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Eminem Makes Fun of His Old Self in New ‘Houdini’ Video

Eminem Makes Fun of His Old Self in New ‘Houdini’ Video

Eminem signals the disappearance of his rap career with the aptly titled new song “Houdini.” The superstar lyricist also plays a superhero named Rapboy in the accompanying comical video featuring Dr. Dre and 50 Cent.

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Eminem Officially Kicks Off His New Album With “Houdini”

Over the last month, Eminem has been teasing the release of his forthcoming 12th album, The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grâce). Today (May 31), the Detroit MC debuts “Houdini,” the first single from the project. The Em and Luis Resto-produced track is named after famed escape artist Harry Houdini and samples Steve Miller Band’s 1982 chart-topping hit “Abracadabra.” While the goal may be to off Slim Shady, this new effort sure sounds like the music coming from Marshall Mathers’ alter ego of the 1990s.

“Houdini” finds Em serving up some questionable lyrics regarding Megan Thee Stallion being shot by Tory Lanez (“If I was to ask for Megan Thee Stallion if she would collab with me/Would I really have a shot at a feat? I don’t know, but I’m glad to be, back like…”), addressing his own past drug use (“Now, back in the days of old me/When right around the time I became a dope fiend/Ate some codeine, as a way of copin’, taste of opiates, case of O.E. (Mmm)/Turned me into a smiley face emoji”) and detailing the gender identity of his cat (“My transgender cat’s Siamese, identifies as Black, but acts Chinese”).

In the accompanying music video, Em plays superhero Rapboy who battles an evil Slim Shady. The old Slim time travels from 1999 to 2024 to wreak havoc on the city of Detroit. Dr. Dre co-stars in the visual, which features cameos from 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Royce 5’9″, The Alchemist, Boogie and more.

Marshall Mathers called on prominent magician David Blaine earlier this week to assist with his rollout plan for the new track. Em and Blaine were on FaceTime together discussing how the rapper could make his career disappear. The moment, captured in a promo trailer, ended with Blaine eating a wine glass.

Why Does Eminem Want to Vanish?

As Eminem prepares to drop what seems to be the final project of his more than 35-year career, the question remains why is he trying to vanish? The self-proclaimed “Rap God” has been lyrically annihilating the competition for over three decades. With 10 No. 1 albums in his career, from The Marshall Mathers LP to Music to Be Murdered By, and plenty of pivotal accolades to show for his lengthy run in the game, the chart-topping artist may be bowing out of the game once The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grâce) arrives. He’s already featured an obituary for Slim in a Detroit newspaper. Could he be retiring or is he just trying to kill off his old alter ego? Stans are waiting for some clear answers.

Take a look as Rapboy beats up Slim Shady in the video for “Houdini” below.

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100 GREATEST DISS SONGS IN HIP HOP HISTORY: RANKED

100 GREATEST DISS SONGS IN HIP HOP HISTORY

Fresh off the conclusion of Hip Hop’s greatest battle, Drake vs. Kendrick Lamar, we proudly present our prized picks of many of Hip Hop’s finest moments in the spirit of competition.

Source: HipHopDX

100. Big Sean feat. Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica “Control” (2013)

99. The Game “Buddens” (2004)

98. Lil Kim “Black Friday” (2010)

97. Jaz “Ova” (2002)

96. 50 Cent “Be a Gentleman” (2000)

95. Cam’ron “You Gotta Love It” (2006)

94. Pastor Troy “No Mo Play in GA” (1999)

93. Jeezy “24, 23” (2009)

92. Rick Ross “Mafia Music” (2009)

91. Mobb Deep feat. Lil Kim “Quiet Storm (Remix)” (1999)

90. Drake “Charged Up” (2015)

89. Tragedy Khadafi “Blood Type” (1998)

88. Del The Funky Homosapien “Pissin’ On Your Steps” (1991)

87. Mack 10 feat. Ice Cube & WC “Westside Slaughterhouse” (1995)

86. DJ Pooh feat. Kam “Whoop Whoop” (1997)

85. Capone-N-Noreaga feat. Mobb Deep & Tragedy Khadafi “LA, LA” (1997)

84. 50 Cent feat. Tony Yayo “I Run New York” (2005)

83. Jadakiss & Styles P “Problem Child” (2005)

82. 50 Cent “Not Rich Still Lying” (2006)

