The American rapper is also well known under his alter ego and stage name „Slim Shady“. Eminem had his worldwide breakthrough with his third album „The Marhsall Mathers LP“ (2000). Over 29 million copies were sold until today.
With his school friend Mike Ruby he began rapping at the age of 14. The duo performed under the moniker „M&M“ which changed later into Eminem. They attended open-mic contests at a Hip-Hop Shop located on West 7 Mile in Detroit.Then Eminem joined the New Jacks and Soul Intent before founding D12 featuring the rappers Eminem, Bizarre, Kuniva, Swifty McVay and Fuzz Scoota.
Then in 2004 the album „Encore“ topped also the charts and by the end of 2005 rumours circulated that Eminem is thinking about to finish his career as a rapper. The best of doulbe album „Curtain Call: The Hits“ was for many people the swan song, but on the release date, the singer denied officially that he is retiring. „I’m at a point in my life right now where I feel like I don’t know where my career is going … This is the reason that we called it ‚Curtain Call‘, because this could be the final thing. We don’t know“, so Eminem via the WKQI’s „Mojo in the Morning“ radio show.
In March 2009 Eminem announced in a press release that two new albums will be coming up. „Relapse“ was released on 19th May and sold more than five million copies worldwide. Instead of a brandnew LP, „Relapse: Refill“ hit the stores in December, which contains seven bonus tracks.On 18th June 2010, Eminem’s seventh studio album called „Recovery“ came out. Also he started collaborating with Royce da 5’9″ on their first EP as Bad Meets Evil and also on their next single, „Lighters“ (2011). In May 2012 Eminem announced that he is working on a new LP which should be released in 2013. And on the 5th November the very anticipated album „The Marshall Mathers LP 2″ was finally released and went straight to No. 1 on the US and UK charts.
On the 28th November 2014, the 2-CD-Set „Shady XV“ was released. One disc is featuring the greatest hits while the other contains new music from Eminem and Shady Records artist like D12, Slaughterhouse, Bad Meets Evil, and Yelawolf with guest appearances from other artists.
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When I worked for the Austrian independent radio station B138 I invited several musicians for special radio performances – here you can stream some of the wonderful shows – enjoy!
In November 2009 Andrea Schroeder was our live guest for the radio show „Unerhört Spezial“ – stream it here:
„Farmen“ (from the Farmen album „Farmen“)
„Ghost Ship“ (live)
„Bebop Blues“ (Studio)
„Dark Nightingales“ (live)
„My Heart is just a Song“ (live)
„Fly me to the Sky“ (Studio)
Line Up: Marina Zettl – Vocals
Thomas Mauerhofer – Guitar
Christian Bakanic – Accordion
ACHTUNG: The interview is in German!
Also in 2010 the Austrian band Dealer performed in the studio of the radio b138 – stream this unplugged session here:
1. Dig a Hole (Studio Version)
2. Dig a Hole (live Unplugged at Radio B138)
3. Ain’t getting better (Studio Version)
4. Ain’t getting better (live Unplugged at Radio B138)
5. Desperately united (Studio Version)
6. Cocain Woman (live Unplugged at Radio B138)
7. Remedy (THE BLACK CROWES)
8. This is not California (live Unplugged at Radio B138)
9. The Weight (The Band Cover) (live Unplugged at Radio B138)
10. Coming ‚round again (live)
ACHTUNG: The interview is in German!
In August 2010 Austrian musician Agnès Milewski was our live guest – stream this very special unplugged show here:
1. Ready steady go (Studio Version)
2. Chasing the Wind (live)
3. One God for me (Studio Version)
4. Learn to swim (live)
5. Falling from Grace (live)
6. Ugly duckling (live)
7. Not Andrea (Studio Version)
8. For Lucifer, the fallen (live)
For the Austrian independent radio station B138 I hosted the programme called „Unerhört„. It was a weekly feature and broadcasted 72 times. Here is a small selection of my personal favorites and for your streaming pleasure – enjoy 😉
Follow this link to stream/download my radio show called “Die musikalische Buchstabensupe eines Melomanen”, which I hosted also for the Austrian independent radio station B138. It’s a series through my private music collection from A (like AC/DC) until Z (like ZZ Top). Also I recorded some other broadcasts, like a special about the release of Johnny Cash’s album “American Recordings VI – Ain’t No Grave” (ed. 2010) which features also some speeches of John Carter Cash, the son of the Man in Black. Also I did two broadcasts which features my personal favorites of the year 2010 – like Woven Hand, Munly & The Lupercalians, Clan Edison or Murder By Death. Tune in and enjoy!