Monday, December 26, 2011

Hanukkah Radio 2011

Every year, like we always do about this time (Hanukkah is a moving target because of the Jewish calendar), SiriusXM presents the audio knish known as Shade45's Hanukkah Radio! Myself and Reef the Streets (@NYCreef) took to the mic this year on the eve of the lighting of the first candle on the menorah to celebrate the Festival of Lights with a slew of guests and surprises. Guest DJ and lantzman Scram Jones was on the on decks spinning tunes from our favorite jewish hip-hop producers along with out co-host and honorary jew for a day Lord Schmear. Check out both hours below and learn about the holiday of Hanukkah and guest call-ins from our 2010 Jew of the Year DJ Drama and the legendary MC Serch of 3rd Bass- as well as our 2011 Jew of the Year young Mac Miller and special in-studio guest none other than the hysterical and talented Action Bronson aka Action Bernstein. If you listen all the way through (for some reason) you can also check out this year's installment of everyone's favorite game show Jew or Not a Jew. Shalom and enjoy! Happy Hanukkah. Hanukkah Radio 2011- Hour 1 by Bunyan71 Hanukkah Radio 2011- Hour 2 by Bunyan71

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Bad Meets Evil- Shade45 Halloween Special

Last night on SiriusXM's Shade45 Bad Meets Evil aka Eminem and Royce Da 5'9" delivered a Halloween special counting down their favorite Unlucky 13 (get it?) Halloween-themed hip-hop classics. Listen below to see what Eminem's costume was for Halloween and hear Yelawolf's scary Halloween mishap involving too much information...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Knux "Razorblade" (Video)

Check out the Benjamin Greenblatt directed video for The Knux's song "Razorblade" below. The Knux album Eraser is available now! The Knux are on THE ERASER TOUR this fall. Check for dates near you here. For more information visit

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Shady 2.0 Cypher Beat

Sadly, a lot of folks don't know what the instrumental used in the Shady 2.0 Cypher was. It's a 12" single from East Flatbush Project feat. Des called "Tried by 12." The record was independently released in 1996 on a label called 10/30 Uproar Records and was produced by Spencer Bellamy. When we were preparing for the cypher, I was messing around on my laptop playing random mp3's and Em overheard the beat and yelled "yo, ask them if we can rap on THAT!" So I did, and our good friend DJ Premier obliged. The record's instrumental was a favorite in the Detroit battle scene back in the day, and I consider it a classic. Check out the song and video below.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Steve Stoute on Sway In The Morning

As reported below on Rosenblog, Steve Stoute recently released his Tanning of America book. As part of his media tour to promote the tome, he stopped by SiriusXM's Shade45 to talk to Sway on Sway in the Morning. Below see Steve address Run-DMC and their impact on Adidas and Jay-Z's pairing with Reebok and Hewlett-Packard.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Shady Records History Hall

As reported on Rosenblog below, the Shady Records Brisk Bodega in New York City was a one-day-only event with performances from Slaughterhouse and Yelawolf with a pop-up "museum." The staff at Shady and myself searched our archives, homes, storage facilities and vaults to come up with a collection of artifacts, awards and memorabilia spanning the history of the label and Eminem's career. I was personally very concerned that some things might get damaged and/or stolen in the process but we hired the Shady Security crew to spend the night with the collection to make sure nothing got vicked or ganked. Special thanks to Riggs Morales, Marc LaBelle, Dro Genao, Alvon Miller and Craig Barnes for making sure everything went smooth and putting in overtime hours to make sure that this special collection came together. Below check out two different videos with narration from yours truly describing most of what was on display for those that couldn't make it in person. See you in another 12 or 13 years I guess? Shady Records, Established 1999. TRUST US. (P.S. I know I said "tooken" and that "5 Star Generals" isn't actually on Soundbombing 2 so shutup).

Monday, September 26, 2011

The Knux- Eraser

Tomorrow, The Knux release their sophomore album entitled Eraser. If you aren't aware, The Knux are two brothers (literally) from New Orleans named Krispy Kreme and Joey LeStrat, or just Krispy and Joey (click to follow them on Twitter). We at Goliath Artists, Inc. have managed The Knux since before their Interscope debut Remind Me In 3 Days... and we are firm believers that these guys are a unique and special talent that the world needs to hear. Their new album is a previously never accomplished mix of hip-hop, electronic, pop and indie/garage rock styles that blend together in a rapturous fashion. I hear influences from De La Soul to The Clash to Depeche Mode in their music- and somehow it comes together and works. The guys produced the album themselves and write all of their lyrics, too. If this sounds interesting to you, check The Knux out and pick up their album here or check it out on Spotify or buy a copy in an actual store. You will thank me later. My personal favorite tracks are probably "Eraser", "1974", "Queen of the Cold" and "I See Stars." Let me know what yours are. Here is the LA Times review of Eraser. For more info and upcoming tour dates, visit

Friday, September 16, 2011

Yelawolf on Sway In The Morning

This morning Shady Records' own Yelawolf came by SiriusXM's Shade45 to chat with Sway on his Sway In The Morning show. Below hear Yela discuss his new DJ, the Shady Records Brisk Bodega, the song he has with Eminem on his upcoming Radioactive album, his Jim Morrison phase and more.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

