John Zorn : "Naked City. The entirety of it is punctuated with Yamatsuka Eye making the most terrifying noises he possibly can with his mouth. Another album from the Naked City discography, Absintheis the polar opposite in all but nightmare potential. Compared to the noisy and chaotic self-titled, a majority of Absinthe is very heavy, very long, and very dark droning sounds that can put even the most well-adjusted listener on edge.
Particularly disturbing is track four, "Fleur de Mal," which can only be described as auditory Nothing Is Scarier. Not to mention whatever the hell that is on the album cover. Wall of Voodoo had a few disturbing songs, especially during the Stan Ridgway era. Their debut EP had "The Passenger," a very urgent piece which appears to be about a terrorist who brings a bomb with him onto plane.
It has an abrupt ending, before fading back in with an eerie elevator-music coda. The very last track on the EP is a second instrumental, which frankly sounds like one of the more fucked-up songs from the Silent Hill soundtrack. It consists of a bouncy rhythm track, a whiny droning synth, and a ringing telephone.
It fades out as quickly as it fades in. The title of the song? It comes right after the humorous song "Can't Make Love", in which the narrator expresses his frustration with not being able to get anyone in bed. While "Struggle", with its whirring melody and rhythm section which brings to mind being chased is disturbing enough, near the end, a panicked woman's moaning and gasping can be heard — perhaps the titular struggle, which brings to mind sexual assault.
Paired with "Can't Make Love", it could very well be a very dark sequel. Calvin Wilkerson's self-titled album is full of this. Charlie Musselwhite's first recording of "Christo Redemptor" features Barry Goldberg's scarifying organ, Charlie's high and lonesome harmonica, and Harvey Mandel's bleak guitar solo toward the end.
The whole work sounds like the soundtrack to the aftermath of a horrible crime scene. Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit", describing the lynchings of African-Americans in dark, bleak, and sorrowful detail. This is the soundtrack to every sex orgy in Hell. The song transitions out of this phase to a car chase conclusion with a spatter of gunfire followed by nobody screaming, and the piano player presumably shot and falling to make the final note.
Parts of "Om" by John Coltrane. You ever heard a saxophone scream in terror? Johann Sebastian Bach : "Toccata and Fugue in D minor" is particularly popular in old horror movies due to its minor key and startling changes from soft to thundering. This of course lead to many haunting moments.
Luciano Berio: The Sequenza series. A list of serialist pieces which wouldn't sound out-of-place if the Silent Hill games made greater use of music. It even makes the sound of an accordion seem unnerving.
The worst? That muttering Hector Berlioz : Certain parts of Symphonie fantastiqueparticularly the last two movements. Especially if you know what they're about. The "Dies Irae," a part of the Requiem mass taken from a 13th-century hymn. It describes the Last Judgment. Berlioz did manage to change the way the tune was used, however, when he quoted it in his aforementioned symphony, and it's been parodied ever since as in the Saint-Saens piece described above.
Creepiness incarnate at the beginning Which, coincidentally, is what the last movement is supposed to be about. John Cage : ''In the Name of the Holocaust'' manages to be more terrifying than most Nightmare Fuel by prepared piano alone. No lyrics, no ominous bells. Imaginary Landscape No. If anything, the video accompaniment here makes it even worse.
George Crumb: "Black Angels". It will make you feel like insects are crawling up your skin. Paul Dukas: " The Sorcerer's Apprentice " also has a very eerie atmosphere. Thanks to Disney's "Fantasia" the music actually became more unnerving. Bernard Herrmann 's score to the Hitchcock film Psycho would have been scary enough even without the imagery of the film. Mediaeval Baebes: "How Death Comes. Goes from scary whispering to shockingly loud. Most of Olivier Messiaen 's piano suite Vingt regards.
Some examples. Modest Mussorgsky : " Night on Bald Mountain " really sounds as if all demons from Hell are brought together. If you hear the scary music that Mussorgsky wrote for these passages you're actually glad that the original paintings that inspired him are lost.
Ten minutes of the scariest music ever. The Dream of Jacob. In one of the bonus features for Inland EmpireLynch said one reason his wife divorced him may have been that he kept playing it on the stereo really loud. Utrenjawhich seems to exist solely to make people scream. The chanting from the chorus is unnerving, and the rhythmic knocking sound sounds like a pair of skulls being smashed together.
