Eminem is arguably one of the best rappers to have ever come onto the rap scene, and he’s proven it time and time again. Here are our favorite iconic Eminem moments.

With the release of his new song “Rap God,” few would argue that Eminem has lost his touch. Ahead of the release of The Marshall Mathers LP 2, which debuts on Tuesday, November 5, we’ve decided to look at the five most iconic moments featuring the legend himself.

The birth of Slim Shady

In 1999, Eminem released his first major studio album, The Slim Shady EP. This album featured the song “My Name Is,” which contained the lyrics, “Hi my name is, what? / My name is, who? / My name is, chka-chka Slim Shady.”

The Slim Shady LP highlighted this alter-ego of Eminem’s that was more violent, sarcastic, and insane than the rapper’s usual personality. Slim Shady quickly became a fan-favorite persona, and “My Name Is,” the first single off of The Slim Shady LP, has topped charts on numerous occasions. It won a Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance and became the first rap song to reach the #1 spot on MTV’s Total Request Live.

A million Shadys take over the VMAs

In 2000, Eminem showed up at the MTV Video Music Awards to take over the joint with an army of Slim Shady lookalikes. With each one sporting a white shirt, blue jeans, and a blond ‘do, the only way you’d be able to tell the real Slim Shady apart from the crowd was on the account of his rapping.

Starting outside the awards show, Eminem marched the hoard of Slim Shadys inside the building (where the crowd was already cheering), down the aisle (high-fiving Carson Daly at exactly the right moment, of course), and up to the stage, where he finished the song to an audience that may have been a little confused and terrified, but definitely very impressed.

‘8 Mile’ was actually a really good movie

No one would be blamed for thinking Eminem’s acting career would go the way of Ice Cube. Rappers get notoriously terrible movies (or maybe they’re just notoriously terrible actors), and why would anyone think any different about 8 Mile, a movie loosely based off of Eminem’s own life?

Except that 8 Mile is actually good. And not only was it good, but Marshall Mathers led the movie like a veteran actor, easily switching between the comedy and the drama. It holds up to rewatches and the music is, of course, worth the watch alone. Although Eminem has made cameos in other movies, he hasn’t had a role as large as that of Jimmy Smith Jr, and that’s left his fans ravenous for him to return to the big screen.

That time Eminem got an Academy Award

That’s right, ladies and gents, Eminem won an Oscar. In fact, it was the first time a rap song won the award for Best Original Song. We bet Barbara Streisand never thought she’d be handing out that one.

Eminem won in 2003 for “Lose Yourself,” the hit single that came off of the 8 Mile soundtrack. And while Eminem wasn’t there to accept the award, it was nice to see it be recognized for its lyrical genius and emotional depth.

A duet with Elton John

No one saw this coming when Eminem first took the stage to perform one of his most popular songs, “Stan,” at the 2001 Grammy Awards. The rapper walked out amid a simple set, sitting on a bed to perform the first verse of the song. When the hook came around, a circular panel off to the side spun around and Elton John stood at a piano, playing and singing the part that would normally be performed by Dido.

The crowd cheered at the elder icon’s reveal. Not only was this an incredible and emotional performance, but the ending was Eminem’s way to show all of his critics that what he said in his songs didn’t necessary reflect him as a person. Surrounded by accusations of being homophobic, Eminem hugged Elton when the song finished, and the pair have remained good friends, with Elton actually being a huge supporter to a now sober and drug-free Eminem.

What’s your favorite iconic Eminem moment?

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It’s arguably the biggest day for Hamilton fans since the release of the original Broadway recording: The Hamilton Mixtape has arrived!

Following years of development, the Hamilton Mixtape was released around the world on Friday, December 2. Mixtape features, well, remixes of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton hits, sung by artists both big and small from various genres.

To celebrate the album’s release, a special #Ham4Ham was hosted at the Richard Rodgers Theater on Thursday night, where names like Ashanti, Ja Rule, Regina Spektor, and Andra Day performed their songs from Mixtape:

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It’s arguably the biggest day for Hamilton fans since the release of the original Broadway recording: The Hamilton Mixtape has arrived!

Following years of development, the Hamilton Mixtape was released around the world on Friday, December 2. Mixtape features, well, remixes of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton hits, sung by artists both big and small from various genres.

To celebrate the album’s release, a special #Ham4Ham was hosted at the Richard Rodgers Theater on Thursday night, where names like Ashanti, Ja Rule, Regina Spektor, and Andra Day performed their songs from Mixtape:

Stream ‘The Hamilton Mixtape’:

Spotify users can easily stream The Hamilton Mixtape below. You can also listen here via Apple Music.:

And you can purchase a physical copy from Amazon here (you know all the Hamilton fans in your life will want a physical copy):

