AHH Stray News: Em Crowns FowL King; Slim Thug Show Canceled; Savage’s New Album

(AllHipHop News) Rap star Eminem and veteran producers The Alchemist and Mr. Porter have crowned a new freestyle champion, as part of Eminem’s Red Bull Emsee: The Road to 8 Mile” contest. The national freestyle rap battle was created by Eminem, to find the best freestyle rapper in country. The winner is Saffal Tall aka FowL. The rapper beat San Francisco rapper Nocando in round 1, North Carolina’s Killer Chris in round two and New York rapper DNA in the final round, which took place at St. Andrews Hall in Detroit. FowL, who is 18, has been rapping for the past decade and has opened for artists like Wiz Khalifa, Chip Tha Ripper and others. FowL is attending Michigan State University on a scholarship. A concert featuring Houston, Texas rapper Slim Thug planned for tonight was canceled in Bay City, Texas. According to promoters, the concert featuring Slim Thug was nixed due to lack of ticket sales. “It just didn’t come together,” said Steve Coppler, President of AdoreAble Promotions. “There were very few tickets sold.” Fans who purchased tickets to the event are being offered refunds from the outlets where they were purchased, according to Coppler. Popular Australian Hip-Hop label Dawn Raid Music has entered into a three-year exclusive distribution deal with SMC Recordings/Fontana and will release a new album by platinum-selling rapper Savage. The rapper’s album, Savage Presents The Tribal Council, is set for an October 5th release date. The two-disc album will feature top artists from the South Pacific region, alongside U.S. rappers like Pitbull, Baby Bash, E40, Talib Kweli, Bobby Valentino and Akon, who landed his first ever #1 single as a guest on Savage’s track “Moonshine.” Additionally Savage’s track “Swing” from the movie Knocked Up, has sold over 1.8 million units in the United States. Savage is currently promoting his new single “Twerk,” which was produced by Twice as Nice.

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