Reports: Eminem's Weary Of Fame, 'Encore' Is Last Album

Eminem, born Marshall Mathers, is reportedly hanging up the microphone.

The Detroit Free Press reported that Mather’s latest album

Encore will be his last release. Insiders told the paper that the rapper

has been planning on retiring to concentrate on production and other ventures.

Eminem’s manager Paul Rosenberg told the paper that Encore

was “certainly the cap on this part of his career” and that decision

to retire was held off by the retirement of fellow Hip-Hop superstar, Jay-Z.

“He didn't want to seem like one of those guys who's playing

a trick on his fans, or playing with their heads," Rosenberg told The Detroit

Free Press. "It's part of the same struggle he goes through in his music

-- 'How much of my inner thinking should I be putting out there?'”

Rosenberg also stated he was surprised no one caught on to the

possibility of Eminem retiring, due to numerous clues on the Encore

album. An insider also stated that Eminem has grown weary

of the spotlight and was struggling writing as “Eminem.”

“Em has definitely gotten to the level where he feels

like he's accomplished everything he can accomplish in rap," D-12 member

Proof added. "He wants to kick back and get into the producing thing."

Insiders said Eminem’s

inner-circle of friends knew in advance that Encore would be the best-selling

rapper of all time’s last album.

Eminem is not doing

interviews this summer and representatives for Eminem did not comment as of