You can loudly call bullshit on things that not everyone can. The last time I did was when the thing happened to his assistant. As far as the politics, I’m not up on what he’s doing.
I couldn’t tell if he really wanted to run for senator or was just fucking around.
He and I are talking a few days before the December 15 release of his new LP, , an album that saw its run-up dominated by chatter about how much anti-Trump content it would include.
And while it’s commonplace for musicians to criticize the president, it’s less common for artists of Eminem’s stature (i.e. “I’m not worried about whether people like what I say politically,” he says. As long as I have people’s ears, I have to say what I think is right.” I was only able to listen the new album once before talking to you, and I gotta say, hearing tracks like “Untouchable” and “Like Home,” where you’re rapping about systemic racism and politics–I know where you’re going. You want to know how I can rap about that stuff and also rap about fucking ridiculous shit.
I’m just calling bullshit bullshit: I actually don’t know if I can see why people who relate to me feel like they can relate to him.
This is a guy who was born rich, who says he got a small loan from his father of a million dollars.
” So yeah, I don’t know how much replay value that album has. I was in a room by myself writing songs in 25, 30 minutes because we had to get it done, and what came out was so goofy. What’s bugged out to me is that — I don’t know if everybody understands this — if everybody could do what I did, they’d just do it wouldn’t they? The beard spawned from looking at myself in a picture that was taken when I was 23 and I had this little patchy goatee.
And as far as the attitude I have about those different subjects, I feel like I did when first I started out. Those are the things I’m thinking about with some lyrics, almost before the actual meaning.
There’s a song on the new album, “Nowhere Fast,” and I say, “I must have got you / In somewhat of a debacle / Because some stuff that’s awful / Really don’t mean nothing.
Sometimes I’m trying to appease people who think, on songs anymore — we’re good now, and she’s the mother of my daughter.
The truth is that going from one subject to a completely different one is a balancing act and I’m trying to give something to everyone. That’s not to say I haven’t matured — I’ve grown and sometimes I want to reflect that — but when I’m writing, a line will pop in my head that’s so fucking ridiculous that it’s funny, and depending on the punch lines I need and the rhyme schemes in the song maybe I’ll use it.