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?

Disney is making another live-action movie, and this time it’s James and the Giant Peach, to be developed by Director Sam Mendes.

To refresh your memory, James and the Giant Peach is the terrifying delightful children’s movie directed by Henry Selick and based off of the Roald Dahl story. It features nightmare-inducing adorable stop-motion animated bugs that helped James float away from his mean aunts in a — you guessed it — giant peach.

The original film was an interesting mix of live-action characters in the beginning and at the end, with stop-motion animated sequences throughout the middle.

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Disney is making another live-action movie, and this time it’s James and the Giant Peach, to be developed by Director Sam Mendes.

To refresh your memory, James and the Giant Peach is the terrifying delightful children’s movie directed by Henry Selick and based off of the Roald Dahl story. It features nightmare-inducing adorable stop-motion animated bugs that helped James float away from his mean aunts in a — you guessed it — giant peach.

The original film was an interesting mix of live-action characters in the beginning and at the end, with stop-motion animated sequences throughout the middle.

Now, according to Deadline, Disney is developing an all-live-action remake of the film. Nick Hornby will write the script, while Joe Roth is in negotiations to sign on as a producer.

If Mendes’ name sounds familiar, it’s because he directed the last two James Bond features, both Skyfall and Spectre, as well as 1999’s American Beauty.

You can check out the trailer for the horrifying original film below:

As of late, Disney has been announcing live-action versions of its properties left and right, including The Nutcracker (which has a huge cast of well-known actors), The Little Mermaid (with Lin-Manuel Miranda attached to help write the music), Beauty and the Beast (starring Emma Watson), and Cruella (starring Emma Stone), among others.

With the amount of remakes — especially in the live-action department — it’s no wonder James and the giant Peach is the latest to be announced.

Do you want to see a live-action ‘James and the Giant Peach’ movie?

Legion M president Jeff Annison introduces the first fan-owned entertainment company

"Opening the gates to Hollywood" with fandom-powered entertainment production.

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Hypable speaks to co-founder Jeff Annison about Legion M’s goals, fan engagement, and potential impact on the entertainment industry.

An exciting new project launched over the summer: Legion M, the world’s first fan-owned entertainment company.

At San Diego Comic-Con, Hype Podcast sat down with co-founder and company president Jeff Annison, in order to learn more about the ambitious startup that promises to give fans more creative control of entertainment production.

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Hypable speaks to co-founder Jeff Annison about Legion M’s goals, fan engagement, and potential impact on the entertainment industry.

An exciting new project launched over the summer: Legion M, the world’s first fan-owned entertainment company.

At San Diego Comic-Con, Hype Podcast sat down with co-founder and company president Jeff Annison, in order to learn more about the ambitious startup that promises to give fans more creative control of entertainment production.

The full interview is available to download here or via iTunes, or you can stream it below:

In the interview, Annison explains the mission of Legion M, which is to bring fans directly into the production process. Says Annison, “For the first time in history, we are architected to be built from the ground up to be owned by fans.”

With a ‘Legion’ of fan investors behind them, Annison believes that Legion M’s approach to selecting and developing projects will be very different from anything else we’ve seen in Hollywood.

Where usually creators will struggle to make their content stand out from the crowd, “bringing the audience into the process [of creating entertainment], we’ve already got a built-in audience,” Annison explains. “If you can have the audience of content be invested in content, it gives that content a competitive advantage.”

One of the key ways in which Legion M hopes to influence the creative industry is by opening the door for more diverse projects.

As Hollywood is so revenue-driven, oftentimes the ‘risk’ of letting a movie’s lead character be a woman, a person of color and/or a member of the LGBT community is simply considered too great. But Legion M, being owned by fans, has the opportunity to tip the scales. Because if the investors want more diversity and new kinds of stories, that’s exactly what they’re going to get.

