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Eminem ran a Slim Shady obituary in a Detroit newspaper

In case you haven’t heard, Eminem will soon return with an album entitled The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grace). What better way to get some viral attention by publishing a fake Slim Shady obituary in the Detroit Free Press?

I quote:

Slim Shady Made Lasting Impressions: Fans Will ‘Never Forget’ Controversial Rapper

“A product of Detroit who began his career there as a rogue splinter in the nourishing undergound rap scene of the mid to late 1990’s, Shady first became a household name in 1999 with the debut of his playfully deranged single ‘My Name Is,’ which — along with its uniquely eye catching video — exposed the young artist and his lyrics to a wider audience. That audience was soon exposed to the extreme darkness of the muse/rapper, as he led millions of music fans down a road that glorified a demonstrably nihilistic worldview.

“Ultimately, the very things that seemed to be the tools he used became calling cards that defined an existence that could only come to a sudden and horrific end. His complex and tortured existence has come to a close, and the legacy he leaves behind is no closer to resolution than the manner in which this character departed this world.

“May he truly find the peace in an afterlife that he could not find on Earth.”

There’s no release date for the album yet–but it’s coming.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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One thought on “Eminem ran a Slim Shady obituary in a Detroit newspaper

  • The most psychopathic music available, was it? Can’t wait to read about the Resurrection followed by the Ascension.


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