Eminem On Retiring From Rap

Rappers never retire—or do they? In an excerpt from VIBE‘s Juice issue, Eminem speaks on the day he gracefully bows out the game. Hopefully, it’s no time soon. Issue on newsstands now.

…Honestly, I don’t know how much longer I have in this game. I’m always going to love hip-hop. But how much longer am I going to still do it? I couldn’t give you an answer. But the day that this is not better than the last will probably be the day I stop.

You sure don’t need the money. Well, I hope you don’t need the money.
I hope so too. Shit.

It’s hard to picture you quitting because you seem to really love hip-hop.
I do love it so much. But even if I was rapping at 50 [years old], I don’t now if I would put it out. I know it always makes me feel better to lay things to tape, and—”Lay the tape.” See, I’m old school. The fans might say the shit is garbage. You don’t know how long people are going to want you around…Realistically, if I don’t rap, what the fuck am I going to do? It’s too late to be unfamous at this point.

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  • mac DIESEL

    Realistically, if I don’t rap, what the fuck am I going to do?”

    KEEP PIMPIN’ CURLY!!!! HA!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • QuantumMusik

    DON’T GIVE UP EM, WE NEED YOU!

    Just Have this Quote From Jay in your head 24/7: “Can’t Leave Rap Alone the Game needs me!”

  • Ice Cold

    When I die so does rap – despicable

    Eminem the GOAT

  • HORUS

    EMINEM MUST CONTINUE TO RAP, SO WACK ACTS LIKE OFFICER RICKY, THE NEW JAY-Z STAY IN THE SHADOW! KEEP RENEGADING BIIIIIIIITCHES!!!!!

    HOV IS NO LONGER IN MY TOP 5 RAPPER EVER!!!! THE CONTEST IS BETWEEN EMINEM, PAC, BIGGIE, NAS… BUT NO CAMELFACE!!!!!!

    HERE IS MY STATEMENT:

    HOV IS LIKE A DISCOUNT VERSION OF NOTORIOUS BIG !!!!

    ★★★

    HORUS IS THE TRUTH✔

  • quazi moto

    Oh no! What will the Em stans have to suck on now?

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/mindbender Mindbender

    …it’s just about not tarnishing your legacy at a certain point.
    I love Stevie Wonder to death and back, and I know he’s playing music every day of his life… but he’s not putting it all out, because he’s in a totally different place he was when he made ‘Inner Visions’ and ‘Hotter Than July’ and stuff… your fans and your history is fine at a certain point. Eminem can stop whenever he wants. And probably SHOULD stop soon or else he’ll ‘Encore’ himself again :(

    Prince doesn’t need to put out more albums (but I do gotta check that new one he dropped a few weeks ago) but he does it cause he wants to.
    Eminem obviously doesn’t want to deal with the fame and touring madness forever. Maybe he wants to give birth to a son, and become a family man soon. Would make sense for him to gracefully bow out.
    or for a better example, check the Rolling Stones. nobody wants a new album from Mick Jagger, not even Mick. he’s not stupid. they just find new ways to keep the name respected…

    Eminem and Dr. Dre need to both retire within the next 5 years, and just guide the next generation up.

  • Em is wack and likes it from the back

    Em needs to retire with his wack ass lyrics

  • mikey

    em will release another album i hope

  • http://www.chicagoisforhaters.com Chicago Is For Haters

    Dr. Dre ain’t going nowhere… he’s legendary. He should just let that g@d&mn Detox go! NOW!
    #deuces

  • SCC

    I love Em’s music but y’all stans are disgusting. This nigga can shit on a stick and y’all would love it and day it smells better than everybody else’s.

  • Evelyn Turner

    When Eminem retires, I’m sure his kids will continue his legacy, or at least try and make their own mark. He’ll be there to teach them the real deal of the business.

  • Don Instinct

    He won’t be retiring anytime soon, he seems to be enjoying it too much at the moment.

  • SETH

    EMINEM IS HIP HOP!!!!!!!!!

    ♦ ♦ ♦

    SETH IS THE TRUTH

  • Fuck Em Stans

    Peace out white boy!

  • ronnie_moe

    When Eminem retires, 90% of white people will stop listening to rap music.

  • SETH

    YO WE HAVE ONLY 2 TRUE WORLD STARS ON THIS PLANET…THE FIRST ONE WHO DIED WAS MICHAEL JACKSON…THE OTHER ONE IS EM…WHEN HE DIES…THE WORLD WILL CHANGE…

    ♦ ♦ ♦

    SETH IS THE TRUTH

  • craig

    @ronnie_moe i dissagree i think alot of white people even if they like em listen to other artist also like me i am white but eminem is one of my favouite bt i listen to other artist as much as eminem

  • mmkayy

    @ronnie_mo ur so fckn stupid….. 70-80% of white ppl BUY music

  • ronnie_moe

    @craig You know how many white-people I know say Eminem is the only rapper they listen too? They don’t love Hip-Hop, they just love Eminem. The only person they support in a genre that is considered black culture, is a white guy. Thats kind of racist to me. I’m not saying Em is racist but some of his white fans have a racist mentality.

  • Thank Me Hater

    @SCC you’re worse than the Eminem stans egging them on and hurling insults just like they do

  • I Punch Babies

    @ronnie_moe naw they do what black people SHOULD be doing….supporting their own. If black people could learn that lesson, even outside of hip hop, that would be great. You should be talking to black people that DON’T support their own instead of talking to white people that DO support their own

  • 99 Problems

    Top 10 rappers:

    1. The Notorious B.I.G.
    2. Eminem
    3. Nas
    4. Tupac Shakur
    5. Jay-Z
    6. Mos Def
    7. Rakim
    8. KRS-One
    9. Talib Kweli
    10. Raekwon

  • 99 Problems

    + Big L, Ghostface Killah, GZA, Big Pun, Ice Cube

  • ronnie_moe

    @mmkkay “70-80% of white people buy music”. NO SHIT SHERLOCK. More than half of the people in America are white. My problem is with the whites who only support Eminem and no one else. They want to se a white guy dominate in a black market so they support him to the fullest. Even though Encore was horrible white-people still brought that bullshit. That should tell you something.

  • 99 Problems

    And I’m white. White people don’t like Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, Soulja Boy, Drake, etc…

  • Thank Me Hater

    @99 Problems Here’s my personal list

    1. T.I.
    2. Pharoahe Monch
    3. Lupe
    4. Eminem
    5. Cassidy
    6. Talib Kweli
    7. Jay Electronica
    8. Phonte
    9. Nas
    10. Rakim

    I was never that much of a Biggie or Pac fan

  • Thank Me Hater

    @ronnie_moe Yeah they support their own as they should just like @I Punch Babies said. You can’t get on one race for supporting a form of music that they like. This is America!! They can do whatever they choose.

  • 99 Problems

    @Thank Me Hater

    I forgot about Lupe Fiasco. Lupe is dope, too! I like T.I., but he is not in my top 50…

  • ronnie_moe

    @I Punch Babies I agree with you. Blacks should start buying more albums however you gotta ask the question: How many white people are supporting Eminem because they love him as well as Hip-Hop or are they supporting him just because he’s white? Obviously, they’d be too ashamed to admit the latter.

  • Well I think….

    @ronnie_moe I think there’s a combination of all races that buy his music….but definitely mostly white people. But then again Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, etc are not gonna do numbers like Em and they have a white fan base as well. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. I think Em has a strong loyal black following as well. For instance Eminem has more black fans than Rick Ross IMO

  • I Punch Babies

    @ronnie_moe Oh yeah I definitely agree with you! I believe that there are a lot of people that only listen to Eminem when listening to hip hop that are white. But I also believe that Em hits on things that they can relate to. Do you think that the average white kid knows about ridin spinners and selling drugs? The answer is no. But the average kid period does know about hating their mother, getting angry at a woman, being rebellious etc. Why would you buy something you can’t relate to?