And then come the ear-splitting clanging and sirens. Most of his symphonic pieces; there's a reason that several of them were used as the soundtrack to The Shining.
Let's not even think about what it says about Adrian Veidt that he apparently listens to them for fun. Here are a couple of links. Sergei Prokofiev "Montagues and Capulets". Its intro is frightening enough, then atit goes into overdrive. Peter and the Wolf. The music accompanying the cat trying to catch the little bird has a literal Jump Scare moment when the cat misses him. The threatening horns when the wolf leaves the forest. The music when the cat notices the wolf and quickly climbs the tree.
Scary enough, but then the wolf chases the duck and devours the poor creature, all accompanied by nervous music that makes little children's imagination go berserk. The spooky flute representing the bird and the equally haunting bassoon representing the granddad slowly walking towards Peter.
Maurice Ravel 's La valse lends itself to this trope with its disjointed melodies, jarring dissonances, and wild swings in mood and tempo. It moves deeper into nightmare territory as it progresses, culminating in a violent climax that suggests a demonic orgy gone horribly out of control.
Gioachino Rossini has the second part of the William Tell Overture, appropriately labelled the "Storm" segment. The familiar portion with the full orchestra is probably the scariest of all. Saint-Saens' "Danse Macabre" isn't exactly balmy, particularly the opening. You are forgiven in advance for jumping out of your seat 19 seconds in. Arnold Schoenberg: "Pierrot Lunaire". There had been lots of scary music made before Schoenberg, but he was the first person to make music creepy.
In fact, he's been so imitated by modern composers including on numerous horror film scores that it can sound a bit Dated. It's even worse after you watch the torture scene it's played during. The son refuses and begs his father to save him. The song got its nickname thanks to urban legends which are now thought to have been spawned by Holiday's record label, as the original Hungarian version was said to have inspired the suicides of anyone who heard it, and indeed Seress took his own life in However, Holiday's version added a third verse which modulates to a major feel and suggests that the previous verses were merely a fleeting dream.
Still, the final lines - "Darling, I hope that my dream never haunted you My heart is telling you how much I wanted you" - leave many disturbingly unanswered questions. Dmitri Shostakovich : "String Quartet, No. For real nightmare trips, plays his last two string quartets - especially No.
Symphony No. But it kicks into full Nightmare gear in the second half, starting with the agitated strings and percussion. That builds up until it gives way to a relentless percussion cadence, which in turns alternates with violent outbursts from the rest of the orchestra. The music gives the impression of an unfeeling, unstoppable juggernaut destroying everything in its path.
Back in audiences weren't used to such threatening sounding introduction to a ballet. Of course, "The Rite Of Spring" has no happy subject to begin with: a ritual sacrifice of a young virgin in prehistoric Russia! The entire piece sounds brutal, primitive, loud and has a scary feeling to it. Especially first time listeners will almost certainly be unnerved. No wonder that a riot broke loose during its premiere in !
The second act "Introduction" and "Mysterious Circles Of The Young Girls" sounds even more threatening, because it remains so hauntingly calm and quiet for quite some minutes. After the earth shattering noise of the first act this comes across as being silence before the storm.
You think that's a nightmare? You can hardly stay calm during the final movement, La danse sacralewhether it's accompanied by the composer, an actual ballet performanceor any kind of musical score. And if that wasn't disturbing enough, check out Pina Bausch's choreography.
Very unnerving. YMMV on that, as it was meant to sound delicately sweet and heavenly, but it does so in a peculiarly Russian way. There is a version on glass harmonica Tchaikovsky's original choice that might be even more unnerving.
So hauntingly creepy that Walt Disney used it for his movie Sleeping Beauty in the scene where Princess Aurora is hypnotized by the Witch to go and prick her finger on the spinning wheel. Scott Walker : Many of his later releases, with the most horrific being 's The Driftwhich is less about music than it is the aural equivalent of a train ride through Hell. A lot of Alexander Scriabin's late pieces are mysterious and spooky, but his Sixth and Ninth Piano Sonatas jump into creepy territory.
The composer reportedly refused to play the sixth in public, fearing its darkness. However, Berg's music was always highly emotionally charged, and the result of that combined with nightmarishness truly comes forth in his Three Orchestral Pieces.
