Some of his rhymes are really pretty impressive.”9.

“He is, I think, a really remarkably talented MC,” the bald-headed producer admitted last year.

“If I was to meet him I would probably compliment him for being so talented.

“I’ve got a small circle of friends, and it’s a lot of the same friends I’ve known forever.

Right now, that works for me.” The rapper, whose album “Recovery” came out earlier this year, talks about getting himself clean.

When ol’ Wacko and Sony/ATV Music Publishing acquired Famous Music LLC in 2007, the purchase included hits like ‘Without Me’ and ‘The Real Slim Shady’.8.

bears no grudge despite also being on the receiving end of Eminem’s video nasties.

As a youngster, Marshall harboured ambitions to become a comic book artist rather than a rapper, which explains various animated threads through-out his career, including the Dubya-baiting ‘Mosh’ video and The Slim Shady Show series.3.

The Slim Shady moniker may never have materialised if he’d pursued one of his pre-fame jobs as a cook at a family restaurant in Michigan.

- - - Words: Adam Anonymous Eminem’s new album ‘Relapse’ is released on May 18th through Interscope/Aftermath/Shady, followed by ‘Relapse 2’ later this year.