  • KARMA IS A BITCH

    fuckin haters and fuckin stans smh
    support your favourite artist without dickriding ..
    haters are just shameless groupies
    eminem doesn´t give a fuck about your fuckin love or hate

  • dmhtfld

    “Realistically, if I don’t rap, what the fuck am I going to do?”

    Myabe act? You know that thing that you did so well in 8 mile.

  • I Punch Babies

    @ronnie_moe LOL sorry this is a good convo. It’s just like me turning on golf and checking for Tiger Woods. I hate the fucking sport but I watch because there’s a black man playing the sport. I support him because he’s black. I’m sorry to say that but that’s the truth in my case.

  • MsOfficer

    With each thing Em says, I become more & more fascinated. He’s ill.

    http://msofficer.com

  • ronnie_moe

    @I Punch Babies If you are Comparing Eminem to Tiger Woods then that is just stupid. Black People don’t give a fuck about golf. We ain’t give a fuck about golf before Tiger Woods, and we don’t give fuck about golf now. We don’t gather around the TV to watch the PGA tourney just cause Tiger Woods is playing. But I know a lot of white people who Watched the BET awards just to see Eminem.

  • mac DIESEL

    WHEN EMINEM RETIRE ——>HIPHOP/RAP + MUSIC INDUSTRY *R.I.P*
    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • iHate

    Realistically, if I don’t rap, what the fuck am I going to do? It’s too late to be unfamous at this point.
    ^ Real is real.

    @99Problems: not bad, but… 2Pac on 4?
    @Thank me hater: 1st place goes to T.I.? WTF? T.I. is good, but… shit
    Wait, wait… Me has a top 10:
    1. 2Pac
    2. Eminem
    3. Dr. Dre (hate me for this)
    4. Nas
    5. Rakim
    6. Kanye
    7. 50 Cent (now you all gonna hate me)
    8. Ludacris
    9. Raekwon
    10. Jay-z

    “White people don’t listen lil wayne” FUCK YOU! People like you are the reason for this white vs black fans. I’m white and I liste Lil Wayne. I don’t think Weezy is the best, but he is good.

  • crack yo girls jawbone

    yall niggas need to quit with your stupid fuckin lists.. NOBODY CARES nigga.. EM just went double plat… apparently people still want him around… so he gonna be here for a minute.. he’s right about bein unfamous..

    dave chappelle said it best.. “you can’t get unfamous… you can get infamous… but you can’t get unfamous”..

    thats why all these niggas end up being so tragic.. niggas get one hit.. blow all the money.. and now u in that weird space where a nigga can’t work in the industry.. but he to famous to work at wal-mart.. ha.. niggas would be fuckin with people all day long.. like “nigga… did rich boy just help us find the dog food section??” lol

  • BIG CHUMP

    @crack yo girls jawbone
    “like “nigga… did rich boy just help us find the dog food section??” lol”

    DAMN LMFAO!!!!

    MARSHALL THE GOAT

  • MUZiK

    ALL OF YA WACK AS HELL!!!!
    SPECUALLY YOU RONNIE SHIT HEAD!
    SAYING 90% OF WHITE WILL STOP BUYING ALBUMS..?!?! SHIT IDK BOUT WHITES IM MEXICAN AND WHEN EMINEM RETIRES AND THERES ANOTHER BAD ASS MOTHERFUCKER WHO CAN SPIT SOME CRAZY LYRICS.. I DONT GIVE A FUCK IF HE’S BLACK WHITE OR ANY OTHER COLOR IM GETTING THAT BITCH WHEN IT COMES OUT! SO CALM UR HAPPY ASS DOWN!
    AND ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHO TALKN BOUT TOP 10 BEST RAPPERS AND NOT EVEN PUTTING PAC OR W.E. BCUZ “U REALLY WERENT INTO THEM” WELL NO SHIT DUMBASS U WERENT BORN AT THAT TIME OR IF U WERE U JUST A COMPLETE DUMBASS!!
    TOP 5 FUCK 10 FOR ME
    PAC
    EMINEM
    B.I.G
    JAY Z
    NAS

    FUCK THA WORLD NIKKA!

