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Wait, Eminem Is Putting Out a New Album

Introducing Recovery! A half-day after tweeting “There is no Relapse 2,” Eminem has followed it up with another message, this one reading "RECOVERY" with a link to his site. There, one will find the official press release for his new album, complete with a June 22 release date. From scrapped album to surprise announcement — what an emotional roller-coaster ride. Says Em of the name change:


That’s what the producers announced so far — D.J. Khalil (Clipse, Fabolous), Jim Jonsin (this guy), Boi-1da (Drake), and Just Blaze (everyone) — seem to suggest. Eminem has sold 78 million albums over his career: Is he trying to see how many more he can sell before the industry completely collapses? Or is he maybe just out of intimate drug-addiction details or unsettling pop-star murder fantasies to relate?

This new direction is certainly an interesting development. Many, many people bought Relapse — it sold nearly two million copies, more than any other rap album last year — but that’s more due to Eminem’s superstar status proving to be unsullied by his pill-addiction and self-imposed absence, and less due to Relapse’s commercial appeal (it’s a pretty weird album). So is Eminem abandoning Relapse’s sound to ... get more commercial?

That’s what the producers announced so far — D.J. Khalil (Clipse, Fabolous), Jim Jonsin (this guy), Boi-1da (Drake), and Just Blaze (everyone) — seem to suggest. Eminem has sold 78 million albums over his career: Is he trying to see how many more he can sell before the industry completely collapses? Or is he maybe just out of intimate drug-addiction details or unsettling pop-star murder fantasies to relate?

Eminem Scraps The Sequel: New Album, RECOVERY, Set For June 22nd Release [Eminem.com via Billboard]

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