Obviously, Eminem can still make noise. That’s apparent with his recent album, Recovery, doing double-platinum numbers. But, as he pushes 40, how much longer with the Detroit rapper continue to rap?
That’s the question, Vibe asked Em in a interview for their new “Juice” issue, which sees the rapper on the cover with his mentor Dr. Dre.
Here’s an excerpt from the interview, posted by RapRadar.com:
…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. Shi**.
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 sh** is garbage. You don’t know how long people are going to want you around … Realistically, if I don’t rap, what the f*** am I going to do? It’s too late to be unfamous at this point.
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