  • Geebz

    “White people don’t like Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, Soulja Boy, Drake, etc…”

    quite possibly one of the most ignorantly retarded fucking statements ever said at this site.

    white people don’t listen to lil wayne and drake? bahahaha. c’mon son! that’s their only fucking fan base!

  • llll

    I’m white and i hate lil wayne, i got more than 10 black buddies that say Wayne is the best rapper EVER!So…you people just hear a word and start saying it over and over with no reason.
    Look at the day Drake released his album, look at the photo rapradar posted 100% of them are black people!
    I love Pac and i think he’s better than Em and im white…Its funny how black people(not all of them) just say whatever the fuck they want but when white people say something we’re straight racists!
    Seriously people its a shame that you still talk about races, i love my skin but it doesn’t mean i hate others!70% OF MY FRIENDS ARE BLACK!We don’t talk about races, because its not a matter and its a shame that people would talk about it…..
    P.S…notice how Em haters are the first to comment, DAMN!YOU MAD?
    Keep rapping Em…!

  • koolaidman2

    We need eminem idnt wanna hear anymore lil wayne !

  • BIG CHUMP

    @IIII ^^^^ COSIGN

    THEIR ARE SOME ANGRY RACES MOTHA BLEEPERS IN HERE AND IM BLACK….THEY SO MAD THE WHITE BOY IS WINING LOL JUST LIKE TIGER WOODS

    MARSHALL THE GOAT

  • mmkayy

    @ronie_mo NO……………….dont exclude Eminem…………there are alot of white artists who have sold a lot of records…u really think ppl go to the store and say “oh hey that guy’s white imma get that shit” nahhh its called a fan base dummy.. why u think other white rappers are not sellin ? cos they dont have one

  • Rap2010

    He wont retire until he is 40 atleast.Jay Z and EM can continue for a long time.

  • iHate

    yall niggas need to quit with your stupid fuckin lists..
    ^ yeeep

    like “nigga… did rich boy just help us find the dog food section??” lol haha

    “White people don’t like Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, Soulja Boy, Drake, etc…”

    quite possibly one of the most ignorantly retarded fucking statements ever said at this site.

    white people don’t listen to lil wayne and drake? bahahaha. c’mon son! that’s their only fucking fan base!
    ^ and this is the reason why RR comments > RR posts

  • ronnie_moe

    @mmkay SMH….You obviously haven’t ran into some of the Eminem Fans I’ve encountered. Either that or you’re in denial. Truth is, there are some white people who could care-less about Hip-Hop but they absolutely adore Eminem.

  • iHate

    @ronnie_moe: there are some people that don’t listen rap, but they like Eminem.

  • http://myspace.com/Pitri_27 PITRI

    @ Ronnie_moe but theres also this group of Black people that Hate Eminem and could care-less about his talent just for the fact that he’s white..

  • http://rapradar.com/2010/07/21/on-the-set-eminem-x-rihanna-love-the-way-you-lie/ Che-el-pibe

    @ Em is wack and likes it from the back…. u r a fuckin faggot n if u think eminem is wak n onestly should not listen to rap no more if u think his lyrics r wak…srry dawg u r a pussy u must like lil wayne

  • pompypo

    If he wanted to retire tommorow he could. The amount of money he must have is totally unbelievable im guessing.

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  • Donn

    THE WORLD IS NOT BLACK AND WHITE YOU RACIST PRICKS. PPL BUY MUSIC. STOP TRYNNA SEGREGATE EVERYTHING. MUSIC IS MUSIC. DOESNT MATTER THE RACE. JUST SUPPORT THE MUSIC NO MATTER THE RACE

  • boobootv

    Em da best…..

