Considering the amount of clout Doc Dre and Eminem possess, I could’ve easily come up with a catchy tag line to try and trick you into checking out this post. But, instead of saying “Eminem Worries About His Own Death,” “Dr. Dre Drops Exclusive Information About Detox,” or even “Aftermath’s Leading Artists Share Needles For Vibe’s Juice Issue,” I instead opted to let this rare combo cover (and interview sample) speak for itself.
ON BEING HAUNTED BY DEATH:
Do you think about your own death?
Yeah, I do. A lot. I think about it a lot. I try not to think about it but I do and it creeps me the fuck out. It creeps me out because they say that if I got to the hospital two hours later then I would be gone. I think about that a lot. When I lay in bed at night is when I think about it the most. It creeps me out man.
THE BEST EMINEM DISS TRACK ACCORDING TO EM:
What was the best thing someone said about you? Was there ever a hot Eminem diss?
Um, no. [Laughs.] Nah, I’m kidding. Shit, there was a couple of lines Everlast said like, “You ain’t running up on me with no empty gun.” I know that there is a lot of shit that I would have said about me.
ON BRITTANY MURPHY’S PASSING:
What were your thoughts when you heard that your 8 Mile co-star Brittany Murphy had passed?
It was crazy. It’s crazy. It’s crazy because at one point we were very close and she was a really good person. It’s crazy when you see things not just with her but just all these things that are happening in Hollywood with people in music, with people in acting . . .
. . . famous people.
Famous people. Famous people are overdosing at alarming rates and—that almost sounded like a commercial. Wow.
It sounded like a Sally Struthers commercial. “Please give to this charity.”
Right. But they are. And it’s one of those things man where you’re famous, doctors will kiss your ass because they love the celebrity. “Oh, I can call up Eminem and get him on the phone right now. Oh, hi Marshall, how are you doing? Do you need that [prescription]?” There are doctors that will give you certain things just because of who you are.
Oh, I forgot, “Super-Producer Dre Seen Wearing More Make-Up Than Joan Rivers On Vibe Cover.”
That was definitely in the running.