Tuesday, 14 April 2009
Eminem on XXL...Is he back?
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.”
After 3 years of silence, Eminem covers XXL just in time for his album’s release. He will also have a special Marvel comics (The Punisher: Special Edition) cover which will be available on May 5th via www.marvel.com/eminem. You can check xxlmag for his take on drug addiction and hip-hop in 2009. Don’t forget to check the “We Made You” video if you havent already. I personally was disappointed with his lead single, but it will sell...Lol