The last movement especially is terrifying in its madness. Based off of a quote from Psalm of The Biblethis piece is haunting and unsettling, from the chimes to the low pianos to the loud trumpets and drumbeats that sound exactly a tempest of God's fury and the Israelites' tortured weeping. The vast majority of Steve Reich's music is Sweet Dreams Fuelbut there are a few notable exceptions.
The work is split into three movements, with the first, titled "Before the War", being a light, upbeat nostalgic piece featuring Reich's governess and a former porter reminiscing about the trains, featuring an American steam whistle that is very deliberately pitched to sound bright and happy. Whatever your take on Robert Palmers interpretation, the sound on that single is awesome. It is HUGE. Everything is there in three dimensional space in front of you.
If you're talking about the Rhino Electric Warrior, I don't know what it was cut or sourced from, but the record itself was noisy, and I was not impressed with the sound.
I wanted to replace my Reprise pressing from the eighties, and tried like heck to find any information about the Rhino pressing I could, but no luck. Bought it anyway, and wasn't super happy. I also picked up the Fat Possum reissue of The Slider, even though my copy is still in good shape. Wasn't terribly impressed with it, either. Anyone know anything about Fat Possum's reputation? If Mikey, with his connections, can't get this information, what hope is there for us?
You'd think there'd be some obsessive on the internet keeping track of this stuff. Tell ya what though, the pressings I've been happiest with have come from Quality Records. Talk about truth in advertising! Greetings, Kevin here in The City. I have to agree concerning the 4MwB pressings. I picked up Dylan's 'No Mercy'. The vinyl is noisy and Dylan's voice is all over the place. He mainly travels from center to right. I have a couple of other artists from that label, and they're ok; nothing to write home about.
After this last purchase, and your article, this will be definetely one label that I shall be avoiding like the plague. I can recommend whole heartedly and with a clear conscience to other music lovers, please, stay away from 4MwB. Great article and followup posts. I couldn't agree more re some labels simply putting out junk copied from digital. When I first played it, it sounded so bad I thought there was something wrong with my system.
I pulled out my original copy and, although it lived a hard life during my misspent youth, it still sounded way better than the Vinyl Lovers.
It was then that I noticed that the actual tracks on the individual albums weren't in the same order as on the cover or the original, and that there were actually some additional tracks, like one of those extended cd reissues. I can only guess what that all means, but it can't be good and can't be from the masters. Caveat Emptor. I think it's worth putting this on. This is an exchange with HD Tracks I had a while ago. I think it speaks for itself.
From: Support [ mailto:contact hdtracks. Some Girls came from the tapes, so I suppose it depended on the condition of the tapes. They use their own mastering engineers, so I imagine they aim for the best possible result. The compression may be an aesthetic choice, or may be done so to accommodate use on portable devices. At any case, I do empathize with your comments.
My apologies if someone has already asked this. However, the LP reissue is Can you tell me please what the original sources for the HD Tracks files are? Or just As for our sources; We are provided with the best possible analogue masters available. On top of that, our sound engineer has over 35 years of experience in cutting and mastering records for major labels. Very interested to compare to originals though. Our records are pressed in the Netherlands record Industry- one of the best in the business.
This is my biggest grievance with vinyl toady. Lots of labels have cottoned on to the fact that they can make great margins from knocking out a badly sourced record so long as they put a 'g audiophile vinyl' sticker on the front. I sometimes think these labels would do better getting a mint, native original LP, cleaning it, transferring it to 30 ips tape via a reference level set up and then cutting again. Call me crazy but I think this would sound much better. Obviously if you only want the classics then you will usually get a good deal but if it's anything that was on an independent Been reading Plain Recordings and 4 Men With Beards are one in the same and have the same mailing address.
Most of what I've read isn't positive. Not uniformly bad but definately hit or miss, and for typical vinyl prices I can't afford to take chances on labels like these. Can anyone chime in about the simply vinyl nick drake releases?
Legend states that "Pink Moon" was the only Nick Drake album that still has the existing analog, 2-track master.
The rest Legend also states that because of the availability of the "Pink Moon" original tape, it is the only remaster done with an entirely analog signal path. I purchased this album with that information in mind. The album, IMO, sounds incredible. I've never heard a 1st pressing, only CD masters until this point, so I can only compare what I have heard.
