Super rapper Eminem has become increasingly private over the years, having learned from his mistakes and being taken out of context so often.
A determined teenager from Em’s home town of Detroit tracked him down and scored the interview of her lifetime, all for her school’s newspaper.
Annie Reed, an eight-grader from East Hills Middle School was originally going to do a biographical piece on the rapper, when her teacher told her she should chase down an interview. That’s exactly what she did.
In an instant, she was talking to Eminem, the Detroit superstar who’s up for 10 Grammy Awards on Sunday and sold more albums than any other artist in 2010.
Ten minutes later, she had a scoop that major newspapers and music magazines would have fist-fought over and the reclusive rapper’s first one-on-one interview since talking with Rolling Stone in October.
Her first journalistic effort is to run this month in her school’s paper, the Cavalier Corner.
After talking to Eminem, Annie said she cried, laughed and ran around her house, uncontrollably excited.
Annie said that Eminem sounded “just like he does on his records,” and was humorous, engaging and genuine.
Annie said Eminem gave “really good, in-depth answers. I thought it was really cool how much he still loves Detroit.”
How awesome is it that Eminem took the time out to talk to this kid? I think it shows great growth on his part. Not so much as an artist, but as a human being.
Good on ya Marshall!