Miami bass legend Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell is still steaming over the fact that French Montana sampled his early 1990s hit “I Wanna Rock” for his hit track “Pop That.” Despite not owning the rights to “I Wanna Rock,” Luke says he was offended by the way Diddy handled the situation.
“Ok, let me tell you how it all went off. In the beginning Puffy told me to come to do a video shoot in Miami on Memorial Day last year,” Luke said in an interview with Hot 97. “I asked, ‘What video shoot, to what song?,’ because I work with a lot of kids. They never told me the name of the song nor did they ever send me a copy of the song. So they were basically trying to set me up to be a part of a video shoot to a song that had me appearing on it. Second of all, these guys had press conferences – this stuff is all online – and this guy is sitting here saying, ‘Hey I just did a song with Uncle Luke and all these other guys on the song.’ So we’re seeing this information online and seeing all the press conferences, and I’m thinking like, ‘What song did I do with this guy? I really don’t even know the guy.’ So they did the video and that’s why I didn’t appear in the video, because I wasn’t going to appear in anything I didn’t hear or know anything about.”
It’s been over two years since Eminem released his last solo project Recovery, which dropped in 2010. After stating that he had begun work on his eighth solo album last year, Marshall is reportedly deep into the process of recording the LP. During an interview with Billboard.com, Shady Records president Paul Rosenberg said that Em will release the project post-Memorial Day and that listeners can expect it soon. ”We fully expect to be releasing a new Eminem album in 2013. He’s been working on it for some time,” he said. “It’s safe to say that it will be post-Memorial Day at some point, but we’re not exactly sure when. We’ve got some dates locked in for him to perform live in Europe in August, so we’re trying to see what else lines up.”
Additionally, Rosenberg reveals that Yelawolf has begun recording his sophomore LP in Nashville, Tennessee and that 50 Cent’s Street King Immortal will release in the first half of 2013. He also noted that Slaughterhouse will record the follow up to last year’s welcome to: OUR HOUSE after each member releases a solo project. In October, Eminem hinted that a new album would drop in 2013 by putting the year on a limited edition baseball hat inspired by the Detroit Tigers. In addition to headlining a pair of summer festivals in Reading and Leeds, England, he will executive produce Skylar Grey‘s debut Don’t Look Down.