Eminem Says New Album “Definitely More Upbeat”

During an interview with Esquire magazine reclusive rapper Eminem revealed more details about his highly anticipated album Relapse and his new, more positive state of mind.

“Within the last year, I started learning how to not be so angry about things, learning how to count my fucking blessings instead,” he told Esquire. “By doing that, I’ve become a happier person, instead of all this self-loathing I was doing for a while.”

It seems as if this new attitude has made the MC, known for his angry, aggressive lyrics, switch up his rhyme content in the booth. “The music, I wouldn’t say it’s gotten happier, but it’s definitely more upbeat. I feel like myself again.”

But don’t be alarmed, Em says he still has a lot to be angry about. “Don’t get me wrong, the aggression will still be there,” he added.

Relapse, which will be produced by Em’s mentor Dr. Dre, is scheduled for release in early 2009. –Elan Mancini

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  • sealsaa

    As long as its not in auto-tune, and Lil Wayne and T-Pain don’t appear on it, i’ll be looking forward to it.

    • BirDMan

      I agree with the Auto tune, eminem would never drop so low as to using that. But I wouldnt mind seeing a track with Em and Lil’ Wayne on it. But itd have to be a real track, not the random babble Weezy puts into his tracks.

      • tony grand$

        If hip hop music has taught me anything, its not to put anything past anyone. Let’s just say I wouldn’t be surprised if Marshall touched th vocoder just a lil bit.

        Keep in mind, this man’s been absent for awhile, this is mos defly an uphill climb for him. We just shouldn’t be surprised if he uses all the tools @ his disposal.

  • sealsaa

    As long as its not in auto-tune, and Lil Wayne and T-Pain don’t appear on it, it should be alright.

    • Terry

      I was thinking the same thing (lol) You know one songs just might have one of them on it.

  • venemez

    Best Rapper alive excluding nobody…

  • DMX

    actually DMX is the best rapper alive and of all time…eminem is trailing behind him…with banks….happy birthday to the best rapper alive..DMX

  • Mark_Man

    did you just say with banks? LMFAO

    • EReal

      ROFL. DMX is the number one dusty cherm head of all time.

      Shaddddddyyy’s BACK!

  • Drew Taylor

    I hope Em’ rips that asher fag

  • mike

    damn STFU will all this “best rapper” nonsense
    its all stupid i swear lol

    “ERRR my rapper is better than all rappers”

    Its hiphop just shut up and bang it!

  • Mutada al sader the king

    Asher better hurry up, the real one is back. LOL

  • chad bro chill

    i remember a couple years ago i used to think eminem was the best rapper ever with no competition….now i dont even think hes the best white rapper asher roth is…. im kidding about asher but
    id take jedi mind tricks or atmosphere’s catalogue over eminem everyday

    • BIGNAT

      if you wanna compare best white rappers not by over all career but by albums. that bubba spraxx delivarance is wanna the best albums by a white rapper. wanna the most underrated ones as well

      • jburg

        Big ups to you for that!!! I still bang that album. Fuck by a white rapper that is one of the best albums of this decade. white or black. the beats on it were nice as hell and he came hard. I thought I was the only one in the world that really LISTENED to that album. You people reading this should really go find that one and listen to it. very well put together. he even gave EM his just due on there.

      • FlapJack

        Co-sign Bignat. Bubba is slept on period.. Purple Ribbon needs to get their shit together, they have such a nice lineup

        • Macdatruest

          You got tha Mac co-sign too Big Nat, Bubba Sparxxx was on some other shit. He wasn’t no gimmick and he was Dungeon Family all day. Imma cop that deliverence today. Yea, I’m back store buyin albums of people I fucks wit! lol

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  • balaramesh

    i concur, that bubba sparxx cd was fire!!! but as you know, southern rappers with intelligence and no gimmicks barely get any publicity or notoriety.

    hopefully, em can come with a classic album with no corny commercial singles. with that said, i rather her a em on his worst day that the majority of the rappers on the bet/mtv rotation

  • Nate

    I will third the Bubba Sparks notion. Not to compare him to Em just because they are white..
    Bubba made 3 good albums, and deliverance was slept on because radio wanted to brand him this or that, and rap is all about not being labeled. But for those that bought it you can’t deny the quality of the beats, rhymes, various styles, etc. Deliverance was well crafted.

  • NOLA2727

    BIGNAT you hit the nail on the head.Bubba Sparxxx is in my opinion the realest white rapper ever.He didn’t have a gimmick like Shady.He was real.Im not saying he was better than Em,but he didnt nor did he wanted the B.S.You ever notice Em has to stick to the same bullshit formula to sell records.It never changes.He gives you the silly single and then comes with a serious track for the black people to get their head bobbin.Eminem always rantin about how I DONT NEVER GET MY PROPS!This the perfect time to make a true contribution to hip hop instead of an industry one.Time to check the gimmicks at the door and show these new cats and some of these older cats how to rhyme(LIl Wayne included).Marshall,If you want your true props,this the perfect time to do it with the climate of the game right now.Pick up the MIC and bust some ill rhymes and some ass!

  • NOLA2727

    If Eminem’s new album isn’t good you might have to stick a fork in his ass because he maybe done.He’s been away for to long(Over 4 Years) not to have some heat under his belt. His career may be on the line this time out.If he dont deliver, Eminem won’t be looked at the same.I hope he’s a clutch performer.OH! He needs to put Royce da 59 on his album.They need a reunion.Maybe that’ll get Em’s mojo working again.That’s just my 2 cents.OUT!

  • ri067953

    Yo, I’m tellin you, Lexicon-Youth is Yours LP will blow any Em album out the water. Those guys had some of the illest production and they could rhyme their asses off.

  • FlapJack

    Amazed by the Bubba-love. Thought I was the only one. He is the only white rapper I really felt (pause)
    Maybe along with Paul Wall and the Beastie Boys.
    Em is a great lyricist, and a funny dude and all, but I never really felt his personality.

  • jmes

    em is the best rapper.. wtf ya talking about bubba sparks that guy sucks..em is the best white or black it dosent matter what race..words don’t have color they have meaning…bitches

  • Arcey

    Hope that when he says “upbeat” he’s not thinkin’ 50 Cent’s “Get Up”/”Amusement Park”/”Money In the Bank”/”that joint with Nichole Scherzinger” type of upbeat – please Em don’t fuck us up!!!
    Don’t let Fifty near the studio except for that one song where y’ll need to scream “G-Unit/Shady/Aftermath” featuring Dr. Dre

  • http://www.rapaveli.com Ambition-1

    Sorry if this is fucked up but I wanna hear that suicide, tie my baby momma up, beat my own momma up, givin shrooms to underage girls, fuck Dr. Dre, 50 Cent too, non-gangsta psychopathic Eminem shit. If Eminem is happy with his life then my estimates are that we might be in for another Encore… please don’t let us down Marshall!


  • geico lizard

    fuck racist eminem

  • sealsaa

    @ NOLA2727, I have to disagree with you about Eminem being done. True, a 4 year hiatus doesn’t help your career, but this isn’t a Nelly situation. Nelly’s problem is his simplicity, and the fact that you have the likes of Soulja Boy doing disposible rap better than he can. Its the gift and the curse of the bubble-gum rappers. The hits come easy, but once you’re gone, you’re GONE. Em is a lyricist, and those are hard to find nowadays (First person to call Lil Wayne a lyricist gets dick slapped.) I made this arguement before with Em. He could have domianted the game after Jay bowed out. Hell, people were already saying that he murdered Jay on Renegade. He should have taken that and ran with it. It’ll be a little harder for him now, but don’t count him out.