Considered one of the greatest rappers of his generation, Eminem made his name as the ultimate shock rapper. Taking on taboo subjects such as violence, murder and a whole host of other unwelcomed tropes. However, there is one taboo subject that the rapper took on for the good of both himself and his audience.
Mental health, and the need to attend to it, is becoming a more and more prevalent subject with every passing week. now, in a new interview, Eminem has revealed how rapping about his own mental health was “therapeutic” for him.
Em was speaking with Westside boogie on Shade 45’s Sway in the Morning radio show. The Detroit rapper has been candid about his own struggles and elucidated a little more on the subject: “Well, I think that’s, that’s one of the great things about rap music is that, you know, you could put so much of your life in it. I was just trying to figure out how to expand on that and I kinda got lost.”
“It’s therapeutic and it’s, you know,” added Mathers. “That’s how it’s always been for me. But with this album, with this new Boogie album, the, the title, everything is fucking, everything’s great.
“And it’s like, you know, watching him, watching him just keep getting better and better and better is incredible too. And he’s got so much of his life weaved in this album. You know what I’m saying? Like, I think that it’s like, it’s therapeutic.”
It comes as part of Eminem’s promotional run for his new song with CeeLo Green, ‘The king and I’ which features in the brand new Baz Luhrmann-directed biopic, Elvis. Listen to Eminem discuss his mental health in the clip below.