Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Rapper Eminem provides rare insight in interview
This interview with rap superstar Eminem was very interesting. Apparently he was able to come out of hiding to appear on Sirius satellite radio and run through some of the highlights of his discography. I'm not a big fan at all, but he lets loose on many subjects that musicians are often very close-lipped about, from his excessive drug use to the anxiety attached to being famous, the results of which should be compelling to most listeners. If you're only mildly interested in it, skip towards the second half where he discusses the problem of violence in hip-hop. He's as guilty of it as any mainstream rapper, but it was both surprising and a breath of fresh air to hear him say, "It's a problem with rap music really. You don't see Willie Nelson hitting other singers over the head with a guitar."