Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Eminem :: the writer

A couple weeks ago I watched 60 Minutes with my little brother, solely to see Eminem's interview with Anderson Cooper.

The white rapper can definitely write. If you're any kind of fan of Eminem, you know he uses some creative (sometimes explicit) lyrics. It was fascinating to listen to him talk about words and the process of writing lyrics and how he jots down all these ideas...even if they never come to fruition.

Here's one particular take from the interview to give you just a glimpse:

The man reads the dictionary for inspiration! What could be more writerly? Watching 60 Minutes definitely upped my level of respect for the music artist.

You can watch the whole interview here.

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