Eminem Scores Grammy Nomination for Song Where He Sings ‘I Sold My Soul’ for Grammys

Eminem just landed a Grammy nomination for his song “Lucky You,” which features fellow emcee Joyner Lucas. The single, which comes off of Slim Shady’s “Kamikaze” album, is an interesting Best Rap Song contender, as Eminem takes a shot at the Grammys in his version of the chorus.

Here are Em’s relevant lyrics:

I done won a couple Grammys, but I sold my soul to get ‘em
Wasn’t in it for the trophies, just the f—in’ recognition
F—‘s the difference?

Joyner’s bars, which start the song, are a bit more complimentary of the top trophy in their industry. A bit.

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Elsewhere on “Kamikaze,” Marshall Mathers goes even harder at Music’s Biggest Night.

From “Fall”:

Then tell the Grammys to go and f— themselves
They suck the blood from all the biggest artists like some leeches
So they nominate ‘em, get ‘em there, get a name to MC the show
Every parasite needs a host
Then give Album of the Year to somebody that no one’s ever even heard of
All I know is I wrote every single word of everything I ever murdered

We guess those (let’s call them) shoutouts didn’t turn off the voters too much.

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Watch the “Lucky You” music video here:



Eminem isn’t the only one nominated for his work on the song. Producer BOI-1DA is nominated for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical for his efforts on the track and on seven other (non-Eminem) songs.

Joyner Lucas was nominated himself for Best Music Video for “I’m Not Racist.”

Eminem has 15 Grammys to his name and had 43 nominations before this morning’s list came out. Make it 44 now.

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Eminem just landed a Grammy nomination for his song “Lucky You,” which features fellow emcee Joyner Lucas. The single, which comes off of Slim Shady’s “Kamikaze” album, is an interesting Best Rap Song contender, as Eminem takes a shot at the Grammys in his version of the chorus.

Here are Em’s relevant lyrics:

I done won a couple Grammys, but I sold my soul to get ‘em
Wasn’t in it for the trophies, just the f—in’ recognition
F—‘s the difference?

Joyner’s bars, which start the song, are a bit more complimentary of the top trophy in their industry. A bit.

Elsewhere on “Kamikaze,” Marshall Mathers goes even harder at Music’s Biggest Night.

From “Fall”:

Then tell the Grammys to go and f— themselves
They suck the blood from all the biggest artists like some leeches
So they nominate ‘em, get ‘em there, get a name to MC the show
Every parasite needs a host
Then give Album of the Year to somebody that no one’s ever even heard of
All I know is I wrote every single word of everything I ever murdered

We guess those (let’s call them) shoutouts didn’t turn off the voters too much.

Watch the “Lucky You” music video here:

Eminem isn’t the only one nominated for his work on the song. Producer BOI-1DA is nominated for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical for his efforts on the track and on seven other (non-Eminem) songs.

Joyner Lucas was nominated himself for Best Music Video for “I’m Not Racist.”

Eminem has 15 Grammys to his name and had 43 nominations before this morning’s list came out. Make it 44 now.

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Sundance 2019: Eminem, Shakespeare, Modern Slavery, Arthur Ashe & Goya In New Frontier Slate

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Eminem’s 11-Minute Freestyle Name-Drops Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Apple Watch, AMC Theatres (Video)

Eminem just dropped 11 minutes of pure fire. Slim Shady’s latest lengthy freestyle was sans backing track and filmed in The Shelter at St. Andrew’s Hall in his native Detroit, Michigan.

The one-man cypher in a bare-bones setting takes a shot at the Apple Watch, and mentions Ariana Grande and the Manchester bombing. Eminem’s also got new rhymes about Justin Bieber, Lacey Peterson, and AMC Theatres, among other subjects.

Below are the best lines and punchlines though, in our humble opinion.

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Like:

A.D.D./You better put out an A.P.B./because it’ll take L.A.P.D./and me laying in the street/for you to see Shady beat/And I’d bet you they’d need cleats/because I’d have to be stomped by 40 men to suffer a defeat (80 feet).

And:

The bear you don’t want to poke is back/The backbone of rap/Your f–king lead singles are my bonus tracks.

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There were plenty more worthwhile bars where those came from.

Our typing doesn’t do Marshall Mathers much justice — watch the video above.

Eminem’s diss-album “Kamikaze” is out now.

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Eminem just dropped 11 minutes of pure fire. Slim Shady’s latest lengthy freestyle was sans backing track and filmed in The Shelter at St. Andrew’s Hall in his native Detroit, Michigan.

The one-man cypher in a bare-bones setting takes a shot at the Apple Watch, and mentions Ariana Grande and the Manchester bombing. Eminem’s also got new rhymes about Justin Bieber, Lacey Peterson, and AMC Theatres, among other subjects.

Below are the best lines and punchlines though, in our humble opinion.

Like:

A.D.D./You better put out an A.P.B./because it’ll take L.A.P.D./and me laying in the street/for you to see Shady beat/And I’d bet you they’d need cleats/because I’d have to be stomped by 40 men to suffer a defeat (80 feet).

And:

The bear you don’t want to poke is back/The backbone of rap/Your f–king lead singles are my bonus tracks.

There were plenty more worthwhile bars where those came from.

Our typing doesn’t do Marshall Mathers much justice — watch the video above.

Eminem’s diss-album “Kamikaze” is out now.

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Eminem Drops Fiery 11-Minute Freestyle Mentioning Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, More (Watch)

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‘Robin Hood’ Taron Egerton Just Alleviated Any Concerns He Can’t Do Elton John Live (Video)

It’s a little bit funny, how talented Taron Egerton is. The actor behind “Eddie the Eagle” and “Robin Hood” just sang Elton John live and killed it. Oh, and he did it early in the morning.
Later on in a visit to Eminem&#82…

It’s a little bit funny, how talented Taron Egerton is. The actor behind “Eddie the Eagle” and “Robin Hood” just sang Elton John live and killed it. Oh, and he did it early in the morning.

Later on in a visit to Eminem’s SiriusXM channel Shade 45, Egerton and his “Robin Hood” co-star Jamie Foxx did their best to freestyle a theme song for their new movie. That performance wasn’t quite as successful.

Watch their appearance on “Sway in the Morning” via the video above. The “Your Song” stuff is at the 9:50 mark. The “Robin Hood” freestyle came at 18:45.

Interestingly enough, some of the best “Sway” musical moments as of late have come from Hollywood stars and not from regular music artists. Click the “Also Read” above to see “Wreck-It Ralph” himself John C. Reilly rapping a little old-school hip-hop — you won’t regret it.

Sway Calloway hosts “Sway in the Morning” daily from 8 a.m. ET to noon ET on Shade 45. This version of “Robin Hood” reaches theaters next Wednesday.

Egerton’s “Rocketman” has a May 17 release date.

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‘Bodied’ NSFW Trailer: This Rap Battle Satire Is ‘Scott Pilgrim’ By Way of Eminem

The latest from Taylor Swift’s favorite director has been described as “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” crossed with “8 Mile.”

Neon and YouTube Originals have released the first official trailer for “Bodied,” the latest feature film from acclaimed music video director Joseph Kahn. The movie has been praised a cross between “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” and “8 Mile,” and with Eminem as an executive producer, “Bodied” has the bona fides to earn the comparison. Kahn has directed music videos for a wide array of artists, from Lady Gaga to Taylor to Swift, to Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent. “Bodied” is Kahn’s third narrative feature; he is best known for 2011’s teen slasher comedy “Detention.”

Set in Oakland’s underground rap battle scene, “Bodied” features former Disney Channel star Calum Worthy as a progressive grad student who finds himself unexpectedly skilled at rhyming. “Bodied” also stars Jackie Long (“The Real Husbands of Hollywood”) and hip hop radio personality Charlamagne Tha God.

In his B+ review of the film out of TIFF, IndieWire’s Eric Kohn wrote that “Bodied” is: “The most subversive movie about hip hop ever made, one of the most exciting modern portraits of race relations period, and a daring assault on white liberal privilege that checks it from the inside out.”

YouTube nabbed “Bodied” ahead of its 2018 premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, and has partnered with Neon to give the film a theatrical release. “Bodied” hits theaters on November 2, and will be available on YouTube Premium on November 28.

