Today marked the return of Rap City as BET brought back host Big Tigger for a special episode with, you guessed it, Eminem. As with all of his interviews this week, Em discusses all things MMLP2 and all things Kendrick Lamar & Rihanna. This interview also touches on his past albums and also looking ahead at his career. Navigate the video player above for the interview, and hopefully some raps as well.
UPDATE: Here's that freestyle! Em & Slaughterhouse with Just Blaze.
And some thoughts... it goes without saying that all emcees did their thing. No shots, but I liked Royce & Crooked's another level above Joe & Joell's. Crooked's "Ooh Kill 'Em" punchline to conclude was my favorite punchline of 'em all, including Em (it may be that I'm partial to hilarious "Ooh Kill Em" Vines, but it's dope for anyone who isn't). Slaughterhouse was naturally the undercard for Eminem. Em asked Just to cut the beat and delivered such elite wordplay that I really felt it was on its own tier. I'll leave it at that. Take 10 minutes away from whatever you're doing now and press play below.
Joe Budden was talkin about it since the night it came out, and alas, here it is — his response to Kendrick Lamar's "Control".
He, as you'd imagine, is as intense as ever in an attempt to bring Kendrick back down to earth. Unfortunately, this one's hard to follow at the moment with only a LQ UStream rip available for now (Budden premiered it to his fans there). I'm sure we'll hear a CDQ soon. Budden's worth listening to for a response so I'm curious to sit with this again.
DJ RellyRell provides a smooth, and soothing production that elicits less intense raps than you may expect from the talented foursome. All the emcees shine over this engaging hip hop track. Originally appeared on Funk Flex's new mixtape, and now available above as an official release, with no DJ tags and CD quality.
Slaughterhouse is prime to drop some new heat this summer as they're all in the studio together working on the next album.
When I first pressed play on this song I almost immediately started nodding my head. This track is perfect riding music, and from the screen shots that I saw for the video it’s going to be just as epic as the song.
Joe Budden in my opinion is one of the most underappreciated artists in hip-hop. He has consistently delivered on all of his albums and mixtapes since he came into the game. His new album “No Love Lost” drops February 5th.