Eminem forgot how to rap!
London, Sep 15, American rapper Eminem had to teach himself how to rap again after overcoming an addiction to prescription drugs.
The “We Made You” hitmaker, who sought help for a dependency to prescription medications after overdosing in December 2007, felt “born again” after successfully overcoming his substance abuse problem, reports contactmusic.com.
“When I got clean and sober, it was like I was a kid again. Not to sound corny, I felt like I was born again. I had to learn my writing skills. I was re-learning how to rap. I didn’t know if my skills were intact,” he said.
“I actually had to learn how to say my lyrics again – how to phrase them, make them flow, how to use force so they sounded like I meant them. Rapping wasn’t like riding a bike. It was as much physical as mental. I was re-learning basic motor skills. I couldn’t control my hand shakes. I’d get in the recording booth and tried to rap, and none of it was clever and I wasn’t saying it right,” he said.
The 37-year-old star also opened up about how his drug use affected his creativity, admitting he felt like he was “frying” his brain.
“They stifled me. I don’t know if I was frying brain cells or what, but I couldn’t think. The drugs also made me lazy. I was lazy about everything. I’d get high and say, ‘F**k writing rhymes. I wanna sit down, watch some TV and eat nachos – and watch more TV’,” he said.