  • jmarcroyal

    Big L should be in everybodys Top 5, I guess some people just dont true skill…

  • REDRUM

    Em, give us just one more album before you call it quits. For me Recovery was TSSLP (him rising, just waking up). Keep working hard, and make the next one bigger than TMMLP. I wan’t you to quit the day you make a better album than TMMLP. Think about it! How epic will it be for you to walk away with the GREATEST ALBUM OF ALL TIME.

    That day you will turn in to a GOD.

  • d smi

    @ronnie moe, white people like Eminem because he talkjs about real things that we relate to. Anger, family, trials and tribulations. I can’t relate to doing the dougie or soulja boy or gucci. I relate to Pac and how he was real with what he was saying. Nas. Jayz. White people like rappers that are real. not the hoodrat get crunk dance and wear big chains shit. Em makes you think.

  • Coroner

    Here we go again…. again this race bullshit… black or white… Fuck… again these stupid top 10/5 lists… again this GOAT shit…
    YOU’RE ADDICTS AND EMINEM IS DOPE!!!

    Black shit… White shit… what tha fuck would we talk about if a Japanese rapper would spit fire like Marshall and sell millions?!

  • ON.E.IGHTY

    @ all the stans !!!

    Here is the link for the entire article @ vibe-dot-com :

    http://www.vibe.com/content/eminem-cover-story-dying-live

    yuh-YOU.. can thank me now = )

  • D-manded

    hmm nah em dont quit yet game needs u but i doubt he will release another encore he has 2much energy n creativity to make shitty songs atm “how long will i be this way shady until my dyin day until its time 4 me to hang up the mic n say”

  • MUZiK

    CALM UR HAPPY ASS DOWN! WE REAL RAP FANS WANT TO HEAR ABOUT LIFE ABOUT PEOPLES STRUGGLES OR W.E
    THE NEWCOMERS WANT TO HEAR THAT CRANK THAT AND LEMON SHIT! THIS IS WHY PEOPLE EVEN RAPPERS SAY
    HIP HOP IS DEAD!!!!!!!

  • Shady310

    1. 2pac & Eminem
    2. Ice Cube
    3. Nas
    4. Biggie
    5. Kurupt

  • MATIC

    YO THATS A FRESH TIE EM GOT ON!! SHOUTS TO VIBE STYLISTS!!!

    PS IF YOU “WAS NEVER REALLY A BIG OR PAC FAN” YOU ARE A HIPHOP WEIRDO. JUST REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE DENYING YOUR HUMANITY BY NOT UNDERSTANDING THEM.

  • we_HATE_hard

    fuck ur retarded unobjective lists 1st of all. 2ndly 2 an almost certain extent RONNIE IS RIGHT.nd Lookng at Marshalls catalogue ths nucca has nt dne not nearly enuf 4 hm to retire with an unquestionable music legacy.(4get success nd sales we talkn albums). Mmlp hs best album is a classic bt place tht nex 2 shit like ;illmatic, IWW, Stillmatic,Reasonable D,VOL.2,blueprint OB4CL, Ready2Die, LafterD, SupremeC, PaidINFull, It takes a Nation, 36chambers, Chronic, Criminal minded, low end……etc…..nah son somethngs amiss. Giv us atleast 2more. Find PREEMO!, rza, just blaze, Dre, 9th wonder, madlib, kanye,alchemist, pete rock n them. Make somethng tht hs a pure hiphop sound. Nt tht great nw wtf ws tht tomorrow, Recovery pop shit. Pure BOOM PAP ninja. Diff topics, diff sound, same spitfire lyricism. Then we can talk g.o.a.t lists ,till then GTFOH.

  • Aneesh

    Dont ever stop rappin Em!!!!!! you have mastered this craft to its full potential, fuck what the haters say if they think you fell off or aint the same, they can fuck off! they dont know real music and real hip hop mastered in its fullest which is your music so dont ever stop rappin!! just make sure you never get lazy with it and we’ll always buy your stuff!

