If you talk some smack about Nick Cannon’s wife or Kim Kardashian, you will sell 608,000 records in one week. That was at least one of the controversial techniques Eminem used in promoting his new record “Relapse”. The first new release from the multiplatinum rapper in 4 years successfully knocked Green Day out of the top position and cemented his place at the top of the charts. Bad publicity is still publicity and though he may have many critics/haters waiting in the wings for his fall, Mr. Mathers is still able to sell his own brand of teen and/or wife angst to the masses. Kudos to you Slim Shady.
Actually, is he even going by the name Slim Shady anymore? Or is he doing a Lil Bow Wow and dropping the Lil, but in his case just calling himself Eminem. Either way, he’s back and on the cover of XXL magazine. In the issue Marshall Mathers gives hip-hop artists, Lil Wayne and T.I, their props for making rap music more creative and powerful. The article reads:
Rap star Eminem has paid tribute to peers TI and Lil Wayne for restoring “substance” to hip-hop. The Without Me star’s new album Relapse is released in May and in an upcoming confessional interview with genre magazine XXL, the rapper reveals the extent of his addiction to anti-depressants and his grief over the death of friend and D12 member Proof.