(AllHipHop News) "I mean, f*ck, here it is 2013 and I still don't really have a total grasp on it yet and understand it," says Eminem in the cover story for Billboard magazine. The 15 year veteran of the rap game confesses that he is still adjusting to the pitfalls that come along with being a famous multiplatinum entertainer.
Now on his eighth album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Slim is ready to "revisit" parts of his life that were not settled with the original MMLP back in 2000.
In the article Eminem reveals he decided to go back to his best-selling album for inspiration after making Hell: The Sequel, the 2011 collaborative album with Royce da 5'9''. His manager Paul Rosenberg and others felt the songs Em was making at the time had a classic Em vibe. The eventual outcome was the nostalgic tone of MMLP2.
Em also takes the time to talk about fellow Interscope Records artist Kendrick Lamar. K. Dot, who appears on the MMLP2 track "Love Game," is one of the few rap stars at the moment who also managed to reach platinum status.
"What he's doing right now, it's pretty fucking incredible," says Em. "He seems like this kid that's just full of life and happy to be here. The impact he's had over just the last couple of years. It's been really fun for me to watch."
As part of a first-of-its-kind promotional deal, Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2 was released today in conjunction with Infinity Ward and Activision's Call of Duty: Ghosts at Walmart and Best Buy stores nationwide.