Detroit rapper Eminem is no stranger to controversy. The 42-year-old rapper often uses controversy as a marketing tool to sell his albums. Take for instance his new music video for “Shady Cxvpher” in which he threatens to punch Lana Del Ray in her face twice like disgraced former NFL player Ray Rice.
The Khloe Kardashian/Lamar Odom saga just got interesting. Detroit rapper Eminem disses Khloe and Lamar with a verse on his latest single off his upcoming album The Marshall Mathers LP II.
Rapper/actor Tip “T.I.” Harris is making the rounds to promote his blockbuster album, Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head, which is set to drop next month.
In an interview with Billboard Magazine, T.I. revealed how actor Will Smith attempted to use his significant pull with Barack Obama to have T.I. released from prison. He also received support from rappers Eminem and Nelly while he was doing time on weapons charges.
Nicki’s much-anticipated track “Roman’s Revenge” featuring Eminem leaked online over the weekend. In it she unleashes the full wrath of her Roman Zolanski alter ego on her arch nemesis Lil Kim and other female rappers who defined an era.
Is this the thanks I get for putting you bishes on?
Is it my fault that all of you bishes gone
Should’a sent a thank you note, you little ho
Now I’ma wrap your coffin with a bow.
Nicki, she just mad cause you took her spot
Word, that bish mad ’cause I took the spot?
Well bish if u ain’t sh*ttin’, then get off the pot
Got some n*ggas out in Brooklyn that’ll off ya top
Some fool has convinced rapper Nicki Minaj that she is a Hip Hop phenomenon — and she believes that lie. Whoever or whatever Nicki Minaj thinks she is, she will never be the Queen B!
The truth is, Nicki Minaj and all her silly gimmicks will never impact Hip Hop the way Lil Kim has.
Nicki’s gimmick fails badly on this lame track. Her nursery school attack disses are even worse than Nicki’s annoying cartoonish voices and exaggerated accents.
No wonder Eminem initially refused to jump on this track with Nicki. Can you blame him? Em kills this track and he didn’t even need an annoying voice to do it.
Watch Nicki Minaj perform in Trinidad after the break!
According to loyal reader Kemi of Hiphossip.com, the Kanye and Taylor Swift incident on the MTV VMAs last night was a staged publicity stunt. Supposedly, Beyonce wasn’t in on the stunt, but I doubt that.
I should have known. Whenever you put attention an whore like Kanye West together with MTV, some bullsht is going to occur. That’s why I no longer waste my time watching awards shows.
You already know what happened last night, so I won’t repeat it. But recall that MTV also pulled a similar stunt with Eminem and Borat at the MTV Music Awards back in June.
Obviously this current publicity stunt was a bold move by MTV to thrust a country music artist into the forefront of music. It’s a sign of the times when hip hop artists like Kanye and Eminem are used as coons and comedic props instead of as performing artists.
Maybe it’s me but it seems like this is the first major awards show in a long time where the emphasis was placed more on rock acts and country music acts than hip hop artists.
Taylor Swift has sold over 10 million albums collectively in the world this year and she holds the record for song downloads this year: 20 million. Meanwhile, Jay Z sold around 350K measly copies of his album The Blueprint 3 in the first week. And he may not go gold before Christmas.
That means there’s been a seismic shift in the music universe from hip hop to more traditional acts.
Rappers and hip hoppers better realize that they are now a dying breed.