today to watch the exclusive premiere clip!
Collaborating with the likes of Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder, Ne-Yo, Mac Miller and more, hip-hop violinist Ezinma knows how to weave the classical violin into various genres. Today at 1pm ET, Ezinma is teaming up with TIDAL to exclusively premiere "Instrumentals: Ezinma" where she covers Post Malone's "Rockstar," 21 Savage's "Bank Account," and Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow" and talks about her background with the violin.
As a classically trained violinist, Ezinma has performed with string quartets and orchestras at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Madison Square Garden. Now, Ezinma is showing a different side of the classical violin and working with a variety of hip-hop, R&B, jazz, pop and electronic artists. Earlier this year, Ezinma performed with A$AP Ferg at the annual TIDAL X: Brooklyn charity concert.
I have a lot of pressure on me.I️ have songs stashed up .I just don't think they qualified for my album .Sometimes i think is ready sometimes i think it's not so I'm going to take my time till it's right.
R&B icon Mariah Carey is putting her faith and career into the hands of longtime friend JAY-Z's Roc Nation. New reports claim the veteran crooner has teamed up with the star-studded entertainment company.
According to reports, Carey is now riding with Young Hov's growing business for new management.
Page Six has exclusively learned that she's signing with Roc Nation to manage her career after firing former manager Stella Bulochnikov earlier this month. "[Mariah's] cleaning house. She is getting legitimate people, assistants, a lawyer, and Stella is not happy about it," an insider told us. (Page Six)
Sources close to the "We Fly High" rapper tell us he signed Tuesday with Jay Z and his lieutenants, OG and Ty Ty, to manage all facets of Jim's brand ... music, fashion, acting and more. Our sources say Jim decided to end the feud with Hova to show other rappers it's possible to cut through the drama, and just make smart business decisions. Pretty amazing truce, considering they've been at each other since JJ sided with Cam'ron over Jay in the 2004 break up of Roc-A-Fella Records. (TMZ)
During his appearance at the first "LIV on Sunday's" of 2017, Tunechi was spotted jamming out to his "Burn" freestyle off Dedication 4 (I forgot how dope this song is) and throwing up the ROC sign. Weezy also got on the mic to shout "when you see me it's Y-M-R-O-C" and "triangle", which I would presume is for the ROC hand sign. (Lil Wayne HQ)