Complex Magazine has a great cover story this month on Eminem and Obie Trice. Rereading the interview after Proof's death makes it eerie because they dive into what happened with Obie's own shooting and Em's frantic reaction to it.
Also, the Eminem portion of the interview gives me the feeling that he's done for good, whether he knows it or not. For instance, he already talks about being "half retired" and he's still concerned about the safety of his family and entourage, as he showed in the "Like Toy Soldiers" video. With Proof now gone, I can imagine Marshall will step out of the limelight for good.
Also, according to his own admission, he's gained a bunch of weight, a sure sign that a pop star is about to take a break.
I wish the best for Em. He's one of my top 5, dead or alive, no matter what MTV says. And props to Complex for landing that tragically timely interview.