RIP Steve King

June 4, 2014
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RIP Steve King

Grammy-winning engineer Steve King, a long-time collaborator of Eminem, died on Tuesday June 3 from liver disease at the age of 56. A couple of years ago, King gave MT a tour of the 54 Sound Studios in Ferndale, and he was a wonderfully sweet and gracious host. Despite his numerous achievements, he was...
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Does the new Eminem album offer more than more homophobia, poop jokes?

November 29, 2013
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Does the new Eminem album offer more than more homophobia, poop jokes?

Guess who’s back, back again? Earlier this month, Eminem released The Marshall Mathers LP2, his eighth studio album, and it offers more of what fans have come to know him for: gay slurs, poop jokes, and misogyny that once upon a time made him America’s Public Enemy No. 1. Or does it? It’s never...
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City Slang: Eminem hides out in corn chip bags

October 29, 2013
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City Slang: Eminem hides out in corn chip bags

Warren-based company Nick’s Chips is running a promotion in association with local rap giant Eminem. 15 copies of The Marshall Mathers LP 2 can be won by finding an Eminem token in a bag of Nick’s hot sauce flavored corn chips. Says Paul Rosenberg of Shady Records, “We are really glad to have the...
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Detroit Poet in the War Zone: M.L. Liebler Flying Home from the Kabul Beat #7

May 17, 2012
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Detroit Poet in the War Zone: M.L. Liebler Flying Home from the Kabul Beat #7

With the Kandahar, Jalalabad, Kabul and the Afghanistan experiences behind me now, and in hindsight – most of these visits had elements of serious danger sometimes for members of the audiences, for the military who assisted us at each location, and, dare I say, for me. But I was warmly welcomed in a very...
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Just saw this UK Chrysler ad starring Eminem

November 17, 2011
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And it’s fairly on the badass side considering the beauty here, and the no-luxury of our lovely little city. And Em’s actually driving a car. http://youtu.be/N3EI7m6rs7A
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Did “Hi Rihanna” from Royce Da 5′ 9″ Get Overblown?

October 14, 2011
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Did “Hi Rihanna” from Royce Da 5′ 9″ Get Overblown?

Earlier this week during the BET hip-hop awards, a highly talked about cypher involving members of Shady Records took place that people are still discussing. For whatever reason, Detroit emcee Royce Da 5′ 9″ decided to coyly flirt with pop star Rihanna by saying “hi Rihanna” a couple of times during his verse and...
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The untold story of Detroit hip hop and potentially embarassing Eminem footage

May 19, 2011
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Public Enemy mastermind and mouthpiece Chuck D narrates this trailer of an upcoming film about the halcyon days of Motor City rap and it shows, among other things,  hilarious shots of a very young Eminem picking his nose and hanging with then-tutor Champtown and sporting a mini high top fade. The five-minute trailer also...
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Eminem Makes History (Again)

April 28, 2011
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Eminem Makes History (Again)

If there’s a high-priced PR team behind Eminem right now their jobs probably don’t need to exist. The Detroit representative seems to be in the news every other day at this point for something he’s genuinely accomplished without any exaggeration or hype. After already becoming the first person to amass 30 million Facebook fans...
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Eminem, Mayer Hawthorne & Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Confirmed For Lollapalooza

April 26, 2011
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Eminem, Mayer Hawthorne & Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Confirmed For Lollapalooza

After it was rumored a few months back that Eminem would grab a headlining slot at the 20th incarnation of Lollapalooza, it was made official at midnight, that Em, along with Foo Fighters, Muse, and Coldplay will headline the 3-day Chicago festival.  Fellow Detroiter’s Mayer Hawthorne and The County and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr....
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Chrysler Taps Dr. Dre For New Advertising Campaign

April 21, 2011
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Chrysler Taps Dr. Dre For New Advertising Campaign

Chrysler keeps getting smarter and more hip with their advertisements. Fresh off of the overwhelming success of using Detroit hip-hop star Eminem in their commercial for the new Chrysler 200 during this year’s Super Bowl, the suits in Auburn Hills have agreed to bring on Eminem’s mentor, Dr. Dre, for a one-time ad spot...
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