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The footwear manufacturer wants Apple to pull its ad featuring “Lose Yourself.”
Wednesday, November 9, 2005
Footwear manufacturer Lugz has sent a cease and desist letter to Apple demanding that it pull its new iPod ad featuring a silhouette dancing to Eminem’s “Lose Yourself.”
According to Lugz, the spot is too close in design to a commercial they filmed in 2002.
"If you look at these spots, common sense would tell you that there's a problem here," said Lugz executive vice president Larry Schwartz. "The Apple commercial uses the most powerful elements of our campaign, making the ads disturbingly similar."
arrowEminem's Curtain Call just got a little longer. The album will be available in a special two-disc edition that beefs up his collection of greatest hits with a disc devoted to his memorable collaborations. A final track list has yet to
be hammered out, but expect to find Em's landmark duet of "Stan" with Elton John in the mix. The set will also feature three new tracks, including the single "When I'm Gone," which you can preview on Monday evening (November 7)
arrowD12 Pro Wrestling Hands-on
Hip-hop culture has already had a profound impact on mobile content, and it's poised to take the whole shebang over. Sean "P. Diddy" Combs caused a furor at a recent industry conference when he told the audience that he, in effect, was a vital mobile brand. And, given the position of hip-hop on the ringtone charts, he can hardly be argued with. The tide has spread quickly to mobile games, too. There's already been a Snoop Dogg game, and Marc Ecko and G-Unit games are on the way. Hudson Entertainment wants in on the trend, so
it has leveraged its relationship with The Source to lock down the license to D12--Eminem's somewhat ridiculous but always entertaining rap band. We got our hands on a preview version of D12 Pro Wrestling to see what all the fuss is about. It's a couple of atomic elbow splashes later, and we've got a big grin on our faces.
First of all, Eminem, D12's centerpiece and founding member, didn't make it into the game. Apparently it would have cost Hudson an extra million bucks for the rights to Em's likeness, so his bad self was left out of D12 Pro Wrestling. That's OK, though, because the other five members of the band are there--Bizarre, Kon Artis, Swift, Kuniva, and Proof--as well as a few clever additions, such as a rough and tough character called Groupie, who's sort of a composite picture of D12's infamous female fans, plus two unlockable fighters.
Marshall Bruce Mathers III was born in St. Joseph, Missouri on October 17 1972 to his mother Debbie Briggs-Mathers and his father Marshall Bruce Mathers II. Debbie was only 15 when Marshall was born. Not long after Marshall was born, his father packed his bags and left the family, never to be seen again. This wasn't the end of a tough run for Marshall and his family; it was only just the beginning. Marshall got moved around to different houses and because of this he attended many schools. His mom finally settled down in a house in Detroit. Marshall was only 12 years old. The maximum time he spent at the one school was 3 months. He got bullied at every school he attended and later got back at them by dissing them publicly in his songs.
Marshall did pretty well in school considering the circumstances until he got to year 9. He failed for the third year in a row and decided that he had had enough. School just wasn't for him, so he left to work on what he was most passionate about: rapping. He had been lip-synching to hip hop songs ever since he was 4 and if he wasn't a comic book shop owner he had this dream to be a rapper. He started getting a name for himself when he was 17, even though he got into the rap game when he was 14. He was using the initials from his first and last names to form his rap name M & Mť which later became Eminem because of his race, he got rejected by people all the time, even though he was a really talented rapper. Determined to prove everyone wrong, he forced himself to go on radio shows and participate in freestyle battles. In 1995, Marshall recorded his first album titled Infinite, which only sold about 1000 copies. That same year, his high school sweet heart, now wife, Kim, gave birth to his only child, a little girl named Hailie Jade Scott.
Having nothing to lose, flat broke and in desperate need for money to support Hailie and Kim, Marsh set out to rave about his life in general where he caught ear of hip hops hard to please underground. Out of this came the Slim Shady Ep named after his alter ego. Em, down to his lest dime, participated in the 1997 Rap Olympics in LA aiming to win the $1,500 cash prize he badly needed. He battled for an hour throwing back every diss he was thrown and managed to get into the grand final. Unfortunately for Em, he lost due to a slip up. Furious that he had lost, Marshall didn't even notice that he had been spotted by a few producers from interscope records, who got hold of his demo, Infinite. Dre eventually tracked him down, and recorded ems second album, The Slim Shady EP then followed by The Slim shady LP, recorded in 19. Then in May 2000, Eminem worked with Dre again to record Em's third album, The Marshall Mathers LP. It featured artists such as Dre, Snoop Dogg, X-Zibit, Nate Dogg, D-12 and the beautiful Dido, who sings the chorus for â€śStanâ€ť. This album debuted at number 1 on the US albums chart, and won three Grammys and was the first rap album to ever be nominated Album Of The Yearť, selling more than 8 million records in America alone. He stunned critics by performing his #1 hit single Stanť with Elton John, shooting down all homophobic remarks.
Marshals album sales were skyrocketing but things werent going well with his wife Kim. A month after the Marshall Mathers LP was released, Em was involved in a brawl outside a Detroit club, where he allegedly pistol-whipped a man for kissing Kim. In august that same year, Em filed for divorce. In April 2001, Marsh was sentenced to 2 years probation, stemming from the weapons charge. This same year, he reconciled with Kim for his daughter, Hailies, sake, but it only lasted for a few months, this time it was Kim who filed for divorce, in August.
2002 was a big year for Marshall. He branched out into the world of acting, filming with esteemed director Curtis Hanson. 8 mile was produced. Based on ems own life, he played lead role of a character very much like himself, Jimmy Smith Jr. Jimmy is nicknamed Rabbitť by his mother, Stephanie, played by Ems wife Kim. While filming 8 mile, he was busy during scenes making up the songs Lose Yourself and 8 Mileť. Lose Yourselfť was named the underdog anthem of the year.
As well as his first movie 8 Mile, Em released his 4th album, The Eminem Show. He revealed the more mature, slightly subdued side of himself. The Eminem Show fired some of his usual attacks on the likes of lead singer of Limp Bizkit, Fred Durst and Moby as well as fresh attacks on Osama Bin Laden. This one album alone had many hits, including Without Me, Cleanin Out My Closet, Sayin Goodbye to Hollywood, Sing For The Moment, Superman, and Business. He even sings on the album-on a song made especially for his daughter Hailie, the only girl in his life for whom he has respect for.
In 2004 Eminem produced a new CD "Encore". It featured songs such as Just Lose It, Like Toy Soldiers, Encore, and even Mockingbird which hit #1 in MTV's top 20 for over 10 days!