Check out the NSFW Red Band trailer below.

Paul McCartney Earns First No. 1 Album in 36 Years, Bumping Eminem to Second

Paul McCartney just scored his first No. 1 album in more than 36 years with “Egypt Station.” The studio effort bumped Eminem’s “Kamikaze” to second on the Billboard 200.
The Sept. 7 MPL/Capitol Records release earned 153,0…

Paul McCartney just scored his first No. 1 album in more than 36 years with “Egypt Station.” The studio effort bumped Eminem’s “Kamikaze” to second on the Billboard 200.

The Sept. 7 MPL/Capitol Records release earned 153,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Sept. 13, according to Nielsen Music. The vast majority of that total, 147,000 units, came from traditional album sales.

Eminem and “Kamikaze” moved 136,000 units in its second week, which was down 69 percent from the week of diss-heavy album’s surprise release.

Christian singer Lauren Daigle’s “Look Up Child” was No. 3, rapper Russ’s “Zoo” bowed at four, and Drake’s “Scorpion” slipped to fifth.

“Egypt Station” is McCartney’s eighth No. 1 album, not counting Beatles albums. His last one came in 1982 with “Tug of War,” which topped the charts for three consecutive weeks just before summer.

This one is McCartney’s first debut at No. 1, including the Wings days. Again, that does not count the Beatles.

The Beatles still hold the record with 19 No. 1 albums. Four of them debuted at No. 1, and they were all anthology albums. The reason for that perhaps shocking stat, as Billboard notes here, is that before the chart began using Nielsen Music’s electronically-tracked point-of-sale information in May of 1991, only six albums debuted at No. 1.

The full Billboard 200 will be posted on Tuesday.

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Eminem’s Tupac-Diddy Machine Gun Kelly Diss: Here Are the Best Reactions

Eminem found a way to get people invested in his feud with Machine Gun Kelly, even if they don’t care about him or Machine Gun Kelly: By joking that Kelly won’t get a hit until Diddy admits he had Tupac murdered.

No one, to be clear, has been arrested or convicted in Tupac’s 1996 unsolved killing in Las Vegas, and many people said Eminem was out of bounds to even float a Diddy connection as a hypothetical.

“The day you put out a hit’s the day Diddy admits/That he put the hit out that got Pac killed,” Eminem rapped to Kelly in the new diss track “Killshot.” In the outro, Eminem adds, “I’m just playin’, Diddy, you know I love you.”

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Representatives for Diddy did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

But others’ reaction was swift. Hip-hop artist Jay Electronica was clearly outraged, tweeting, “How dare you accuse diddy of killing tupac while you completely look past jimmy iovine and those who profited from his death the MOST.”

@eminem, how dare you accuse diddy of killing tupac while you completely look past jimmy iovine and those who profited from his death the MOST. You best tread carefully Son, before i come tear your ivory tower down like Sulaiman done the Templar Knights.

— سيف الله ℒℴѵℯ (@JayElectronica) September 14, 2018

One user posted the meme of a stone-faced Homer Simpson slowly backing into a shrub with the caption, “Diddy after listening to that Tupac line on Eminem’s “Killshot”

Sooo Eminem just said diddy was the one that put the hit on Tupac ???? pic.twitter.com/WebRnlxPxS

— Simamkele (@SmaMtayise) September 14, 2018

Diddy after listening to that Tupac line on Eminem’s “Killshot” pic.twitter.com/d2giNP2RQZ

— Prixie (@prixie07) September 14, 2018

When you hear Eminem dropped a line about Diddy putting a hit out on Tupac #KILLSHOT pic.twitter.com/CCpVcNxQDW

— The Tylt (@TheTylt) September 14, 2018

Diddy when he hears that line about Tupac

#killshot pic.twitter.com/PPvgQYAh6l

— dab dab dab (@bemufc) September 14, 2018

Hearing Em’s line about Diddy on Killshot ???? pic.twitter.com/58GZxm3Q18

— Tupac Shakur (@TupacShakurLC) September 14, 2018

Machine Gun Kelly’s song “Rap Devil” accuses Eminem of trying to sabotage his success. “Killshot” came in response.

