Author: B.Dot

The Alchemist Has A Dance Battle

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Here’s something to lighten the mood. In the clip, The Alchemist challenges a street performing to dance off. Those moves were good Al, but you’re no match for Def Jam’s Dancing Machine!

On The Set: Eminem “Beautiful” (Stadium Status)

With the video for “Beautiful” on the way, Eminem talks about the importance of shooting the visuals for it in his hometown.

The video was filmed at noted Detroit landmarks, now past their prime though in many ways now more iconic than ever.  Through locations such as the once-grand Beaux-Arts train station (Michigan Central Station, which was built in 1913), the original Tiger Stadium (built in 1912), and the old Packard Motor Car Company plant (established in 1903), the viewer sees both Detroit’s grand past and very real present, and Eminem finds in Detroit a new metaphor for the lyrical content of the song.

Tiger Stadium is being torn down, and the train station is supposed to be demolished too.  This video is one of the last times anybody outside of Detroit is going to see them,” commented Eminem.  “I wrote ‘Beautiful’ when I was really down, during a difficult time struggling with my addiction.  It’s a reminder to keep your head up, and to see who you really are despite what you may be going through.  Now that I’ve gotten through the toughest part, I see how the song relates to Detroit, and it feels even more powerful to me.”

Previously: On The Set: Eminem “Beautiful”

                   On The Set: Eminem “Beautiful”…Again