Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer
The comeback is finally complete for Eminem. After conquering the rap game by 2004, Em took some time off. Rumors of retirement arose in 2006, when 50 Cent confirmed a break from Slim Shady. Soon, rumors of a return began making hip hop headlines.
When 2009 arrived, Eminem went back in the lab and recorded new music. Eventually, this music went on to become his 2009 album, Relapse. The album easily went platinum and it was well-receieved by fans. Despite the popularity, the critics were not too fond of the album, nor was Em.
Upon his 2010 Recovery, Eminem addresses this. His lead single, "Not Afraid," spoke about his life from the start of his hiatus up until the present moment. With the video full of symbols of his climb from the trailer park to the top, he finally conquered his fears. Last night, MTV shared a mutual feeling and gave him the Moonman for the Best Hip Hop Video with "Not Afraid."