Hamilton Mixtape tracklist

1. No John Trumbull (Intro) – The Roots
2. My Shot (feat. Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz & Nate Ruess) [Rise Up Remix] – The Roots
3. Wrote My Way Out – Nas, Dave East, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Aloe Blacc
4. Wait For It – Usher
5. An Open Letter (feat. Shockwave) [Interlude] – Watsky
6. Satisfied (feat. Miguel & Queen Latifah) – Sia
7. Dear Theodosia (feat. Ben Folds) – Regina Spektor
8. Valley Forge (Demo) – Lin-Manuel Miranda
9. It’s Quiet Uptown – Kelly Clarkson
10. That Would Be Enough – Alicia Keys
11. Immigrants (We Get The Job Done) – K’naan, Snow Tha Product, Riz MC, Residente
12. You’ll Be Back – Jimmy Fallon & The Roots
13. Helpless (feat. Ja Rule) – Ashanti
14. Take A Break (Interlude) – !llmind
15. Say Yes To This – Jill Scott
16. Congratulations – Dessa
17. Burn – Andra Day
18. Stay Alive (Interlude) – J.PERIOD & Stro Elliot
19. Slavery Battle (Demo) – Lin-Manuel Miranda
20. Washington’s By Your Side – Wiz Khalifa
21. History Has Its Eyes On You – John Legend
22. Who Tells Your Story (feat. Common & Ingrid Michaelson) – The Roots
23. Dear Theodosia (Reprise) – Chance The Rapper & Francis and The Lights

What are our favorite performances on ‘The Hamilton Mixtape’?

Chris Pratt is currently on a press tour for Passengers. Jennifer Lawrence may or may not be there too.

Passengers, the new sci-fi epic starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, comes out later this month. The promo tour has kicked off in Europe, with the two stars on hand to answer all our questions.

To entertain himself (and his fans!), Chris Pratt has been updating his Instagram with funny photos and captions from the tour.

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Chris Pratt is currently on a press tour for Passengers. Jennifer Lawrence may or may not be there too.

Passengers, the new sci-fi epic starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, comes out later this month. The promo tour has kicked off in Europe, with the two stars on hand to answer all our questions.

To entertain himself (and his fans!), Chris Pratt has been updating his Instagram with funny photos and captions from the tour.

There’s some real gold in there, but the best part is when he realizes that fans really want to see some pictures of Jennifer Lawrence — who doesn’t have her own social media accounts — and proceeds to very decidedly not include her!

Update: He did it again.


See some of the hilarious posts from Chris Pratt below:

Finally got that selfie with Jen y'all wanted. #passengersmovie

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Just hanging with my bestie Jen. #passengersmovie

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Here Jen and I pose with @elrubiuswtf

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Here's an extremely artistic and meaningful video I made in which Jen is heavily featured. #passengersmovie

A video posted by chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) on

Another day down with me and my best buddy Jen. #London #passengersmovie

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Not going to lie — we’re almost as excited for the press interview videos as we are for the movie itself!

‘Passengers’ hits cinemas on December 21

J.K. Rowling and the producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child have just announced that the play is coming to the United States.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will open on Broadway in Spring 2018 at The Lyric Theatre, which is currently home to Cirque Du Soleil’s Paramour show.

An exact Cursed Child Broadway opening date has not been set, but theater owner ATG “plans a multi-million dollar renovation to completely transform, remodel and reconfigure the 1,900 seat theatre and turn it into a scaled down, more intimate playhouse, with approximately 1,500 seats.”

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J.K. Rowling and the producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child have just announced that the play is coming to the United States.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will open on Broadway in Spring 2018 at The Lyric Theatre, which is currently home to Cirque Du Soleil’s Paramour show.

An exact Cursed Child Broadway opening date has not been set, but theater owner ATG “plans a multi-million dollar renovation to completely transform, remodel and reconfigure the 1,900 seat theatre and turn it into a scaled down, more intimate playhouse, with approximately 1,500 seats.”

While the script book hasn’t been well-received by fans, attendees of The Cursed Child show in London (including this writer) have adored the two-part event. The magic, characters, humor, and special effects are all remarkable and definitely worth seeing live.

The story follows Harry, Ron, Hermione, and their children 19 years after the events of Deathly Hallows as dark forces return to the Wizarding World.

Here’s the inside of ‘The Cursed Child’s’ Broadway theater

Harry Potter Cursed Child Broadway opening date

Said producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender said in a press release, “We are thrilled about ATG’s ambitious plans which will provide a once in a lifetime opportunity to create a unique theatre space tailored to the specific needs of the production over the play’s two parts.”

“The remodeled Lyric will include a smaller auditorium redesigned to the specifications of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child team, as well as an adapted proscenium and stage that can house designer Christine Jones’ glorious set without swamping or compromising director John Tiffany’s brilliant staging. The spacious front of house environment will also be transformed to optimize the atmosphere and audience experience.

“But above all, ATG’s plans will provide Harry Potter and the Cursed Child with a bespoke home that will be intimate enough for a drama, yet big enough for us to deliver on our commitment to provide audiences with access to low priced tickets throughout the auditorium.”

J.K. Rowling added, “I’m delighted we are one step closer in bringing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to Broadway and very excited by the proposed plans.”

‘Cursed Child’ Broadway ticket on sale date.

The Cursed Child Broadway ticket on sale date was not announced today. In the U.K. tickets went on sale roughly eight months in advance, so maybe they’ll be on sale by this time in 2017.

The West End production put 60,000 tickets on sale in early November, keeping the show running through February 2018.