• Eminem is promoting his new album
  • He is killing off Slim Shady for good
  • THIS is the scoop

In an astonishing move that has left fans both bewildered and buzzing with excitement, Eminem, the iconic rapper known for his controversial and boundary-pushing music, has faked the death of his alter ego, Slim Shady, in a promotional obituary for his much-anticipated 12th studio album, 'The Death of Slim Shady (Coup De Grâce).'

A Legacy That Refuses to Die

The faux obituary, which appeared in the Detroit Free Press, showcases Eminem in his Slim Shady persona, donning overalls and a hockey mask, signaling the end of an era for the character that catapulted him to fame.

"Slim Shady Made Lasting Impressions," reads the headline of the obituary, a nod to the indelible mark Eminem's alter ego has left on the music industry and pop culture.

The obituary praises Slim Shady's success and controversial impact, highlighting his journey from a Detroit underground rap scene outlier to a global superstar. With the debut of his 1999 single "My Name Is," Slim Shady became a household name, his provocative lyrics and distinctive style sparking debates and admiration alike.

Eminem's announcement of 'The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grâce)' came shortly after his appearance at the NFL draft in April, intriguing fans with a trailer that poses the question, "Who killed Slim Shady?" Styled like a true crime show, the trailer features fellow rapper 50 Cent and hints at the controversial antics that may have led to Slim Shady's "demise."

"Through his complex and oft-criticized, tongue-twisting rhymes, the antihero known as Slim Shady has had no shortage of enemies," a reporter says in the video. 

"A product of Detroit who began his career there as a rogue splinter in the flourishing underground rap scene of the mid to late 1990s, Shady first became a household name in 1999 with the debut of his playfully deranged single ‘My Name Is,’ which — along with its uniquely eye catching video — exposed the young artist and his lyrics to a wider audience," the obituary reads.

"Ultimately, the very things that seemed to be the tools he used became calling cards that defined an existence that could only come to a sudden and horrific end.

His complex and tortured existence has come to a close, and the legacy he leaves behind is no closer to resolution than the manner in which this character departed this world. May he truly find the peace in an afterlife that he could not find on Earth."

Eminem himself comments, "I knew it was only a matter of time for Slim," adding layers of mystery and anticipation around the album's narrative.

As Eminem prepares to release this follow-up to his 2020 album, 'Music To Be Murdered By,' the music world is abuzz with speculation. Dr. Dre, Eminem's mentor, teased the album on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!', revealing that he would be hearing the complete album for the first time, fueling excitement for what is poised to be another groundbreaking project from the rap legend.

"He said it was OK for me to make an announcement right here on the show. I’m actually going to get the entire album for the first time tomorrow … I haven’t even heard anything complete that I’ve done, but I’m going to hear it, and he’s putting out an album in 2024."

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With no exact release date yet for 'The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grâce),' fans are left hanging on the edge of their seats, wondering if this marks the end of Slim Shady or the beginning of a new chapter in Eminem's storied career. One thing is for sure: Eminem knows how to keep the world talking.