Record Exec Who Almost Signed Eminem Speaks, Rihanna’s Bikini Beach Fun, Lady Gaga Leaving Earth?
Twisted Thursday. It’s a day filled with twists, so why not get it started by finding out how the man responsible for almost signing Eminem is not hating himself right now. Someone not hating themselves is Rihanna as she’s back to showing off her body parts on beaches throughout the world. Speaking of the world, that doesn’t seem to be enough for Lady Gaga whose going to leave it? All this coming up in SOHH Whatcha Think.
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1. No Cigar
The chance of having Eminem on your record label 15 years ago seems pretty significant. Even though Dr. Dre provided a mass appeal, the thought of having a force like Eminem on your roster is enough to make the argument that you’d have chosen then over winning the lottery. It looks like Duck Down’s Buckshot isn’t too worried. MTV is all over it:
“Almost forget, before I signed with the Doc/ I almost signed with Duck Down/ ‘Cause Rawkus didn’t make no offers and mother—- loud, they jerked me around/ So wassup now,” he spits on “Don’t Front,” showing love to Dru and Buck and spewing a bit of venom at Loud and Rawkus Records, two powerful back-in-the-day rap labels that passed on signing Em. “Yeah, we do have a history with Em and Eminem stated that in the second verse,” Buck said before acknowledging that even though Marshall didn’t ink with his company,things worked out for the best. “Dru Ha was supposed to sign Em, but I’m glad he didn’t sign with Duck Down, I’m so glad he didn’t ’cause everything happens for a reason.” (MTV)
Has too much time passed for Buck to admit that was really something he regrets? All things happen for a reason but the thought of Eminem being on your record label roster seems like a dream come true. Or maybe it’s a nightmare considering it didn’t happen? #SOHHWhatchaThink?
2. She Can Do No Wrong
Is there anything Rihanna can wear that’ll make her look bad? Something about her knack for throwing on a bikini and hitting the beach always makes her look like the hottest R&B singer alive. RumorFix has the shot:
Barbadian beauty Rihanna is on a break from her “Diamonds” world tour, but she’s inviting the rest of us along for the adventure by posing in a bikini for pictures like these during a photo shoot on the beaches of Barbados! RiRi has been kicking back and relaxing while in her hometown while partying, drinking, and soaking up those sweet sun rays! (RumorFix)
Is there any chance Chris Brown ever misses this? #SOHHWhatchaThink?
3. To The Moon, Lady
Lady Gaga is known for doing the most ridiculous stunts but it seems like she might really have a big game plan on deck and will make some serious history. Complex is up on it:
America has a history of sending hilariously chosen things out to space. Consider the Voyager, for which we sent a number of “representative” records out into the great unknown. On it were works by Mozart and Stravinsky—as if aliens would give a fuck. In all seriousness, it is a well-documented fact that aliens listen to Future exclusively.
This time, though, we’ve outdone ourselves in terms of ridiculousness—Lady Gaga is going to be a passenger on one of Richard Branson’s (Virgin Group’s blonde-haired billionaire) commercial flights. The countdown might as well start now, though she isn’t scheduled to leave the earth until 2015. As if just her presence wasn’t enough, she will also be performing. Presumably, she hasn’t decided on her space repertoire yet, but maybe (ideally) she’ll just do covers of David Bowie songs.
We’re still thinking about quantitative things in terms of how many records Eminem has sold, and this case is hard to ignore. We didn’t go heavy into the astrophysical research required to come up with this figure, but Lady Gaga will be singing on the order of magnitude of 84 times the height of all Eminem records sold, give or take a few kilometers. That’s a lot of jewel cases away from the crib. (Complex)
If this is true, is there any question Lady Gaga could become the most relevant and important musician in history? To be the first artist to go to space and actually perform, too? #SOHHWhatchaThink?
That about wraps it up for today. This is SOHH On The Spot giving you the morning scoop from your favorite gossip sites.
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