“One of the great things about rap music is that you could put so much of your life in it”- Eminem.
In his music, Eminem has spoken about rapping about mental health and addiction, describing the process as “therapeutic.” Throughout his career, the rapper has been honest about his struggles with substance abuse and mental health difficulties. Eminem was asked how speaking about these topics so publicly has altered his life by Westside Boogie on Shade 45’s Sway In The Morning radio show.
“Well, I think that’s one of the beautiful things about rap music is that you can put so much of your life into it,” he responded. I was simply trying to think of a way to build on that when I got a little lost.” “It’s therapeutic,” Marshall Mathers continued, “and that’s how it’s always been for me.” However, with this album, with this new Boogie record, everything is fucking, everything is wonderful
And it’s like, you know, watching him get better and better is great as well. And this record is woven with so much of his life. Do you understand what I’m saying? “I think it’s therapeutic,” he says.