Broadband service MTV Overdrive will premiere a special featuring Eminem and 50 Cent almost one week before it hits the linear network.
The broadband service will host MTV News and DFX Present: Inside EM & 50’s Anger Management Aug. 3 at 8 p.m. (EST), before the special makes its TV debut on MTV: Music Television Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. (EST/PST).
“Partnering with artists to create original content for MTV Overdrive is a major strategic priority for us," MTV president Christina Norman said in a prepared statement. “The Anger Management tour special is a perfect example of how we're catering to our audience's demand for an exclusive new music experience they can customize, access and enjoy on more than one platform.”
In addition to performances, the special also features MTV News correspondent SuChin Pak’s exclusive interview with Eminem in which he discusses retirement rumors, as well as 50 Cent’s position that he’s ready to assume the leadership mantle should “Slim Shady” hang up the mic.