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Eminem found a way to get people invested in his feud with Machine Gun Kelly, even if they don’t care about him or Machine Gun Kelly: By joking that Kelly won’t get a hit until Diddy admits he had Tupac murdered.

No one, to be clear, has been arrested or convicted in Tupac’s 1996 unsolved killing in Las Vegas, and many people said Eminem was out of bounds to even float a Diddy connection as a hypothetical.

“The day you put out a hit’s the day Diddy admits/That he put the hit out that got Pac killed,” Eminem rapped to Kelly in the new diss track “Killshot.” In the outro, Eminem adds, “I’m just playin’, Diddy, you know I love you.”

Representatives for Diddy did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

But others’ reaction was swift. Hip-hop artist Jay Electronica was clearly outraged, tweeting, “How dare you accuse diddy of killing tupac while you completely look past jimmy iovine and those who profited from his death the MOST.”

One user posted the meme of a stone-faced Homer Simpson slowly backing into a shrub with the caption, “Diddy after listening to that Tupac line on Eminem’s “Killshot”

Machine Gun Kelly’s song “Rap Devil” accuses Eminem of trying to sabotage his success. “Killshot” came in response.

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Eminem Is ‘Not Sure’ if He’ll Respond to Machine Gun Kelly Diss Track ‘Rap Devil’ (Video)

Eminem is “not sure” if he’s going to respond to rapper Machine Gun Kelly’s diss track, “Rap Devil.”

“I’m not sure exactly what I’m gonna do at this point now,” the “Kamikaze” emcee told radio D.J. Sway in a sit-down interview on Slim Shady’s own YouTube page.

“Now I’m in this f—ing weird thing, because I’m like, ‘I gotta answer this motherf—er,’” Marshall Mathers said about what he interpreted to be repeated MGK disses. “And every time I do that, it makes that person — as irrelevant as people say I am in hip-hop, I make them bigger by getting into this thing, where I’m like, I want to destroy him. But I also don’t want to make him bigger.’”

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Eminem was actually fairly gracious with his own opinion of “Rap Devil.”

“It’s not bad for him,” he told Sway. “He got some good lines in it.”

Watch “Rap Devil” here — it’s solid:



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Eminem also addressed Machine Gun Kelly’s original comments about his then 16-year-old daughter Hailie being “hot” — which seems to have started the problem between them — but says that’s not actually the reason he dissed him. Or at least it wasn’t the straw that broke the camel’s back.

Also, that phone call to Diddy and Interscope Records that MGK spit about on his response to “Fall”? It never happened.

“It didn’t feel like a diss to me. It just felt pitiful, like, ‘Ah, f—‘” Eminem said of those bars. “Now I’m feeling bad for something I ain’t even have [anything] to do with.”

Here’s the music video for “Fall”:

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Eminem also responded to former Shady Records artist Joe Budden’s podcast takedown of the label co-founder’s treatment of hip-hop group Slaughterhouse, which was comprised of Budden, Royce da 5’9”, Crooked I and Joell Ortiz.

Listen to Budden’s lengthy critique here.

Get Em’s counterpoints via the video above. Watch Part 1 of the interview here:



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Eminem is “not sure” if he’s going to respond to rapper Machine Gun Kelly’s diss track, “Rap Devil.”

“I’m not sure exactly what I’m gonna do at this point now,” the “Kamikaze” emcee told radio D.J. Sway in a sit-down interview on Slim Shady’s own YouTube page.

“Now I’m in this f—ing weird thing, because I’m like, ‘I gotta answer this motherf—er,'” Marshall Mathers said about what he interpreted to be repeated MGK disses. “And every time I do that, it makes that person — as irrelevant as people say I am in hip-hop, I make them bigger by getting into this thing, where I’m like, I want to destroy him. But I also don’t want to make him bigger.'”

Eminem was actually fairly gracious with his own opinion of “Rap Devil.”

“It’s not bad for him,” he told Sway. “He got some good lines in it.”

