Eminem Speaks On Near Death Experience In "How To Make Money Selling Drugs"

Eminem details his addiction to Vicodin, says his rock bottom could have resulted in death.

In the Matthew Cooke-directed documentary, How To Make Money Selling Drugs, noted Detroit emcee Eminem was in rare form as he spoke on his past addiction to the pain reliever Vicodin in a two-minute video clip from the film.

The Recovery rapper, who confessed to consuming close to 20 Vicodin, Ambien and Valium pills in the span of one day in a 2009 interview with Vibe magazine, touched on the moment he was first introduced to Vicodin and the mellowness that followed.

“When I took my first Vicodin, it was like this feeling of ‘ahh.’ Like everything was not only mellow, but didn’t feel any pain,” Eminem revealed. “It just kind of numbed things…I don’t know at what point exactly it started to be a problem. I just remember liking it more and more. People tried to tell me that I had a problem. I would say, ‘Get that fuckin person outta here. I can’t believe they said that shit to me.’ They knew nothing about my fuckin life. Are they out of their fuckin mind? I’m not out there shooting heroine. I’m not fucking out there putting coke up my nose. I’m not smoking crack.”

Eminem’s addiction to the drug took a turn for the worse when the rapper found himself in the hospital, an experience he also detailed in Cooke’s documentary.

“Had I have got to the hospital about two hours later, I would have 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,” said the rapper.

How To Make Money Selling Drugs was released in the United States on April 25 by Bert Marcus Productions, and includes appearances from 50 Cent, Russell Simmons, Freeway Ricky Ross, and more.

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111 Comments

  • Anonymous

    fuck lil wayne he the biggest problem in hip hop fuck cash money wayne fucked up tech and em

  • the hip hop witch

    ill wait till the album comes but im pretty sure ems going to base his sound off of Symphony In H pretty sure he fell off

  • Anonymous

    em not the goat

  • Anonymous

    his album going be better than yeezus tho

  • Anonymous

    i wonder if em smokes pot

  • wolfman

    He's always so sad now -- it's depressing. You would think he would be more cheery with all the success he's had, but that proves money doesn't bring happiness. Jay-Z always looks like he's loving life.

  • CUbe

    Too bad his "new album" is pretty much still shrouded in secrecy and is pulling a detox

  • zxsss4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo8tr4DjVaM

  • EMINEM IS FUCKED

    EMINEM FUCKED UP HIS MIND WITH DRUGS AND THE FUCKING DEMONS THAT POSSESS HIS MIND AND BODY..THAT MOTHERFUCKER COULD BE STILL DOPE BUT HE GOT KNOCKED THE FUCK OOUT MAN!!(KO OUT OF THE GAME IM SAYING)

    • Anonymous

      man, you told him. couldn't agree more. and it's not like he's based literally half of all his music's lyrics in the past eighteen years telling off that exact criticism,'cause that would be pretty fucking embarrassing for everyone and you.

  • Anonymous

    dude is fucking rich and does only complain how his life sucks. we know that you just drugs stop the bullshit

  • micheal myersss 666

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-7zFV6ypZg

  • trilla

    least they didnt interview the fake former CO rick ross about seling drugs, he wouldve no doubt lied, exaggerated and embellished the facts as per

  • Ricky Rozay

    most of these rappers aint real niggas. Word, Nas bankrupt never was a drug runner, Lil Wayne aint no blood, Jeezy aint no BMF, 50 a snitch, Game a stripper, Em was gay. None of these niggas real you guys. If they was all real they all be dead now. Like it or not Ross is the new biggie. BAWSE!!!!

    • Anonymous

      seems like he been posting that one for 2 year trying to discredit other rappers because his fav rapper is the biggest fraud in rap

    • 88

      Come on man if your going to troll at least put a little imagination into it !

    • Anonymous

      how long have you been posting this bullshit comment? i swear it's been like a year or something now

  • jasonnn

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCGNTO0qaVc

  • One

    I'm glad he's sober now and kicked the habit. At one point, I wanted him back on drugs because his best songs were when he was on drugs. Just do me a favor Em, stop yelling over your tracks. Your flow will always overtake anything.

