Guess Who's Back: Eminem Is Reportedly Preparing A New Album For Release This Year

According to the producer S1, the rap god is currently working on a new album, which could be released this year.

Article Updated on January 17:

It's been going around for some time. For several months, there had been many signs that Eminem was working on a new project. But the Detroit rapper had never confirmed or denied these rumors.

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We were expecting him for this year and finally, Eminem takes us by surprise by releasing his new album Music to Be Murdered By without a warning on January 17, 2020. The title, the interludes and the overall atmosphere of the record refer to the macabre work of Alfred Hitchcock of the same name. The album is composed of 20 tracks and features a very eclectic guest list including Young M.A., Skylar Grey, White Gold, Ed Sheeran, and Anderson Paak. And this release is accompanied by a first video clip for "Darkness", evoking the problems of mass killings in the United States.

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The nice surprise of the album also comes from a very energetic track, "Yah Yah", which crosses Black Thought from The Roots, Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest and Royce Da 5'9" for a quite enjoyable verbal joust. Royce is also present on several tracks and we are very happy to see the duo Bad Meets Evil. Joell Ortiz and Crooked I are also present, representing almost the entire Slaughterhouse family. On the other hand, no sign of the Griselda clique (Conway, Westside Gunn, Benny The Butcher) or even of the excellent Boogie, all signed on the Shady Records label.

There's also a superb tribute, the presence of Juice Wrld on the explosive track "Godzilla", a few weeks after his death. It's a step towards modernity for Eminem, a collaboration in the form of validation. Juice Wrld was a big fan of Em's so this song really makes history. He had also freestyled on "My Name Is" when he came to our place. The other decisive pass is the presence of Don Toliver, who has been in great demand for a few weeks after his omnipresence in Travis Scott's JackBoys project.

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Tracklist

1. Premonition - Intro
2. Unaccomodating ft. Young M.A
3. You Gon' Learn ft. Royce Da 5'9" & White Gold
4. Alfred - Interlude
5. Those Kinda Nights ft. Ed Sheeran
6. In Too Deep
7. Godzilla ft. Juice WRLD
8. Darkness
9. Leaving Heaven ft. Skylar Grey
10. Yah Yah ft. Royce Da 5'9", Black Thought, Q-Tip, & Deaun
11. Stepdad - Intro
12. Stepdad
13. Marsh
14. Never Love Again
15. Little Engine
16. Lock It Up ft. Anderson .Paak
17. Farewell
18. No Regrets ft. Don Toliver
19. I Will ft. KXNG Crooked, Royce Da 5'9", & Joell Ortiz
20. Alfred - Outro

Original Article published on January 14:

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"Guess who’s back, back again?" The rumor has been around for several months now and today it has become a bit more concrete: Eminem is preparing a new album. At least, that's what producer Symbolic 1, aka S1, has said in an interview with specialist website Hip Hop N More

"I don’t have a lot of information on it but I’ve been working with Eminem quite a bit. They’re always real quiet and real secretive but I just know he’s been cutting a lot of records so we’ll see what happens with that", the producer said, remaining rather vague on the subject. He also confessed that he was working with J. Cole on his new album, which should also be released this year.

As for Eminem, this would be the eleventh studio album in a legendary career. It remains to be seen when the hypothetical new project will be released by the artist, who, according to Charts Data, has sold more albums in the United States than any other artist since 2000. The years pass, but Eminem remains in the hearts of fans and rap lovers alike.

The man also known as Slim Shady hasn't released anything since the thunderous Kamikaze in 2018, which followed the less enthusiastically received Revival released several months earlier and proved that the rap god has lost none of his talents. 

While we wait for more information about the possible new album, we'll be savoring the new version of Eminem's classic The Slim Shady LP, released to mark the twentieth anniversary of an album rooted in America's rap culture. 

Article translated by: Eleanor Staniforth

By Guillaume Narduzzi, published on 14/01/2020

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