81. Capone-N-Noreaga feat. Foxy Brown “Bang Bang” (2000)

80. Roxanne Shanté “Bite This” (1985)

79. Kool Moe Dee “How Ya Like Me Now” (1987)

78. Foolio “When I See You” (2021)

77. Spinabenz “Who I Smoke” (2021)

76. Young Dolph “Play Wit Yo’ Bitch” (2017)

75. Cam’ron “Curtis” (2007)

74. JAY-Z feat. Freeway, Geda K, Young Gunz & Memphis Bleek “I Get High (Freestyle)” (2002)

73. Jeru The Damaja “One Day” (1996)

72. Raekwon feat. Ghostface Killah “Shark N-ggas (Biters)” (1995)

71. Nas “Stillmatic (Freestyle)” (2001)

70. Lil B “T-Shirts & Buddens” (2010)

69. Joe Budden “Big Shot” (2004)

68. Prodigy “When You See Me” aka “Hail Mary (Freestyle)” (2001)

67. Tha Dogg Pound feat. Snoop Dogg & Jewell “What Would You Do” (1996)

66. Eminem feat. Dr. Dre “Say What You Say” (2002)

65. Machine Gun Kelly “Rap Devil” (2018)

64. Cam’ron “Dear Stan” (2004)

63. Beanie Sigel “Average Cat” (2009)

62. 50 Cent “Life’s On the Line” (1999)

61. Rick Ross “Champagne Moments” (2024)

60. Three Six Mafia “Live By Yo Rep” (1995)

59. U.N.L.V. “Drag ‘Em ‘N’ Tha River” (1996)

58. Tim Dog “Fuck Compton” (1991)

57. Kurupt “Callin Out Names” (1999)

56. Eminem feat. 50 Cent & Busta Rhymes “Hail Mary” (2003)

55. Ma$e “The Oracle” (2017)

54. Cam’ron & Jim Jones “Hate Me Now (Freestyle)” (2002)

53. Meek Mill “War Pain” (2016)

52. Pusha T “Infrared” (2018)

51. Drake “Duppy Freestyle” (2018)

50. J. Cole “False Prophets” (2016)

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Snoop Dogg Says He’s Bringing College Football Back To Its Roots With His Own Bowl Game

Snoop Dogg Says He’s Bringing College Football Back To Its Roots With His Own Bowl Game

Snoop Dogg reached a new level of fame by getting his name on a college football bowl game via a sponsorship deal.

Source: AllHipHop

Snoop Dogg etched his name in college football history as the new namesake of the Arizona Bowl. The Doggfather unveiled a multi-year sponsorship deal to rechristen the bowl game as the Snoop Dogg Arizona Bowl Presented by Gin & Juice By Dre and Snoop on Monday (May 6).

The popular rapper’s announcement touted his history of sending Snoop Youth Football League players to college football programs and the NFL.

“College football fans are exhausted by the constant talk around NIL, conference realignment, coach movement, transfer portal and super conferences,” Snoop said. “So, it’s time we get back to the roots of college football when it was focused on the colleges, the players, the competition, the community, the fan experience and the pageantry … It’s only fitting that I step up and help get this thing right. I’m ready to bring the juice back to college football.”

The Snoop Dogg Arizona Bowl will be held at Arizona Stadium in Tucson on December 28. The game will feature teams from the Mountain West Conference and Mid-American Conference.

“We’re thrilled about our groundbreaking partnership with Snoop and Gin & Juice By Dre and Snoop,” the Arizona Bowl’s executive director Kym Adair said. “This year, the Arizona Bowl is bringing sports, libations and entertainment into a singular bowl game, and we are changing the definition of what a brand partnership is in the NCAA.”

The Arizona Bowl is owned by the non-profit organization TD4Tucson, which donates 100 percent of its net proceeds from the game to charity. This year’s pre-game festivities include charity events and the SNOOPER Bowl, a showcase of Arizona and California’s best youth football teams.

