Eminem will make his
first foray into radio with an investment in a new, nationwide channel on Sirius
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.
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.”
channel plans to conduct live broadcasts and interviews and would air hard to
find music from an assortment of Hip-Hop acts.
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.
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