  • xxss9

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckER5Ijn0-c

  • xxss9

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqeIiF0DlTg

  • lil wayne

    im tha be5t rapper alive blood

  • zxsss4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W1tG-m4NSU

  • Anonymous

    Only ex-girlfriends complain about how someone has changed and is no longer the "older" them. Y'all bitches,angry ex-girlfriends, case closed.

  • 2PAC IS THE GOD OF RAP

    eminem TALKS ABOUT KILLING HIMSELF and RAPING WOMEN and killing chopping up woman AND KIDS and BEING A PEDOPHILE, EMINEM is trash just like BEIBER IS TRASH but the white population refuse's to let them go trying to make them more than what they are... All he does is goes to the studio makes songs and dissing people from his studio then cries about how people hate him because he is white...He is trash just like his label...And trust me im far from a "hater'....

    • Anonymous

      You ARE a hater, and a maggot at that. He doesnt complain that people hate him and if you ever listened to his music you would know he TRYS to make people hate him because he likes it. He has fun making people mad, and as for hanging on to him , everybody knows hes the greatest rapper alive. So lol2u. Eminem is your favorite rappers, favorite rapper.

    • Ken Kaniff

      You must wear a bike helmet in your spare time. Have you listened to any of the songs? Or did you not get the chance because your mommy and daddy wouldn't let you get the albums? He says those things to fire moron's like you up...PUSSY

  • Andre.CO

    This stupid website is like a haven for morons to hate on Em. Sure Em isn't the same guy as he was back in 1999-2003, but c'mon. Tell me he didn't spit dope shit on Underground, Drop the Bomb On Em, Pyscho, Forever, Drop the World, On Fire, Seduction, No Love, Cinderella Man, Untitled, Ridaz, Session One, Welcome 2 Hell, Fast Lane, Above the Law, Loud Noises, Echo, etc. I mean c'mon. Listen to the wordplay, it's as sharp and on point as ever. He's not prime anymore, but he's still the best rapper bar for bar, alive right now, along with Nas. My only beef with some of Em's new shit is he's overly aggressive with his flow at times. If he cooled it down and spit with the same volume as he did on Ridaz, On Fire, Our House, Seduction, Psycho, Welcome 2 Hell, I honestly don't think anyone could have anything to bitch about anymore. But I do think it's funny people act like older Eminem never shouted or was loud. His flow has changed a bit, but he's fucking 40 years old now. He's been in the game for 15 years. It's natural. He's still dope and still out spits anyone bar for bar. I really hope he could hope on a track with young guns like Kendrick, Cole, and than get a track with Nas done finally, and out shine them like he usually does on features.

  • Anonymous

    i thew relapse and recovery in the trash hope his next album is dope

  • RMAC

    .....MAKES U THINK A LIL BIT......HERE'S A GUY WHO DID ALL THOSE CRAZY PARTY DRUGS (WEED (DUH),ACID, SHROOM, HELL MAYBE SHERM TOO) WHILE SPITTIN SOME OF THE ILLEST BARS OF HIS LIFE.......AS SOON AS HE GOES TO PRESCRIPTION SHIT.........HE NEARLY DIES AND LOSES ALOT OF THE ATTRIBUTES THAT MADE HIM A LEGEND (TO ME AT LEAST.......I HATE HIS "FAST FLOW", RAPPING ACCENT, AND SUB-PAR PUNCH LINES WHEN HE TRYING TO BE FUNNY) ........STILL LOVE HIS PERSONAL TRACKS THO, AND BAD MEETS EVILS ALBUM(NOT RECOVERY) SHOWS ME THAT HE CAN STILL BRING FIRE..... ......DONT WANT THE DUDE TO RELAPSE....BUT I WOULD LOVE THIS GUY TO TAKE SOME WEAK ACID, PUFF SOME GOOD DRO, AND BE LOCKED IN HIS STUDIO TO SEE WHAT HE COMES UP WITH.......