  • Chris

    yo yall got some wack top 10s… do u guys EVER listen to UNDERGROUND HIP-HOP? fuck man ima have to name my top 10 now…
    1. Eminem (go ahead, hate me)
    2. Tech N9ne
    3. Joell Ortiz
    4. Crooked I
    5. 2Pac (hate me even more)
    6. Lupe Fiasco
    7. Royce Da 5’9
    8. Nas
    9. Biggie (I bet yall wanna kill me by now, huh?)
    10. Talib Kweli

    others that also deserve top 10 greatness: Mos Def, Rakim, Raekwon, Kanye, Jay-Z, Fabolous… and in a few years we’ll see if we can talk about Jay Electronica & J. Cole in top 5’s.
    Study Hip-Hop, pay attention to the music, get to know as many artists as possible, then state an opinion.

  • RECOVERY

    Eminem = GOAT.

    Game over, faggots.

  • shayden

    I still dont think em gets why Fans are still behind him after all this tie, they way he doubts people will even wanna still hear him in ten years. I think He prob sits back and wonder whats the big deal about me alot of the tme, cuz he still feels jus like marshall He is one of the rare rappers who never lost their roots and always checks in with reality, he is prob the most grounded artist of my generation. As famous as he is and he stll ont get why lol

  • Roy

    It’s all good Marshall. Hip hop is ya life brotha. Quit whenever the fuck you want.

  • Toya

    I agree that Em should leave while he’s still relevent. Nothing worse than a celebrity that keeps popping up because he was the shit 30 years for something that was mildly good. But I don’t think Em will ever be pushed out of the game but I strongly believe that if he ever decides to officially leave, it will take his real diehard stans (myself included) a great deal of time to adjust, accept, and find another rapper that is decent enough to fill Em’s place.

    Although to be honest, I doubt Em will ever really retire. You don’t retire from what you really, truly love. I know that a lot of rappers talk about retiring because no one wants to hear their grandpa but come on. If country, rock, pop, and jazz can artists that stick around for years, why can’t rap? You veterans to maintain the standards. If all the veterans decide to hang up the mic then you’ll just have a Wild West effect with the new class which would essentially cause a re-write of what is hip-hop because such anarchy would bring the genre back to its infancy. And the last thing we need is Souja Boy taking out and completely re-building hip-hop’s cornerstone.

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  • RECOVERY: THE LAST EMINEM ALBUM

    Eminem’s last album is Recovery. His story is over, there’s nothing left for him to rap about and he has accomplished what he came here for. See, Marshall’s life is not grim and dark as it used to be. There’s no drama in his life now. He might come back when something happens and I believe that the only reason he came back to the game was because of Encore. He just couldn’t let that album be his last work. So he came back with Relapse, and it was also not up to the mark. But this year he won with Recovery. Plus he mentioned that he’s done with rap, both on Relapse and Recovery</i. The most important thing is Recovery's cover. Yes! him walking away.

    RECOVERY IS HIM SAYING BYE BYE TO ALL OF US.

  • Belize

    Maybe the younger generation will think it’s shit. But he’s got a lage fan base (us Stans) that will love him forever and will ALWAYS buy his records, even if they not great. I still liked Encore and Relapse because I don’t expect him to put out a perfect album every time. He was going through a lot of shit, and I wouldn’t expect him to release a classic under the circumstances. And I CAN guarantee one thing: when EMINEM does leave (hopefully not until he’s in his fifties!) it will be devastating for Hip-Hop in more ways than I can count. And I’m not just saying that cuz I’m a loyal, devoted, obsessed Stan.

  • Belize

    RECOVERY: THE LAST EMINEM ALBUM

    No it’s not!!!

  • MidNite!

    @mac DIESEL!COSIGN!!!!!

  • MidNite!

    All the racist shit has to stop on here!It’s fucking corny……

  • Shane

    Eminem has fans of all races because he raps about family problems, personal problems and things like that that everybody can relate to. He voices opinions on things most other people don’t and because of that many listen to him. People buy his music because he does his own thing…now Lil Wayne is one of the best in my opinion…but people buy his music not because he’s black, but because he has lyrics that many think are clever.

