#41. Eminem (Complex, 2010)

Issue: December/January 2010
Art Direction: Tim Leong
Photography: Matt Doyle

Eminem is Detroit, and Detroit is Eminem. So for the Dec/Jan 2010 cover, shot at the low-point of the recession, Complex played with the theme of I Am Legend, as Eminem is captured alone, the last man standing, in what looks like a post apocalyptic Detroit.

The irony of course being that there has been no apocalypse, just 40 years of economic neglect. The interview within found Marshall alternately introspective and candid, admitting that Relapse was not what it should have been, and also relaxed and silly, joking about porn and Superbad.