Eminem Confirms New Album to be Titled “Relapse”

Today was the party held by Shade 45 for the release of Eminem’s new book “The Way I Am”.  During a live interview Eminem said his new album will be called “Relapse.” Eminem is known for joking around and with Dr Dre’s new album called “Detox,” it’s hard to know for sure if Slim Shady is f*cking with us. Either Interscope is about to drop the “Three Headed Moster” as 50 Cent calls it. With 50 releasing “Before I Self Destruct” on December 9th, then Eminem’s “Relapse” in the first quarter of 09 and Dre’s “Detox” soon after, Interscope will for sure dominate record sales.

As we stated, the party was held for Eminem’s new book, with it hitting stores on the 21st. During the interview, Eminem did drop a freestyle, make sure you listen to it below & let us know what you think!

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Eminem’s The Way I Am Book Release Event
Wed 10/15 8:00 pm ET
Shade 45 will broadcast LIVE from Eminem’s exclusive book release celebration at a secret location in New York City! Top notch hip-hop producer, The Alchemist will be spinning live as Shade 45 Morning Show hostess, Angela Yee and Streetsweeper Radio’s Drama King, DJ Kay Slay will be at the venue reporting to you with special guests and all sorts of surprises! You definitely don’t want to miss this historic event celebrating the release of Eminem’s book The Way I Am!

Source: Shade45

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The Best Rapper Alive Is…

Over 920,000 votes later, VIBE announces the winner of it’s first annual Best Rapper Alive tournament

When VIBE decided to let the people decide The Best Rapper Alive, we just wanted to have a little fun. But with a final tally exceeding 920,000 votes, it’s safe to say we touched a nerve. Since the competition began on July 21, the NCAA tournament – style bracket sparked bedlam. T.I.? Nas? Joe Budden? Rick Ross? Decisions had to be – and were – made.

In the early rounds there were few upsets, as most of the higher-seeded competitors triumphed. Until the final eight MCs remained, it looked as though all four No. 1 seeds – Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Eminem, and Andre 3000 – would land in the final four. But then, the bark of underdogs could be heard in the distance.

The lesser of the two upsets took place in the Big Punisher bracket. Andre was defeated by No. 3 seed The Game, just as his album, LAX (Geffen), was impacting nationwide. In the Pimp C bracket, Lil Wayne, the man who many thought would take home the title, lost to Ludacris, also a No. 3 seed. Unfortunately for The Game and Luda die-hards, Cinderella would not be anyone’s date to the big dance. Jay-Z and Eminem easily beat out Ludacris and Game respectively, setting up a titanic final matchup. In the end, Eminem prevailed in a surprising landslide victory. Despite no proper album releases, since 2004’s, Encore (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope), 69 percent of the votes went to Detroit’s native son easily outpacing office favorite Jay-Z’s 31 percent.

“It’s obviously an honor to have won the fans’ support by being voted the Best Rapper Alive,” Eminem said in response to his victory.   “I don’t think that there is any one rapper that is simply the best though.  Everyone who was in consideration and many others are the best at certain things, and at what they do.  But since VIBE’s offering the distinction, hell yeah I’ll accept!”

But no matter the victor, one thing was clear: The debate about who The Best Rapper Alive is (or is not) lives on. We just might have to do it again next year.

For a complete breakdown of all the matches, go to VIBE.com/bestrapper.

Source: Vibe.com

Eminem Book Comes With New DVD

On October 21st, Em is releasing his second book. The Way I Am is a collection of Marshall’s personal stories, reflections, photographs, original artwork, and never before published lyric sheets. In the first printing of the book, there is also a DVD included which contains Em’s personally shot video footage and unreleased interviews.

A couple of my favorite things about the book are the cover and the detachable lyric sheets. The cover is a red acetate film that slides over the traditional book print (similar to Jay-Z’s Kingdom Come CD). The red jacket masks the collage of Em’s handwritten lyrics on top of the underlying photo… you kind of have to see it to really get the effect. Also inside the book in the back are several perforated pages which one can pull out of the book. On these pages are reproductions of Em’s actual lyric sheets for songs like “Stan” and “Lose Yourself”. I fought hard for the book to have the pages detachable because there is something special about being able to hold the actual page in your hand and turn it around and around to decipher what Em’s semi-legible writing is saying. (Somehow he reads right off of the pages with ease and can see the song there). Again, you have to really see the lyric sheets to fully understand what I’m describing.

So, there are two ways to do that! First, of course, you can buy the book when it comes out on 10/21 everywhere in the U.S. Second, you can enter the Sirius Satellite Radio Shade45 contest for the book by clicking here. Grand prize winner will receive a all-expense paid trip to NYC for the book launch event along with other special prizes.

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Eminem ‘The Way I Am’ Book Release Event

Eminem is proud to present The Way I Am, a book that chronicles parts of his life in his own words, features his original handwritten lyric sheets to your favorite songs, original artwork by the man himself, and never before seen and unreleased photos capturing special moments of his spectacular career hitting stores on Oct. 21st!!!

However, the good folks at Shade 45 are giving one very lucky listener and their guest a chance to attend a special event celebrating the release of the highly anticipated book on October 15th at a secret location in New York City! In addition to the roundtrip airfare, two nights hotel to New York, the signed book, the pair of headphones and the free trip to NYC, the grand prize winner will also receive a specially designed pair of limited edition Eminem inspired Air Jordan 2 sneakers!!!

Five finalists will each win a signed copy of The Way I Am and a pair of Beats By Dre, the official Dr. Dre designed headphones!!!

Entrants must be at least 21 years of age and a legal resident of the contiguous USA to enter. For more details and how to enter see the Official Rules. Enter today for your chance to win!!!

Source: Sirius.com