It's a Universal remaster. Seems to be known for its superiority over other, questionable reissues. Is Get On Down if you're into hip-hop at all. The do a lot of reissuing of Wu-Tang LPs. Not a single one I've heard comes even close to the OG presses. All are flat and muddy sounding. I've heard better MP3s than some of their presses. Scorpio and many other "to be avoided labels" are reissuing many hip Album) underground records that the high end reissue labels aren't doing and will never do.
I've been around vinyl since the 70s and many of the Scorpio records sound good and have stickers stating "manufactured by Rhino" whatever that means. Try finding an original copy of Gris Gris. The Wah Wah label from Spain has reissued tons of obscure 70s records from France and Germany that I am glad I am able to own in the vinyl format, regardless of the source. These "bad" labels have their place and often provide a service for people who want more than Living Stereo and certain Blue Note records in their music diet.
Rhino is a division of Warner Brothers and if you see Rhino, chances are sources are good, even if the label is Scorpio. Of course sometimes content trumps source but if the source was originally analog and the source is available, using a CD to cut a record is inexcusable.
About the "manufactured by Rhino" you see on the back of the Scorpio reissues, those are legit and pressed by Rhino. John, Gil Scott-Heron. All of the Meters and Electric Prunes albums have the "manufactured by Rhino" sticker on the shrinkwrap.
I thought it was cute that Rhino used the wrong labels on the Meters and Dr. John LP's so people don't pass them off as originals like that dealer in New Orleans by using the 2-color Reprise W7 label for the Meters and the old 50's Atco label with the harp for Dr. The reissues sound nice but the original recordings weren't audiophile material.
I suspect the James Brown reissues are from CD but it's nice to see them out there, it's also funny to see a mid 60's King LP with a early 70's Polydor label with JB's picture when he had the big fro.
The Electric Prunes and Reprise Meters albums sound great, the Josies are OK since the original recordings weren't that great but the music will get you moving. I prefered a complete analog experience, that's why ilisten to Lp in the first place. So i buy my lps produce before the digital era, with warts and all.
Another informative article by Mikey and terrific feedback from the many knowledgeable readers; most of whom, I imagine are far more knowledgeable than myself, which is why I am throwing my question out to the field.
Is there an easy and inexpensive way I can improve my system? I built a low budget LP playback system below a few years ago and, frankly, the sound is uninspiring.
And, I still own the first LP my family ever owned - Neil Diamond's Moods fromwhich my mom bought on impulse as we were returning home from school and she saw the album in a record store window.
She hit the brakes, put some money in my elder brother's hands he was the bravest of us three boys, although not the eldest and said "Tell the store owner that your mom wants to buy the man hanging in the window. The album is badly in need of a proper scrubbing, and sounds as noisy as ever, but we still love giving it a spin.
I know the individual components are quality pieces because I never buy any hardware or software the real subject of this article that hasn't received some favourable reviews from credible sources, so I am sure it's that they are not complementing each other as a system.
I've been toying with the idea of replacing the Pro-Ject pre with a Bellari VP tube pre amp, but I am wary of throwing money at the problem out of blind ignorance. They have also released some excellent sounding pressings, for example of film soundtracks or historical compilations—they are not a pure re-issue label, they also have original releases, though no original artists I think.
They also seem to be in the habit of clearly noting transfer sources, involved engineers, studios and plants, which is always commendable. Best see if you can find a review before purchase, or whether you can give it a listen. Don't dismiss them outright because of the label, because you might be passing up a good vinyl.
Well if the source and other info is listed on the record, of course consider that release. Thanks for that information. A lot of websites that sell new re-issues have little to no information about the pressing. And even if they did, as a new collector, is it trial and error or is there a comprehensive list out there of the good and not so good producers? Acoustic Sounds is as good as I've ever seen in terms of having commentary on re-issues.
I'm getting into this conversation pretty late it looks like but I've gotten some really great sonding Lp's on Doxy. Plus they're titles that most labels wouldn't dare put out. All these records sound very good, so I'm very happy with this label.
While the Music on Vinyl might be from a high rez digital source although given I've never seen one on HDTracks etc, maybe notit definitely isn't just ripped from CD, as the mixes are distinctly different.
