Eminem headed to satellite radio freedom

Aug. 2, 2004 at 12:39 PM

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Controversial rapper Eminem has made a deal for his own radio channel, without fear of obscenity violations, via New York's Sirius satellite radio network.

Sirius will begin airing Eminem's channel this fall as one of its subscription-only channels, Rolling Stone reported Monday.

"This channel gives me a direct outlet to the streets and our audience. No middleman, no playlists, no (expletive). And most of all, no censorship," Eminem said.

In 2001, the Federal Communications Commission initially deemed Eminem's "The Real Slim Shady" album indecent, a ruling that later was reversed.

The popular rapper, one of the executive producers of the channel, will feature his music and his D12 band, as well as rare tracks and mix tapes from various hip-hop artists.

"It's gonna be essentially a destination to get and hear things that other people aren't playing," said Paul Rosenberg, Eminem's manager.

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