Eminem And Rihanna’s ‘Monster’ Tour

2014’s hottest concert has officially been announced: ‘The Monster Tour,’ featuring superstars Eminem and Rihanna. This jackpot combination will be making three stops: Detroit, New Jersey (thank God), and Los Angeles, which is where Eminem epically surprised the crowd at a Rihanna concert. Personally, I’d rather see Slim Shady paired up with a rapper, similar to his […]

The Slim Shady LP Turns 15

Rock or Anything would like to wish The Slim Shady LP a happy belated birthday! Yes, just five days ago, this hip-hop classic turned 15 years old. This wasn’t Eminem’s first album though; that would be Infinite. But after Infinite hit the shelves and was torn apart by critics and fans, Eminem was forced to head back to his […]

11 Biggest Snubs in Rap-Grammy History

If you haven’t heard yet, everyone from hip-hop fans to Macklemore himself believes that Kendrick Lamar got snubbed at the 2014 Grammy’s. That might be true—however, rap has a long, unfortunate history of getting shafted by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (the voting committee for the Grammy’s). There have definitely been some […]

Eminem Confronts His ‘Monster’ in New Music Video

Earlier this week, Eminem released the music video for his number one hit with Rihanna, The Monster. I honestly wasn’t expecting much. I enjoy this song, but it’s probably one of my least favorites on MMLP2. However, what came on Monday night surprised me. The video captures the nostalgic feel of his most recent album and […]

Eminem Premieres Rap God Music Video

This has definitely been an interesting week for music videos in hip-hop. First Kanye West, then James Franco, and now— Eminem. This is definitely one of the best music videos I’ve seen in a while, especially for hip-hop. Usually, contemporary rap videos like to rely on this basic formula: beautiful, scantily clad women+stacks of money+bottles […]

Eminem Soars, Timerblake Crushes, and Britney…Wanes?

The numbers are in. Eminem’s new album, Marshall Mathers LP 2, claimed the top spot in its first week of sales, scoring 792,000 copies—an extraordinary amount in a post-Limewire/Napter world. This also marks Eminem’s highest selling album since his 2004 monstrosity Encore, trumping the sales of his last two works (2009’s Relapse sold 608,000 and […]

2013 Europe Music Video Awards

Last night in Amsterdam, MTV celebrated the Europe Music Video Awards (EMAs), which is just the foreign version of the VMAs. Stupidly enough, it’s MTV Europe that actually managed to arrange these words in the proper order (why is it called the Video Music Awards and not the Music Video Awards, damn it?).  Like its […]

So Two Rap Gods, an MC, and a Pop Artist Walk into a Bar…

It’s a week of accomplishments for several of rap’s biggest stars. I have yet to listen to Drake’s newest album Nothing Was the Same, hence the lack of a review. But earlier this week, the Young Money MC reached a huge landmark: his album went platinum, surpassing an impressive one million sales. It’s an extraordinary […]

Marshall Mathers LP 2 Review

  When you name your eighth album after your greatest body of work, you better make damn sure that you’re putting out something good. People will automatically expect it to meet a certain standard—and for me, Eminem’s Marshall Mathers LP 2 has exceeded all expectations. Now if you’re waiting for a regurgitation of MMLP, you […]

YouTube Streams Its First-Ever Music Awards Show

  Last night, YouTube live-streamed its first-ever music awards show to millions of viewers, and it was bizarre to say the least–though I guess that’s what happens when you produce a live event. The whole thing felt like an independent, artsy event that was sloppily thrown together by a bunch of hipsters, where the winners […]