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In the forthcoming issue of Vibe magazine, Eminem opens up about his drug addiction, including an overdose that nearly took his life: “My doctor told me the amount of methadone I’d taken was equivalent to shooting up four bags of heroin. Even when they told me I almost died, it didn’t click.” With his new album, aptly titled Relapse, the rehabbed emcee tells the magazine he “wanted to make an overall statement—I’m back.”

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.

But that newly found enthusiasm doesn’t mean Eminem is over his demons. In a departure from the jovial “We Made You” video, Eminem’s latest video release, “3 A.M.”, is a dark murder fantasy in which he roams hospital hallways, dismembering patients and staff, fueled by bloody handfuls of pills, the sort he hasn’t touched in a year.

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