Super Em To The Rescue......

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To save the game that is! Hip hops favorite white boy is back putting people to shame. In the upcoming issu of XXL Slim Shady discusses his drug addiction, loosing his best friend, and the state of hip hop.

On His Drug Addiction

“I wasn’t ready mentally. I wasn’t ready to give up the drugs. I
didn’t really think I had a problem. Basically, I went in, and I came
out. I relapsed, and I spent the next three years struggling with it.
Also, at that time, I felt like I wanted to pull back, because my drug
problem had got so bad. I felt like, Maybe if I take a break, maybe
this will help. I started to get into the producer role more… I can
still be out there with my music, like with the Re-Up album, but I
don’t have to be in the spotlight the whole time.”

On Proof’s Death

“Everyone felt his loss, from his kids, to his wife, to everyone.
But, for some reason, in hindsight, the way I felt was almost like it
happened to just me… Maybe at the time I was a little bit selfish with
it. I think it kind of hit me so hard. It just blindsided me. I just
went into such a dark place that, with everything, the drugs, my
thoughts, everything. And the more drugs I consumed, and it was all
depressants I was taking, the more depressed I became, the more
self-loathing I became… By the way, I’m just now at the point where I’m
better talking about it. It took me so long to get out of that place
where I couldn’t even speak about it without crying or wanting to cry…
Proof was the anchor. He was everything to D12. And not just the
group-for me, personally, he was everything.”

On T.I., Lil Wayne & Hip-Hop

“I stayed up on the music, and obviously I watch TV and saw what was
going on. And without naming any names, it just felt like hip-hop was
going downhill. And it seemed like kinda fast. You know, in them three
years, it was like everybody just cares about the hook and the beat;
nobody really cares about substance. But with this new T.I. album, with
this new Lil Wayne album of recent, it seems like things are looking a
lot better now. You can appreciate Lil Wayne using different words to
rhyme and actually rhyming words that you know. Or T.I., where you hear
shit and you’re like Whoa, ah, I wish I would have thought of that! You
know what I mean? Or you hear all the compound-syllable rhyming and all
that. It just seems like now the craft is getting cared about more.”

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