More information at https://allhiphop.com/news/snoop-dogg-says-hes-bringing-college-football-back-to-its-roots-with-his-own-bowl-game/

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The Most Disrespectful Hip-Hop Song and Mixtape Cover Art Ever

The Most Disrespectful Hip-Hop Song and Mixtape Cover Art Ever Read More: The Most Disrespectful Hip-Hop Song and Mixtape Cover Art Ever

If a picture is worth 1,000 words then well-constructed diss track cover art has to be worth at least 1 million laughs. With the track comes the opportunity to double-tap an opponent by doubling down with the cover art.

Source: XXLMag

In years past, several rappers have used mixtape and song covers to additionally besmirch a foe. In 1993, Eazy-E released the EP It’s On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa. The alternate cover for the offering features a Dr. Dre obituary. In the early 2000s, G-Unit released dozens of mixtapes and used cover art to clown their enemies on multiple occasions. One of the most notable is the artwork for G-Unit Radio Part 21: Hate It or Love It, on which they plastered a pic of The Game wearing a thong on the cover.

Recently, rappers’ diss track artwork game has gotten even more creative. In April of 2024, Rick Ross released his Drake diss song, “Champagne Moments.” On the track, Rozay attacks Drake’s mixed race by continuously calling him a White boy. The Miami rapper doubled down with the artwork for the song, using a photo of a White man who resembles The Boy.

Drake’s “Push Ups” diss song aimed at Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Metro Boomin, Future and The Weeknd was also released in April of 2024. On the track, Drizzy jokes about K-Dot’s shoe size. For the cover art, Drake simply used a tag for a size 7 shoe. Chris Brown and Quavo’s raging beef the same month featured multiple diss tracks. Both artists upped the ante by also dissing each other on their songs’ covers.

Which artwork is the most disrespectful?

Rick Ross Champagne Moments

Rick Ross, “Champagne Moments”
Directed at Drake

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Chris Brown, “Weakest Link”
Directed at Quavo

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Quavo, “Over Hoes and B***hes”
Directed at Chris Brown

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G-Unit, Hate it or Love It
Directed at The Game

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Remy Ma, “Shether”
Directed at Nicki Minaj

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Cassidy, “Raid”
Directed at Meek Mill

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DRAKE, PHARRELL, PUSHA T & THE WEEKND TAPPED FOR OFFICIAL TOPSPIN 2K25 SOUNDTRACK

DRAKE, PHARRELL, PUSHA T & THE WEEKND TAPPED FOR OFFICIAL TOPSPIN 2K25 SOUNDTRACK

Drake, Pharrell, Pusha T and The Weekend are set to be featured on the official TopSpin 2K25 Soundtrack.

Source: HipHopDX

Drake’s 2022 Honestly, Nevermind hit “Massive” will be included, as will Pharrell’s 2022 song with Calvin Harris, Justin Timberlake and Halsey, “Stay With Me.”

Elsewhere, the Chad Hugo remix of Phoenix’s “All Eyes On Me” with BENEE and Pusha T will be featured, as will “Like A Moth To A Flame” from Swedish House Mafia and The Weeknd.

2K Sports also revealed the full game roster that includes tennis legends from a number of different eras, including Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Carlos Alcaraz, Iga Świątek, Francis Tiafoe, Andre Agassi, Steffi Graff and more.

This isn’t Drake’s only foray into digital technology.

Earlier this week, he put more pressure on Kendrick Lamar with a second diss track within the span of a week, and the follow-up included some technological assistance.

Less than a week after “Push Ups” leaked online, the Canadian superstar amped up his feud with K.Dot with a new joint. Whereas the authenticity of his first counterattack was under speculation for a while, “Taylor Made Freestyle” openly embraced artificial intelligence with features from the computer-generated voices of 2Pac and Snoop Dogg to convey perspectives in addition to Drizzy’s — using lyrics that Drake wrote.

Read more at https://hiphopdx.com/news/drake-pharrell-pusha-t-weeknd-topspin-2k25-soundtrack

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Beyoncé’s ‘Cowboy Carter’: All 27 Tracks Ranked – Remixes Coming Soon!

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If you haven’t already, it’s officially time to trade in your silver and chrome outfits for chaps, lassos and rustic cowboy hats. On Friday (March 29), Beyoncé finally shared her highly anticipated Cowboy Carter album with the world.

Source: Billboard

Born out of “an experience that [she] had years ago where [she] did not feel welcomed,” Beyoncé’s latest record is a jaw-dropping ode to the breadth of regional and musical subcultures of the American South. From a fierce reimagining of Dolly Parton‘s classic “Jolene” to mind-blowing hybrids of country and house (“Riiverdance”), somehow, Cowboy Carter finds Beyoncé more experimental and more fearless than ever before.