It's definitely a good effort. Wax Time reissues are sold widely by reputable record stores like Amoeba and Rasputin, and while not in the price range of the true audiophile masterings, they're not exactly cheap, either The tell-tale sign to me is that, while the jacket art is pretty close Album) the original, the label never is -- it's always a Wax Time label, never Columbia, etc.
Again, this is s jazz material that is in the public domain in the EU. Wax Time is made in Spain, if I recall correctly. Last time I checked, they didn't even have a website, just an email address, which also makes one suspicious that the operation is a bit fly-by-night.
Perhaps they don't have the dynamic range of a re-mastered LP from a major label, but I find the sound quite enjoyable on my vintage system. I have not yet tried any of their jazz releases. And I must say Why can't the major labels get their act together in this regard?? Same deal for Jazz Wax Records, too -- more public domain stuff that appears to be 'mastered' from CDs.
For your general information, unlike other reissue companies, we have only ever used analog masters on our vinyl releases. Not only were they very cheap, but they are great-sounding, quiet, g above-average pressings. They are:. I'm so glad you brought this subject up because I buy lots of vinyl I gave up collecting cd's and don't want my lp's sounding like or cut from cd's I have bought quite a few of these and the price for them is not cheap!
Glad someone else noticed. I'm sure I'm not making this up, I have a distinct memory of buying a Stevie Wonder album, I think it was Innervisions, on the 'Music Lovers' label that sounded dreadful and if I was in any dohbt that the source used wasn't analogue, or in any way near the master, you could hear the CD that was used to cut the vinyl actually skipping.
Anyone else unfortunate enough to grab that same LP? I do actually wonder if it was a bad dream I'm thinking of getting this LP, since it seems to be the only release of the original soundtrack for "Psycho" on vinyl I compared it to the movie and it's definitely not a re-recording. Not an audiophile quality release, but it may be a good addition to a collection just as a document.
You can hear it here:. It's one of the flattest and most perfectly centered records I've seen in my life. The audio has noticeable background noise, but it's definitely because of the source and not from the record itself. The non-recorded areas are extremely quiet. Not one single click or pop. The record company Doxy even put different custom labels for each side. So while it's true that this LP sounds as if the movie soundtrack was being played through an old radio, I feel that the people at Doxy put their best effort on giving the collectors a high quality product, at least regarding manufacturing.
I'm truly happy with it. Can anyone of you tell me about the reissues on the DOL-Label? Are they worth buying? How is the pressing quality? I have a general idea of what people on here think of this site see belowbut maybe, just maybe, this is a way for all of us to be a part of the solution. The opinions here are educated, thoughtful and easy to come by. Why not put them to use and aide "the cause? Let the world know what you think about a record: Write a Review on Discogs! The worst-sounding piece of gr vinyl in my collection.
Whoever half-speed mastered this had less than NO idea what they were doing I should have known that there was something up when I saw a sealed copy of Romeo Must Die available at such a reasonable price. I haven't listened to it yet but this is a lesson learned. I tried to go to Simply Vinyls website and not only is it not available, but the Blackground Records website isn't either.
Maybe the Hankersons owners of Blackground were out to make a quick buck? That makes no sense though because some people are still interested in music from Aaliyah's catalog which is available on an extremely limited basis right now. Many comments say that Lilith, Doxy, Dol and others are labels that exploit works that have fallen into the public domain.
I would not be against lightning. I'm French, excuse my english. The Related rights in France are fixed at 50 years for a musical work, but if I understand correctly, for an American record, it is more complex, and generally longer.
I do not know whether these rights are the slightest in Russia, Spain, or Italy, but I doubt it seriously. I do not see how the discs of Jazz that are fifty years old, or discs of Caetano Veloso like Tropicalia can be considered as being in the public domain.
This is not possible in France. Is this a false statement? I do not have a crazy material, but I tend to perfect my system. The Chess edition is really weird, while the WaxTime edition sounds very natural.
What do you say to that? Thank you! The jacket and the sleeve are high quality, and the vinyl looked really nice when I inspected it under normal lighting. It's a nice and heavy, g record, and the label and spindle hole were also top-notch.