NYC Shady Brisk Bodega

This Saturday, September 17th, The Shady Records Brisk Bodega will be open for business- for the day at least. The concept of the Shady Records Brisk Bodega is to turn the experience of copping a bottle or can of Brisk Iced Tea at your local corner store in NYC into a Shady Records corner store run and operated by the Shady brand of entertainment mixed with a little bit of history... See, in this bodega there is a pop-up one day only Shady Records History Hall, which chronicles the inception and rise of the label through rare photos, art, objects, awards, apparel, sneakers, etc. The collection contains items from the Shady Vault, including some of my personal prized possessions such as the Dr. Dre "Missing" milk carton from "The Real Slim Shady" video. The Shady Records History Hall will be open for public viewing from 1-5 pm. Come nightfall, lucky contest winners and invited guests will be treated to exclusive performances from the 2.0 Boys themselves, Yelawolf and Slaughterhouse. Sounds will be provided by the incomparable Dj Enuff. Drinks will be provided by the bar via the good folks at Brisk. Our whole staff spent a ton of time putting this experience together along with the Brisk team and the homies at Cornerstone. If you are a fan of Shady, this isn't something you will want to miss. Unfortunately, tickets aren't available to the public. Follow Yelawolf and the Slaughterhouse guys as well as myself and Shady Records on Twitter to be some of the lucky few. More information is available at or by clicking here.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Steve Stoute's The Tanning of America

Tonight I attended Steve Stoute's cocktail party for his new book The Tanning of America. The book is being published by Gotham Books and is available in-stores and online now (it was released on September 8th). Steve is an old friend of mine. We first met when he was the head of Urban Music at Interscope around 2000. I remember my first conversation with Steve- he called me to tell me how big of a fan he had become of Eminem and how he wanted to help us break D12 on Shady. Over the course of the next few years we developed a close friendship as he lived in my neighborhood and we had many mutual friends. Yeah, we fell out for a few years but the problems we had became water-under-the-bridge and we reconnected last year and picked up where we left off- smoking cigars and talking about hip-hop and the landscape of the music world. During those conversations Steve told me about the book he was writing and explained its premise: that hip-hop culture had so greatly affected american culture that it became part of the marketing language and attitude of the mainstream which eventually forced Corporate America to embrace it and ultimately utilize it. Eventually that obviously led to the topic of Eminem and his part in the process. Steve asked to interview Eminem about the subject, and the conversation appears in the book's epilogue. If you get the opportunity pick the book up. There's a very intelligent discussion and explanation of the theory of "tanning" as an american phenomenon that is sure to spark conversation. Below are some photos I took on my Droid from the party. Ok, so Nas, Jigga, Diddy, Fab 5 Freddy, Run, Russel Simmons and Brett Ratner were in the building amongst others- along with the lovely Allison Rosenberg. The Otis Maybach
Steve Stoute and Fab 5 Freddy
A Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince Varsity Jacket
Tom Sachs Grand Piano
Allison Fixing her make-up in a Gold Plaque for Grandmaster Flash

Friday, September 09, 2011

The Knux Feat. Kid Cudi "Run" (Video)

Pleased to present the shiny new BBgun directed video from The Knux and Kid Cudi for the single "Run"... This is the day (every day?) in the life of a young model as she's on the move in NYC. Running, indeed. Maybe her nose too. The Knux sophomore album Eraser is in stores and available online 9/27, or you can pre-order this gem here.

Friday, July 01, 2011

Where Is Danny?

This record is so dope. Not sure where this Danny! guy came from but his rhymes are phenomenal. I'm gonna play this for Em, hopefully he digs it. Hopefully you do too.

Check out "Manic At The Disco" and the title track. Or just go to his website and find some other goodies.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Bad Meets Evil "Fastlane" (Video Teaser)

Here's the teaser for the Syndrome-directed video for "Fastlane" from the Bad Meets Evil EP Hell: The Sequel. Look out for the full version after the holiday and be sure to cop the EP on 6/14/11.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Bad Meets Evil- Hell: The Sequel EP Cover

Unveiled: the cover for Hell: The Sequel. For this one, Eminem and Royce hooked back up with The Slim Shady LP photographer Danny Hastings. Danny did the interior packaging and special edition cover shots for Em's Interscope debut and we decided that since the Bad Meets Evil project is bringing things full circle from that time period that it would be appropriate to work with Danny on the visuals. You can peep some of Danny's classic work and current material HERE. Be advised, this is the guy that did the classic Wu-Tang Enter: The 36 Chambers cover, Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... cover, and many others.

Here are a couple of shots that Danny did back-in-the-day with Em for The Slim Shady LP:

Bad Meets Evil's EP Hell: The Sequel is in-stores 6/14.