Although the road to Cowboy Carter began with Queen Bey’s upbringing in Houston, TX and reached an inflection point during the 2016 CMA Awards, the Grammy winner formally kicked off the album campaign during the 2024 Super Bowl with the dual release of “16 Carriages” and “Texas Hold ‘Em.” The former provided a gorgeous preview of the LP’s slower, more introspective moments, while the latter etched its name in the Billboard history books almost immediately. With “Texas Hold ‘Em,” Beyoncé became both the first Black woman to top Hot Country Songs and the first Black woman to send a country song to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. Moreover, other Black women in country — including Reyna Roberts, Linda Martell and Tanner Adell — experienced streaming boosts thanks to “Texas.”

Both Martell and Adell appear on Cowboy Carter, alongside a star-studded list of collaborators that includes Miley Cyrus. Parton, Willie Nelson, Post Malone, Shaboozey, Willie Jones, The-Dream, Raphael Saadiq, Pharrell Williams and more. Presented as both the official follow-up to and “a continuation of” her Grammy-winning Billboard 200-topping Renaissance album, Cowboy Carter is just the latest in a decade-long string of projects that prove that Beyoncé is one of the all-time greats.

From the rousing “II Hands II Heaven” to the shape-shifting “Sweet ★ Honey ★ Buckiin,” here are all 27 tracks on Cowboy Carter ranked.

Click here for the full Ranking: https://www.billboard.com/lists/beyonce-cowboy-carter-all-27-tracks-ranked-texas-hold-em

Cowboy Carter track list:

  1. “Ameriican Requiem”
  2. “Blackbiird,” featuring Tanner Adell, Brittney Spencer, Tiera Kennedy and Reyna Roberts
  3. “16 Carriages”
  4. “Protector,” featuring Rumi Carter
  5. “My Rose”
  6. “Smoke Hour,” interlude featuring Willie Nelson
  7. “Texas Hold ‘Em”
  8. “Bodyguard”
  9. “Dolly P,” interlude featuring Dolly Parton
  10. “Jolene”
  11. “Daughter”
  12. “Spaghettii,” featuring Shaboozey and Linda Martell
  13. “Alliigator Tears”
  14. “Smoke Hour II,” interlude featuring Willie Nelson
  15. “Just for Fun,” featuring Willie Jones
  16. “II Most Wanted,” featuring Miley Cyrus
  17. “Levii’s Jeans,” featuring Post Malone
  18. “Flamenco”
  19. “The Linda Martell Show,” interlude featuring Linda Martell
  20. “Ya Ya”
  21. “Oh Louisiana”
  22. “Desert Eagle”
  23. “Riiverdance”
  24. “II Hands II Heaven”
  25. “Tyrant”
  26. “Sweet Honey Buckin’,” featuring Shaboozey
  27. “Amen”
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LAURYN HILL & DE LA SOUL SHOWN GRAMMY LOVE AS HALL OF FAME TO INDUCT THEIR CLASSIC ALBUMS

LAURYN HILL & DE LA SOUL SHOWN GRAMMY LOVE AS HALL OF FAME TO INDUCT THEIR CLASSIC ALBUMS

Lauryn Hill and De La Soul are among those being recognized by the Recording Academy this year for their contributions to Hip Hop and music.

Source: HipHopDX

On Wednesday (March 20), the organization announced that The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998) and 3 Feet High and Rising (1989) will be inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 2024 alongside classics by Donna Summer, Wanda Jackson and more.

The ceremony is scheduled to take place at the Novo Theater in Los Angeles, CA on May 21.

“We’re proud to unveil the diverse mix of recordings entering the Grammy Hall Of Fame in its 50th year,” Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. shared.

“The music showcased here has played a pivotal role in shaping our cultural landscape, and it’s a true honor to recognize these albums and recordings, along with the profound influence each has had on music and beyond.”

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 tally upon its release and went on to win five Grammy Awards: Best New Artist, Best R&B Song, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, and Best R&B Album.

