HipHopDX – This week in Hip Hop, Eminem dropped his surprise album Music To Be Murdered By. Also, Royce Da 5’9 unleashed his new single “Overcomer” featuring a diss aimed at Yelawolf, and 2 Chainz cut down his dreads.
Eminem Releases Music To Be Murdered By
Eminem surprised fans with a new album titled Music To Be Murdered By on Friday (January 17). The LP featured 20 tracks and guest appearances from Royce Da 5’9, Q-Tip, KXNG Crooked, Young M.A, Anderson .Paak, Black Thought and the late Juice Wrld.
Slim Shady also released a video for the single “Darkness” at the same time.
It didn’t take long for listeners to catch on to all the people Em disses on the album. Among them include Lord Jamar, Machine Gun Kelly, Joe Budden, Kanye West, Tyler, the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt, just to name a few.
However, there was no diss to be found for Nick Cannon.
Stream Eminem’s Music To Be Murdered By here.
Royce Da 5’9 Disses Yelawolf
Royce Da 5’9 shared the Westside Gunn-assisted track “Overcomer” off his forthcoming album The Allegory on Thursday (January 16). On it, Royce takes a clear shot at former Shady Records labelmate Yelawolf.
“Yelawolf this is your first and your last pass,” Royce spit. “I ain’t gon’ put it on blast, your punk ass know what this about/You think it’s ’bout being loud or tryna be hostile/Till you get found face down on the ground outside of Kid Rock house/Though you a vulture pundit, I hope you get sober from this/Men lie, women lie, so do numbers.”
In a since-deleted response, Yelawolf posted a pair of red boots on Instagram with the following caption: “YOU AND ME video dropping soon from the sold out Fillmore in Detroit .. but numbers do lie don’t they @royceda59. yo @eminem get your hype man before the wolves do … I ain’t worried.”
Royce caught the post before Yela deleted it and fired back.
“I can remove you quicker than you Deleted this post, David Duke and nobody can stop me,” he wrote. “See, you want it to be one way…But it’s the other way.”
Read more about Royce Da 5’9’s beef with Yelawolf here.
2 Chainz Cuts His Dreads
2 Chainz cut his dreads ahead of the release for his collaborative track “Dead Man Walking” with Future.
“This my second cut of the year,” he wrote in a caption on Instagram.
Listen to 2 Chainz’s “Dead Man Walking” featuring Future here.
#DXCLUSIVES: Stretch & Bobbito, 30 Roc & S1
Stretch & Bobbito Conquered Radio, Now They Have An Album Called ‘No Requests’
Stretch and Bobbito spoke to HipHopDX about the making of their debut album No Requests and the origins of its title.
“I’ve done everything from the most underground music-centric to the most horrible Las Vegas mainstream with a line of hostile white women asking for bad music,” Stretch pointed out. “No Requests is kind of tongue-in-cheek. It’s not meant to be too serious, although we actually don’t take requests. With regards to the album, you don’t need to make requests because we got you.”
Read the full interview with Stretch and Bobbito here.
Producer 30 Roc Explains How Windshield Wiper Noise Ended Up On Roddy Ricch’s ‘The Box’
30 Roc detailed how he made Roddy Ricch’s No. 1 hit song “The Box” and where the “EEE-ERR” sound heard throughout the song came from in a conversation with DX.
“Anybody who listens to music knows it’s his voice,” 30 Roc explained. “That’s not possible. It’s possible for me to do that, but if I was to put that in the beat without him laying the vocals, I felt like it would throw the beat off.”
Check out the entire interview with 30 Roc here.
S1’s Memoir Reveals How Rhymefest Facilitated Life-Changing Kanye West Collaboration
S1 a.k.a. Symbolyc One dropped his new book titled Pray.Focus.Plan.Execute: A Memoir by S1 and shared an exclusive excerpt from it on DX. He also opened up about his intentions for the written work, which dropped on January 15.
“My purpose, not only for writing this book but also in life, is to impact, inspire, encourage and motivate others,” S1 told DX. “I’ve been blessed to accomplish so much in my life. So, I felt me sharing my personal life and career experiences of success and more importantly, my failures, would align with my purpose of achieving that.”
Read the excerpt and more about S1’s book here.