News Archive Part 1
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!!
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
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.
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
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.
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).
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
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."
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.