For the new October/November edition of VIBE, we see none other than Eminem gracing the cover as part of an exclusive reunion of the cast of 8 Mile, 10 years after its release. (Wow... 10 years ago I remember seeing this as a freshman in high school. Thanks for successfully making me feel old, hah!)
The full cover story can be read here - and it's a must-read for fans of the classic movie. It's a ping pong discussion between Em, Mekhi Phifer (Future), Anthony Mackie (Papa Doc), Omar Benson Miller (Sol), and Evan Jones (Cheddar Bob) that ranges from the chemistry and creative process on set, how Mekhi was initially going to pass on the film, and even a dope tidbit on "Lose Yourself", excerpted below.
I remember doing “Lose Yourself.” I went to the trailer during lunch and laid a scratch from top to bottom, just one take through and then stacked some ad-libs and shit. I was going to come back and re-do it. I actually ended up keeping it. That’s my most vivid memory—that song, and walking around set with a pad of paper. If I didn’t have that, I’d write it on my hand. I was like a little hamster: I’d go from my lunch trailer to the treadmill to run and then jump to the music trailer to make some beats.
In this video to "Rabbit Run" by Eminem, Ade Willis leaves it all on the dance floor. Three minutes of straight solo choreography show Ade's growth as a dancer and choreographer since his move to Los Angeles. His interpretation of the words is inspiring. "The purpose of this video is soley for me to express myself and the problems I've been going through." Well said, Ade. I believe dancers and non dancers alike can relate to his emotion and connection to music. My favorite moment is from about 2:20 to 2:41 (watch for the tiny intricacies of pinky promise).
Well isn't that nice to hear? In this interview with MTV, No I.D. says that he will be collaborating with Eminem on his next project. The smooth producer also says that they have already been in talks about it and should be hittin' the studio shortly. Talk about a tease! Check out the interview above.
"I can write something that someone who really hates me the most, really respect this song" - Kanye
The new documentary from Ice-T will feature Eminem, Nas, Kanye West, and more highlighting their path to hip hop legacy.
A brief trailer for the Art Of Rap documentary and some insight about what goes inside the mastermind that is Kanye during the recording of his album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy can be previewed aboe. Documentary will be available online on September 18th!
In promotion of the upcoming debut album from Reela, Takeflyht presents a classic Hip-Hop Mixtape of the Sacramento Emcee showcasing his lyrical talents on some of hip hop's most prolific instrumentals.
Gateway Drugs is sure to impress as Reela takes you through a portal to his Universe. Step through that Gateway and GitHigh!