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Retiring Slim Shady

Retiring Slim Shady
In 2005, some industry insiders speculated that Eminem is considering
concluding his rapping career after six years and numerous
multi-platinum albums. Speculation began in early 2005 about a
double-disc album to be released late that year, rumored to be titled
The Funeral. The album manifested itself under the name Curtain Call,
and was released on December 6, 2005.

In July 2005, the Detroit Free Press broke news of a potential final
bow for Eminem as a solo performer, quoting members of his inside
circle who said that he will begin to fully embrace the role of
producer and label executive. The Free Press, Eminem's hometown paper,
wrote that the aptly titled Encore album would now stand as his final
solo album. [24]

Deep within Eminem's inner circle there is talk that the rapper is
planning on retiring after he concludes his Anger Management Tour in
Detroit. The reason for his retirement is to focus on acting, spending
time with his daughter and niece, and more on his increasing
popularity in production. Eminem and his manager Paul Rosenburg as
well as their representatives will not comment on the situation. This
may not mean his retirement from rapping completely, as he may well
still contribute to many of his Shady Records and Aftermath artists
projects as well as Dr. Dre's planned Detox album.

Album cover of Curtain Call: The Hits (2005).Eminem recently announced
via MTV News that he does not plan on retiring soon, though he is
planning on taking a break to produce music. He is still uncertain
whether another album will be released, but his career has not come to
a full stop. However, as he entered rehab in 2005 for dependency on
sleep medication, many are speculating that he will use this event to
lay down his microphone. The star is continuing to work out of the
spotlight, including producing the Redman album Red Gone Wild. One
track to be released on that album which has a gained attention is "I

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