Eminem Presents: Total Slaughter (Trailer)
On July 12th, Eminem and Shady Records will launch their rap battle league, Total Slaughter.
“What we look at this opportunity as, is a way to do for battle rapping what UFC did for MMA,” Rosenberg tells Rolling Stone. “That’s really the model we’re basing it on. It’s this great thing that a lot of people love, but it’s very splintered, and it’s very niche, and it’s not really brought into the right production levels that it can or should be.”
“I’m a passionate battle fan, so this is something I’ve always thought about doing,” adds Eminem, whose Shady Films is co-producing the event. “I came up battling at the same time I was making records and learning my way around the studio. It’s a little bit different in terms of the kinds of tools you need, but the competitiveness is the same. The times I didn’t win gave me just as much light in the past as when I did. It’s all about your performance.”
Kicking things off, we’re hit with the first official trailer for the inaugural event, which promises a long-awaited rematch between Loaded Lux and Murda Mook and confirms Joe Budden’s participation as he will square off with veteran battler Hollow Da Don.