Where You From 2/ an overheated Detroit hood anthem brought to you by Pace and Purple Gang/ song review

Average rating: 4 stars
A very melodic musical background, swinging drum beats, a true Detroit gangsta spirit, a good dose of lyrical heat are the spicy components that make Where You From 2 a very valuable song and gangsta rap lovers’ delight.
Introduced by an intelligent mixture of guitar and electric guitar notes combined with dope ass drum beats and intense vocals, the song will soon lead the listener into the unsafe and overheated speech atmosphere of the Detroit ghetto.
In Where You From 2, Pace’s unbeatable flow really comes to shine. The Fullklipp member combines his talent with Detroit kings of Purple Gang. Lyrical bullets combust like coal and open the listeners’ ears to the very special ambiance provided by the gifted emcees.
Enjoy the street talk, the hustling atmosphere, the pleasure of rhyming words that are lead by the Detroit emcees who perfectly master their art.
Detroit City is represented with pride. I recommend you this beautiful hood anthem. Listen to it here.
Copyright ©2006 by Isabelle Esling
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Detroit locals are keeping it hot…

Detroit underground emcee Pace of Fullklipp, who is known for keeping it raw and gangsta made a beautiful collaboration with Purple Gang…it is called Where You From 2…i will give it a review very soon…expect some lyrical heat very soon:)

If you ever doubted that God is watching over us…

I must be a living proof of it…I thought that my situation was desperate, but it looks like there is still a chance for me to get some big issues worked out in London…I am not leaving for the moment, so I will be able to keep on writing too…just wanted to share the good news with my readership…and thanks to all of you who keep reading me and who encouraged me…I truly appreciate your support! Thanks a lot:)

Eminem: a success story with sweat and tears

OK, ok i know…Em’s b’day is only next Tuesday…but given the circumstances I will post it today…I might not be able to post for a while, so as long as i have the internet connexion, I will make the best out of it!
I dedicate this article to Marshall Mathers III, for his 34th birthday
When an artist reaches Eminem’s level of fame, most people only see glory, acclaim and money.
Eminem’s story is nevertheless the tough story of a young man who had a dream. He was constantly facing obstacles and challenges of all kind, but he would never let his dream go away despite all.
Bullied at school, experiencing brain damage, living with an abusive and sick mom, often being played in his rocky relationship to Kim, facing adversity as a white emcee in black men’s hip hop world of the early 90’s, Marshall Mathers would never let his dream to become a famous emcee go. A little dose of luck (we all need it) helped him on his way: his encounter with Dr Dre got him started in the rap game.
During his whole career, Eminem has been facing problems of all kind. Besides numerous problems in his personal life, haters of all kind haven’t really spared him.
Addiction to sleeping pills and the loss of his best friend Deshaun, 6 months ago, have recently made his life a living nightmare.
Eminem is somebody I look up to, because despite all he goes through, he shows us the example of a strong person. Thanks to his willpower and to his personality, Eminem always managed to bounce back. I truly respect that.
I have taken a lot of hatred and insults from people for advocating Eminem’s lyrics. I have been misunderstood, misquoted, misinterpreted very often through the years. I have kept being loyal towards Eminem despite all and nothing is ever gonna change that.
What matters in the end are all the positive gifts Eminem has offered me through his music. On this particular occasion-Em’s birthday- I would like to say thank you, once again.
Happy Birthday to you Marshall Mathers. Peace, joy and happiness to you and your family.
Copyright2006 by Isabelle Esling
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The Eminem blog might take a little hiatus…

Things didn’t really work out for me the way I wanted in London…I will be heading towards Paris very soon…I don’t know when i will be able to post again, given the circumstances…i will keep the passion for the music alive, though…I am still seeking for a real deal with a hip hop magazine, so if any magazine owner is interested in working with me, please let me know.
Thanks to all of you for your patience. I will be back asap:)

“Where the edelweiss flower grows”

Maybe sometimes we should take the time needed to listen to them and to take a lesson from older people.
As a little kid, my grandfather showed me photos of the flower known as edelweiss. The white flower that is typical to the landscape of the Alps is characterized by its resistance to a very rude climate. Not only does the white duvet that covers the petals make this flower look particularly beautiful, it also protects the flower from winds, rain, cold weather and even storms.
The edelweiss usually grows a little bit hidden at a very high altitude, across the rocks. The specie is also rare and very much researched among nature lovers.
There is certainly a parallel between the characteristics of the edelweiss and life situations we might be exposed to.
None of us likes going through hard times. However, there is an actual meaning to the tough and dark circumstances people go through.
Sometimes you have to walk through the desert, climb the highest mountains, be exposed to the worst storms to beautifully grow like the edelweiss flower.
Edelweiss flowers are mountain grown, genuine, beautiful and a symbol of the everlasting. So are the people who came victorious after the many life battles and rough times. Only those who have suffered can open their hearts to others and show true compassion.
Hard walks build up character and personality. Be grateful for the rough times too, because their presence has a meaning. Now you figured out why edelweiss flowers don’t grow on sunny islands.
Copyright © 2006 by Isabelle Esling
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Shoot 1st/Supa Emcee featuring Hash song review

Rating: 4 stars
Violins and drums introduce the very unsafe atmosphere of the track.
Welcome to a morbid background where two emcees are acting obnoxious. Like the worst nightmare in the middle of the night, Supa Emcee assails first, shooting his lyrical bullets in an American psycho mode, scaring the crowd. The song is murderous and will leave any opponent bleeding.
Dangerous, scary as hell, Mr Hash of I-Mac jumps into the scene, ready to tear the place off. Well weaponed super villains acting like maniacs will spit their venom.
The well written lyrics are enhanced by the instrumental background. Welcome to a no man’s land called the hood. Welcome to the world of drug addiction and heavy guns. Don’t get too close or you might meet the reaper earlier than expected.
Lyrically and instrumentally, the Supa Emcee/ Hash collaboration is definitely worth your attention.
Copyright2006 by Isabelle Esling
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Investigation clears Eminem of domestic violence charges (Macomb Daily)

I decided to publish this story, since it is spreading on the net, although I find it a little bit ridiculous.
I think that this story has probably been exaggerated, given the circumstances. I am a parent too and I sometimes exchange words with my kids too LMAO!
My point is: let Em raise his kids!

