Eminem Punishes XXL


Marshall graces the cover of the June issue of XXL. Second cover and excerpt after the jump

On His Drug Addiction
“I wasn’t really mentally. I wasn’t ready to give up 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 name, 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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  • Awesome :)

    Nicee the Punisher is back! Haha!!! He´s going to kick ass!! 🙂

  • FantasyDiva

    He is f**kin’ hot & I’m glad he’s out & about. Suck his cock haterz.If u scoffed seein this or any other Eminem post,Oh yeah u’re a hater.

  • genny74

    @fantasydive – i agree he’s f’in hot! Glad he’s finally back, can’t wait to hear the album

  • uh huh

    Why do you keep calling him Marshall, Elliott? Hes not your friend.

  • kellita

    what a fucking hottie. his body is CRAZY NICE =P

    Can’t wait till Relapse comes out

  • Where The Haters At

    Didn’t everybody say Em was gonna diss Weezy because he’s not hip-hop? lol what yall gotta say now? *listens to the crickets*

  • Patiently Waiting

    First off, Em is looking damn good =]

    I can’t wait for Relapse to drop!

  • RamJam

    …they’ll get ya.”

    Welcome back, Em.

  • Drug Addiction will not only ruin your body but it would also mess up your life.-:-

  • drug addiction is really a very bad problem of the society, it destroys the life of a person:`:

  • drug addiction kills that is for sure, everyone should be more concerned on the war on drugs;’`

  • i had a friend who is a drug addict and he was able to recover from it. now he is drug free’.,

  • drug addiction is a menace to the society, it destroys lives and it destroys the community `~`