The Hip Hop Week In Review: "MMLP2" Tracklisting, Chris Brown Talks Losing Virginity
Eminem's latest project gets a tracklisting, Chris Brown says he lost his virginity at an early age, and Nipsey Hussle cashes in.
Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2 Tracklisting
Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is set to drop on November 5, 2013.
The project, executive produced by longtime mentor and partner Dr. Dre, in addition to Def Jam Records co-founder Rick Rubin, is a follow-up to Eminem's original The Marshall Mathers LP, released in 2000 to diamond-certified successes.
The tracklisting for the project has now been revealed via an image of the album's back cover:
1. “Bad Guy”
2. “Parking Lot (Skit)”
3. “Rhyme Or Reason”
4. “So Much Better”
7. “Asshole” f. Skylar Grey
9. “Rap God”
11. “Stronger Than I Was”
12. “The Monster” f. Rihanna
13. “So Far…”
14. “Love Game” f. Kendrick Lamar
15. “Headlights” f. Nate Ruess
16. “Evil Twin”
The album's features are limited, with singers Skylar Grey, Rihanna, and Nate Ruess joining in on three songs, and leaving Kendrick Lamar as the album's only featured rapper. Grey previously recorded "I Need a Doctor" with Em, and Rihanna has recorded "Love the Way You Lie" with Shady.
Chris Brown Says He Lost His Virginity As An 8-Year-Old
In a surprisingly candid interview, Chris Brown recently revealed that he lost his virginity as an eight-year-old.
"It's different in the country," said Brown. "By that point, we were already kind of like hot to trot. You know what I'm saying? Like, girls, we weren't afraid to talk to them. I wasn't afraid. So, at eight, being able to do it, it kind of preps you for the long run, so you can be a beast at it. You can be the best at it."
During the interview, Brown compared himself to another artists whose sexual exploits were the stuff of legend.
"You know how Prince had a lot of girls back in the day?" Brown said. "Prince was, like, the guy. I'm just that, today. But most women won't have any complaints if they've been with me. They can't really complain. It's all good."
Brown also addressed his 2009 assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna. "The Rihanna incident...was probably the biggest wake-up call for me," he said. "I had to stop acting like a little teenager, a crazy, wild young guy."
"I learned from it," Brown said. "I wouldn't say it happened for a reason, but it was something to trigger my mind to be more of a mature adult. To handle myself in situations, don't throw tantrums, don't be a baby about it."
Nipsey Hussle Makes $100,000 From Crenshaw Project
Nipsey Hussle may have raised a few eyebrows when he made his Crenshaw project available for free, but also available for $100, but the move seems to have worked.
Hussle revealed via twitter that he made $100,000 off of the move: