American rapper, singer, and songwriter, Jarad Anthony Higgins, known professionally as Juice Wrld comes through with this masterpiece labeled “Eminem Speaks”.
“Eminem Speaks” contains an excerpt from Eminem’s interview 2012 documentary How To Make Money Selling Drugs, which sees him speak upon his own battle of drug abuse and addiction throughout his career, from his first pill, his relapse, and finally his recovery. The overall message deeply relates to the late Juice WRLD, who in December of 2019, passed away due to drug overdose.
The main idea of this skit is “a wake up call” to those listeners who may be dealing the same issues which both Em and Juice faced.
The track was officially released on December 10, 2021.
Listen and share your thoughts below!
[Spoken Word: Eminem]
I think once I took my first Vicodin, it was just like, this feeling of “Ahh”
You know, like everything was not only mellow, but didn’t feel any pain
It just didn’t–, it just kind of numbed things
I don’t know at what point exactly it started to be a problem
I just remember likin’ it more and more
People tried to tell me that I had a problem
I would say, “Get that fuckin’ person out of here, I can’t believe they said that shit to me, they know nothin’ about my fuckin’ life, are they out of their fuckin’ mind?”
I’m not out there shootin’ heroin, I’m not out there fuckin’, you know, puttin’ coke up my nosе, I’m not smokin’ crack
You’re struggling with the argument of “Do you havе a problem, or do you not have a problem? Can you control it, or can you not?”
And I literally thought I could control it
You’re taking things that people are giving you that, you don’t even know what the fuck they are
They look like a pill, and they look– they’re shaped like something that you take, so you take it, you know?
Xanax, Valium, tomato-tomato
You know what I mean? It’s th-the same thing, it’s all in the same family, fuck it, take it
Had I had got to the hospital about two hours later, I would’ve died
My organs were shutting down, my liver, kidneys, everything
They were gonna have to put me on dialysis, they didn’t think I was gonna make it
My bottom was gonna be death, within a month, I had relapsed
And shot right back up to the same amount of pills that I was taking
I remember just walking around my house and thinking every single day, like, “I’m gonna fucking die”, like, I’m-I’m looking at my kids, and I need to be here for this
Coming off of everything, I literally was up twenty-four hours a day for three weeks straight
And I mean not sleeping, not even nodding off for a fucking minute
Like, I was literally just up, like, looking at the TV
I had to regain motor skills, I had to regain talking skills
It’s been a-a learning process, like, it’s been, I’m growing
I just couldn’t believe that anybody could ever be naturally happy, or naturally function, or be just enjoying life in general, without being on something
So, I would say that t-to anybody that i-it does get better, you know? It just– it does
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