Eminem Opens Up About Getting Clean

Sporting his natural dark brown hair color, Eminem graces the latest cover of Vibe magazine in which the Rapper talks candidly about his battle with prescription drugs. Em's hair is not the only thing that is no longer being altered by chemicals these days, as he says he's been sober for a year and he wants his new album, Relapse, to make the statement that he is back and stronger than ever.

"It was a slow process. You gotta remember I hadn't recorded a song sober in seven years. So it took me awhile to even feel like I could record a song sober," Em told Vibe. "I don't know the last time I shot a video sober, without drinking or taking anything. It's been years."

He also admitted that he "almost died" during his bout with addiction, and that he began to understand what his mother went through with her own dependency. The pair has feuded publicly over the years.

"It's no secret I had a drug problem," he told Vibe. "If I was to give you a number of Vicodin I would actually take in a day? Anywhere between 10 to 20. Valium, Ambien, the numbers got so high I don't even know what I was taking... It never once hit me that drug addiction runs in my family. Now that I understand that I'm an addict, I definitely have compassion for my mother. I get it."

The 20 tracks on Relapse include four skits and 16 songs, one of which is "Crack A Bottle" featuring Dr. Dre and 50 Cent. There are no other guests featured on the album besides 50 and Dre. The next two singles, "Old Time’s Sake" and "Beautiful," will be released through iTunes on May 5 and May 12, respectively. The record comes out on May 19.

"I almost feel like a little kid again with rap," Em said. "I wanna play around with different flows. If I don't feel like it's what I'm fully capable of, if there's one weak line, I wanna change it. Rap was my drug. It used to get me high and then it stopped getting me high. Then I had to resort to other things to make me feel that. Now rap's getting me high again."

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