Watch “Rap Devil” here — it’s solid:

Eminem also addressed Machine Gun Kelly’s original comments about his then 16-year-old daughter Hailie being “hot” — which seems to have started the problem between them — but says that’s not actually the reason he dissed him. Or at least it wasn’t the straw that broke the camel’s back.

Also, that phone call to Diddy and Interscope Records that MGK spit about on his response to “Fall”? It never happened.

“It didn’t feel like a diss to me. It just felt pitiful, like, ‘Ah, f—‘” Eminem said of those bars. “Now I’m feeling bad for something I ain’t even have [anything] to do with.”

Here’s the music video for “Fall”:

Eminem also responded to former Shady Records artist Joe Budden’s podcast takedown of the label co-founder’s treatment of hip-hop group Slaughterhouse, which was comprised of Budden, Royce da 5’9”, Crooked I and Joell Ortiz.

Listen to Budden’s lengthy critique here.

Get Em’s counterpoints via the video above. Watch Part 1 of the interview here:

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South African Hip-Hop Duo Die Antwoord Is Latest to Respond to Eminem ‘Kamikaze’ Diss (Video)

Join the club: South African hip-hop group Die Antwoord has responded to a diss on Eminem’s ‘Kamikaze’ album with some bars of their own. Ninja and Yo-Landi’s comeback follows a diss track by fellow emcee Machine Gun Kelly and a lengthy podcast rant by retired Slaughterhouse rapper Joe Budden.

Let’s cover this one chronologically so readers get some sense of what Die Antwoord are talking about. Here is how Verse 2 on Eminem’s “Greatest” starts out:

So you sold 10 million albums, eh? (what?)
Only problem is, you put out 10 million albums, eh? (haha)
Wait, what was I just about to say?
Oh yeah, let me get this out the way
I know there’s people that are pissed about the way I mispronounced a name, “DIE ANTWOORD!”
F—, I still can’t say this s—, but how quickly they forget
Who the f— I was now Ninja try to duck my slugs
To let ya girl get f—ed by Muggs
I’d like to give a shout to Cypress
This can’t be real, you dissed me and I was just tryin’ to
Give you a shout–now get the f— out my rhyme book!

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And here is Ninja’s response lyrics:

yo EM // ¥O-LANDI’S not my girl bra // she’s just my best friend who loves me // and everybody knows VI$$Y dated MUGGZY // mad respect 2 my brother MUGGS // EM you slipping // you used 2 rap better on drugz // motherf—er im old and im ugly // but these kidz dont give a f— coz they love me // we bred these kidz EM they aint giving no f—s // but they not feeling your rhymez or your botox // or that base on your face with the fotoshop // i heard neill blomkamp is remaking ROBOCOP // yo watch a SOUTH AFRICAN // put that cool s— from DETROIT back on the map again // you went out like MICHAEL JORDAN damn! // retired as a GOD and came back as a man // nobody raw like me // E.M.I.N.E.M – R.I.P // R.I.P R.I.P // E.M.I.N.E.M – R. I. P. // FINISH HIM! // FATALITY! // E.M.I.N.E.M – R.I.P.

That formatting and grammar is straight from Die Antwoord’s YouTube post, so don’t blame us.

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That Blomkamp shoutout is a reference to the man who also directed Ninja in 2015’s “Chappie.” The “RoboCop” franchise is set in Detroit, Eminem’s home city.

This unlikely transatlantic beef has a confusing origin that technically began (on wax, at least) when Slim Shady mispronounced “Die Antwoord” on a song on 2017’s “Revival.” There’s more to it than that though — click here for the most-thorough explanation we’ve read.

Watch Die Antwoord video’s above.

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Join the club: South African hip-hop group Die Antwoord has responded to a diss on Eminem’s ‘Kamikaze’ album with some bars of their own. Ninja and Yo-Landi’s comeback follows a diss track by fellow emcee Machine Gun Kelly and a lengthy podcast rant by retired Slaughterhouse rapper Joe Budden.

