It has been two years since Eminem’s Recovery was released, and now the Detroit rapper is back in the studio working on a follow-up album, MTV reports. The new album will be Eminem’s seventh major solo album.
Eminem was in New York Thursday night for a concert but stopped by Shade 45 for a quick interview with host and MTV correspondent Sway. The Grammy winner said:
“I’ve actually kinda just started. I’ve been on the move a little bit too, so I’ve in between things, sneak songs in here and there.”
Eminem recently finished working on an album for his new group, Slaughterhouse. He signed the group last year, and their album Welcome To: Our House quickly became one of the most anticipated hip-hop releases. It is set to be released August 28. The rap supergroup consists of Joe Budden, Crooked I, Joell Ortiz, and Royce da 5’9″ and formed in 2008 after the latter three members appeared on Budden’s song “Slaughterhouse” on his Halfway House album. All four members had issues with their previous labels before signing to Shady/Interscope.
The 39-year-old, who was born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, performed over a dozen songs at the Hammerstein Ballroom for G-Shock’s 30th anniversary. His set included “Lose Yourself” — which was the first rap song ever to win an Academy Award for Best Original Song — “The Real Slim Shady,” “Love the Way You Lie,” and “Not Afraid” — the Grammy-winning single from Recovery.
Eminem told fans he wouldn’t have gotten through his addiction to prescription drugs without their help and dedicated his performance to anybody “who’s been through personal struggles.”
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