Drew: Eminem said in a Rolling Stone interview that if critics didn’t understand his persona choices and his use of epithets by now that they never would. What do you think he’s trying to say with these “voices” (Marshall Mathers/Slim Shady/Eminem)?
Dan: I don’t know what he’s trying to say with the “voices” he uses in his music anymore, because the whole multiple persona ship sailed a long time ago. It certainly wasn’t present on his last album, Recovery, which I actually enjoyed a lot, because it was a complete departure from the whole Slim Shady/Dr. Dre sound. It was mostly honest, dad music. Em isn’t a f*cked-up 20-something year-old anymore. He’s a 41-year-old, millionaire parent. Probably time to stop calling everyone a “f—-” or “b—-“.