Let’s cover this one chronologically so readers get some sense of what Die Antwoord are talking about. Here is how Verse 2 on Eminem’s “Greatest” starts out:

So you sold 10 million albums, eh? (what?)
Only problem is, you put out 10 million albums, eh? (haha)
Wait, what was I just about to say?
Oh yeah, let me get this out the way
I know there’s people that are pissed about the way I mispronounced a name, “DIE ANTWOORD!”
F—, I still can’t say this s—, but how quickly they forget
Who the f— I was now Ninja try to duck my slugs
To let ya girl get f—ed by Muggs
I’d like to give a shout to Cypress
This can’t be real, you dissed me and I was just tryin’ to
Give you a shout–now get the f— out my rhyme book!

And here is Ninja’s response lyrics:

yo EM // ¥O-LANDI’S not my girl bra // she’s just my best friend who loves me // and everybody knows VI$$Y dated MUGGZY // mad respect 2 my brother MUGGS // EM you slipping // you used 2 rap better on drugz // motherf—er im old and im ugly // but these kidz dont give a f— coz they love me // we bred these kidz EM they aint giving no f—s // but they not feeling your rhymez or your botox // or that base on your face with the fotoshop // i heard neill blomkamp is remaking ROBOCOP // yo watch a SOUTH AFRICAN // put that cool s— from DETROIT back on the map again // you went out like MICHAEL JORDAN damn! // retired as a GOD and came back as a man // nobody raw like me // E.M.I.N.E.M – R.I.P // R.I.P R.I.P // E.M.I.N.E.M – R. I. P. // FINISH HIM! // FATALITY! // E.M.I.N.E.M – R.I.P.

That formatting and grammar is straight from Die Antwoord’s YouTube post, so don’t blame us.

That Blomkamp shoutout is a reference to the man who also directed Ninja in 2015’s “Chappie.” The “RoboCop” franchise is set in Detroit, Eminem’s home city.

This unlikely transatlantic beef has a confusing origin that technically began (on wax, at least) when Slim Shady mispronounced “Die Antwoord” on a song on 2017’s “Revival.” There’s more to it than that though — click here for the most-thorough explanation we’ve read.

Watch Die Antwoord video’s above.

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Joe Budden Comes Out Guns Blazing for ‘Insecure Man’ Eminem Over ‘Kamikaze’ Diss (Audio)

Retired rapper and current podcaster Joe Budden just dropped a new podcast episode menacing Eminem, who dissed the ex-emcee on his surprise album “Kamikaze.”

The host of “The Joe Budden Podcast” dedicated a very long portion of his Wednesday episode responding to Slim Shady’s few lines about the former Slaughterhouse leader.

“I’ve been better than you this entire f—ing decade,” Budden said on Wednesday’s show. “I’m a content n—a. You have not said anything for the better part of a whole f—ing decade. You have rhymed a bunch of words.”

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“How could I be mesmerized of someone I think I’m better than?” Budden asked rhetorically, calling Marshall Mathers the “lesser emcee” of the two.

He also called Eminem “dated, uninformed” and “trash” — among other insults — during the podcast, which was riddled with roughly a million gunshot sound-effect noises.

As part of Slaughterhouse, Budden used to be an artist on Eminem’s Shady Records. Their (public) beef began when Budden criticized Eminem’s previous solo release, “Recovery.”

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Here’s Eminem’s line about Budden on new song “Fall,” referencing a domestic violence charge against his target: “Somebody tell Budden before I snap, he better fasten it/Or have his body baggage zipped/The closest thing he’s had to hits is smacking b—hes.”

“You thought that domestic violence bar would get Joe out the bed?” Budden (sort of) wrapped up his thoughts. “You got the f—ing nerve. Insecure man.”

Budden, who also hosts a show on Diddy’s Revolt TV, promised Eminem that if the Detroit rapper tries to diss him outside of an album rollout, “I am gonna cut your f—ing ass up.”

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Budden should probably listen to Eminem’s verse on the “Chloraseptic” remix here:



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Listen to the full “TV & Mayonnaise” episode of “The Joe Budden Podcast” here:

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Retired rapper and current podcaster Joe Budden just dropped a new podcast episode menacing Eminem, who dissed the ex-emcee on his surprise album “Kamikaze.”

The host of “The Joe Budden Podcast” dedicated a very long portion of his Wednesday episode responding to Slim Shady’s few lines about the former Slaughterhouse leader.

