With the Marshall Mathers LP Two, leaking online earlier this week, Eminem has released a public service announcement.
Shady Records has been working hard all week to suppress the premature and unauthorized release of the album -- even going so far as asking Rap Genius remove the lyrics to the songs. Em posted his message on Shady Records' YouTube page, arguing that piracy takes money from people who've worked hard on the music. He even said, "Not that I wouldn’t have done the same thing when I was a kid, but now that I rap for a living, BUY MY GOD DAMN CDs!"
Slim has been stung by this issue before -- the heavily pirated 2010 album Recovery sold 741,000 copies in its first week, a far cry from the 1.76 million the original Marshall Mathers LP moved in its first week in 2000.
The Marshall Mathers LP Two drops on Tuesday.