Eminem Talks Retirement

Published August 19, 2010

Eminem's still going strong. With "Recovery" reaching the 2 million mark earlier this week, Em has now released six multiplatinum albums in 11 years.

Now 37, the Detroit lyricist told Vibe magazine he plans to keep releasing albums, but isn't sure when he'll hang up the mic.  

"Honestly, I don’t know how much longer I have in this game," he told Vibe. "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."

Actually, Slim revealed that he'd probably never stop spitting, but may stop releasing music commercially at some point.

"I know it always makes me feel better to lay things to tape, and—'Lay the tape,'" Em explained. "See, I’m old school. The fans might say the s**t is garbage. You don’t know 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 be un-famous at this point."

In related news, Em tied 50 Cent and Young Jeezy for the no.14 slot on Forbes' Hip-Hop Cash Kings list. The rapper reportedly took home $8 million last year.

Written by <P>By Carl Chery, BET.com Staff</P>


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