Eminem made a surprise appearance during the Detroit Pistons first game back in Detroit against the Charlotte Hornets. Accompanied by his song “Lose Yourself,” Eminem introduced the Pistons while the crowd up.
“Welcoming back, for the first time in almost 40 years, to our city, to my city, to your city, make some noise for the Detroit Pistons,” Eminem said. “Let’s go.”
The game, which took place Wednesday night (October 18), was the first time in 40 years that the Pistons have played in Detroit, with the basketball team having played at The Palace of Auburn Hills for the past four decades. The team returned to Detroit to mark the unveiling of the brand new Little Caesars Arena that was built in the city. The Pistons ended up winning their game against the Hornets, with the final score being 102-90.
On the eve before good kid, m.A.A.d city was to come out, Andreas Hale was behind-the-scenes as Kendrick Lamar made history in less than a day.
The night of Oct. 19th, 2012 was a special one in Las Vegas. Kendrick Lamar was on the 32nd stop of a 34 city tour in advance of his major label debut album being released to the masses.
As a sort of gift and curse, good kid, m.A.A.d city had sprung the proverbial leak three days prior to the album’s official release date and the masses already had their ears wrapped around the highly anticipated album.
The buzz from what the artist formally known as K-Dot spilled into that project was palpable. It was immediately heralded as an instant classic, which was rare for an artist who cleared his own path independently. The flood of reviews and social media discussion made his Las Vegas stop that much more significant. The show was already sold out, but with the album leak, it became the hottest ticket on The Strip. Forget Cirque du Soleil, it was all about Kendrick Lamar. The confines of the Hard Rock Café are built for a decent sized crowd. Too big for an independent artists trying to make a name for themselves but too small to house an artist with a rabid fanbase.
Killer Mike made his South Park debut
On the latest episode of South Park, which premiered on Wednesday, October 18th, the long-running show didn’t just parody a show. They had veteran rapper Killer Mike write and perform a verse for the show.
The episode, called “Hummels and Heroin,” focuses on mass incarceration and the opioids epidemic we have in this country.
RZA speaks about the infamous 2016 incident
This week is the one year anniversary of the infamous Russell Crowe, Azealia Banks altercation. Details about that night are still being revealed.
On Wednesday, RZA, the one who invited Banks to the party, appeared on The Breakfast Club with Mathematics. They were mostly there to talk about the Wu-Tang Clan’s excellent new album The Saga Continues.
While there the two talked about a number of topics, from RZA meeting Martin Shkreli to Mathematics designing the infamous Wu-Tang symbol for $400. Things turned serious when RZA was asked about that night with Azealia Banks; just last week, the trailer for Love Beats Rhymes, the movie RZA and Banks did together, was released.