With his new Marshall Mathers LP 2 doing what it’s supposed to do in stores this week, Shady Records head Eminem has kept the promotion going by taking part in an open Facebook Q&A session.
During his intimate Thursday (November 7) chat with the social media outlet’s users, Em answered various inquires and revealed what question he is constantly asked.
Eminem has already answered many tough questions about his The Marshall Mathers LP 2 — just look at our interview with Em, when Sway Calloway asked him head-on about the controversial anti-gay lyrics in “Rap God” — and on Thursday, the MC opened the floor to his fans, giving them the rare opportunity to ask him anything during a Q&A session on Facebook. [14. And, if you think that Em plans on going anywhere anytime soon, you’d better think again. Damian Starzz asked, “What is one thing that you get annoyed at the most?” Eminem responded point-blank: “when people keep asking me if I am retiring.”] (MTV)
Although Slim Shady could not pencil in an exact date, he recently did admit music-making would likely end when he no longer had a hunger for the craft.
As for whether there will be a Marshall Mathers LP 3 in 2026, don’t bank on it. “I hope not,” Eminem says. “I don’t know what I’ll be doing as far as whether I’ll still be making music-I’d like to keep doing it as long as I still have the passion for it. But I hope to always be involved in hip-hop in one form or another. Because when it comes down to it, this is really all I know.” (Billboard)
Back in 2010, Em contemplated how many more years he would keep releasing music.
“…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…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 sh*t is garbage. You don’t know how long people are going to want you around…Realistically, if I don’t rap, what the f*ck am I going to do? It’s too late to be unfamous at this point.” (VIBE)
This week, Em admitted he does invest time into Twitter but said his focus is not on the social media outlets.
“Honestly, I don’t know because I don’t really, that’s a hard question to answer too because I honestly don’t really pay attention to that part of it,” Em said in an interview when asked how he handles the pressure of today’s social media outlets. “I don’t sit on a computer. I tweet. I get my tweet on. [laughs] Nah. I don’t really follow that stuff, man, I just, you know, I just want to say this: I just rap. And I’m going to keep saying that because that’s all I do. I actually don’t want to keep saying that but that’s all I do. So, to just keep giving the same answer, it’s really all I do. You know what I’m saying? I don’t even shower. I did today because I knew I was doing this interview. [laughs]” (“Rap City”)