Eminem Wins Playboy Awards - Snowballx
This is an exclusive to Eminem2000/Eminemworld as we are the
first to bring it to all you fans. Controversial Detroit bad
boy Eminem aka Marshall Mathers has walked away with 2 more
awards to add to his vastly growing collection. At the 2001
Playboy Music Poll Awards he walked away with an award for
best R&B/Rap Male Vocalist and one for his video "The Real
Slim Shady" Congratulations Em!!!
-props to Dirty JIM for the info
Stuff Magazine D-12 Song
Magazine has a killer CD out with this month's issue. The
CD has exclusive tracks from D-12 exclusive tracks from Limp
Bizkit, Crystal Method, Jurassic Park 5, and 11 other rock/rap
Toy Update - Snowballx
The dolls will be offered in two
sizes and sold through record stores and specialty shops starting
in July. The stand-alone figures will be about $10 each, while
those including stands will be about $13, said Carlos Espada
of Art Asylum, the company designing the dolls.
Art Asylum, which is based in Brooklyn, also made Kiss figures
and designed the "Scuba Steve" doll for Adam Sandler's
"Big Daddy" movie.
Eminem has had input into the design of each of his dolls
and is most pleased with the Slim Shady figure, Espada said.
Per Em's request, changes are still being made to the Eminem
doll. That figure currently is clad in the rapper's typical
stage apparel of a white T-shirt and blue jeans, with his
hands up as if in mid-rap. The Marshall Mathers doll is a
casually posed figure wearing a puffy white coat, tan pants
and a white hat.
Asked why the world needs a chainsaw-wielding Slim Shady doll,
Espada said it's simply for entertainment.
Eminem Toys - Snowballx
Brooklyn-based Art Asylum is introducing a chainsaw-wielding
action figure of rap icon Eminem; the seven-inch Many Faces
of Eminem doll ''boasts painstakingly detailed re-creations
of the rapper's tattoos, including the words 'Cut Here' on
its little neck''. The Toys are set to hit shelves in July.
For Pictures of the Toys go [Here]
Spin Magazine - Snowballx
Spin Magazine's List of the Most Important Artists in Music
What if commercial radio actually played what you wanted
to hear? That's one of the questions Spin's editors asked
when putting together their take on the hoary old concept
of Top 40. Recently, Spin composed a roaster of the most important
artists in the game right now. And controversial, Detroit
bred rapper Eminem sits nicely at #5 on Spin's fantasy Top
40 playlist which consists of a heavy rotation that could
actually be listened to all day.
-props to my fellow 'Dirty Head' JIM for the info
MTV Interview with Eminem
After killing you loudly with his rhymes, Eminem wants you
to know one thing: he can feel, dammit.
That's the territory the MC is planning on conquering with
his third LP — which he predicts will be a "real emotional
album" — certain to be influenced by personal turmoil, his
pending sentencing after pleading guilty to weapons possession,
and trying to be a good father as his little girl grows older.
Following last month's explosive Grammy Awards ceremony,
the rapper sat down exclusively with MTV News' Kurt Loder
and revealed his plans for a new record that's heavy on emotion
and long on songs ... song songs, in his own inimitable words.
The MC also talked openly about his possible prison stay,
why he's just having fun with D12, and why he's shielding
his new music from his daughter.
Kurt Loder: Have you done any new stuff with Dre yet? The
new stuff you're writing — have you gotten together with him?
Eminem: He did three tracks on the D12 album, which is something
to hear. But other than that, we ain't really got together.
D12 has been my main priority right now. It's getting this
album out, and then after that, I don't know. Bizarre [of
D12] is a character. I think that after this record comes
out, some people might even believe that he's worse than me.
[laughs] He's out there with the things he talks about. It's
humorous, but to some people it might not be. [There are]
whole songs out there that might piss some people
Loder: The same people that were pissed off about [your]
Eminem: Yeah. Maybe some new people, too. But the album is
finished. When I come back from Europe we're mixing it down,
so we'll have our 14 songs.
Loder: So you're with us before you know it. Is the video
Eminem: Not yet. The video concepts we've got in our head,
but the video is not done until we finish the single.
Loder: Is [the D12 album] going to be very different from...
Eminem: I'm just having fun with that record.
Loder: Is it going to be anything like The Marshall Mathers
LP — that angry?
Eminem: Yeah, the D12 record is definitely coming out along
the lines of The Marshall Mathers LP. As far as my own solo
record, my next record, it's probably going to capture a lot
of emotion. I think I want to make this next record, my next
record, more of a feel record, where every song is different.
There's emotion in every song. With the D12 record that's
coming out, we have fun in the studio, and I think that's
going to show. We like to clown around a lot. It's kind of
my less serious side. But as far as my next record ... every
song I do, I want there to be a purpose behind it, and a message.
I want there to be a certain feel to it that captures whatever
I'm feeling at that time. ... I think I've proven my rap skills;
now I want to show that I can write whole songs, and song-songs.
Loder: Like verse/bridge/chorus?
Eminem: I want to show — I want to be able to capture emotion.
Especially at a time like this, when I'm going through what
I'm going through.
Loder: Does the upcoming sentencing hang over your head in
a major way?
Eminem: Yeah, it does, it does. It's definitely something
that would be, I think, depicted in my songs on my next album.
That's why I said the next album is gonna be a real emotional
album. It's f---ed to have something that hangs over your
head no matter how successful you are, no matter how far you
think you've come. ... Puffy will tell you that. No matter
how successful or how powerful a businessman you become, you
f--- up, you're in the system. Once you're in the system,
and you're f---ed. Once they've got you, you're f---ed. It's
"Yes sir, no sir."
Loder: Do you think back to that and think, "If I could just
control my temper more..." I mean, a lot of people, when they're
young, have a really bad temper, but they sort of mellow out
Eminem: It's definitely something I regret, being in the
position that I'm in. It was definitely stupid. In the heat
of the moment, what can you really do? You do something and
you wish you could take it back, but it's done. What can you
Loder: You've gotta be thinking [about] if something happens
with the sentencing thing, if you have to go away or something
... it must be an awful feeling, right? You've got a little
Eminem: The biggest thing hanging over my head is if I do
go to jail, what to say to her? What do I really say? "Daddy
was bad, I'm sorry, I'm going away for a little while?" I'm
sure she's used to me being gone, but not a longtime stretch.
Like a year or two years, something like that, I'm sure she's
not used to that. It's a week or two weeks here and there
and I always end up back home.
Loder: Does your daughter Hailie know who you are, in the
full sense of it?
Eminem: Oh, yeah. She does now, she definitely does. She's
five years old now, and she's really smart for her age. And
my niece lives with us too, and she's eight, and Hailie learns
a lot from my niece ... they just feed off each other. It's
kind of scary, how smart a little girl can get so quick. She
has sleepovers and their friends run around the house, like,
"Is that your uncle?" They say, "Hailie, is that your dad?
You're so lucky." [They're] getting autographs before I leave,
and asking me to come upstairs and rap for them. People used
to ask me, "Do you let your daughter listen to your music?"
And it used to be — when she couldn't pick up on it — "Yeah,
I do." When she didn't understand all the words. But now she's
starting to understand all the words, and — especially [with]
my new stuff — I can't really play it around her. She picks
up on it, and I don't want her to get the wrong idea, because
she's not going to know how to take it.
Loder: What words do you not want her to hear?
Eminem: Not just the words: the anger in my voice. I don't
bring that around her. That's one thing I don't want her to
see or to have to experience. Being this little, the only
thing I want her to worry about is playing — What's she going
to play with today? Is she going to play with dolls, is she
going to color today?
Loder: Are there words or concepts you don't want her to
hear either? Or just are there songs you prefer to keep away
from her, not just because the anger in them, but because
of the things that you are saying?
Eminem: Yeah, it's a combination of things, but I think —
mostly with my new material — I think it's the anger in my
voice even more so than the words.
Loder: The stuff you're writing now?
Eminem: I used to play my music when — If I was working on
something and checking out a mix, I used to play it around
her. But now, it's like, I don't even want to do that anymore.
The more adult I'm becoming, the more I'm realizing that this
might have an affect on her, or it might scare her, or she
might hear a word or a sentence that she doesn't know how
to take. I'd just rather not even play it around her.
-props to my fellow 'Dirty Head' JIM for the info
Soul Train Awards- Snowballx
Controversial rapper Eminem, one of the few white musicians
to make it big in the hip-hop world, went home emptied handed
on Wednesday at the Soul Train Music Awards. Exactly one week
after winning three Grammy Awards and winning a Brit Award
earlier this week, the 28-year-old Detroit performer lost
both Soul Train categories in which he was nominated.
Eminem's ``The Marshall Mathers LP'' lost the album of the
year prize to his mentor Dr. Dre's ``Dr. Dre -- 2001.'' His
clip for ``Stan'' was shut out for best video by rapper Mystikal's
''Shake Ya Ass.'' Eminem, whose lyrics have come under fire
for their apparent misogyny and homophobia, scored three rap
Grammys including album of the year, last week
Eminem did not attend the event, which was taped at the Shrine
Auditorium in downtown Los Angeles, and will be broadcast
in syndication across the United States on March 3.
EmineMovies Update - Snowballx
Eminem and DMX in a Movie....Maybe?
Rapper Eminem has been offered more than $4 million to join
fellow rap artist DMX in ``Lazarus,'' a film that began as
the fourth installment of ``The Crow'' franchise, but which
has evolved on its own.
Hollywood has been after Eminem, who won three Grammy awards
last week, for some time, and Imagine and Universal are working
quickly to get an autobiographical Eminem movie film set up;
Eminem would star and Imagine chairman Brian Grazer will produce.
Now being scripted by Scott Silver, the Imagine pic covers
the young white rapper's struggle to make a name for himself.
Eminem is writing songs with his producer, Dr. Dre.
Eminem has turned down other projects, including the chance
to play a heavy opposite Denzel Washington in the Warner Bros.
drama ``Training Day.''` `Lazarus,'' which is being produced
by Edward R. Pressman, seems an unlikely film to tempt him.
The film is being directed by video veteran Joseph Kahn, was
written by James Gibson and recently rewritten by Joe Ide.
In the new version, two young men die and are brought back
from the dead. One is good and the other evil, and they battle
for dominance in the hip-hop world.DMX is set to play the
good guy, and Eminem has been offered the role of his nemesis.
Eminem is managed by Paul Rosenberg and co-managed by Stuart
Parr at Shady Goliath and agented for film by UTA. The managers
and the rapper were out of the country and the agency wouldn't
comment. If the Eminem deal for ''Lazarus'' comes together,
it's unclear when the film would be made, given the busy schedules
of both rappers....Stay Tuned!!