“I miss the old Eminem.”
That to me sounds like “I miss the drugged up, violent, wife beating, mom bashing, deranged, rage infused, pill popping, overdose and almost died on his bathroom floor” Eminem.
Apparently, the negative shit that happens to a person is better to listen to than the positive. This goes to show that Tupac wasn’t really a great rapper in the future, but only in the past.
If Eminem would have died after his Eminem Show album, he would’ve became a legend like Pac and people would be having arguments like “if Eminem was alive, he’d still be rippin’ the mic!” etc…
If Pac would’ve still been alive today and gotten his life together, didn’t wanna be known as a thug or represent it anymore, became more aligned with his social activism of what is good and right, those same comments that Eminem is getting today about not being good enough in his music anymore, would be the same comments Pac would get.
People do not like change for the better when you’re an artist. They wanna make sure that you are depressed, angry, drugged up, dealing with the law, and two steps away from death. I know I’m guilty of this when it came to him also, but I’ve changed my mind. Maybe it’s because I didn’t like his MMLP2 as much as I would have thought, I don’t know.
I went in headfirst
Never thinking about who what I said hurt, in what verse
My mom probably got it the worst.
Everybody loved when he was cleaning out his closet, but nobody is gonna love him when he turned those Headlights on and saw the damage he had caused. It’s better to hear Eminem call his mom a bitch, a bad mom and a drug addict, then blame his problems on her, but it’s not as appealing or exciting when you heard him tell his mom that he hates that Cleaning Out My Closet song and he will never do that song again at his shows, tells her she’s beautiful to him and that he’s truly sorry and he also forgives her for her wrongs.
But I’m sorry mama for ‘Cleaning Out My Closet’, at the time I was angry
Rightfully maybe so, never meant that far to take it though, ’cause
Now I know it’s not your fault, and I’m not making jokes
That song I no longer play at shows and I cringe every time it’s on the radio.
In the music industry, you don’t get to be great forever unless you die young and at your prime. Eminem died that day when he overdosed in that bathroom. He came back alive inside instead of always feeling dead. He can thank his daughters and Proof for that epiphany.
There’s a fine line between being great and death. You never know how long you’ll be viewed as great when you’re alive, but you sure as hell will live in greatness forever when you die.
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