“I’ve been better than you this entire f—ing decade,” Budden said on Wednesday’s show. “I’m a content n—a. You have not said anything for the better part of a whole f—ing decade. You have rhymed a bunch of words.”

“How could I be mesmerized of someone I think I’m better than?” Budden asked rhetorically, calling Marshall Mathers the “lesser emcee” of the two.

He also called Eminem “dated, uninformed” and “trash” — among other insults — during the podcast, which was riddled with roughly a million gunshot sound-effect noises.

As part of Slaughterhouse, Budden used to be an artist on Eminem’s Shady Records. Their (public) beef began when Budden criticized Eminem’s previous solo release, “Recovery.”

Here’s Eminem’s line about Budden on new song “Fall,” referencing a domestic violence charge against his target: “Somebody tell Budden before I snap, he better fasten it/Or have his body baggage zipped/The closest thing he’s had to hits is smacking b—hes.”

“You thought that domestic violence bar would get Joe out the bed?” Budden (sort of) wrapped up his thoughts. “You got the f—ing nerve. Insecure man.”

Budden, who also hosts a show on Diddy’s Revolt TV, promised Eminem that if the Detroit rapper tries to diss him outside of an album rollout, “I am gonna cut your f—ing ass up.”

Budden should probably listen to Eminem’s verse on the “Chloraseptic” remix here:

Listen to the full “TV & Mayonnaise” episode of “The Joe Budden Podcast” here:

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Kathy Griffin Appreciates That Shoutout on Eminem’s ‘Kamikaze’ Album: ‘Mama’s Still Got It’

Eminem fans are pretty stoked about Slim Shady’s surprise album “Kamikaze” — though perhaps no one is as excited as comedian Kathy Griffin.

18 years after appearing in Eminem’s video for the “The Real Slim Shady,” I just found out he gave me a shoutout in the title track of his new album #Kamikaze

Mama’s still got it…???????? pic.twitter.com/abSgilFmy7

— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) August 31, 2018

Pretty cool for her. Griffin is wrong about which new song she’s mentioned on, however: Eminem’s shoutout is actually on “Fall,” which leads into the album’s title track.

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Here is the portion of the second verse where Griffin is mentioned:

Lackin’ with it, “He ain’t spit like this in his last s–t”
Ho, you better go back and listen
You know me better, thinkin’ I’ll slow up, let up
Call it traps ’cause it’s a total setup
Hopin’ that you rappers fall in that; Dre said, “Hold your head up!”
Kathy Griffin, stackin’ ammunition
Slap the clip and cock it back on competition
This is how I shot a head (pew), Gabby Giffords

Eminem and Griffin have a common enemy in President Donald Trump. Griffin made headlines in 2017 for doing a photoshoot in which the comic held up the bloodied disembodied head of a Trump dummy. Though she initially apologized for the pictures, Griffin would later rescind that mea culpa.

Check out Eminem and Griffin’s 2000 collaboration on “The Real Slim Shady” via the music video above.

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Eminem fans are pretty stoked about Slim Shady’s surprise album “Kamikaze” — though perhaps no one is as excited as comedian Kathy Griffin.

Pretty cool for her. Griffin is wrong about which new song she’s mentioned on, however: Eminem’s shoutout is actually on “Fall,” which leads into the album’s title track.

Here is the portion of the second verse where Griffin is mentioned:

Lackin’ with it, “He ain’t spit like this in his last s–t”
Ho, you better go back and listen
You know me better, thinkin’ I’ll slow up, let up
Call it traps ’cause it’s a total setup
Hopin’ that you rappers fall in that; Dre said, “Hold your head up!”
Kathy Griffin, stackin’ ammunition
Slap the clip and cock it back on competition
This is how I shot a head (pew), Gabby Giffords

Eminem and Griffin have a common enemy in President Donald Trump. Griffin made headlines in 2017 for doing a photoshoot in which the comic held up the bloodied disembodied head of a Trump dummy. Though she initially apologized for the pictures, Griffin would later rescind that mea culpa.

Check out Eminem and Griffin’s 2000 collaboration on “The Real Slim Shady” via the music video above.

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