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Eminem To Offer 24-Hour Channel On Sirius Satellite Radio

Eminem will make his

first foray into radio with an investment in a new, nationwide channel on Sirius

Satellite Radio.

Eminem, Interscope

CEO Jimmy Iovine and Shady Records vice president Paul Rosenberg will executive

produce a 24-hour Hip-Hop music and lifestyle channel for the network, which

will include a specialty show hosted by Eminem, a show by DJ Green Lantern and

other Hip-Hop offerings.

Eminem said the

move to Sirius would allow him to freely express himself. Because satellite

radio is a private industry, it is not monitored by the FCC, something that

many artists find attractive.

"Once upon

a time not too long ago, the feds wanted all my music off the air," Eminem

said. "Now we’ll be on Sirius 24 hours a day, playing the best Hip-Hop

… not just from Shady Records, but from everywhere.”

Shady’s new

channel plans to conduct live broadcasts and interviews and would air hard to

find music from an assortment of Hip-Hop acts.

Eminem’s

lyrical content has come under fire numerous times, from various groups of people.

The FCC has even penalized radio stations with fines for playing his music.

“We’ll deliver

an uncut hip-hop radio station like never before,” Eminem continued. “I

can’t wait to start dropping new material, exclusive tracks and uncensored hip-hop

featuring me and everyone else, freely saying whatever the hell we want."

The channel is

on tap to debut this fall and will be included with every Sirius subscription

at no extra charge.

Eminem has also

ventured into the world of television. His Shady Records had partnered with

Universal Music Group and the owners of adult industry powerhouse Vivid Entertainment

to launch 1 AM, a subscription-based channel that offers uncut videos and uncensored

content.

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