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If you thought Eminem’s first new album for three years couldn’t possibly live up to the hype, think again. The world’s finest white rapper – or, actually, the world’s finest rapper – released his latest single “We Made You” today. The video was posted on www.hiphoprx.com and, t0 put things bluntly, it rocks....

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Sometimes rumours do turn out to true. On Thursday, Eminem did perform for the first time in the UK with his Detroit posse, though D12 were not up to the challenge.This was the hip- hop group that Eminem started out with on his way to fame as Slim Shady. Once established as a player, Marshall Mathers brought them back into his fold. In 2001, he produced and rapped on their debut album, Devil's Night, that featured the bouncing, addictive hit "Purple Pills".

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