Eminem’s publisher Eight Mile Style has filed a major new lawsuit claiming Spotify has infringed hundreds of song copyrights and challenging the constitutionality of a recently passed music licensing law. In a suit filed Wednesday in federal court in Nashville, Eight Mile accuses Spotify of willful copyright infringement by reproducing “Lose Yourself” and about 250 … More »
Bon Iver’s latest album, i,i, is a couple weeks old now. Justin Vernon gave an interview about it right around the time that he decided to put the whole thing online a few weeks early — its physical release date is still at the end of the month — … More »
A couple of years ago, Eminem announced that he’d signed the bloodthirsty Buffalo rap brothers Westside Gunn and Conway to his Shady Records label. In 2017, Westside Gunn and Conway released “MachineGun Black,” a Just Blaze-produced track with an Eminem intro. Since then, though, both Westside Gunn and Conway have kept working like … More »
Few songs in history have dominated the zeitgeist like Lil Nas X‘s ‘Old Town Road,’ and now there is considerable data to support that statement. This past week, the country-rap crossover hit featuring Billy Ray Cyrus sat atop the coveted Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for a record thirteenth week.
This is the longest any rap single has led the chart, beating out past monsters like ‘See You Again,’ by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, in 2015; ‘Boom Boom Pow,’ by The Black Eyed Peas (2009); and ‘Lose Yourself,’ by Eminem (2002-03). Beyond breaking rap records, only 11 other singles in history share this record, the last of which was Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee‘s ‘Despacito‘ which featured Justin Bieber.
‘Old Town Road’ also currently leads the Streaming Songs chart for the thirteenth week with 88.7 million streams in the U.S.. It’s on top of the Digital Song Sales chart once again as well with 59,000 downloads sold.
The song was already enormous prior to this record-breaking week, but an honest admission at the end of Pride Month from Lil Nas X that he is, in fact, gay gave the single an even bigger bump to close out June.
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About two months ago, Logic and Eminem, perhaps our two most famous splenetic-flow rappity-rappers, came together on the jackhammer syllable-onslaught collab “Homicide.” The song sampled a viral 2018 video: The comedian Chris D’Elia’s legit hilarious “you’re using way too many napkins” Eminem impression. Eminem quoted a few lines from that impression … More »
To say Ed Sheeran has become one of the most successful artists in the streaming era in an understatement. He is the number one most streamed artist on Spotify with over 61 million listeners a month, with the number one most streamed song, “Shape Of You,”—the only song with over 2 billion plays. Sheeran has four songs with over a billion plays, and from the looks of the roster on his upcoming No. 6 LP, he’s rearing for more.
Featured collaborations on the newly revealed tracklist include Skrillex, Khalid, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Stormzy, Yebba, Travis Scott, Eminem, 50 Cent, Young Thug, JHUS, Ella Mai, Paulo Londra, H.E.R., Meek Mill, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Bruno Mars, and Chris Stapleton. This is also leaving out the two singles on the album that have already been released—”Cross Me” featuring Chance The Rapper & PnB Rock and number 2 Billboard chart-topper “I Don’t Care” with Justin Bieber. In an eclectic variety of collaborators, the British singer/songwriter has blanketed his album with a smorgasbord of artists in almost every pop genre.
The album, No. 6, is set for release July 12.
Today, Logic and Eminem, our two leading vein-bulging rappity-rappers, have come out with their a new collaboration. They’ve been teasing the new track “Homicide” for a while, and the final product sounds about what you’d expect: A whole lot of blurry Micro Machines ratatat rapping over a beat that sounds like a spooky scene from … More »
The name “youngblood” has a rich history in pop music. First there were the Youngbloods, the critically acclaimed folk-rockers best known for their 1967 hit “Get Together.” Decades later along came the YoungBloodZ, the Atlanta rap duo best known for their 2003 smash “Damn!” alongside Lil Jon. Many others emerged along the way including Sydney … More »
Before “stanning” your favorite celebrity became typical slang among social media and meme culture, Eminem introduced the world to the term in his 2000 hit, “Stan.” Now, the word has officially been added to Merriam-Webster as both a noun and a verb. More »
Nashville country star Eric Church made his comeback last year with his sixth full-length LP Desperate Man. Now he’s on his Double Down U.S. tour and debuting some new covers. On Saturday, he performed a country rendition of Snoop Dogg’s 1993 gangsta rap classic “Gin And Juice” at his show in Cincinnati. He … More »