Zitat des Tages von Eminem:
It feels good to have your work respected again.
Being a student of hip-hop in general, you take technical aspects from places. You may take a rhyme pattern or flow from Big Daddy Kane or Kool G Rap.
I need drama in my life to keep making music.
It'd be stupid for me to sit here and say that there aren't kids who look up to me, but my responsibility is not to them. I'm not a baby sitter.
A lot of truth is said in jest.
Yeah, I did see where the people dissing me were coming from. But, it's like, anything that happened in the past between black and white, I can't really speak on it, because I wasn't there. I don't feel like me being born the color I am makes me any less of a person.
I am who I am and I say what I think. I'm not putting a face on for the record.
If there's not drama and negativity in my life, all my songs will be really wack and boring or something.
I want to solidify as an artist and show that as I grow as a person and make mistakes and learn from them, I'm going to grow artistically.
Hip-hop saved my life, man. It's the only thing I've ever been even decent at. I don't know how to do anything else.
I might talk about killing people, but that doesn't mean I do it.
I don't hate women - they just sometimes make me mad.
I think my first album opened a lot of doors for me to push the freedom of speech to the limit.
I say what I want to say and do what I want to do. There's no in between. People will either love you for it or hate you for it.
I try to treat all the money I'm making like it's the last time I'm going to make it.
I was going to McDonald's and Taco Bell every day. The kids behind the counter knew me - it wouldn't even faze them. Or I'd sit up at Denny's or Big Boy and just eat by myself. It was sad. I got so heavy that people started to not recognize me.
Now that I understand that I'm an addict, I definitely have compassion for my mother. I get it.
Fame hit me like a ton of bricks.
The kids are old enough now - I just want to let them be kids. I don't want to comment on them too much. They're at an age where I just want to let them be kids.
There was certainly, like, a rebellious, like, youthful rage in me. And there was also the fact of no getting away from fact that I am white, and you know, this is predominantly black music, you know.
I've been running a lot, taking care of myself.
I'm stupid, I'm ugly, I'm dumb, I smell. Did I mention I'm stupid?
My thing is this; if I'm sick enough to think it, then I'm sick enough to say it.
I didn't have nothin' going for me... school, home... until I found something I loved, which was music, and that changed everything.
These times are so hard, and they're getting even harder.
It sometimes feels like a strange movie, you know, it's all so weird that sometimes I wonder if it is really happening.
My only scheme was to be a rapper.
The truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.
I was poor white trash, no glitter, no glamour, but I'm not ashamed of anything.
It's just hard to meet new people, in my position.
My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him.
Before I was famous, when I was just working in Gilbert's Lodge, everything was moving in slow motion.
To the people I forgot, you weren't on my mind for some reason and you probably don't deserve any thanks anyway.
I am whatever you say I am; if I wasn't, then why would you say I am.
Anything I've ever said, I certainly was feeling at the time.
There was a while when I was feeling like, 'Damn, if I'd just been born black, I would not have to go through all this'.