However, all the trouble began when I got to track 5 and it skipped twice very bad, jumpy skips. I pinpointed the skips and examined them under my hand-held microscope and saw lots of silvery specks all over it. This is a defect known as stitching - a mechanical defect, which is both visual and audible. The root cause is when the vinyl gets improperly unstuck from the form on the press In my case, though there are lots of silver dots, there was one particular glob that was interfering with my stylus, hence, the skips Under X power, I gently pushed the material out of the grooves with the clean tip of a wooden toothpick.
I could see the globule was 'mushy' and soft. I was able to push it out of the two adjacent groves easily. When I played the record back, it played beautifully with no more skips. This whole ordeal took me about 40 minutes can't rush this process if you don't want to ruin an otherwise mint record and it was well worth it, but what a hassle.
Anyone else have similar quality issues with new reissues from Wax Time Records? Hi Michael and the crew! I am seek advice about Venus Records from Japan. I cannot quiet put my finger on it. I kept listening in hopes of adjusting my ear, but could not have avoided that eerie feeling that they tortured music to death before they buried in the vinyl. Maybe it is just one unlucky record? Hi Michael and everybody. Even Kevin Gray don't want to tell me what is it really.
He did this work : "I have not been at liberty to reveal sources on mastering since around Consider this answering your question without directly addressing your question". Anyone who can give information about these reissue who help a lot of people who spend a lot of money to get them. Thanks for the help. Kevin Gray cut the lacquers, and the vinyl was pressed at Quality Records. I think the guy "robert" is full of it, and doesn't know anything about this series.
All the printed materials say "from the original mastertapes". I don't believe in conspiracy theories, why would Kevin convert Album) tapes to digital files? The packaging is replicated to the finest detail, they knew what they are doing. But believe whatever you want. The fact is, these are obviously not from analog tape. Their daughter Hailie was born on December 25, Although Eminem told Rolling Stone in"I would rather have a baby through my penis than get married again," he and Kim briefly remarried in January He filed for divorce in early April,  agreeing to joint custody of Hailie.
Eminem also has custody of his sister-in-law Dawn's daughter,  and Kim's child from another relationship. In earlyEminem denied tabloid reports that he and Kim had renewed their romantic relationship; however, in the same statement, his representative also confirmed that they now maintain a friendly relationship. In his song " Headlights ", Eminem apologized to and reiterated his love for his mother. Eminem has spoken publicly about his addiction to prescription drugs, including VicodinAmbien and Valium.
An associate gave him an Ambien tablet which "knocked [him] out", encouraging him to obtain a prescription. This was Eminem's first experience of drug addiction, which would LP him for several years.
Near the end of production on Encorehe would "just go into the studio and goof off [with] a pocketful of pills". Eminem began taking the drugs to "feel normal", taking a "ridiculous amount [ Vicodin, maybe Eminem's weight increased to pounds kg and he was regularly eating fast food: "The kids behind the counter knew me — it wouldn't even faze them. Or I'd sit up at Denny's or Big Boy and just eat by myself.
It was sad. In DecemberEminem was hospitalized after a methadone overdose. He had first bought from a dealer who had told him it was "just like Vicodin, and easier on [your] liver". He continued to buy more until he collapsed in his bathroom one night and was rushed to the hospital. Doctors there told him he had ingested the equivalent of four bags of heroin and was "about two hours from dying". After missing Christmas with his children, Eminem checked himself out of the facility, weak and not fully detoxed.
He tore the meniscus in his knee after falling asleep on his sofa, requiring surgery; after he returned home, he had a seizure. His drug use "ramped right back to where it was before" within a month. Eminem began to attend church meetings to get clean, but after he was asked for autographs he sought help from a rehabilitation counselor. He began an exercise program that emphasized running. Elton John was a mentor during this period, calling Eminem once a week to check on him.
On April 5,Matthew Hughes broke into Eminem's house, reportedly breaking a kitchen window with a paving stone. Eminem woke up with Hughes standing behind him and he said that he was there to kill him. Eminem explained, "It says 'maybe. That's why I'm asking you right now. You guys comin' to my release party, or what?
We might have, if you would've asked us first, before putting us on the fuckin' flyer like this. Eminem took Bruce's response as a personal offense, subsequently attacking the group in radio interviews. Insane Clown Posse talked about the feud being squashed in an interview with MTV, saying that Proof squashed the conflict inwhich was followed by Dealer - Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (Vinyl bowling game between members of D12 and Psychopathic Records.
