If you’ve ever owned an Eminem album—and with more than 32 million sold in the U.S., chances are good—you’re familiar with his manager Paul Rosenberg. He’s the one yelling into Eminem’s answering machine in the album skits, telling Em to tone it down, telling Em he quits, telling Em to LEAVE THE FUCKING GUN AT HOME. A Detroit native with a law degree from the University of Detroit, Rosenberg began managing Marshall Mathers in 1997. That means that, for 13 years and change, he’s been the man who gets to put up with the headaches, riots, international controversies, drug-related disasters, and piles upon piles upon piles of money that come with steering the career of the single highest-selling musical act of the 2000s. Here, we caught up with Rosenberg about all things Eminem in 2010—including booking Marshall and a guy named Shawn Carter into co-headlining shows at Comerica Park and Yankee Stadium this September.
Good read. Check the interview here.