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Eminem: 'My addictions nearly killed me'

Eminem: 'My addictions nearly killed me'

Jun 27 2013, 8:28pm CDT | by

Eminem thought he was going to die from his addiction to prescription drugs. The 'Lose Yourself' rapper went to rehab for treatment for a dependency on medication and considered suicide at his...

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Eminem: 'My addictions nearly killed me'

Jun 27 2013, 8:28pm CDT | by

Eminem thought he was going to die from his addiction to prescription drugs.

The 'Lose Yourself' rapper went to rehab for treatment for a dependency on medication and considered suicide at his lowest point and Eminem, 40, admitted his drug dependency almost killed him.

Speaking in new documentary, 'How To Make Money Selling Drugs', he said: "When I took my first Vicodin, it was like this feeling of 'Ahh.' Like everything was not only mellow, but [I] didn't feel any pain.

"I don't know at what point exactly it started to be a problem. I just remember liking it more and more. People tried to tell me that I had a problem. I would say 'Get that f**king person outta here. I can't believe they said that s**t to me. I'm not out there shooting heroin. I'm not f**king out there putting coke up my nose. I'm not smoking crack."

"Xanax, Valium, tomato, tomatoe, it's same thing ... F**k it, take it."

Speaking about one incident where he was rushed to the emergency room, Eminem - whose real name is Marshall Mathers - said: "Had I got to the hospital about two hours later, I would have died. My organs were shutting down. My liver, kidneys, everything.

"They were gonna have to put me on dialysis. They didn't think I was gonna make it. My bottom was gonna be death."

While the rapper is now clean, he admitted detoxing was a huge struggle.

He said: "Coming off everything, I was literally was up 24 hours a day for three weeks straight," he says. "And I mean, not sleeping, not even nodding off for a f**king minute.

"I had to regain motor skills, I had to regain talking skills. It's been a learning process, I'm growing. I couldn't believe that anybody could be naturally happy without being on something. So I would say to anybody 'It does get better.' "

Source: Bang Showbiz

 
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Hip Hop Duo Run The Jewels Releases 2nd Self-Titled Album

Oct 24 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: All HipHop

If you haven’t checked your Twitter timeline today, then you don’t know about the amount of chaos Run The Jewels have caused with their second self-debut project releasing this morning. The hip-hop duo, comprised of rapper/producer El-P and rapper Killer Mike, was set for a release next week. Fortunately for us, both rappers released the highly anticipated album for free to bless our Friday. RTJ2 has a diverse list of features to perform on this aggres ...
Source: All HipHop   Full article at: All HipHop
 

 
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George Clinton shares juicy stories in new memoir

Oct 23 2014 10:57am CDT | Source: Southern California Public Radio

George Clinton has written a memoir, "Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't that Funkin' Kinda Hard on You?"; Credit: GEORGIOS KEFALAS You go to a concert nowadays and you may hear a great band, maybe even see an inspiring light show and some cool costumes and props. But how many people can say they went to a concert and saw a spaceship land center stage? Well, if you happened to be in the audience in the mid-'70s or mid-'9 ...
Source: Southern California Public Radio   Full article at: Southern California Public Radio
 

 
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Here’s How Your Biggest Dawson’s Creek Crushes Looked In The 90s (Enter With Caution!)

Oct 23 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: Scandalist

View Photo Gallery Joshua Jackson‘s new series, The Affair, recently premiered on Showtime and we couldn’t help ourselves — we had to take a trip down memory lane. We had to remember JJ as the teen heartthrob whose posters we once plastered on our walls. Don’t get us wrong — Josh is still a super hottie, but the baby-faced Pacey Witter we used to love is now all grown up. Given that our fav ...
Source: Scandalist   Full article at: Scandalist
 

 
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DJ Just Dizle – “Throwback Thursdays Mix #5″ (G-Unit vs Dipset)