We're something different. They could have skipped over us and said forget them, but they included us and said let's squash it.
Everlast claimed that while passing by Mathers in a hotel lobby, Mathers gave him a "weird look". The record continued its release without featuring Limp Bizkit, causing the Everlast-Mathers dispute to continue. This angered Eminem to the point of rage and an insulting track aimed at both Everlast and Limp Bizkit namely Durst and Lethal appeared on D12's mainstream debut, Devil's Nightas the track "Girls".
Recently, things seem to have settled and Eminem has no longer been heard insulting Everlast or Limp Bizkit. It is currently unknown if the dispute is resolved. After he was confronted, he said Canibus was "rude" to him. Eminem agreed, but when he heard the track "Phuck U" from Canibus' album B. He titled the track "U Didn't Care" and it continued to take shots at Eminem.
On November 19,Canibus responded with the track titled" Dr. C PhD". Over a year later Eminem released the track "Can-I-Bitch".
He attacked Canibus in a humorous matter. Since then the hostilities have cooled down, but Canibus tried to provoke a re-ignition of it when he leaked a track titled "Air Strike Pop Killer ", that featured vocal parts of D12where Canibus takes shots at Eminem and his deceased friend Proof.
D12 member Swift responded to the record publicly and had the following to say about DZK another rapper featured on the track.
They dissed Em, took our verses, and added them to the song, so they can bring traffic and make it seem like we were turning on Em It was a straight hoe move. The music video for "Just Lose It" generated controversy by parodying singer Michael Jackson's child molestation trial, plastic surgery and an incident in which Jackson's hair caught on fire while filming a Pepsi commercial in Both were only seen on BET: Uncut.
However MTV did not drop it and the video became one of the most requested on the channel. A week after the release of "Just Lose It", Jackson called in to the radio show of Steve Harvey to report his displeasure with the video. It is one thing to spoof, but it is another to be demeaning and insensitive. The video was inappropriate and disrespectful to me, my children, my family and the community at large. We want the pass back. Ja Rule stated that he had a problem with Eminem and Dr.
Dre of signing someone he had conflict with. Gotti claimed to have "legal documents" referring to an order of protection 50 Cent "has on him". Busta Rhymes decided to join the conflict when he was featured on the track "Hail Mary ", with Eminem and 50 Cent. The feud intensified when Ja Rule released a diss called "Loose Change" in which he took shots at 50 Cent and as well Eminem, calling the latter "Feminem" and Dr. Dre " bisexual " and rapping that Suge Knight knew of Dre "bringing transvestites home".
Since then, the rift has cooled down. The track attacked Eminem's "street cred" and accused him of being a tool of the music industry.
Eminem had been discovered by The Source after writer Rigo Morales featured him in the magazine's famed monthly "Unsigned Hype" column. In the same year, The Source released an article written by Kimberly Osorio which identified and researched the history of an old demo tape that the magazine discovered where Eminem insulted Black women and used the word "nigger".
The demo featured a song called "Foolish Pride", recorded in the late s when Eminem claimed to have been "dumped" by his African-American then-girlfriend. Benzino would later release more tracks. While "Superman" was released inCarey released a song entitled "Clown" on her album Charmbraceletreleased inwhich makes similar references in line with her hit " Obsessed ". Eminem's "Bagpipes from Baghdad" from his album Relapse may be his most well-known reference to Carey due to the controversy it caused.
The song disparages Carey and husband Nick Cannon 's relationship. InCarey released "Obsessed", about an obsessed man who claims to have a relationship with her. It contained samples of voice mail recordings which Eminem claimed were left by Carey when the two were together.
A little over a year later in SeptemberCannon responded with the song "I'm a Slick Rick", making fun of LP. After the release of The Marshall Mathers LPpopular electronic music artist Moby began speaking out against the album's lyrics, citing references to misogyny and homophobia as unacceptable.
InMoby praised Eminem for criticizing then-U. Bush in the song " Mosh ", a track from Encore. Throughout the album, lyrics criticize other musicians, primarily mumble rappers  and several have responded publicly. The track also debuted at number 3 on the Billboard Hotmaking it Eminem's 20th top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot Some of Eminem's lyrics have been considered homophobic and an Australian politician attempted to ban him from the country.