  • Anonymous

    still waiting for a black hippy album

  • Anonymous

    Eminem did smoke crack too. So idk why he is snappin on crack

  • Anonymous

    It's a good documentary... can be found on you tube in it's entirety.. 50 is in it...the real Rick Ross (not the jail guard) and a few others... check it out. Eminem is only in it for a few minutes towards the end. follow at noles506 (link is in my tweets from the past few days if you can't find it)

  • Slim #1 Em #2

    Em is easily the GOAT. Not Pac, not Biggie, not Jay, not Nas, not Wayne, not some flash in the pan never has been like Lupe, Mos Def or Common, not some overhyped fag like Drake or 2 Chains. It is all Em. Especially his Slim Shady persona. I have NEVER been so mesmerized by a rapper as I have Em. He is the most relatable rapper ever and he raps about shit all these other lame rappers rap about. Em has rapped about pedophilia, incest, murder, rape, domestic violence, his mom, his dad, his kid, his drug habit. The dude is an all around master. He also has a flow that has been mimicked but never topped. He has NEVER been outdone on a song with features. He bodied EVERY single rapper he's ever beefed with. He has outsold EVERY rapper by at least 50 million. Em can literally do no wrong. Oh how can I forget his perfect candance, his dexterity, his untouched lyrical ability. There will never be another Eminem and there will never be a rapper to touch in any way shape or form. And you hater NEED to accept it

    • Chris S

      I agree that Eminem is the greatest ever. There may not be one "rap" category that anyone in better than him at. BUT...Mos Def and Common are definitely NOT "never has been". And especially not Lupe. Mighty Mos and Common both have classic albums to their names (Be being one of my top 5), and Lupe is every bit as mesmerizing as Eminem was/still is.

    • Ricky Rozay

      nigga fuck eminem. he a sellout cause he sold his soul to tha devil for fortune, money and fame. just like 98% of the mainstream rappers. they all fake, FUCK em all. UNDERGROUND FOR MUTHAFUCKIN LIFE

    • Anonymous

      So sales mean good music? You must listen to Bieber, Lady GAGA, Katy Perry, Lil Wayne, LMFAO, Usher... LOL... are they the GOAT 2? add on whinebook @ thachronicizback

    • Anonymous

      why do you feel the need to defend em on this article? it has nothing to do with anything.. get his dick out of your mouth..

    • Anonymous

      Lemme guess.. your a 14 year old white kid from Malibu. follow at noles506 Songs about farts...yes..hes the best.

  • Paul P. Reynolds

    like Randall explained I am in shock that a stay at home mom can profit $4553 in four weeks on the internet. did you look at this webpage... www.Can99.c.o.m

  • Anonymous

    "was released in the United States on April 25" And y'all only talk about it now?

    • Ja Rule Army

      of course how else would we get our weekly scoop on Wayne, Drake, Rick Ross and of course the lovely Nicki Minaj.............fuck HipHopDX on the real

  • sxxxx9

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6DQavhJUrk

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  • mikem

    why would eminem take 20 vike's when he could of just taken a few oxy's? (when they were available.) Swallowing 20 pills would be a pain. No pun intended lol

  • Anonymous

    Why is this being talked about now? years later... im glad the word is out, but a little late on that shit

  • Fuck Detroit

    "The Recovery rapper" LMAO

    • Fuck Detroit Detroit

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  • Anonymous

    slim shady, brain dead like jim brady im'a m-80, you little like that kim lady im buzzin, dirty dozen, naughty rotten rhymer cursing at you players worse than marty schottenheimer those days might be long gone... good to see him well tho

  • Anonymous

    deeeeyyyyyyyyyyyyuuuuuuuuuuuun

  • BCcoastin

    i think its dope to see Em back being healthy. fuck music. were pretty selfish to rather him and his fam be all fucked up just cuz we want some shady. lol anyways think about the famous ppl that have overdosed and past away cuz of their fame. em surpassed that. dont care what he does now hes a fuckin legend. period!!

  • detox 2??

    WTF where is the new album from him?

  • lol

    So every song with $$ or bitches in the title is more appealing and lyrical than slims stuff?? wow I cant believe how brainwashed ppl have become it is literally a shame

  • Anonymous

    Too bad his music is wack as fuck now

  • Kramer

    So glad he got himself back together. For his own health, but also because his music is the best ever.

  • Anonymous

    hope his new album is like "lose yourself" get serious with this rap shit

  • Anonymous

    respect his recovery but he fell off when he came back

  • A

    Glad he's still here to talk about it. One of the greatest....

