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EMINEM to rap NO MORE after his last performance in Sept. Posted on 07-15-2005
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DETROIT (Reuters) - Rap superstar Eminem plans to make his last solo performance in Ireland in September, the Detroit Free Press, his hometown newspaper, said on Friday. Citing sources close to the 33-year-old rapper, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, the daily also said his current album "Encore" would probably be his last as he moves to full-time work as a record producer. The final solo appearance of Mathers, the best-selling hip-hop artist ever, would be at a concert in Dublin, Ireland, on Sept. 17, the Free Press said. The newspaper quoted his manager, Paul Rosenberg, as saying no official decision had been made about the future of the Grammy and Oscar-winning artist who has recorded three top-10 albums. But Rosenberg said Mathers' current multi-platinum album was "certainly the cap on this part of his career." Mathers' spokesman at Interscope Records in Los Angeles could not immediately be reached for comment. The Free Press said the rapper, who has sold more than $1 billion worth of records, has grown weary of the media spotlight and may be musically spent. "Marshall feels he's said everything he can say as Eminem," one insider was quoted as saying. "The idea that he intended this ("Encore") to be his last record is something that everyone on the inside circle has known for a while." Another source said "Encore," which was released last year, had been an especially difficult record for the artist to make. "Marshall really struggles to write for himself now, to speak through the voice of Eminem," the source said. "He knows as well as anybody that there comes a point where you risk beating this thing to death." The cover shot on "Encore" shows Mathers taking a bow, and its closing song is entitled "Curtains Down." In the album's liner notes, and in his current concert tour, Mathers has also played up the figurative death of Eminem. "This is how you go out with a ****, baby," Mathers says in one video," after pulling the trigger of a pistol that misfires on himself.
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M o o N i e from Hartford, CT replied on 07-20-2005 11:31AM [Reply]

NCboi07 wrote:
BlaqAmir wrote:
F.A.T.A.L wrote:
BlaqAmir wrote:
I dont consider Em Hip Hop I have different Veiws of Hip Hop and Rap To me Em is Rap, not Hip Hop imo
What are your views of hip hop and rap? im just curious to know what doesnt make Em hip hop for whatever ur personal reasons are. Just curious about how u differentiate the 2 when refferring to Em. Not tryin to start no debate just curious to know ur personal views.
i feel u, i aint startin nothin either. MY view of hip hop is the ability to talk to the audience wit a meaningful and creative way, but it must have purpose. It reaches politcal views and personal views on a whole diff level. Em has a couple of hip hop tracks, but i still consider him rap. I feel like all he does is a goofy **** song or crys bout kim or haley. im just tired of that, i feel like he should of grown up outta that.
Cosigns I’m not an Em fan, however I do believe he’s a talent rapper with a deep message here and there. But as far as him being Hip-Hop, na this kat made his first millions, by poking fun of pop artist and talking about his dysfunctional family. White America loves him, and so do Blacks, however he made is green off middle white class America. He was their rebel who tapped into a black industry and blew up.
does where you make your money from indicate where you are hip hop or not?
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replied on 07-20-2005 12:08PM [Reply]
KiLLaTraV wrote:
NCboi07 wrote:
BlaqAmir wrote:
F.A.T.A.L wrote:
BlaqAmir wrote:
I dont consider Em Hip Hop I have different Veiws of Hip Hop and Rap To me Em is Rap, not Hip Hop imo
What are your views of hip hop and rap? im just curious to know what doesnt make Em hip hop for whatever ur personal reasons are. Just curious about how u differentiate the 2 when refferring to Em. Not tryin to start no debate just curious to know ur personal views.
i feel u, i aint startin nothin either. MY view of hip hop is the ability to talk to the audience wit a meaningful and creative way, but it must have purpose. It reaches politcal views and personal views on a whole diff level. Em has a couple of hip hop tracks, but i still consider him rap. I feel like all he does is a goofy **** song or crys bout kim or haley. im just tired of that, i feel like he should of grown up outta that.
Cosigns I’m not an Em fan, however I do believe he’s a talent rapper with a deep message here and there. But as far as him being Hip-Hop, na this kat made his first millions, by poking fun of pop artist and talking about his dysfunctional family. White America loves him, and so do Blacks, however he made is green off middle white class America. He was their rebel who tapped into a black industry and blew up.
does where you make your money from indicate where you are hip hop or not?
No not really. My thing is that Em made his money and fills up concert arenas off middle class white America. His audience it not your stereotypical hip-hop audience. I honestly do not believe he’s a hip-hop artist, artists like Tupac, Biggie, Jay, Nas, Dr. Dre, Snoop, Mos Def, Slick Rick, LL, Run-DMC, NWA and Dougie Fresh are just some of the kats I think about when I hear the word "hip-hop". These kats made you think, made you remember things that went on in the past, they brought powerful messages that coated your ear. To be honest with you Hip-Hop is no longer Hip-Hop in my eyes. It’s gain so much over the past two decades, however it’s lost something, its now become too commercial. Example Mike Jones, I like the song, but really is that hip-hop? Or Gucci Mane "Icy" come on yo. It’s like in the movie Brown Sugar, “When did you first fall in love with Hip-Hop?” I bet you was not listening to Slim Sandy when you fell in love with it. The real questions are “What is Hip-Hop? And Who deserves to be called a Hip-Hop artist?” But again "to each his own" thats just my take on it. I need to get back to work now....lol....1
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replied on 07-20-2005 12:36PM [Reply]
NCboi07 wrote:
KiLLaTraV wrote:
NCboi07 wrote:
BlaqAmir wrote:
F.A.T.A.L wrote:
BlaqAmir wrote:
I dont consider Em Hip Hop I have different Veiws of Hip Hop and Rap To me Em is Rap, not Hip Hop imo
What are your views of hip hop and rap? im just curious to know what doesnt make Em hip hop for whatever ur personal reasons are. Just curious about how u differentiate the 2 when refferring to Em. Not tryin to start no debate just curious to know ur personal views.
i feel u, i aint startin nothin either. MY view of hip hop is the ability to talk to the audience wit a meaningful and creative way, but it must have purpose. It reaches politcal views and personal views on a whole diff level. Em has a couple of hip hop tracks, but i still consider him rap. I feel like all he does is a goofy **** song or crys bout kim or haley. im just tired of that, i feel like he should of grown up outta that.
