AMP Music Minute May 10th

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Eminem Pauses Movie Role For New Music-

We haven’t seen Eminem in a movie for about 10 years, but we sure haven’t forgotten the impact of his gritty role in 8 Mile. In November, the film turns 10, but don’t expect to see Eminem prepping for his newest role in “Southpaw.”

Eminem, born Marshall Mathers, has signed on to fulfill the role of a an up-and-coming boxer in the movie “Southpaw,” which was inspired by Em’s first movie. Unfortunately for the film, the rapper has been focusing more on music lately and will have to postpone his acting career.

“He’s focusing on his music right now, so while he’s doing that, while he’s in that space, he wanted to put this on hold for the time being,” Eminem’s rep Dennis Dennehy informed reporters.

The good news is that Eminem has new music on the way. And what’s even better is that the movie is being shot on location, so Em won’t have to go far to get into character.

“What I’m told is when the film does get made, the plan is that the bulk of it will be shot in Michigan. That was always the understanding,” said his rep, Dennehy.

Would you rather new music or a new movie from Eminem? Sound off below!

B.o.B. Planning All-Rock Album-

Bobby Ray has been dabbling in rock music for some time now. In his 2009 mixtape, B.o.B. Vs. Bobby Ray, he experimented with the grungier side of music, but he is far from done with his trials.

“I had a mixtape called B.o.B vs. Bobby Ray, and half of it was more hip-hop, Eastside Decatur B.o.B and most of those tracks were produced by Fury,” B.o.B. explained about the tape. “On the other side it was more live instrumentation, eclectic, just a lot more left. I really liked that concept, and I felt like that was a classic mixtape for me.” He cites this as inspiration to make more music that speaks to both sides of his sensibilities.

Currently Bobby Ray hasn’t released a title or release date for the rock album, but he also has some other side projects he’s working on. The most notable will be a collaboration album with his boss and mentor, T.I. called The Man and The Martian, but that one’s on the back burner until T.I. releases his post-lockup album, Trouble Man.

Flo Rida Announces Wild Ones Album Release-

If you liked the single “Wild Ones,” there is a good chance you will love the album Wild Ones. Flo Rida is a master at making hits that make the whole club go crazy and now aiming for an entire album that can do the same thing.

Wild Ones, which is scheduled to be released on July 3rd, will have your Fourth of July parties and cookouts at 100% before you can even crack open the first brewski. This will be Flo’s fourth studio album and a follow-up to 2010’s Only One Flo (Part 1). Originally titled Only One Rida (Part 2), Wild Ones will feature the title track as well as his smash hit, ” Good Feeling.”

The inspiration came from all over the world, so don’t be surprised when you see Flo living it up in Mexico in his latest music video, “Whistle.”

“I made it my business to be inspired by just traveling around the world, and just coming up with some music that the world can enjoy—to take this from local to national to international,” Flo Rida said of his latest album.

Do you plan on buying the new Flo Rida album? Tell us below!

-Khellie Braxton, 97.1 AMP Radio, L.A.

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