Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Eminem - "Mosh" (2004)
"Mosh" is a protest song by Eminem and Guerrilla News Network, released on October 26, 2004 as a digital single, just prior to the 2004 presidential election. The track was produced by Dr. Dre and Mark Batson, and appears on Eminem's fifth studio album Encore.
Encore sold 1,582,000 copies in its first two weeks of release in the United States in November 2004, and was certified quadruple-platinum there in mid-December. The album made digital history in becoming the first album to sell 10,000 digital copies in one week.
The album earned Eminem three Grammy Award nominations at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards: Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for the song "Encore", Best Rap Solo Performance for the song "Mockingbird", and Best Rap Album, but lost to Kanye West's Late Registration, making it the only Eminem major studio album not to win a Best Rap Album award.