Personally I’m still a fan of Eminem, there’s no denying the fact that he is extremely talented when it comes to hip-hop. However I am not so much a fan of his most recent album “Encore” (Curtain Call does’t count as it was just a greatest hits +1). “The Slim Shady LP” and “The Marshall Mathers LP” are 2 amazing albums in my opinion and even “The Eminem Show” had some good tracks, but he seemed to start slipping at that point. The “8 Mile” soundtrack had quite a few good tracks from him, but then we were given “Encore” which had maybe one or two decent songs on it (Mosh, Like Toy Soldiers, Mockingbird?), but overall it was a disappointment and I still find myself listening to the first 2 albums almost exclusively.
Now, 5 years after “Encore” and 4 years after “Curtain Call” we finally get a new full studio album from Slim Shady himself. “Relapse” is scheduled to come out on May 19th with the first single and video premiering on April 7th. Also, from what I’ve read, the latest collaboration between Eminem, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent that you can find on iTunes called “Crack a Bottle” will not be on this album, but things could have always changed. AND on top of that Eminem has said that he will be releasing “Relapse 2” this fall! I’m sure he’s recorded a ton of stuff in the past 5 years, so it’s no surprise he could have enough material to release 2 albums in one year.
So keep an eye out for that new single and I’ll be sure to post it up when I find it. I hope he went back to his roots and saw what made him truly great and brought that back to the new album, I really don’t want to listen to another “Encore”.
So is anyone else excited for this album or am I just a giant tool for still liking this guy?