“The reason that there are so many superhero movies and reboots and remakes… Hollywood’s figured out the formula. You pick something with an established fanbase, and if you make the movie you know it’s less risky because you know those people are gonna come see the next Superman movie,” says Annison. “Whereas if it’s an unknown story, you just don’t know. So we believe when you make the audience part of the process, these fans that are part of our studio … if you’ve got an audience that’s baked into it, that gives you so much more creative leeway.”

In practice, this means that Legion M, “could come up with a completely new and novel story that’s never been tried before, and know that it’s gonna have some success” — which means that it’d actually get produced, unlike many original ideas that come to Hollywood to die.

Further, fan owners of Legion M can experience unprecedented involvement with the creative process. Not only are they involved with selecting and developing projects, but, “our promise to our investors is that we’re gonna take you along for the ride. When we film a movie, we wanna live-stream from the set. When we have project opportunities, we wanna put them in front of you. We give the Legion a voice.”

To start with, Legion M is partnering with Seth Green and Matthew Senreich’s Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, which created Robot Chicken. Annison explains that they still have “dozens” of projects that networks have rejected, and Legion M is working on bringing some of them to life.

In terms of representation, Legion M doesn’t necessarily want to commit to a quota of diversity. Instead, where they expect to be able to influence Hollywood is at the “table” where these decisions are made — and, “because we’re owned by such a broad, diverse group of people, we’ve got a better shot than anybody else at being able to affect that change.”

As Annison explains: “Fans have the ultimate power. Our money is what makes this whole thing spin around. When we combine and come together, we’ve got all the power.”

Read more about Legion M and how to get involved on their website.

As we approach the Captain America: Civil War Blu-Ray release date, a new deleted scene from the film has been released.

And it’s a Civil War deleted scene that is sure to please Stucky fans.

In the clip, Bucky quickly comes to the defense of bae (a.k.a. Cap) when War Machine briefly takes him down. Bucky gets back at Rhodey by throwing Cap’s iconic shield at him, and as the shield boomerangs back, Steve Rogers catches it. Take THAT, War Machine! #TeamCap

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As we approach the Captain America: Civil War Blu-Ray release date, a new deleted scene from the film has been released.

And it’s a Civil War deleted scene that is sure to please Stucky fans.

In the clip, Bucky quickly comes to the defense of bae (a.k.a. Cap) when War Machine briefly takes him down. Bucky gets back at Rhodey by throwing Cap’s iconic shield at him, and as the shield boomerangs back, Steve Rogers catches it. Take THAT, War Machine! #TeamCap

Watch below:

The movie’s airport scene was easily one of the most delightful moments of the film, so we’re loving this extra dose of Stucky brilliance.

Need more? The Captain America Blu-ray, with a release date set for September 13, includes the following special features:

  1. United We Stand, Divided We Fall – The Making of Captain America: Civil War Part 1 & Part 2 – As the tension mounts, sides are chosen and lines drawn. Learn more about the characters on each side—from Captain America and Iron Man to the latest recruits. In this complete behind-the-scenes look at a landmark in the Marvel saga, we’ll examine their stories through exclusive footage and interviews and discover just what went into selecting the Super Hero teams, filming the epic action sequences and introducing Black Panther and Spider-Man to the MCU.
  2. Captain America: The Road to Civil War – Explore the First Avenger’s fascinating evolution from loyal soldier to seasoned, conflicted hero who questions authority.
  3. Iron Man: The Road to Civil War – From Gulmira to Sokovia, delve into the development and evolution of one of the most iconic characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  4. Gag Reel – Break the tension of this high-stakes conflict with some hilarious outtakes featuring the lighter side of your favorite Super Heroes.
  5. Deleted & Extended Scenes – Check out never-before-seen footage that didn’t make the final cut of Captain America: Civil War.
  6. Audio Commentary – Directors Anthony and Joe Russo and screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely deliver scene-by-scene insight and explain the storytelling challenges they faced creating the third installment of the Captain America franchise.
  7. Open Your Mind: Marvel’s Doctor Strange – Exclusive Sneak Peek – Go behind and beyond the scenes as Doctor Strange makes his journey to the big screen.

The Digital HD version of Civil War will be released on September 2.