“When I’m Gone” was written in 2003 and released in 2005 by Shady
Records, on the album “Curtain Call: The Hits”. It was thought at the
time that this album would mark the beginning of an extended musical
hiatus for Eminem, who had said "I'm at a point in my life right now
where I feel like I don't know where my career is going ... This is the
reason that we called it 'Curtain Call', because this could be the final
thing. We don't know."