Rapper EMINEM has scrapped the majority of material for his comeback album - because it's not "current" enough.
The Without Me hit maker has been working on tracks for his follow up to 2004's Encore since last year (07), but his pal 50 Cent reveals the star has chosen to start from scratch to ensure his album is as new and relevant as possible.
He says, "A lot of material he wrote prior to this announcement (of the new album) is being scrapped.
Eminem and DJ Premier hook up for the new Eminem album?
Back in the 90’s it seemed that in order to be somebody you couldn’t possibly do an album without the legendary DJ Premier stamping his trademark production. From Nas to Jay-Z and everyone in between, a DJ Premier track made every artist worth talking about official. These days, those calls have dwindled as the younger crop of emcees have opted to go another route while Premier nurtures a new batch of emcees.
But there’s one person that needs that extra punch to make his comeback official and he picked up the phone to make that call…
Detroit’s two most prominent emcees, Royce Da 5’9” and Eminem, have officially resolved their longstanding differences.
“I been talking to Em,” Royce revealed to HipHopDX.com exclusively today. “I didn’t even really wanna tell nobody . That was kinda like a secret thing. I don’t really know where it’s gonna go. Right now we’re just really focusing on repairing the friendship. That’s the most important thing to me.”
And what did the two old friends discuss in their first conversation in years? Not music, says Royce, “We just been talking about intangible shit like movies, our favorite movies, just realizing how much shit we always had in common. That first conversation we had we talked for like two hours, just about everything. We did a lot of catching up.”
According to MTV, Eminem almost got the Hayden Christensen's role in 'Jumper'.
The rapper was in the running before director Doug Liman cast the 'Star Wars' actor instead.
This weekend, millions of moviegoers will pay to see a science-fiction flick about teleportation, destiny and unlimited opportunity. Few, however, will realize how close they came to seeing what could have been a very different film � had Eminem not jumped out of "Jumper."
"We did have a meeting," writer/director Doug Liman confirmed this week, confessing that surly hip-hop superstar Marshall Mathers was once in talks for the starring role. "We did have conversations with Eminem."
It was early 2006, just a few months after "The Bourne Identity" director Liman had been hired to adapt Steven Gould's sci-fi novel of the same name. Despite huge obstacles, Eminem had made a smash debut with 2002's "8 Mile" and was fielding offers to take on his first non-autobiographical role. The "Jumper" script caught his eye, and he and Liman began discussing plans to bring the real Slim Shady back to the big screen.
Eminem supposed to star in the Grand Theft Auto movie?
Last year, the film-industry press was abuzz with the false starts and (eventual) indefinite suspension of the film adaptation of Halo. Now, according to Hollywood trade Variety, another top-tier game franchise, Grand Theft Auto, was itself being quietly readied for the big screen at the same time--until the whole project unraveled.
A Monday post on Variety's newly established Cut Scene game blog outlined how, after many years of resistance, Rockstar Games warmed to the idea of a GTA film. Rockstar parent company Take-Two Interactive apparently was in advanced negotiations with an unnamed movie studio--so advanced, in fact, that Variety already had prewritten stories ready and rapper Eminem was being approached for the lead.
However, like the Halo film, eventually the GTA movie deal "fell apart...at the last minute." Variety was unclear about what the fatal sticking point was, but said that it was possible the project could be revived at a later date.
8th biggest moment in hip hop - Eminem signed to Aftermath
XXL has been in existence for more than 10 years now. (Perhaps you noticed the sirloin-thick anniversary issue that tilted your local newsstand six months back.) In that time, since September 1997, we’ve put out 99 magazines covering, as the saying goes, hip-hop on a higher level�all the moments that made the music mean so much.
It should be noted, of course, that 1997 is significant for another reason. The death of the Notorious B.I.G. in March of that year closed what stands as the most momentous chapter in hip-hop history: the great Brooklyn MC’s rivalry with his California counterpoint, Tupac Shakur. In that light, the XXL era can be seen as the post�Biggie-Tupac era.
As we watch and wait to learn what will define the future, we cast an eye back at what we’ve witnessed so far. In celebration of our 100th issue, here are the 100 biggest hip-hop moments of our time.