News Archive Part 1


Feb.3/'00

  • Slim Shady's second album "THE MARSHALL MATHERS LP" is almost finished and will be in stores in late Spring on Interscope / Aftermath. Six tracks produced by Dr. Dre.More information to come. You heard it here first!!

    Jan.30/'00

  • Marshall "Eminem" Mathers says he won't be chasing MTV and the radio for rotation on his new CD. He has vowed not to do another "My Name Is," his most popular song to date. "I can't stand that f---ing song, " Mathers says. " This album's rawer," he says, "Fans looking for bubblegum rap aren't going to get it here." Mathers says that his next CD will be titled AMSTERDAM because he wishes that the whole world would be more like the country. Amsterdam is widely regarded as a "free" place to live for its legal access to certain "soft" drugs, legalized prostitution and cultural entertainment. "That's the concept behind the album. You have the freedom to do whatever you want."

  • Eminem's new album is expected to be released sometime in March or early April. It will be called Amsterdam. Many people who have heard clips from it say that it is even better than the Slim Shady LP, eminem's last album. There has been legal controversy over including his uncle on the album. His uncle is the one who originally got Eminem into hip hop. It has decided that eminem's uncle will not be included.

    Jan.25/'00

  • The National Football League has pulled a series of ads they produced playing off the Eminem song ''My Name Is'' after they realized tardily that the source tune was filled with nasty language and sexual references. The League had produced a series of TV spots that turned the song into ''My Name is Joe,'' which highlighed such football ''Joe'' greats as Namath, Montana, Green, and Gibbs. Once the NFL realized that Eminem's original song didn't exactly reflect the image they wanted to project for the league, it yanked the spots a week early, but was also careful to tell MTV News that it had received no complaints from viewers. Does this mean Ol' Dirty Bastard won't be writing the new theme to ''Monday Night Football''?

    Ask rapper Eminem about this year's best-album nominees and you'll get a typically profane response. ''That's f---in' bulls---,'' says the triple nominee, bemoaning the lack of hip- hop. Still, there appeared to be less grousing than usual following the Jan. 4 press conference to announce the 1999 nominations (the Grammys will be awarded Feb. 23). ''I don't think anybody was robbed here,'' says Clive Davis, embattled head of Arista Records. ''This is not a year when a Bob Dylan should have been nominated and wasn't.''

  • Eminem To Wrap New Album With Dr. Dre's Help

    Multiple Grammy nominee Eminem will head into a studio with Dr. Dre later this month to finish work on his new album, the follow-up to last year's controversial "The Slim Shady LP," which to date has sold over 2.8 million copies. The as-yet-untitled record isn't expected to hit stores until the spring, although a new Eminem single from the forthcoming album will likely be released in March. Eminem's "Slim Shady" debut was recently nominated for a 2000 Grammy for Best Rap Album.

    After the new album's release, there's talk that Eminem will head out on the road with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg for a joint tour, an outing the Doggfather himself alluded to during a backstage interview at the 1999 Video Music Awards (see)"Snoop Dogg Looks Forward To Chronic 2000 Tour With Dre, Eminem, Xzibit").

    Em and Dr. Dre will take to the stage together for the American Music Awards on January 17, and the duo has completed a video collaboration for "Forgot About Dre," a track featured on the good Doctor's new album, "Dr. Dre 2001."

    That clip will be featured on an upcoming episode of MTV's "Making The Video," scheduled to air on January 17 at 10:30 p.m. (ET).

    Jan.17/'00

    CLEANING UP HIS ACT: His name is Slim Potty- mouth. MTV has rejected Eminem's video for his song ''Role Model'' because of adult content and has ordered him to recut it, according to Blaze magazine. First-amendment advocates (and those who just looooove to feel dirty) can see the video in its original form on Eminem's website. http://eminem.com

    Jan.4/'00

  • Eminem's mother, Debbie Mathers-Briggs, filed a $10 million defamation of character lawsuit against her son in September, accusing him of inaccurately portraying her in public as a bad mother.

    Now his grandmother Betty Kresin is upset with his plans to include his dead uncle's voice on an upcoming release. Eminem's debut album, "The Slim Shady LP," has sold more than 3 million copies.

    "He's changed for the worse. He talks filthy to me and is angry and disrespectful," Ms. Kresin told The Detroit News on Sunday. "I don't know what's gotten into him."

    Ms. Kresin is upset that Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III, wants to use a rap tape he made 13 years ago with his uncle, Ronnie Polkingharn. Polkingharn died after an accidental shooting in 1991.

    "It gives me the creeps to think about it," she said. "I will not let my grandson destroy my dead son with this garbage. He's a bitter boy with sad songs who wants to make fame. Ronnie was a Godly person."

    Dec.12/99

  • Marshall has recorded a new song by the name of "MOM" which is planned to be on the album, but may not, due to the lawsuit.