Alas, and as expected, here's part 4 of Eminem's interview with Zane Lowe. They close the discussion on topics ranging from Eminem's hometown and life on the road to Em's retirement thoughts. And as any keen listener of MMLP2 can assume, that word strikes a certain chord with the hip hop legend. Watch and enjoy above!
Part 2 of 4 of the Eminem Zane Lowe interview and it's starting to get really good. They first discuss Em's return to producing for this album and his passion for hip hop in general. Why he loves it is simple: beats and rhymes as a form of expression. If you're reading this right now, I think you'd nod your head too.
Another highlight of this one for me was Eminem talking about the oxymoron of "My Name Is" becoming a big pop song and propelling his career as a music icon. Stay tuned through the end of this one, check out part 1, and come back tomorrow and Thursday for the conclusion.
As scheduled, Pt. 1 of Zane Lowe's next big interview is released and the subject is none other than Eminem. This one's all about MMLP2 — "Rap God", working with Rick Rubin, and performing with a live band. Stay tuned throughout the week for this undoubtedly must-see extensive sit-down.
Who's ready for another Zane Lowe interview? This time it's rap superstar Eminem sitting down with the BBC1 host and it was announced today that we'll be seeing the interview on Monday. It was announced via a trailer that has since been removed but features this hilarious nugget (via Complex).
Em talks about needing to make a bigger statement than Kanye West did in his interview with Lowe. He said that his plan was to pee on the floor during the interview and then leave. That would certainly leave a mark.
The fourth and final installment! What a fun and engaging interview, huh folks?
Amongst the topics above: the creative process of MBDTF, the influence of Jay-Z early on, touring with (and being excited about talking to) Kendrick Lamar, and the paparazzi. Here's a quote on the latter that may surprise you:
"Paparazzi is necessary, not even a necessary evil. It just needs to be legalized. Meaning at a certain point, there's cutoff switches."
As expected, part 3 of 4 of Kanye's vivid and engaging new interview with Zane Lowe. Part 4 tomorrow, and ICYMI, parts 1 and 2 and Jimmy Kimmel's spoof last night below.
In part 3 above, 'Ye talks in detail about his experiences in the fashion world (both with design and with the Yeezys), how the Internet is like our sky, his frustrations and the zen of Jay Z, and much more. Without a doubt, more compelling stuff from Kanye. "Thank you!"
Justin Timberlake shut down Hollywood Blvd. last night for a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Legit, shut it down. They brought people in to fill the street and enjoy an outdoor JT concert, which was of course captured for the show. As of posting time, you can see JT perform his new single for the first time "TKO" and "Take Back The Night" below — both off the upcoming 20/20 Experience Pt. 2, which you can stream in full here.
I also saw Twitter and Instagrams of "Mirrors" and "Cry Me A River", so I suspect more videos on the way. That's not all Jimmy Kimmel was up to last night. He also re-created the Kanye West / Zane Lowe interview with two kids. Ha! Plus, rounding things out is JT again, this time with Jimmy Fallon as they make fun of hashtags. Watch the hilarity unfold below as well.
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Justin Timberlake "Take Back The Night" on Jimmy Kimmel Live
After yesterday's hellacious part 1 from Kanye West with Zane Lowe, here is part 2 of the 4-part series. This is Kanye at his most candid and his answers and thoughts are very poignant and engaging. But c'mon, you didn't need me to say that. Watch with me above! (Parts 3 and 4 coming the next two days.)
Amongst the topics discussed: Kanye's creative aspirations (including doing more than music and to head a trillion dollar company), his thoughts on "classism", the Yeezys and more on fashion, and the hit record potential of "New Slaves". Lots of powerful quotes, as curated below:
On Lady Gaga: “Look at Gaga. She’s the creative director of Polaroid. I like some of the Gaga songs. What the fuck does she know about cameras?”
On classism: "We got this new thing called classism. It’s racism’s cousin. This is what we do to hold people back. This is what we do. And we got this other thing that’s also been working for a long time when you don’t have to be racist anymore. It’s called self-hate. It works on itself. It’s like real estate of racism. Where just like that, when someone comes up and says something like, ‘I am a god,’ everybody says ‘Who does he think he is?’ I just told you who I thought I was. A god. I just told you. That’s who I think I am. Would it have been better if I had a song that said ‘I am a gangster’ or if I had a song that said ‘I am a pimp.’ All those colors and patinas fit better on a person like me, right? But to say you are a god, especially when you got shipped over to the country that you’re in, and your last name is a slave owner’s. How could you say that? How could you have that mentality?”
On splitting his time between music and fashion: “I’ve dedicated the last 10 years of my life to this. I’ve spent 80 percent of my time working on this, and 20 percent working on music. Why do you think the song ‘Niggas in Paris’ was called ‘Niggas in Paris’? Because niggas was in Paris! That’s why we were in Paris. I put in the 10,000 hours.”
Also, in other news, Kanye West is set to produce Charlie Wilson's upcoming album (which Charlie tells MTV News). With "Bound 2" and their live performances sounding even better, I'm excited for this!
More Kanye today — this, in the form of an in-depth (14 min.) interview with BBC's Zane Lowe. Plus, this is part 1 (!) of 4 (!) with their chat centering on Yeezus. 'Ye talks about his influences for the album and working with Daft Punk. Watch above!