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Knux- "She's So Up" (Video)

Here is the first clip off of The Knux sophomore LP due out this June on Cherrytree/Interscope Records. Don Tyler got behind the lens for Joey and Krispy once again to deliver this grainy flashback to a night that never happened in 1978.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Proof & Dilla 2

As promised, here is another previously unreleased (as far as I know) track from Proof & Dilla, called "The Fizzo." I heard about this track before I ever actually heard it from a very excited DJ Head back in '94, right around the time that F.C. (Funky Cowboys) was created. In his typical fashion when he had heard something that nobody else had, Head just giggled and said "man, Proof and Jaydee got this new record, man..." When I heard it I knew what Head was so amped-up about, these guys really had a crazy chemistry together. That's T3 of Slum Village on the chorus.
I don't want to do anything but remember P and his music today, so hopefully this will put you in the same headspace. Don't ask about the photo, let's just say Proof went through a Spongebob phase! Enjoy- until next year: BIG PROOF FOREVER.


Proof & Dilla "The Science"
J. Dilla Metro Times Article '96

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Slaughterhouse x Yelawolf 3/24/11- Royal Oak, MI

Following their sold-out individual shows at Highline Ballroom in New York City, Shady Records' Slaughterhouse and Yelawolf are joining forces in Detroit in further celebration of the announcement of their addition to the roster. Tickets are still available as of today, don't miss it.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

DJ AM Weekend on SirusXM

Tune in to SiriusXM'a BPM (Sirus Channel 36. XM Channel 81) this weekend for a powerful array of mixes from the late great legend DJ AM as well as contributions from his friends and contemporaries alike. This is something you don't want to skip, so listen in and enjoy music celebrating the life and memory of our dearly missed friend.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Dr. Dre Feat. Eminem & Skylar Grey- "I Need a Doctor" (Video)

Here is the long awaited video for "I Need a Doctor" directed by veteran film maker Allen Hughes of The Hughes Brothers. This was Eminem's first time working with Allen, who proved to be a true pleasure to work with and a pro in every sense. The interior shots were filmed at former Downtown LA power plant turned night club The Edison. The look of the modern low-tech machinery landscape with the high-tech equipment is pretty awesome. Don't worry Dre didn't have to hold his breath for that long... just an Eminem verse or so per take! Peep the sly cameos from Skylar Gray and Alex Da Kid as doctors as well and behold the Oracle.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Knux- "She's So Up"

Below is the first track off The Knux as-yet-untitled sophomore LP: "She's So Up." It's one of my favorite guitar riffs out there, and I'm sure you'll agree that the chorus stands up to it. Last week was a busy one for videos in the world of Goliath Artists, Inc. as we shot this one in LA with the incomparable Don Tyler along with Eminem's "Spacebound" (Joseph Kahn) and Travis Barker's "Can A Drummer Get Some" (Syndrome). Look for all to debut in the next couple of weeks...

DJ Whoo Kid x Travis Barker- Let the Drummer Get Wicked

World famous bootlegging DJ, Whoo Kid, teamed up with producer/drummer Travis Barker for this great mix tape available for free downloads today HERE. Travis reworked and played drums on all of the tracks included in order to get your hearts and minds ready for his solo full-length debut album Give the Drummer Some, available 3/15/11 on Interscope Records and Tapes.

P.S. Look out for the video for Travis's single "Can A Drummer Get Some" shot last week in LA soon. And if you weren't smart enough to buy it yet, you can do so HERE.

Friday, January 07, 2011

Shade45 Top 20 Songs 2010

Meant to post this last year, but didn't get around to it...
Here are the Top 20 most played songs of 2010 on Sirius XM's Shade45. We don't really have another way to rate the songs' popularity other than how many times we played them on-air, so I suppose these were some of our favorites as well.

1. EMINEM "Not Afraid" Aftermath/Interscope

2. LLOYD BANKS "Beamer, Benz Or Bentley" G Unit/EMI

3. KANYE WEST "Power" Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam

4. YOUNG JEEZY Feat. PLIES "Lose My Mind" f/Plies Def Jam

5. JAY ELECTRONICA "Exhibit C" Decon/The Dogon Society

6. DIPSET "Salute" Independent

7. BIRDMAN "Loyalty" Cash Money/Universal

8. EMINEM "No Love" f/Lil Wayne Aftermath/Interscope

9. SNOOP DOGG "I Wanna Rock" DS/Priority/Capitol

10. LLOYD BANKS "Any Girl" f/Lloyd G Unit/EMI

11. WAKA FLOCKA FLAME "Hard In Da Paint" Asylum/Warner Bros.

12. EMINEM "Love The Way You Lie" f/Rihanna Aftermath/Interscope

13. WIZ KHALIFA "Black & Yellow" Rostrum/Atlantic/RRP

14. LIL WAYNE "Drop The World" f/Eminem Cash Money/Universal

15. LIL WAYNE "Right Above It" f/Drake Cash Money/Universal

16. LUDACRIS "My Chick Bad" f/Nicki Minaj DTP/Def Jam

17. 50 CENT "Do You Think About Me" Shady/Aftermath/Interscope

18. DRAKE "Over" Young Money/Cash Money/Universal

19. B.O.B "Airplanes, Part 2" f/Eminem & Hayley Williams Rebel Rock/GH/Atlantic

20. J. COLE "Who Dat" Roc Nation/Columbia