(AllHipHop News) A great man once said “want my old sh*t, buy my old albums”, but there is also the adage “the best things in life are free.” Today (November 1st), Eminem sent out a public service announcement to address online piracy in the wake of his latest album The Marshall Mathers LP 2.
The album leaked online earlier this week and the Shady Records machine quickly went to work to suppress the leak. Eminem and his management even went as far as making Rap Genius remove the lyrics to the songs:
In Eminem’s public service announcement posted on the Shady Records YouTube page, he comically denounced the act of music piracy stating that it takes money from people who work hard on the album. But, he did empathize with those pirating:
Not that I wouldn’t have done the same thing when I was a kid, but now that I rap for a living, BUY MY GOD DAMN CDs!
In his 15 year career, no Eminem solo album has sold less than 3 million records worldwide and his last album, the heavily pirated 2010 Recovery sold 741,000 copies in its first week.
Check out Eminem’s Public Service Announcement below: