Slim Shady sees the light!
March 4, 2002 12:56 PM   Subscribe

Slim Shady sees the light! "Eminem has given up alcohol and purple pills...He is 'trading in his hardcore hip-hop MO and going the gospel rap route.'" Furthermore, he's opening a church. Is this all a marketing scam? Something seems shady.
posted by Werd7 (27 comments total)

 
Um..

Although it may be true that Em has sobered up (Proof cites his partner's probation for that), it was obvious they were kidding about the religious transformation as they hung out in their hotel room prior to a show at the Hammerstein Ballroom with Gorillaz.
posted by jozxyqk at 1:01 PM on March 4, 2002


Is this all a marketing scam?

I've never seen anything this guy does as anything more than the marketing of canned dissent. Rebel! Buy the album! Anarchy(tm) rules!
posted by holycola at 1:02 PM on March 4, 2002


It's true...see?!
posted by byort at 1:04 PM on March 4, 2002


Yo, don't hate the playa, hate the game, know whut I'm sayne?
posted by ColdChef at 1:04 PM on March 4, 2002


Jozxy-
Alright, he may not be opening a church, but it seems like the Twilight Zone in music lately. One of the Backstreet Boys is arrested and Eminem is now all goody goody two shoes. I can see him in a boy band within a few years.
posted by Werd7 at 1:13 PM on March 4, 2002


Sounds to me like his 15 minutes are up.

I wish Britney Spears would hurry up and hit her 15 minutes so she can go pose for Playboy like all the other washed up flash-in-the-pans.
posted by bondcliff at 1:15 PM on March 4, 2002


Well, that opens up a slot for the Next Big Parental BugabooTM
posted by UncleFes at 1:31 PM on March 4, 2002


That man is the only reason I feel shame for hailing from the city of Detroit.

...that and the Lions...
posted by adampsyche at 1:35 PM on March 4, 2002


Well, that opens up a slot for the Next Big Parental Bugaboo

Paging Mr. Manson... Mr. Marilyn Manson... we need you back, stat!
posted by starvingartist at 1:49 PM on March 4, 2002


What's a purple pill?
posted by Iberaband at 2:44 PM on March 4, 2002


He's popping Prilosec? Does that get you high somehow?
posted by me3dia at 2:49 PM on March 4, 2002


starvingartist: PLEASE SHUT UP. There is no need to page marilyn manson EVER.
posted by goneill at 2:57 PM on March 4, 2002


you guys are so cynical you aren't even reading what you're writing. since when has going gospel or being born-again ever paid off for a rebellious singer/rapper/performer?

A marketing scam?

Dylan converted way back when, and even his most devoted critics still preface their praise with "...except for his Christian stuff." So what marketing genius is going to say, "it didnt work for Dylan, but I think we can do it with Em."

One-third of US are Christians and about three-thirds of rappers wear platinium diamond-encrusted crusifixes and praise Jesus when they win awards, it's about time that one of them actually took a stab at one of the hardest tricks to pull off in music: to sing about Faith and not appear completely stupid.

If any rapper can do it, I think Eminem can, I can't wait.
posted by tsarfan at 2:58 PM on March 4, 2002


That man is the only reason I feel shame for hailing from the city of Detroit.

What about Kid Rock?
posted by designflea at 3:13 PM on March 4, 2002


Christian rappers?
I have one thing to say.

PLEASE HAMMER, DON'T HURT EM!"

For those of you too young to remember, MC Hammer, after preaching clean lyrics and religious lyrics like,

"I said we pray - that's what we pray!
Oh yeah! We pray - pray!
We got to pray just to make it today"

he turned around and tried a weird gangsta rap thing on Death Row records with a song that went a little like this

"Pumps and a bump, Pumps and a bump
We like the girls with the Pumps and a bump
Fellas:
All that we want for the rest of our life
Is a girl that is tight
Ladies:
All that we want is a man that is right
Who can hit it all night..."

Now, of course, he's preaching again.

Preach on, brother.
You gotta admit, he's too legit to quit.
posted by bradth27 at 3:17 PM on March 4, 2002


Although it may be true that Em has sobered up (Proof cites his partner's probation for that), it was obvious they were kidding about the religious transformation as they hung out in their hotel room prior to a show at the Hammerstein Ballroom with the Gorillaz.

Wait. Eminem got to be around Miho Hatori?! And I didn't?! Eminem?! How can anyone possibly claim existance of a any type of god after this insane injustice!?
posted by delmoi at 3:22 PM on March 4, 2002




mmm..
posted by delmoi at 3:23 PM on March 4, 2002


Bugaboo TM (pat pend.): "BOO"

Miguel: "gotta a light"

Hammer: "sure"

Wil Wheaton: "shouldnt smoke"

Gary Coleman: "Where is this headed"

Marilyn Manson: "gotta light?"
posted by clavdivs at 4:25 PM on March 4, 2002


So, now that he has seen the light, has he stopped being a misogynistic homophobe, or is he still one, but with a different rationale?
posted by Hildago at 4:54 PM on March 4, 2002


it says within the first minute of reading time that the gospel thing was obviously a joke.

lets read the whole article.
posted by Satapher at 5:34 PM on March 4, 2002


What about Kid Rock?

I think he's from Mt. Clemens.
posted by rodii at 6:43 PM on March 4, 2002


cant forget "Reverend Right and the First Cuzins of Funk" (I think they owe me money)
posted by clavdivs at 7:32 PM on March 4, 2002


I believe Kid Rock is from Taylor. And Eminem from Warren.

Thank God the closest my hometown has ever gotten to fame is college basketball players...and that's bad enough.
posted by eilatan at 7:47 PM on March 4, 2002


it says within the first minute of reading time that the gospel thing was obviously a joke.

lets read the whole article.


Yes, and the relevant text was quoted within five minutes of the post as well. Read the whole thread.
posted by Hildago at 8:29 PM on March 4, 2002



Geocities sucks.
posted by delmoi at 1:04 AM on March 5, 2002


how appropriate that eminem should go from being the most notably misogynistic rapper ever to probably working in the most misogynistic wing of the church. at least this time he will be able to justify his hatred of all that is not heterosexual and/or male.
posted by pxe2000 at 6:08 AM on March 5, 2002


bradders and loubie did a great comic about eminem coming out. my favourite lines:

eminem: i am a repressed homosexual...

dr dre, eminem's SO (for it is he): you wont be repressed when i get you home, you little minx!

copies of this should be available through alex robinson, in the us (you'll have to ask him nicely), and the girls themselves, in the uk. (apologies for the state of their website)
posted by asok at 10:36 AM on March 5, 2002


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