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.
Up first to bat is Joell Ortiz and he hits a grand slam! We've been waiting all day to see who would be responding to Kendrick Lamar's verse from "Control" and now we finally have one. Joell holds no remorse even stating, "Chico be in Sacramento so much he can claim King!" He also points out the fact that K.Dot not once named a member of Slaighterhouse or better established artists. The Slaughterhouse member is the first of many to come to refute Kendrick's claim to why they should also be in the conversation of Kings of Hip-Hop. Who do you all think will be next to step up to the plate and deliver from the West Coast, specifically from New York?
One more preview off Tony Touch's upcoming album, Piecemaker 3: Return of the 50 MC's, which DJ Booth has available for full stream here.
Just Blaze producing this one (and exec. producing the whole Slaughterhouse album). Royce wins out as my favorite verse with clever bball references to Derrick Rose and Jeremy Lin. Not near the top tier of Just Blaze beats though. Tune in!
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.