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Eminem Writes ‘Obituary’ For Slim Shady Ahead of Album Release

May 16, 2024 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Eminem has bid his infamous alter ego Slim Shady farewell, writing an “obituary” for Shady ahead of his next album release. The rapper is set to release his next album, titled The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grace). Eminem promoted the release with a fake obit in the Detroit Free Press, as the outlet reports.

The obituary appeared in the sports section and was titled “Slim Shady Made Lasting Impressions,” with the subtitle readig, “Fans ‘Will Never Forget’ Controversial Rapper.” It reads as follows:

“A product of Detroit who began his career there as a rogue splinter in the flourishing underground rap scene of the mid to late 1990s, 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 the world.

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

The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grace) is set to release this summer.

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