By Jameson Cook
Macomb Daily Staff Writer
Eminem was investigated by police for domestic violence for poking his niece in the head with his finger, and threatened to kill the girl at estranged wife Kim Mathers’ house in Macomb Township.
No charges were levied against Marshall Mathers for the Sept. 24 incident in which the rap superstar went to the home because he was angry at the 13-year-old girl, who is under his guardianship, for hanging up the telephone on him, according to police reports from the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office.
Eminem, 33, who is the midst of divorce proceedings with Kim Mathers, yelled, “I’ll kill you,” and took the girl’s cell phone as he left the home about 2:15 p.m. that Sunday. Eminem also made a reference to Kim Mathers while scolding the girl.
“Don’t you ever hang up on me again,” the girl quotes her uncle saying, in a written statement to police. “The next time you do you won’t have anything at my house and will never see me again. And you wanna know the reason I left your aunt was because she had hung up on me.”
Investigators from Macomb County Sheriff’s Office and county Prosecutor’s Office agreed that Eminem’s actions did not necessitate an arrest warrant for misdemeanor domestic violence.
“There were no injuries and nothing to give an indication of a domestic assault,” Macomb County Sheriff Mark Hackel said. “We don’t think there was any intent to hurt her.”
James Langtry, chief of operations at the prosecutor’s office, said Marshall Mathers did not receive any special consideration due to his celebrity.
“We treated it as any other criminal allegation brought to us,” Langtry said. “There was insufficient evidence to warrant any criminal charges.”
The girl says in the report that Eminem “was poking me in the head” and moments later raised his hand “as if he was going to hit me.”
Eminem told police he “tapped her on the side of her head with this finger because she was not paying attention to what he was saying,” said a report written by sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Larry King.
Eminem on April 5 filed for divorce from Kim Mathers, 31, after less than three months of their second marriage. The two did not reach a settlement in the divorce case in a conference at Macomb County Circuit Court in September. The case has been sent to a mediator, and a trial date is scheduled for Dec. 19.
His 13-year-old niece, a daughter of Kim Mathers’ sister, has been in the custody of Marshall and Kim, living with them at their prior address on Westchester Drive in Clinton Township.
Eminem’s publicist, Dennis Dennehy, released a statement Friday night: “After an independent investigation by the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office and a review by the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office, both have decided that the basis for the complaint was without merit, and the prosecutor has declined to issue any charges. Anybody who is remotely familiar with Marshall’s life knows he is a caring and loving guardian of his niece.”
Eminem is believed to be living in Oakland County but still lists his address at the Clinton Township residence, according to the police report.
Besides the teenage girl, at the home at the time of the incident was Kim Mathers’ mother, Kathleen Sluck, 50, who lists addresses in both Ray Township and at her daughter’s residence in Macomb, and Kim Mathers’ youngest daughter age 4 or 5, fathered by another man.
Both Sluck and his niece say in their written statements that Eminem made the life threatening statement as he left.
Kim Mathers was driving home at the time of the incident and called police after being told about the incident.
Precipitating the incident was Eminem talking to his niece by phone about “her school clothing,” Eminem told police. She “didn’t like what she heard” and began “speaking over” Eminem before she hung up on him, Eminem told police.
Eminem told police he tried calling her back several times and tried calling Kim Mathers but got no answers. He said he went to the home “to make sure everything was OK over there,” the report said.
Eminem entered the home without knocking or ringing the doorbell and went to the computer area, where his niece was at the computer and Kim Mathers’ other daughter was on an adjacent bed. The 13-year-old put the younger girl on her lap.
Eminem told his niece, “You know she’s saving your butt right now,” the girl said in her statement.
He also accused her of being “selfish” and trying to break up him and Kim Mathers.
“You have always tried to separate me and your aunt. Always,” the girl quotes Eminem as saying. “You take everything for granted at home. I’m signing shoes for charity doing this and that, and you’re just a selfish kid.”
Eminem took her cell phone, but it has been returned to her through an attorney and police.

Guilty Simpson/ Clap Your Hands/ song review

Average rating: 4.5 stars
He reps his city with pride. He’s the one between 3 and 3. Known as Guilty Simpson on the Detroit underground scene, the skilled emcee manages to add some fuel to the fire. Guilty Simpson is real in his words, passionate about his art. More strikingly the Detroit artist manages to communicate his enthusiasm through his music.
Electronic sounds, violins, trumpets, claps are based on cadenced beats and intelligently married with astute syllable combinations.
Guilty Simpson possesses the qualities that make a good hip hop artist: a strong voice, a good dose of offensiveness, a surefooted flow delivery, good syllabic combination and wordplays.
Despite the festive partying atmosphere , the listener will feel the heated speech that prevails during the whole track.
You will feel the raw atmosphere of the 313 while nodding your head. Rhythm and rhyming work together on a hot instrumental background.
You can download Clap Your Hands here.
(Please hurry because the link might expire soon)
Copyright 2006 by Isabelle Esling
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