Shade 45

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Shade 45
Broadcast areaUnited States
FrequencySirius XM Radio 45
Dish Network 6045
BrandingxL Shade 45
FormatMainstream Urban
Eminem's uncut hip-hop
OwnerSirius XM Radio
First air date
October 28, 2004
Technical information
ClassSatellite radio station
WebsiteShade 45

xL Shade 45 is Eminem's hip-hop music station on Sirius XM Radio channel 45 and Dish Network channel 6045.


Eminem established his own channel, Shade 45, that plays uncut hip-hop from artists like Eminem, 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre, Kanye West, Action Bronson, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Tech N9ne, & Schoolboy Q.[1] Eminem also established a new morning show, Sway in the Morning, a lively morning show that airs at 8:00 a.m. Monday–Friday.[2][3]

Eminem promoted the station in a 2004 mock national convention (the "Shady National Convention") at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City,[4] in which future President of the United States Donald Trump endorsed him.[5] On his Revival (2017), Eminem expressed his regret at having collaborated with Trump, rapping, "wish I would have spit on it before I went to shake his hand at the event."[6]


  1. ^ Cook, Zachary. "Shade 45-Eminem's Hip-Hop Channel XL". Sirius XM Radio. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  2. ^ Markman, Robert. "EMINEM CALLS SWAY'S FIRST SHADE 45 RADIO SHOW". Celebrity. Retrieved 18 July 2011.
  3. ^ Gordon, Dexter. "A Complete History of Eminem's Nike Collaborations". Complex. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Eminem Confirms Appearance at Shady National Convention". Rap Basement. October 15, 2004. Retrieved December 5, 2019.
  5. ^ Bruner, Raisa (October 11, 2017). "Donald Trump and Eminem Weren't Always Enemies. Here's Proof". Time. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  6. ^ Saponara, Michael (December 15, 2017). "Eminem's 8 Most Political Lyrics on 'Revival'". Billboard. Retrieved June 24, 2019.

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