    Eminem gives you something that most other rappers don’t, its not his skin color (While that definitely has something to do with it) but he also has the skill level to back it up. If you ask 99% of black rappers, they will say Eminem is one of the best if not THE best. He’s unique, and because of the hardships he raps about, he’s a GLOBAL superstar, which makes him more popular than almost any other rapper.

    Just my 2 cents….lemme know what you guys think about what I had to say….

  • bitches

    eminem is the KING of rap wen he goes the game will definately b different i dont think hes leaving anytime soon i think he will put out 3 more albums before he retires to jus producing music nd mayb a couple of features ull c him on but shout out to em yo my nigga make these last couple albums you make as dope as possible you name slim shady marshall mathers eminem will b at the top of best rapper of all time pretty much saying your career is way above average and ur at the point wen u can really make history in hip hop white black spanish chinese wutever dont matter up to this point theres no one better a couple more solid albums youl b the babe ruth of rap

  • blazen

    @ Ronnie

    get outta here with that reverse raciam shit. I’m white and I love hip hop. I love everything from white kid hippie jam bands to classic rock to the rap and hip hop. You know how many white people lisen to lil wayne? I would say atleast half of Lil Wayne fanbase is white. Shits not about skin color. Thats the problem with the world today people think they have to conform to a certain way just because of what they like and because of there skin color. Just be your fuckikng self. I’m a white kid from the burbs that wears tye dye grateful dead shirts but I can tell you whatever you wanna know about hip hop. And I dont lisen to no bull shit. I lisen to the good hip hop. Too $hort, Ice Cube, D- Nice, KRS-1 NWA, Snoop Dogg, Run DMC, 2Pac, Paradime, DMX, Wu Tang Clan, Biggie, Nas, JayZ… what you know about AMG and DJ Quick? Yeah im white I lisen to Eminem but I dont like Eminem cause he’s white I like him because he’s a great MC. Fuck some racial boundaries! Be who you are.. if you love hip hop you shouldn’t have to miss out on it because your white… just like if your a black guy that likes country or rock. Only ignorant fucking people care what color someones skin is… skin color doesn’t make someone.

  • Dream Killa

    @ronnie_moe: im white but i listen to other rappers besides em’
    not the top 18 but there the only ones i listen to
    1. Tech N9ne
    2. King Gordy
    3. Jay-Z
    4. The Game
    5. 50 Cent
    6. Akon
    7. D12(kuniva, Swifty, & Proof)
    8. B.O.B,
    9. Biggie
    10. Younj Jeezy
    11. Trick Trick
    12. Royce Da ’59
    13. Slum Village
    14. Xzibit
    15. Snoop Dogg
    16. Lil Wayne(sometimes)
    17. Busta Rhymes
    18. Black Milk

  • mmkayy

    @mmkay SMH….You obviously haven’t ran into some of the Eminem Fans I’ve encountered. Either that or you’re in denial. Truth is, there are some white people who could care-less about Hip-Hop but they absolutely adore Eminem.

    ^ like i said thats with every major selling artist….stop makin it seem like its just Em and that everyone who buys his music is like that…ive encountered white jay-z fans who only listen to him cos his ‘cool’

    PITRI says:
    Thursday, August 19 2010 at 2:59 PM EST
    @ Ronnie_moe but theres also this group of Black people that Hate Eminem and could care-less about his talent just for the fact that he’s white..

    ^ and this

  • aryo

    we all love you marshall. dont leave this game

  • AppeldP

    Eminem, man, stage 2! Stage 2 is above imagination!!!
    We need you! Stay tuned!

  • JonShmaltz

    White people like eminem because he doesn’t really rap about being a gangster. He raps about things that we can relate to so it’s a bit easier to follow. I mean personally I don’t want to hear some guy ranting about how much money he makes and how many ho’s he’s banged (not saying that’s all black rap is, there are some black rappers that are probably more skilled than Eminem though I don’t know if their lyrics are quite as good).

