In this album ‘Recovery’ he lets it all out. This verse sums it up:
Hit my bottom so hard I bounced twice,
This time around it’s different,
Them last 2 albums didn’t count,
Encore I was on drugs, Relapse I was flushin’ ’em out.
I know most of you probably don’t like him. You’re probably over him. You’re probably past your rap stage in life.
Well, whatever and where ever you are in life — this is one of the most solid rap albums you’ll ever hear in your entire life.
This is the album I have waited 4 years for. Big things have happened in this man’s life and yet his last album didn’t even seem to touch on them. The man’s best friend Proof gets shot outside of a nightclub in an altercation and dies. Then the man goes on to remarry his ex-wife that he’s had so many crazy/angry songs about, I can’t recollect how man — he then goes on to breakup with her after 3 months (they divorce a second time officially 11 months later).
The man has been on a pill-poppin spree for 3 years — and put on a bunch of weight.
Read these lyrics, the guy just lays it all out in this album:
I went away I guess to open up some lanes
But there was no one who even knew what I was going through- growing pains
Hatred was flowing through my veins
On the verge of going insane
I almost made a song dissin Lil Wayne
It’s like I was jealous of him cause the attention he was gettin’
I felt horrible about myself
He was spittin and I wasn’t
Anyone who was buzzin back then coulda got it
Almost went at Kanye too
God it feels like I’m goin’ psychotic
Thank god that I didn’t do it
I would of had my ass handed to me
And I knew it but proof wasn’t here to see me through it
I’m in the booth poppin another pill tryna talk myself into it
Are you stupid? You gon’ start dissin people for no reason?
Especially when you can’t even write a decent punchline even
You’re lying to yourself, you’re slowly dying, you’re denying
Your health is declinging with your self esteem, you’re crying out for help
Get this album. Now. It’s Eminem’s best yet.