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Jul 15 - Em retiring?
 

 
Don't think this has been posted on here yet (I apologize if it has):

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 bang, baby," Mathers says in one video," after pulling the trigger of a pistol that misfires on himself.



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It's a shame this horrible album might be his last, but oh well....

145 comments for "Jul 15 - Em retiring?"

 07-15-2005, 12:22 PM         #2
dblocklox 
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ahh its just one article... props but i doubt thats his last... too much money out there for him to just produce... his albums sell to much

 07-15-2005, 12:27 PM         #3
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Not surprised..if it comes to pass, I kind of saw it coming anyway. oh well.....
d12 can hang it up too


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 07-15-2005, 12:31 PM         #4
cnice 
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doubt it ... but u never know

 07-15-2005, 12:34 PM         #5
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May i be the 1st to say i don't give a damn..... He's a joke n e way....

 07-15-2005, 12:37 PM         #6
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They deleted my post from this morning, (forgot to cut and paste the article) but here is the front page of the Detroit Free Press. They dedicated the front page, and most of Section A of the paper, to this article.

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 07-15-2005, 12:39 PM         #7
SkoolYard Bully 
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he'll be back with a new record like jay *yawn*

 07-15-2005, 12:42 PM         #8
No Joke 
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just like hov... ^^ my thoughts exactly. he'll b slippin crack to the mixtape scene for a while.. as for him being a joke... hardy har.. i disagree.

 13 years ago '04        #9
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Man, I hope this isn't his last album because it wasen't up to par at all. Didn't he say The Eminem Show was going to be his last album?, hopefully it's just to hype his next one. Plus, I don't like him as a producer.

 07-15-2005, 01:09 PM         #10
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What happen to the funeral its supposed to be a double disc, that was supposed to be his last album

 07-15-2005, 01:13 PM         #11
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That's what i was gonna say. this could just be a segway into another persona. cuz remember he was supposed to have a song called the death of eminem with 3 different versions. (i think one with dre one with obie and one with 50) and then he was gonna start a new persona. Paul did say that he said all he could say as eminem.

 07-15-2005, 01:17 PM         #12
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leaving wit last album encore? thats horrible...
but i know he aint gonna do that......got something up his sleeve like everyone else........like it aint obvious

btw his beats are garbage juice plus tax

 13 years ago '04        #13
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he has the brain to make up another characther, look what he did with "rabbit" both in the movie and in the soundtrack.. like i said in a different post earlier..hes a genius..

 13 years ago '04        #14
lildee24 
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word...

 07-15-2005, 01:29 PM         #15
BigSimon 
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marshal mathers was his very best music to date

 07-15-2005, 01:31 PM         #16
backMJPIP2333 
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he cant go out on Encore

 07-15-2005, 01:51 PM         #17
STaRTRaKcLoNe3D 
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 backMJPIP2333 said
he cant go out on Encore
was thinking the same thing.

I was hopin he put out @ least one more album, to shut all these dudes up that thought he was wack because of his half-assed effort on "Encore."

And he should give something up, I think it should be producing.

He has a much brighter future as a rapper, as opposed to producing. He's too hit or miss to be a full-time producer.

 13 years ago '04        #18
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i did notice they said he said all he can say AS eminem..doesnt mean he wont come back after "the funeral" with a new moniker

 07-15-2005, 03:25 PM         #19
Lesane 
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this is just for publicity stunt for the upcoming greatest hits album The Funeral... hes k!lling off his Eminem alter ego, startin over again...

 07-15-2005, 03:28 PM         #20
MACKaveli 
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"Marshall feels he's said everything he can say as Eminem,"
this is the perfect setup for "The Funeral" where hell come up wit some new fu*ked up caracter

 13 years ago '04        #21
Evil G 2 heat pts
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Damn, I fu*kin Knew This Was Gon Happen After I Heard Tht Song Encore.

 07-15-2005, 03:42 PM         #22
IcE 
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man if encore is his last album that album wasn't great @ all sh*tty way 2 go out....plus what aboutt hat doulbe disc cd the funeral where he k!llz slim shady an marshall mathers an rebirths eminem or w/e tha fu*k it said when i read about that


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 13 years ago '04        #23
L.E.S 
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Does he really want Encore to be known as his last album?

 13 years ago '04        #24
Rich21 1 heat pts
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damn thats sh*tty..but and the end of the video it just says bang and he lives..so maybe it was a joke? I know he can still spit some iLL sh*t..maybe we should start a petition. [/groupie]

lol

 07-15-2005, 04:01 PM         #25
youngTRACE817 
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 illsoul440 said
he has the brain to make up another characther, look what he did with "rabbit" both in the movie and in the soundtrack.. like i said in a different post earlier..hes a genius..
real mufu*kin talk

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