'The day that this is not better than the last will probably be the day I stop,' the Slim Shady shares his retirement plan.
Eminem is on top of the game. For multiple weeks, he is ruling Billboard Hot 200 with his latest album "Recovery" and reigning Hot 100 with Rihanna-assisted single "Love the Way You Lie". With those impressive achievements, today certainly is not a perfect time for him to take retirement and he agrees with that.
In an interview with Vibe for its 15th-anniversary issue, the Slim Shady said, "Honestly, I don't know how much longer I have in this game." He added, "I'm always going to love hip-hop. But how much longer am I going to still do it? I couldn't give you an answer. But the day that this is not better than the last will probably be the day I stop."
Although having lots of love for music, the 37-year-old doubted he would continue releasing music as a middle-aged rapper. "I do love it so much. But even if I was rapping at 50, I don't know if I would put it out. I know it always makes me feel better to lay things to tape, and - 'lay the tape.' See, I'm old school," he stated.
He further pointed out that he will continue making music as long as fans want him to. "The fans might say the sh** is garbage. You don't how long people are going to want you around ... Realistically, if I don't rap, what the f**k am I going to do? It's too late to just be unfamous right now at this point," he shared.
In another news, Eminem has been tapped to contribute to Travis Barker's upcoming solo studio album. Also joining him in the line-up are Drake, Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg. Moreover, Pharrell Williams, The Game, Lupe Fiasco, Rick Ross and T.I. are rumored to be involved in the project as well.