  • C-will

    Can all the people below with negative comments get their heads check? Their whole thought-process is off. If Eminem lost all his motor and communicating skills, then reasonably, one could easily conceive the belief that it would take Eminem at least 5 years from coming back from his relapse to return to Slim-Shady Skill status. Though I believe he has a different set of skills that he's never used before on his next album that'll astonish most of us, I believe he could almost completely be the old slim shady if he wanted, but simply, he's looking to be a better slim shady. Not so much recreating as he is finding a new angle.

    • C-will

      @Anonymous I think he could. Believe it or not he was mostly clean during the recording of the Slim Shady LP, he wasn't doing as much drugs and experimenting until the MMLP. Not to say that he didn't experiment a little before then, but most of recording was more sober than anything afterwards, at least until Relapse.

    • Anonymous

      I don't think he could. Now that's he clean, and older, he probably looks back at alot of that early stuff and the beefs and shakes his head as if he could back and do it all over he would have just focused on the music.

    • drugs

      shut up you sensitive little cunt drugs are good for eminem he made his best music on drugs now he sucks

  • Guwop Time

    I would greatly appreciate if you people take a moment out of your time to praise and appreeciate the god of trap the saviour of gangster rap Gucci Mane. WOOP

  • Pinball1888

    It's Freeway Rick Ross not the fake ass rapper Rick Ross lol. Dumb folk.

  • mann

    it aint even hard to deal drugs

  • Anonymous

    "How To Make Money Selling Drugs" Rick Ross said in a interview on youtube he made 10 mill before rap so i wanna hear what he has to say about How To Make Money Selling Drugs

    • Anonymous

      lol is that why his momma was paying his bills and supporting his family

    • Anonymous

      Rick Ross is an expert about "How To Make Money TALKING ABOUT Selling Drugs". Big difference. Dude has no credibility so anything he's saying is automatically invalid.

  • Bobyahed2dis

    Eminem is a sellout and MMLP is a Pop album, if Tha Carter 3 and MMLP came out the same week C3 would outsell it.

    • Dentaldamboy

      You YMCMB haters are fucking idiots. Because I'm an accountant for Cash Money Records, I spend a lot of time with Birdman. What some of you may not know is Michael Jackson was planning on signing to YMCMB at the time of his death. He had even changed his stage name to Mic Jackin. He was planning on releasing 2 Major albums of hard hitting Trap shit, one a collaborative album with Lil Wayne titled Trap Kids. Since Michael's demise Cash Money records have actually teamed up with NASA and are creating a Global headquarters in Space and on the Moon. The reason for this is to create a new genre of hiphop called "Zero Gravity Rap". Lil Wayne was hospitalized because during his first zero gravity rap training session he rapped so hard he created a Blackhole that nearly engulfed him. The universe was not ready for his talent so it tried to take him, luckily all it got was his chain and a couple of Big Mac vouchers. All you haters are gonna be sorry soon YMCMB will be so big it will have its own gravitational pull meaning you will be drawn into it no matter what you do.

    • Bobyahed2dis

      Okay I take it back. Ja Rule is my favorite artist now. Its Murda!!!!!!!!!!!! INC!!!!!!!!! Holla! He be cutting niggas with the shank! Yo 50 Holla!!!!!!!

    • gay youth

      today's climate? The weathers the same homie just lil fags be sportin snow caps year round now

    • young dumby trash nillionairs

      the cater 3 was trash the carter two was weezy's only good album and lyric wise couldnt touch mmlp biotch

    • Anonymous

      Everything you say, Bobyahead, is a lie. WHta you said about Eminem describes Wayne. Wayne is a sellout. Carter 3 is a materialistic pop rap album. Marshall Mathers LP would sell under today's climate. If MMLP and C3 came out in the same week, MMLP would outsell C3. 1.8 million>1.3 million

    • Bobyahed2dis

      Sorry thats a shark ass nigga using my name, MMLP was a materialistic pop rap album and wouldnt sell under todays climate.

    • Bobyahed2dis

      Wait sorry Im a fuckin idiot - of course it wouldn't out sell it. MMLP was one of the most inventive rap albums of our life time. Plus it had the entire white youth market behind it...so there is literally no way any other rap album would out sell it...

    • Joe

      you are on crack Lil Wayne would never outsell marshall ever. C3 cant touch Marshall Mathers LP go back to school kid.

  • Anonymous

    Can clean Em ever be Slim Shady?

  • ImhO

    glad you pulled through and your healthy n in the right frame of mind now..but can we get some good music though?

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