    Eminem doesn’t make party songs. I mean it’s really easy to understand where he’s coming from with songs like Space Bound. Most of us have felt similar at points in our lives.

  • Dreamer

    OMFG i read this an nearly cryed who would fuckin think his work is garbage he’s a legond i dont want him to retire because of other people i would like to hear that he’s retiring because he wants to he wants to have a simple life or something i dont want him to stop because of other people if he retires because of other people im gunna be upset ’cause that aint right.

  • AndreaGirly

    Duude you cant!, “You don’t know how long people are going to want you around” man, there are always gonna be people like me who want your ass around. Yeah, youre old school and yeah, people might say your shit is garbage, but so what. theres always gonna be haters, you know that.

    Realistically, you should be able to live your own life, but theres always gonna be people behind you, checkin up on you. We love you Marsh. Forever and always
    ~ Andrea

    Oh ya, and whatever you do, do it for you, and your daughters <3

  • katrina

    i love u em and so do alll my friends we listen to u all the time even ur old songsss! and we love 8 mile plz dont retire we wull still love u at 50 no matter what! i promise!

  • katrina

    dont retire we will still love u at 50 i promise!

  • D.B.K.

    Man, you people is whack! Em is da shit and I am white and I LOVE RAP (2Pac, Nas, Dre, 50, Weezy, West, Drake and others like that) I don’t know why you people are such dipshits.

  • sharrr.

    please, please do not retire…..your ann amziin rapper. i woulld hate to lose himm. seriouslly.<3 loveya eminem<3

  • Jimmy

    Don’t reatire

  • Micalah

    Eminem’s true fans will stick with him forever he is amazing, i want him to be happy so if he wants to stop i’ll be sad but i’ll be happy knowing thats what he wanted, i am younger than most Eminem fans and i love everything he does nobody can do what he does. please dont leave us Em.

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    Dont retire no one cares how old you are!

  • Anthony

    Wat about wat u said in business???? Here to stay until our dying day????

  • allie

    i understand that your doing it for your family but you are my hero and alwys will be. you help me through life thankyou<3

  • J-DAWG

    Em is a beast and all you haters can go fuck yourself because at the end of the when Em finally retires, you’ll be begging him back. And he’ll just turn around and say “FUCK YOU!”

  • http://facebook joshua evans

    Em u dare leave hip hop ur my world my idol if u leave ur career a leave my life. just come on ur almost famous

  • http://facebook greg manning

    Em don’t give up we don’t care that your 50 we care that ur the best raper alive

  • Xyon

    I honestly do love Eminem’s pieces of work. i do, but not everyone lives forever sadly. I’m pretty sure that he’d like to be that number one dad to Hailie if possible instead of not being able to be one of those people that can’t walk around without being followed or crowded around cause he’s famous. His music has been inspirational, and idk where i’d be without them since he tells about how this world ain’t perfect in some of his songs. I’d hate to see him go, but it’s probably better for him.

  • Anomo

    Im asian now what you gotta say bout races i listen to only eminem and 2pac

  • chatman640

    if emiem stops rapping than hip hop is dead with all these Disney teens that think that they can rap they are killing it and eminem is in my opinion will be the final nail in the coffin and without him rap is officially dead!!!!!

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  • http://Google.com EMINEM RULES

    Yo eminem u can’t quit ur my idol and MANY MANY other people’s idols and like u said if u stop rapping wut would u do?

  • decoolguy

    eminem’s will be remembered as a legend!!!!!!!!

  • http://Aol.com Kaylynn

    You should have stayed a rapper because u inspire me and I love your song. And if know all of your songs and all of your raps from 8mile.

  • sue

    PLEASE KEEP THE MUSIC COMING I’M 50 AND JAM TO EMINEM ALL THE TIME LOVE HIS STYLE LOVE HIS ATTITUDE LOVE HIM!

  • Thomas

    If your quitting u make one album before u do