Cosigns I’m not an Em fan, however I do believe he’s a talent rapper with a deep message here and there. But as far as him being Hip-Hop, na this kat made his first millions, by poking fun of pop artist and talking about his dysfunctional family. White America loves him, and so do Blacks, however he made is green off middle white class America. He was their rebel who tapped into a black industry and blew up.
does where you make your money from indicate where you are hip hop or not?
No not really. My thing is that Em made his money and fills up concert arenas off middle class white America. His audience it not your stereotypical hip-hop audience. I honestly do not believe he’s a hip-hop artist, artists like Tupac, Biggie, Jay, Nas, Dr. Dre, Snoop, Mos Def, Slick Rick, LL, Run-DMC, NWA and Dougie Fresh are just some of the kats I think about when I hear the word "hip-hop". These kats made you think, made you remember things that went on in the past, they brought powerful messages that coated your ear. To be honest with you Hip-Hop is no longer Hip-Hop in my eyes. It’s gain so much over the past two decades, however it’s lost something, its now become too commercial. Example Mike Jones, I like the song, but really is that hip-hop? Or Gucci Mane "Icy" come on yo. It’s like in the movie Brown Sugar, “When did you first fall in love with Hip-Hop?” I bet you was not listening to Slim Sandy when you fell in love with it. The real questions are “What is Hip-Hop? And Who deserves to be called a Hip-Hop artist?” But again "to each his own" thats just my take on it. I need to get back to work now....lol....1
:-D :-D I couldn't agree with u anymore cosign 100%
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replied on 07-21-2005 11:32AM [Reply]
EMINEM DENIES RETIREMENT RUMORS: Rapper dismisses Detroit Free Press report of ‘Encore’ finale. E-mail to a friend | Printer friendly (July 21, 2005) *"How many of you all read the tabloids? Cause there's some sh*t goin' around that I'm retiring," Eminem told the crowd during his Anger Management 3 set at Washington's White River Amphitheatre. The Detroit rapper was referring to a Detroit Free Press article picked up by MTV that quoted a source in his camp claiming the artist was to retire following a Sept. 17 concert in Dublin, Ireland. The article also said his 2004 album “Encore” was to be his last. "Basically MTV made an inference," Dennehy told SOHH.com. "The statement is that 'Encore' is the close of the first chapter of Eminem's career. Beyond that, no decisions have been made. According to SOHH, Em addressed the Detroit Free Press article while on stage, noting the story ran next to a piece about the moon "to blow up today." He then added, "I'm retiring? then I guess the moon just blew up" before mooning the crowd. Well I guess he's not leaving after all...... :???:
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La replied on 07-21-2005 11:36AM [Reply]
NCboi07 wrote:
EMINEM DENIES RETIREMENT RUMORS: Rapper dismisses Detroit Free Press report of ‘Encore’ finale. E-mail to a friend | Printer friendly (July 21, 2005) *"How many of you all read the tabloids? Cause there's some sh*t goin' around that I'm retiring," Eminem told the crowd during his Anger Management 3 set at Washington's White River Amphitheatre. The Detroit rapper was referring to a Detroit Free Press article picked up by MTV that quoted a source in his camp claiming the artist was to retire following a Sept. 17 concert in Dublin, Ireland. The article also said his 2004 album “Encore” was to be his last. "Basically MTV made an inference," Dennehy told SOHH.com. "The statement is that 'Encore' is the close of the first chapter of Eminem's career. Beyond that, no decisions have been made. According to SOHH, Em addressed the Detroit Free Press article while on stage, noting the story ran next to a piece about the moon "to blow up today." He then added, "I'm retiring? then I guess the moon just blew up" before mooning the crowd. Well I guess he's not leaving after all...... :???:
YEEEEEAAAAAHHHHH...i heard this on the radio this morning but was looking for a article to post on this in here...I guess all you Em haters gonna keep hating cause he aint going no where...lol. ( dont take that seriously yall...cause some of yall real sensitive and take sh*t the wrong way. :???: ) But ANYWAYS, Im glad he not going nowhere.
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replied on 07-21-2005 12:02PM [Reply]
DAMN. . . . . . o well, i still dont like him
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replied on 07-21-2005 12:07PM [Reply]
BlaqAmir wrote:
DAMN. . . . . . o well, i still dont like him
lol...right
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La replied on 07-21-2005 12:19PM [Reply]
NCboi07 wrote:
BlaqAmir wrote:
DAMN. . . . . . o well, i still dont like him
lol...right
yall funny
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AggieWarrior from Charlotte, NC replied on 07-21-2005 09:33PM [Reply]

:grin: :grin: :grin:
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La replied on 07-21-2005 09:37PM [Reply]
AggieWarrior wrote:
:grin: :grin: :grin:
cosigns.
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