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Eminem Covers Billboard Magazine

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Hot on the heels of the release of his new album, The Marshall Mathers LP2, Eminem covers Billboard magazine.

Though he’s been rapping and putting out albums for over a decade, Eminem is still not comfortable with fame. Check out some of his insight on fame, creating music and much more.

On not being comfortable with fame:

“I wanted the fame, but not the cover of Newsweek/Oh well, I guess beggars can’t be choosy,” he rhymes. “Wanted to receive attention for my music/Wanted to be left alone in public, excuse me.”

“I remember it felt like shit was just flying by me and nothing really seemed real.” He adds, “When I was making records, I would just take my frustrations out about that. I mean, fuck, here it is 2013 and I still don’t really have a total grasp on it yet and understand it.”

On fans liking his music:

“I kind of just make what I make and however people take to it is how they take to it, or don’t take to it,” he says. “I knew that it would have to match a certain intensity and vibe and feel in order to call it [The Marshall Mathers LP 2]. I want to say I’m confident that I’ve done that, but it’s up to the listener to decide.”

On bringing things back to old-school Hip-Hop with MMLP2:

“One of the things I thought might be cool to try to accomplish was to see if I could bring it back and remind people of the first time they ever heard me on a record. I wanted to try and recapture that nostalgic feeling.”

On his life now:

“Things are a little more calm for me now,” Eminem says. “There was a time when everything was kind of flying by the seat of my pants and I kind of didn’t know what was happening to my life. That certainly did get the best of me, with drugs and the pressure of all that shit. I’m at a different point now, but I still want to rap with the same energy and intensity and passion as before because, at the end of the day, this is what I love.”

For more with Eminem, check out BILLBOARD.com

 

Eminem Reveals Track List for ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2’

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Eminem unveiled the track listing for his upcoming eighth studio album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2. The album consists of features from Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar and Skylar Grey.

MMLP2 was recorded from 2011 to 2013 with Rick Rubin, “Dr. Dre” serving as record producers on the album. The album is a sequel to Eminem’s third studio album, The Marshall Mathers LP (2000).

The Marshall Mathers LP 2 drops on November 5, 2013.

1. “Bad Guy”
2. “Parking Lot (Skit)”
3. “Rhyme Or Reason
4. “So Much Better”
5. “Survival”
6. “Legacy”
7. “Asshole” (featuring Skylar Grey)
8. “Berzerk”
9. “Rap God”
10. “Brainless”
11. “Stronger Than I Was”
12. “The Monster” (featuring Rihanna)
13. “So Far…”
14. “Love Game” (featuring Kendrick Lamar)
15. “Headlights” (featuring Nate Ruess)
16. “Evil Twin”

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