Reclusive rapper Eminem
returns with book, new album
Oct 20 (DPA) Missing in action for close to two years, rapper
Eminem, 36, is making a comeback with a new album and a memoir.
had no idea I was going to be so famous," he writes in
his memoir titled "The Way I Am", which is to be
released in the US Tuesday, the Detroit Free Press reported
forced me to deal with people socially," the Oscar and
Grammy winner writes in the book that traces his life from
a difficult childhood to celebrity status.
Way I Am" begins with the fatal shooting in 2006 of his
best friend and rapper Proof. "I can't even bring myself
back to the place I was when I heard what happened to Proof.
I have never felt so much pain in my life ... It's a pain
that has become a part of who I am."
a lot of raw stuff in here," the newspaper quoted Brian
Tart, president of Dutton Books, as saying.
was very impressed with the level of insight he has into fame
and what it means, and trying to be a father, and trying to
stay successful without selling out or losing focus on what's
important to him," Tart said.
book, this one by his estranged mother Debbie Nelson, is to
be released in the US by the end of October and is titled
"My Son Marshall, My Son Eminem". The book was published
in Europe last year, the report said.
rapper was born Marshall Bruce Mathers III in Missouri Oct
17, 1972. His mother was just 15 at the time and his father
left home when we was six months old.
new album, "Relapse", is also on the way - it will
be his first album in four years - and is likely to be released
by Christmas. One song, "I'm Having a Relapse",
is already playing on the internet, with hundreds of thousands
of hits on YouTube. It begins, quite appropriately:
"Guess who's back?"