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Busta Rhymes and Eminem Want You to “Calm Down”

What do you get when you match up two of raps most diverse and quick lyricists? You get a six-minute-long rap anthem by the name of “Calm Down” that hits on everything from social media, to Clive Davis, to music critics and back around to Fahrvergnügens. Yes. The Volkswagen van. Only Busta Rhymes would rap about a van and make it work.

Speed isn’t the point here, as both of the veterans excel in their sporadic, smart rhymes that even make sense. Even producer Scoop Deville has time to sample “Jump Around” by House of Pain. This six-minute rap battle …


Eminem Banned From Hyde Park for “Offensive” and “Unsuitable” Lyrics

Longtime rapper Eminem had agreed terms with Barclaycard British Summer Time promoters AEG, but a Freedom Of Information request by The Daily Mirror shows the agreement was vetoed by Royal Parks, the body that runs Hyde Park, because they feared his lyrics could upset other park users. The result? He’s banned from playing a day festival in Hyde Park due to his lyrics being deemed “offensive” and “unsuitable.” Yes, this is the same guy who melted hearts with his “Headlights” Mothers’ Day music video.

Just last month, Eminem was saying he was under the impression he could make …


New ‘The Equalizer’ Trailer: Just Your Average Every Day Crime Fighting

We brought you what we thought to be the first trailer for The Equalizer a few weeks back, but we recently learned that was a not-so-official cut that somehow found its way online. Today, Sony released what they’re calling the first official look at the new Denzel Washington film, and we have the full trailer right here on UTG.

Boston is a city that has appeared on film many ways in recent years. For The Equalizer, one of the nation’s oldest cities turns into a festering hub of crime, with villains lurking around every corner. Thankfully, for everyday people …


Watch Eminem’s Heartfelt Spike Lee-Directed “Headlights” Video

A single day out of the year to celebrate our moms doesn’t seem like enough time to do justice for all that they do. Even Eminem knows that. The Detroit rapper decided to celebrate Mother’s Day on May 11 by releasing his new, heartfelt, Spike Lee-directed music video for “Headlights.”

The song, which features Nate Ruess of fun. and The Format, is an apology to his mom about negatively referencing her in all of his past music. Lee’s video is shot from a first-person perspective of Eminem’s mother, Debbie Matters, to make a four-minute video that reveals the troubled …


GOD SAVE SLIM SHADY: Eminem Announces Show At Wembley Stadium In London

Are you British? Do you love Eminem? Then you’re in luck. Unfortunately, I’m in New York, so I doubt I’ll be making this specific show.

About a half hour ago (in true Sex Pistols’ fashion), the “Rap God” announced a one-off date in London on July 11 at Wembley Stadium via his Instragram account, as well as BBC radio.

The rapper’s most recent release The Marshall Mathers LP 2 came out in September of last year. He has a few tour dates slated for August, but has not confirmed any major national tours as of yet.

“One step at …


Austin City Limits Festival Announces 2014 Lineup

Hey, look! It’s another 2014 festival lineup!

After expanding to two weekends for the 2013 festival, the 2014 edition of the Austin City Limits Music Festival will take place on October 3-5 and 10-12, featuring headlining sets from Eminem, Pearl Jam, Outkast, Skrillex, Beck and Calvin Harris. Given that ACL and Lollapalooza are produced by the same company (C3 Presents), there is typically a great deal of crossover between the two lineups. This certainly holds true in 2014, but it seems the identities of the two festivals are beginning to blur.

ACL has always skewed older than its sister festival …


Lollapalooza Announces 2014 Lineup

The midwest’s premiere music festival, Lollapalooza, announced its full lineup today, and it looks just as great as expected.

This year’s headlining slots feature the likes of Outkast, Eminem, Arctic Monkeys and more, but the real meat of the festival is in the undercard. Before the really big names take the stage, you’ll be able to catch performances by Childish Gambino, Phantogram, Manchester Orchestra, Bleachers, Chicago natives Into It. Over It., to name just a small fraction of the great artists who will be playing this year. Check out the full list of acts right here.

Lollapalooza will …


Rihanna, Eminem Reveal ‘Monster’ Tour Dates

It was announced last month that Eminem and Rihanna would be teaming up for ‘The Monster Tour’ following the duo’s success with the single “The Monster.” Now we have confirmed dates and venues for their three-show run this summer.

‘The Monster Tour’ Dates:
Aug. 7 – Los Angeles @ the Rose Bowl
Aug. 16 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
Aug. 22 – Detroit @ Comerica Park

Tickets go on sale to the public on March 28. There will be numerous pre-sales before then, through American Express, Facebook and the Live Nation App. Head to Eminem’s website for more …


Eminem And Rihanna Announce ‘The Monster Tour’

Eminem and Rihanna struck top 40 gold with the fall 2013 release of “The Monster,” and to this day it’s hard to listen to the radio for more than an hour without hearing at least a snippet of the Jon Bellion penned chorus being played. Now, in a move that is as surprising as it is logical (from a financial standpoint), Eminem and Rihanna have taken their partnership a step further and announced plans for a brief summer tour.

‘The Monster Tour’ will kickoff sometime this August and visit a grand total of three cities nationwide. Yes, only …


See the 20 Most Pirated Musicians of 2013

This year was big for music, and, as always, a big loss in terms of sales. According to to new statistics released from music analytics firm Musicmetric, Daft Punk, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, and Drake were a few of the musicians to see their music illegally downloaded the most in 2013. Bruno Mars and Rihanna came in first and second, respectively, with Mars’ singles peaking at 5,783,556 downloads and Rihanna’s at 5,414,166 downloads.

If you’re having trouble remembering what exactly Bruno Mars, Rihanna, and half of the other artists on this list put out this year, know you aren’t out


Eminem Faces His Demons In “The Monster” Music Video Featuring Rihanna

This past Sunday Eminem premiered a short preview of his upcoming music video for his single titled “The Monster,” featuring Rihanna. The song is taken from his recently released full length, Marshall Mathers LP 2. Yesterday evening, the full music video was revealed right before the Detroit football game. You can check it out by taking a look below the jump.

In this video, Rihanna helps Eminem visit his past and makes him face his demons. Clips of his life are shown to him as he travels through his own psyche. It all leads up to one final …


Eminem Releases Teaser For “Monster” Music Video

Eminem dropped his eighth studio album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, early last month. The album has had a lot of positive reviews, and his follow up single to “Love The Way You Lie” has been playing on radio stations across the country. Now that the album has been out for a little over a month, Eminem is prepping to release a music video for that single, which is titled “Monster.” Yesterday, he revealed a minute long teaser for that music video. You can check it out by taking a look below the jump.

Most of the teaser is …