During a 60 Minutes interview, journalist Anderson Cooper explored the issue: . Eminem was accused yet again of using homophobic words in his lyrics in "Rap God" and explained "I don't know how to say this without saying it how I've said it a million times.
But that word, those kind of words, when I came up battle-rappin' or whatever, I never really equated those words Inmusicians criticized Eminem's use of the slur " faggot " to describe rapper Tyler, the Creator on the song "Fall", including Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragonscalling the rapper's language "hateful",  and Troye Sivan ;  additionally, guest vocalist Justin Vernon distanced himself from the collaboration due to the message.
However, Eminem is a friend of gay singer Elton John and publicly supports gay rights. I think that everyone should have the chance to be equally miserable, if they want", explaining that his "overall look on things is a lot more mature than it used to be. He pleaded guilty to possession of a concealed weapon and assault, receiving two years' probation ; however, Guerra's assault charge was dropped as part of the plea agreement.
Although Bailey admitted picking on Eminem in school, he said he merely "bumped" him and gave him a "little shove". Dre, claiming that the beat for "Kill You" was taken from his instrumental "Pulsion". Loussier demanded that sales of The Marshall Mathers LP be halted and any remaining copies destroyed.
InEminem was accused of assaulting Miad Jarbou, a resident of Royal Oak, Michiganin the bathroom of a Detroit strip club, but was never charged. Productions, LLC v. Aftermath Records that F. Productions and Eminem were owed a royalty of 50 percent of Aftermath's net revenue from licensing his recordings to companies such as Apple, Sprint CorporationNextel CommunicationsCingular and T-Mobile. The group claims that Eminem did not receive permission to use the sample, nor did he credit or compensate them.
Bush  in "We As Americans" an unreleased bootleg at the timewith the lyrics: "Fuck money, I don't rap for dead presidents. I'd rather see the president dead, it's never been said but I set precedents. In —, the Secret Service interviewed Eminem again regarding threatening lyrics towards president Donald Trump and daughter Ivanka. Eminem is one of the best-selling artists in music history, easily the biggest crossover success ever seen in rap.
To call him hip-hop's Elvis is correct to a degree, but it's largely inaccurate. Certainly, he was the first white rapper since the Beastie Boys to garner both sales and critical respect, but his impact has exceeded this confining distinction. Credited for popularizing hip hop to a Middle American audience, Eminem's unprecedented global commercial success and acclaimed works for a white rapper is widely recognized for breaking racial barriers for the acceptance of white rappers in popular music.
In his own way, he is the best lyricist, alliterator and enunciator out there in hip-hop music. In terms of rapping about the pain that other disenfranchised people feel, there is no one better at their game than Eminem. Inthe BBC said that the perception of Eminem as a "modern-day William Shakespeare " was comparable to the reception of American singer Bob Dylan : "Not since Bob Dylan's heyday in the mids has an artist's output been subjected to such intense academic scrutiny as an exercise in contemporary soul-searching.
US critics point to [Eminem's] vivid portraits of disenfranchised lives — using the stark, direct language of the street — as an accurate reflection of social injustice. He was like a human middle finger. An X-rated Dennis the Menace for a dial-up modem generation. Writing for Spin inrock critic Alan Light compared Eminem to the Beatles ' John Lennon : "Eminem is even starting to bear a resemblance to one of those rock icons [ Lennon, of course, was able to find ways to use his voice to advocate for peace rather than just blasting away at litigious family members and various pop stars, but still, few other pop musicians since Lennon have found a way to render their private psychodramas into compelling art as effectively as Eminem.
Eminem was that good. I just thought, "Fuck, this man is amazing. He tells stories in such a powerful and distinctive way. As a lyricist, he's one of the best ever. Eminem does for his audience what [Bob] Dylan did for his: He writes how he feels. His anger, vulnerability and humor come out. Concerning the controversy surrounding Eminem due to his transgressive music, American entertainer Madonna had said, "I like the fact that Eminem is brash and angry and politically incorrect [ He's reflecting what's going on in society right now.
That is what art is supposed to do. They force people to look at realities in society. With global sales of over million records, Eminem is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Eminem has also been included and ranked in several publications' lists. Cite error: A list-defined reference named "44fQ7" is not used in the content see the help page. Cite error: A list-defined reference named "6egga" is not used in the content see the help page.
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