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Eminem to head up new boxing drama Southpaw
Eminem has signed on to star as a welterweight boxer in drama Southpaw. Being set up by Sons Of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter, the film will be Eminem’s (aka Marshall Mathers) first since 2002’s more than decent 8 Mile. In Southpaw, the rapper-turned-actor’s character works his way to the welterweight boxing title, only for tragedy to tear his world apart.

Eminem to head up new boxing drama Southpaw

Eminem has signed on to star as a welterweight boxer in drama Southpaw. Being set up by Sons Of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter, the film will be Eminem’s (aka Marshall Mathers) first since 2002’s more than decent 8 Mile. In Southpaw, the rapper-turned-actor’s character works his way to the welterweight boxing title, only for tragedy to tear his world apart.

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The Friday Playlist - November 12 2010

This week, we offer up some hip hop.

A bit like Michael Bolton in Office Space; Sam, Andy and Dan - three of middle class white-collar types, each list their 5 favourites, with a one sentence explanation…

Links for YouTube. Enjoy :)

Sam:


Wise Intelligent - Go With Me

"To think, I was only 13, marijuana addict."
 
Senim Silla - Keep It Comin

"Whoever said hip hop’s dead never met me."
 
Blahzay Blahzay - Blah, Blah, Blah

 - “Looking at you funny like cops with crew haircuts.”

Black Milk - Shut It Down

 - “Came through the door and we shut. shit. down.”
 
Nine - Whutcha Want

 - “I’m not the one to follow, I’m not the role-model.”

Andy:

Schoolly D – Am I Black Enough For You?

 - Hip-hop stripped back to the teeth-baring essentials… Bass, beat, sax and violence. As seen in King Of New York. As sampled on…

Public Enemy – Fight The Power (Uncensored Version)

 - The anthem for late ‘80s/early ‘90s political rap. Still raw, still relevant. The song that 2008 first-time voters would have heard their parents playing.

Ice-T – Midnight

 - “Looked at my watch, it was six in the morning…” A terrifying takedown of LA gang glamour with a blended Led-Zep/Black Sabbath sample.

Run DMC – Sucker MCs

 - None more old-school. The greatest dual rap vocal performance evah.

Eminem – The Way I Am

 - Steely defiance and confidence in your own genius despite attacks from idiot critics and mediocre media whores. Sounds like the definition of an artist to me.

Dan:

Apache - Sugar Hill Gang

 - Because of the dance in The Fresh Prince. I do this at every opportunity.

Still DRE - Dr Dre

 - The first hip hop album I truly loved. A timeless affirmation of Dre’s place in Gangsta Rap’s upper echelon.

Party Up - DMX

 - Driving with my bro as a teenager, blasting this out, singing along, looking very geeky.

Bridging The Gap - Nas

 - Because of the blues riff sample. I’m a sucker for the blues…

Family Business - Kanye West

 - Because it makes me sad.