Oct 23 2014 12:00am CDT | Source: All HipHop

Welcome to Just Dizle’s Throwback Thursdays Mix, every Thursday another Mix, powered by Monster, AllHipHop.com, Nodfactor.com & Watchloud.com. This week for Mix #5, Just Dizle puts together a special G-Unit vs Dipset mix. TRACKLIST: 01 – The Diplomats – DJ Enuff Freestyle 02 – Cam’ron – Get ‘Em Daddy (Remix) (feat. Hell Rell, J.R. Writer & Jim Jones) 03 – Cam’ron – Girls, Cash, Cars 04 – Cam’ron – Get It In Ohio 05 – Cam’ron – Curtisss (50 Cent Diss) 06 – Lloyd Banks – Th ...
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Rihanna's New Album Tracklist Reportedly Surfaces

Oct 21 2014 5:08pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

The Rihanna Navy have been going crazy since last night after a supposed tracklist of Rihanna’s forthcoming eighth studio album leaked online. The much-anticipated album is titled “Lost Files” and according to the leaked material, the album will be released on November 25, 2014.The standard version of the album has 14 tracks, while there is four more tracks for the deluxe version. If the leaked tracklist is really authentic then expect collaboration from Big Sean, Ni ...
Source: Oh No They Didn't!   Full article at: Oh No They Didn't!
 

 
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Demi Lovato Explains Why She Doesn't Want to Collaborate With One Direction

Oct 20 2014 10:23pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

“I’m not a One Direction fan per say. They’re not bad, they’re great,” she said. “But… they’re like a boy group.”SourceWith One Direction‘s ‘Four’ just a little than a month away, it kind of seems like everyone is a Directioner — well, everyone except Demi Lovato, that is. The ‘Really Don’t Care’ singer recently clarified comments she made about why she doesn’t want to collaborate with the boy band.“It’s not that bi ...
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Official Charts Analysis: Henderson's debut LP tops charts with 43,824 sales

Oct 20 2014 4:25am CDT | Source: Music Week

ALBUMSThe X Factor seventh season third placed act One Direction fail to land their much-anticipated fourth number one single this week with Steal My Girl but Ella Henderson - who finished sixth in the ninth (2012) season of the show - storms to the top of the album chart with her first release, Chapter One, on sales of 43,824 copies. At 18 years and nine months, Henderson is the youngest female solo artist to reach number one since Da ...
Source: Music Week   Full article at: Music Week
 

 
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American Music Awards 2014 Nominations: Iggy Azalea Leads With 6 Nods!

Oct 13 2014 3:56pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Australian rapper Iggy Azalea leads the list of nominees for the 2014 American Music Awards, earning six nominations including in the artist of the year and single of the year categories.Singers John Legend, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams follow closely behind the "Fancy" rapper, each with five nominations. Lorde earned four nods, and Beyonce, Eminem, Imagine Dragons, OneRepublic and One Direction earned three nominations each.Recording artists Jason Derulo and Charli XCX -- who ...
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Iggy Azalea Leads American Music Award Nominations

Oct 13 2014 2:31pm CDT | Source: CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Australian rapper Iggy Azalea led the way with six nominations for the American Music Awards, while John Legend, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams each received five. Azalea, Legend, Perry and Williams will go up against Beyonce, Luke Bryan, Eminem, Imagine Draggons, Lorde and One Direction for artist of the year when the AMAs are presented on Nov. 23 at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live. ...
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Iggy Azalea Gets Six Nominations For The 2014 American Music Awards

Oct 13 2014 12:14pm CDT | Source: All HipHop

Iggy Azalea has been surrounded with controversy lately but now she has something to celebrate. The “Fancy” rapper has scored six nominations for this year’s American Music Awards. She has been nominated for Artist of the Year, Single of the Year, Favorite Female Artist-Pop/Rock, Best New Artist, Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and Favorite Rap Hip-Hop Album. For the Artist of the Year category, which now has 10 contenders, she is going up against the likes of Eminem, Beyonce, Pharrell Williams ...
Source: All HipHop   Full article at: All HipHop
 

 

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