3 Feet High and Rising, on the other hand, didn’t receive the same amount of commercial shine when it first dropped but has since been credited for giving art rap and progressive Hip Hop a boost like no other body of work before it. In 2010, the Library of Congress added the LP to the National Recording Registry on the basis of it being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

In related news, A Tribe Called Quest, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey and Eric B & Rakim are among this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees.

The full list of artists nominated this year, which totals 15, was announced last month on the organization’s website and across its social channels. Blige, A Tribe Called Quest and Eric B & Rakim having all been nominated previously and returning to ballot once again.

Read more at https://hiphopdx.com/news/lauryn-hill-de-la-soul-grammy-hall-of-fame-classic-albums

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Kanye West Brings His Old Manager Back On Board & Scores First No. 1 Hit In Years

Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign’s “Carnival,” which appeared on their “Vultures 1” album, reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign’s “Carnival,” which appeared on their “Vultures 1” album, reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Source: AllHipHop

Kanye West looked to the past as he plotted a tour for his Vultures album trilogy. According to Billboard, Ye rehired his former manager John Monopoly.

Monopoly returned to the managerial role more than a decade after parting ways with Ye. The move gave Kanye a manager for the first time since 2018.

Kanye reunited with Monopoly amid efforts to arrange a world tour. Live Nation and AEG reportedly will not be involved in Kanye’s tour despite the success of his Vultures album listening parties. Ye remained a toxic figure in the music industry due to his antisemitism and other offensive remarks, which led to multiple brands cutting ties with him.

Controversy did not stop Kanye’s loyal fans from supporting him. Ye and Ty Dolla $ign’s single “Carnival” made it to No. 1 on the latest Hot 100 chart. The track became Kanye’s first No. 1 song in more than 12 years.

Ye last reached the top of the Hot 100 with his Katy Perry collaboration “E.T.” in 2011. “Carnival” marked the fifth No. 1 song of his career. His other No. 1 hits were “Stronger,” “Gold Digger” and Twista’s “Slow Jamz.”

Read more at https://allhiphop.com/news/kanye-west-brings-his-old-manager-back-on-board-scores-first-no-1-hit-in-years/

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THAT MEXICAN OT RECRUITS DABABY, PAUL WALL & MORE FOR NEW ALBUM ‘TEXAS TECHNICIAN’

THAT MEXICAN OT RECRUITS DABABY, PAUL WALL & MORE FOR NEW ALBUM ‘TEXAS TECHNICIAN’

That Mexican OT is gearing up to drop his sophomore album Texas Technician, and he’s bringing along DaBaby, Paul Wall and more for the ride.

Source: HipHopDX

The Texas native revealed the tracklist with a callback to the 2000s as he shared a picture of a blank CD that had the songs written on it. Alongside the aforementioned names, Slim Thug, Moneybagg Yo, Fredo Bang and Z-RO are also among the featured guests.

“YU READY??” OT asked fans in the caption, while revealing the effort is due out this Friday (March 1).

Get into the full tracklist below.

01. “02/02/99”
02. “Point Em Out” (feat. DaBaby)
03. “Chicken Strips & Ass” (feat. Paul Wall)
04. “Bull Riding” (feat. Drodi & Slim Thug)
05. “Wockhardt” (feat. LE$)
06. “Function” (feat. Propain)
07. “Texas Pledge” (feat. Z-RO)
08. “Crooked Officer” (feat. Z-RO)
09. “Cowboy In An Escalade” (feat. Trapboy Freddy)
10. “Coming Down” (feat. OTB Fastlane & Hannah Everhart)
11. “Glocks & Hammers”
12. “Twisting Fingers” (feat. Moneybagg Yo)
13. “Hola” (feat. Fredo Bang)
14. “In The Air” (feat. Hogg Booma)
15. “Mucho Gracias”
16. “Kick Doe Freestyle” (feat. Homer & Mone)

In a whirlwind year, 2024 DX Rising Star That Mexican OT skyrocketed to fame with his smash hit “Johnny Dang,” paying homage to the famed Houston jeweler to the stars. The summer anthem — which also features Johnny’s business partner Paul Wall — not only graced the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 11 weeks but also earned a RIAA gold certification.

Read more here at: https://hiphopdx.com/news/that-mexican-ot-dababy-paul-wall-texas-technician

Watch the Music Video – “Point Em Out” (feat. DaBaby)